Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Debating Blogs in a Facebook and Twitter World

This blog has been going on for a couple of years now. Since June of 2010, to be exact. And it's been an interesting experiment. It's morphed a few times in its existence, but on the whole, it's been quite fun. However, I'm getting to a point where I'm starting to wonder whether its continued existence is justified or not. Participation--comments, views--has been down, and for much of what we use the blog, Facebook just seems like a better fit these days. In the beginning, we started the blog to make sure we had something to put on our Facebook page. To make it seem more "alive." These days, that can be very easily done with posts and links directly on Facebook.

So I thought I'd throw this out to you, our readers. What do you think about the blog? Do you read it regularly, and just lurk? Would you miss it if it went away? What would you like to see from it?

Do realize that no response here definitely has implications for the future. :-) And thanks for reading, in any case!

1 comment:

  1. I just discovered the existence of this blog about ten seconds ago. I have a class in the Peter Mills lab. A blog is a wonderful thing, but it is true that Facebook has kinda taken over and that in order to connect and interact with one's readers it has become all but a necessity. Does that make the blog obsolete? I think not. Facebook is the place for brief updates but a blog is still the place to go for 'the whole story.'