I’ve found myself in an interesting spot lately, I think due to a few things. The primary point this post will revolve around is my blog. Lately I’ve found myself posting fewer blog entries and I’ve been speculating on the reason for this.
I’ve come to the conclusion that it is two point mainly. Those two being twitter and the state of SharePoint. I’ll go into a little more detail below.
1. Twitter – I’ve found myself getting wrapped up in the twitterverse. Tonight I’ve been speculating on the user of twitter. It definitely has it’s place, and there are lots of good things about it. I started tweeting as lots of the SharePoint blog writers I follower were jumping on the twitter bandwagon. This user base continues to grow, however, tweets become more and more frequent, with the SharePoint tweets growing farther apart in some cases. I’ve been guilty of this as well. It is easy to start tweeting about SharePoint, but as you use it more and more, other topics jump in, and before you know it you are tweeting about everything. I find the new tweets I follow growing more and more cluttered and harder and harder to keep up with and sort the quality content out of.
So…with that speculation, I find myself tweeting instead of blogging more and more, but is my content getting lost within twitter and the massive amount of tweets? Are people missing valuable content due to just not seeing it in twitter? Am I slacking off in my blogging because of twitter and not delivering to my readers the content they want to see?
2. SharePoint – I think in addition to the growth of twitter, the state of SharePoint has caused few blog posts. Not just by me, but by the SharePoint world in general. SharePoint has reached that point where 2007 has been out for a while and 2010 is right around the corner. There is so much information on SharePoint 2007, that there isn’t as much new and exciting content to post on, or new discovers and methodology that needs documenting.
With SharePoint 2010 right around the corner people are just waiting to get there hands on SharePoint 2010, but because it hasn’t been publicly released yet, there isn’t anything to blog about that isn’t shared thousands of times between twitter and blogs, just because of the lack of available content available for SharePoint 2010.
So, those are my thoughts about why I have found myself blogging less, the rise in twitter and the wait for SharePoint 2010 and lack of topics for SharePoint 2007 to blog about. What does every one else thing? I would love to hear your comments.
With that said, I hope to not abandoned my blog readers and only post content on twitter. Hopefully I can pick it up a little bit more again with my blogging and continue to share valuable SharePoint information through it.