Much of what is important about blogs isn’t so much what the blogger might be saying but rather the conversations that can start up around those words and ideas. Over the past year or so we have been seeing much of those conversations happening at places other than the originating blogs.
This has caused more than a few folks to wonder if blogs are even as important as they were given the rise of micro-blogging sites like Twitter and FriendFeed; or even places like Facebook. I have always been a firm believer that the best conversations happen on the blogs themselves but that as bloggers we need to also go where the conversations about what we write are happening.
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.. that’s where we’re going, we’re trying to figure out how to use those tools that are out there and everywhere and bring the conversation back home…
While Lynne may not have been talking with blogs expressly in mind when she said that I wonder if in fact we aren’t seeing a gradual return to commenting on blogs rather than on aggregators and the such.
I know even here over the last month or so I have seen an increase of commenter’s on posts. Whether it is because I am writing more things that people want to comment on or not is probably open for debate but it does have me wondering if the cycle is turning. One can hope so because it sure would be nice to see the comments come back home and help make the conversations being had even richer.
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