It’s not a joke and it doesn’t involve a bar.
But it is a burning question of mine. What exactly constitutes a twitter versus a blog entry versus a full-fledged “article“. There are a variety of websites/blogs/article columns, etc. out there that have differing content. When does a simple twitter become a blog entry? When does a blog entry become an article? And finally how does one avoid joining in on the throng of bloggers who do nothing more than aggreggate content that’s found on thousands of other blogs? While I find myself re-reporting some of the same content that may be available elsewhere, I should make it known that I only post information on about 1 out of every 20-30 things that I read elsewhere. Why is that? Simply because I feel that there’s enough other people already reporting on a particular topic that it’s really not valuable to increment people’s RSS counters one more time for me to say the same crap. Seriously! I track (and sometimes even read, no really!) about 100 separate RSS feeds. I can’t tell you the countless times that I see the same information repeated ad nauseum on 10 different blogs. Obviously there’s much truth in the “content is king” concept. At the same time, there’s no sense in blogging/writing if there isn’t anything worth saying. So my question(s) are this:
1) When is a twitter a blog entry?
2) When is a blog entry an article?
3) When is an article a book? (ok, I’m joking here)
Aside from all of that, how does one avoid the desire to repost the blog fodder from everywhere else to feel as though there needs to be something posted within this number of days?