Friday, April 27, 2012

I'm Afraid So

Did you know that the first music video on MTV (back when they used to actually show music videos) was Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles? Yep. A song about videos. Now, all these years later, it seems The Buggles were wrong, because I listen to the radio every single day and haven't watched a music video since 1998. But I was thinking the other day as I posted on Facebook that Facebook is killing the blogging star. Well, maybe not all of them because some of them are getting book deals and making money from blog posts. I am doing neither. But maybe that's because I'm finding it much easier to post a short little update on Facebook than sit down and compose and edit a full length post. It's not for lack of ideas. I have those to spare. Maybe it's lack of screen time. Maybe it's lack of motivation. Maybe it's just more satisfying to see that little number pop up beside the notification button on Facebook and know that someone commented on my silliness. Either way I have posted a lot less on my blog since I joined Facebook. I don't know if that's true for all bloggers, but I'd be curious to know. But for now I'm going to cut this short and see if I can figure out how to add a "share on Facebook" button to my blog.


Ada said...

I take breaks from blogging. Usually if you read my facebook you know the blog stuff already, just not all the details.

My blog has my photos though.
You will find a happy medium.


Alyson said...

I blog a lot less because of FB, I'm sure. But at this point I just don't have time to write big long blogs (guiltily, I don't even have time to *comment* on the blogs I read half the time) so I type something on FB while I'm nursing, and that has to suffice. But I really miss writing real words and thoughts. Picture updates are nice, and little blurbs on FB now and then are ok, but I like getting my thoughts organized onto a big ole blog post, ya know?

Allison said...

I knew you would like FB when you got used to it!

Katrina said...

Yep, that's me all over. My blog is all but extinct. I have plans to resurrect it, though. After Pepperdine. Or maybe this summer. Well, sometime.