I love writing. Mostly because the number of ideas and thoughts swirling around in my brain at any given time resembles that of an overstocked carp pond. (Click here for a visual to explain that analogy.)
Given the number of times I've posted to my blog in the last year, however, I've been reassessing the task I once thoroughly enjoyed. Time is not a luxury I possess in abundance. And to be honest, my attention span isn't what it used to be.
Which explains why I love Twitter so much: 280 characters! Quick information! GIFs!
It got me thinking: am I the only one who feels the same way? How can I continue to share content in a forum that easy, quick, and clickable? Enter microblogging: condensed content for quick interactions.
What is microblogging? According to Sprout Social, an all-in-one social media management platform, "microblogging is a combination of instant messaging and content production...[that] appeals to the mobile browsing community." Popular platforms for microblogging include Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.
It makes sense for me to microblog. I could potentially reach a larger audience, as a microblog facilitates greater engagement than a traditional post. And I could do it from anywhere, as long as I have my phone with me. I certainly have more interactions (retweets, likes, comments) when I share something to Twitter.
But I think the main reason for me to slow my roll with traditional blogging, though, is that I'll cease to be wracked with the conscience-crushing guilt that comes from not keeping up with my blog--as if I've abandoned it like a red-headed stepchild.
With that said, I'm already taking too much time out of my day to write this, especially given how much I have on my plate with coaching and designing for distance learning at this historic time.
So, if you're reading this (and I hope you are), you can find me over on Twitter.
I might be back here someday, because I never say never.
Learning Designer. Instructional Coach. Trainer. Working my hardest to create Teacher-Bordered Classrooms.