Friday, March 27, 2009

My Experiment With This Blog

The article I mentioned on the last post plus some interesting thoughts I had at a coffee shop today got me thinking about something.

Okay, so you have blogs. Like Collideoscope. Blogs that you read, perhaps hear about a cool link or hear about something going on in the author's life. That's on one end of the spectrum. Then you have Twitter, which is basically a "micro-blog", a one sentence update on what's going on in someone's life at the time (e.g. "I missed my bus"). From what I just gleaned from the quick video promo of Twitter, we're talking no more than 140 characters per post.

So what about something in between? Like a three sentence blog that says something like, "I was at a coffee shop today and saw these two older guys having great face-to-face conversation. But then there was this group of twenty-somethings sitting at a table and they all were at laptops with headphones on. Occasionally they would mutter something to each other. Isn't that an interesting generational gap?"

Basically something strikes you and you blog it, but not a real blog, and not a "tweet" either.

So I'm going to try it here starting Monday. 3-5 times a week, in addition to regular blogs, I'll have quick plugs like the one above. I want you to tell me if you think it's interesting, boring, dumb idea, whatever, and we'll see what happens.

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