Video Killed the Radio Star

In my mind and in my car, we can’t rewind we’ve gone to far…
~ Video Killed the Radio Star

As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been digging through old blogs. And by old I mean, “Dayum… I totally forgot I followed Noah’s LiveJournal feed! And when did God stop using MySpace?”

I noticed something.

The little blog entries are gone. The quick thoughts and snarky commentary dropped throughout the day or week or whatever.

Why? Because of Facebook and Twitter.

Now I’m not knocking FB and daBIRD. I enjoy them both, use them both, abuse them both, and leave them like red-headed stepchild to care for themselves when I’m feeling too lazy or overwhelmed to remember to change their diapers. But what I said is true. They’ve killed a blogging style completely. Facebook allows you to post a bit more than Twitter’s 140 characters, but it’s still not enough. Or is it? Afterall, there’s notes and everything else available on any number of plugins and apps and whatnot.

So… because digging means thinking and thinking often means posting. Would you like me to turn the clock back? Post random thoughts here, upload an image and nothing else, see bizarre quizzes and polls (really probably not happening, but I’m asking)—not quite “status updates” but rather little quips as well as the garage talk questions and thought provoking posts? And if you want a return to the good old days… should I only tweet/fb updates for the bigger modern-style blog?

I used to include images on big posts, and just quick thoughts on smaller ones. I used to… well, I used to do a lot of things. Some of them, I miss. Some I don’t. And if you’ve been around these parts long enough, perhaps remember who the Wench is or even Kittaz, what do you miss?

2 Responses to Video Killed the Radio Star

  • wolfnoma says:

    What do I miss? My sanity. But I don’t think that is the answer you are looking for.

    Kelli, you should know me enough by now to know I like the introspective tidbits that once extracted from the recesses of the human soul and held in your hand makes you almost gag at the vulnerability and fragility of our shared lives here.

    Snark is for Twitter
    Jokes, causes and Scrabble are for Facebook

    Gimme the oozy, cancerous goo of lifes journey and I shall be sustained.

  • Jeff Coffield says:

    Hi, new to your blog, yet one can only avoid the Keene’s insistence for so long.
    Your books are wonderful. Yep, fan here. Don’t have “The Neighborhood” yet but will soon.
    Personally I’m not a Twitter of Facebook (oh the evil therein) fan.
    I’ll continue to read the blog as long as you want to write it. Your tone here is somber/ calm and that appeals.

    Cheers
    Jeff

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