Is Twitter Making You a Lazy Blogger?

Apparently, I was a week behind with feeds in my RSS reader but did manage to read Lyndon Antcliff’s post on why he won’t tweet Rand Fishkin. If you’re suffering from writers block yet spending too much time on Twitter, perhaps you should read it as well.

It’s pretty obvious looking through this blog’s archives that I have not written much in 2009. While Twitter is not the only reason for the lack of posts it certainly is a contributing reason.

A 140 character update can seem so much more convenient than writing even a short blog post.

That fact is that while finding and distribute interesting information (via Twitter) certainly has value, so might providing additional perspective on the topics important to your business (via your blog).

Wasn’t that one reason to begin blogging in the first place?

Lyndon’s post sums it up perfectly (and effectively), with reasons from both the SEO and overall online marketing perspective. I hope that it helps your blogging strategy going forward.


Comments

2 Responses to “Is Twitter Making You a Lazy Blogger?”

  1. Stefan Harris on July 17th, 2009 12:35 pm

    Twitter can make you a lazy blogger, however its good to find a balance between tweeting and normal blogging, Short posts go on twitter and long posts go on your blog simple as that. However don’t forget to tweet a link to your long blog posts for better SEO.

  2. Derek on July 26th, 2009 10:10 pm

    Thanks for commenting Stefan, it is appreciated/ I agree that part of your Twitter strategy certainly can be tweeting links to blog posts written