People seem to love to publish. They publish their thoughts, photos, poems, videos and favourite songs. It could be on their own blogs or on Facebook. In fact, updating your status on Facebook can also be called blogging. Blogging is simply sharing interesting things with your audience and encouraging interaction.
When I was a teenager I used to blog. I thought it was fun to share my thoughts with the rest of the world and read other blogs too. After registering on Facebook I “moved” there. My long blog posts became now short status updates.
Facebook – the social media giant developed into a multi-media rich social networking portal where you can invite all your friends and share your story with minimal friction. To publish and share in 2012 is really easy and that is what most people want. They just want to be given a tool that doesn’t require plugins or widgets and just ‘do it’. The blogs on the other hand require more time and effort, you have to know how to embed a video or what plugins to use. Many reports are showing that blogging is not as popular as it was before and that nowadays many people prefer Facebook or Twitter.
I think the reason to this is that the most people just don’t want to take the time and effort and pour their soul into a blog unless they are passionate about their subject, for example, fashion, politics, technology etc.
What do you think? Is Facebook killing the blogs?