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Unique? Probably not!

Boys and girls, blogs are no longer hot. I just read an article, according to which, blogs are no longer even cool-they are too long and too personal. Instead, you have Twitter (and similar). Tell your life in 140 symbols. What are you doing today? Which side of your nose are you picking? Finally, we see that the size does matter. And of course, in the politically correct sense.

Well, I disagree! I like blogs. I like writing without limits. I like pictures, videos, colours and hell long blog posts. I love blogs. I like their personality. I like the freedom they offer to express yourself and say all you wanna say. They don't appear on top of google? So what! Are you writing because of google or because of yourself?!

That's why, I don't plan to quit my blogs. Even if they don't have thousands of visitors (though just imagine how nice it is to have 1000 visitors everyday, reading how you're picking you nose!) and if most people find them too long, too technical, too dramatic or too boring. Even if they take so much more of my time (compared to Twitter, of course). I love my blogs and I will stay with them no matter how cool or not cool they are. Yes, they are not unique, nor google-favourite, but they are what I want.

The article:

Twitter, Flickr, Facebook Make Blogs Look So 2004

By Paul Boutin Email 10.20.08

Thinking about launching your own blog? Here's some friendly advice: Don't. And if you've already got one, pull the plug.

Writing a weblog today isn't the bright idea it was four years ago. The blogosphere, once a freshwater oasis of folksy self-expression and clever thought, has been flooded by a tsunami of paid bilge. Cut-rate journalists and underground marketing campaigns now drown out the authentic voices of amateur wordsmiths. It's almost impossible to get noticed, except by hecklers. And why bother? The time it takes to craft sharp, witty blog prose is better spent expressing yourself on Flickr, Facebook, or Twitter.

If you quit now, you're in good company. Notorious chatterbox Jason Calacanis made millions from his Weblogs network. But he flat-out retired his own blog in July. "Blogging is simply too big, too impersonal, and lacks the intimacy that drew me to it," he wrote in his final post.

Impersonal is correct: Scroll down Technorati's list of the top 100 blogs and you'll find personal sites have been shoved aside by professional ones. Most are essentially online magazines.

When blogging was young, enthusiasts rode high, with posts quickly skyrocketing to the top of Google's search results for any given topic, fueled by generous links from fellow bloggers. That phenomenon was part of what made blogging so exciting. No more. Today, a search for, say, Barack Obama's latest speech will deliver a Wikipedia page, a Fox News article, and a few entries from professionally run sites like Politico.com. The odds of your clever entry appearing high on the list? Basically zero.

Further, text-based Web sites aren't where the buzz is anymore. The reason blogs took off is that they made publishing easy for non-techies.

Social multimedia sites like YouTube, Flickr, and Facebook have since made publishing pics and video as easy as typing text. Easier, if you consider the time most bloggers spend fretting over their words.

Twitter — which limits each text-only post to 140 characters — is to 2008 what the blogosphere was to 2004.

As a writer, though, I'm onto the system's real appeal: brevity. Bloggers today are expected to write clever, insightful, witty prose to compete with Huffington and The New York Times. Twitter's character limit puts everyone back on equal footing. It lets amateurs quit agonizing over their writing and cut to the chase. @WiredReader: Kill yr blog. 2004 over. Google won't find you. Too much cruft from HuffPo, NYT. Commenters are tards. C u on Facebook? for the whole articld, here

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