Blogging Insights — Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress

Dr. Tanya has decided to change things up a bit for her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. Instead of using the Q&A format, she’s going to provide us with a quote about blogging or writing and ask us to express our opinion about said quote.

Here’s this week’s quote.

“Twitter is like a calling card. Facebook is like a phone call. Blogging is like a full-fledged conversation!”

I’m not sure I have much to say about this. I’ve never had a Twitter account because I never really saw the point. I do have a Facebook account (and an Instagram account as well) because my now fully grown children with families of their own use Facebook and Instagram — although Instagram more often — to post pictures of what’s going on in their lives. And even though my Facebook and Instagram accounts are active, I am not active on either. I never post anything of my own on them. I only read my kids’ posts.

So I have no opinion about whether Twitter is like a calling card or Facebook is like a phone call. But I definitely think that blogging — especially on WordPress with its active user community — is like having a conversation, some of which might be characterized as “full-fledged”; others, not so much…but conversations nonetheless.

7 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress

  1. Paula Light August 9, 2021 / 7:57 am

    I feel part of a blogging community, though it’s a much smaller group than my 2700 followers would suggest. Most of them never visit, never comment. But that’s another issue… I still poke around on Twitter, but I don’t feel connected to people there at all and wouldn’t miss it if it were gone. I mostly read poetry there and look at cat photos. I don’t have Instagram because it’s so spammy. FB is OK, but again most of my “friends” are people I hardly interact with and it’s so easy to get sucked into arguments that I most just “like” posts without comment and try not to post anything triggering myself. Blogging is by far superior for conversation…

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  2. drtanya@saltedcaramel August 10, 2021 / 9:02 am

    I completely agree.
    I have Twitter and Facebook accounts but never use them.

    The Q and A posts and the comments section are indeed conversations between bloggers.

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  3. Carol anne August 14, 2021 / 2:18 pm

    Yes! Blogging is definitely like having a conversation, especially with the commenting on others posts. Xx

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  4. leigha66 August 22, 2021 / 6:00 pm

    I use Facebook, but no longer like I used to – way too much drama and fighting. I have a Twitter acct but only use it to find some occasional jokes. WP I am much more “at home” with.

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