Blogging Insights — Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress

It’s Monday and Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. She provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote, unattributed, is…

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

Bear in mind that I don’t have a Twitter account. So anything I have to say about Twitter is based upon my impressions more than on personal experiences. I do have a Facebook account, but I haven’t posted there in years. I only keep it because my adult children use it. Same with Instagram. I never post anything to Instagram, but my kids do, and that’s the only reason I have it. I have no other social media accounts.

WordPress provides an electronic, internet-based medium for bloggers, so it technically is a media site. And it is arguably a social site because of the interactions among the WordPress community of bloggers. But I don’t think of WordPress as a “social media” site per se, like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or TikTok.

Were I to try to draw an analogy between Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress (i.e., blogging), instead of calling card, phone call, and conversation, I’d go with an eating establishments analogy. Twitter is like a fast food place, Facebook is perhaps like a local diner, and WordPress is like a fine dining restaurant.

If I want mental nourishment and to experience something of substance, I’ll pass on fast foods and local diners. I’ll head straight for that fine dining experience with good friends and family. My WordPress good friends and family.

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

  1. Mister Bump UK July 18, 2022 / 11:27 am

    I think that’s partially true. Try writing a 60-minute post (yes, I saw one once!) and compare the number ofreads to a 1-minute post. So even thoughb WordPress allows up richer content, there’s still a limit.

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    • Fandango July 18, 2022 / 11:48 am

      Yum. French Fries. Or, as they say in fine restaurants, frites. 😉

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  2. Nope, Not Pam July 18, 2022 / 1:07 pm

    Great allegory Fandango. 😊

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  3. Lauren July 18, 2022 / 3:44 pm

    Your analogy fits great. It’s nice that the fine dining doesn’t come along with a hefty bill. ☺

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  4. Taswegian1957 July 18, 2022 / 5:53 pm

    I like that analogy. I’m not on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or Tik Tok. I am on Facebook because family and friends use it and the local neighbourhood pages are handy for finding out about local events, finding a tradesman etc. But for real interactions with others WP is the place to go.

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  5. ghostmmnc July 19, 2022 / 2:57 am

    I like how you compared the three to eating places. I have both FB and Twitter, but only post my link to my blog each day. Plus some family is on both so I read that when they post. 🙂

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  6. leigha66 July 22, 2022 / 11:53 am

    This is right on the money! (such an odd saying actually now that I think about it…) I too prefer a fine dining experience but every once in a while the hometown favorite provides great comfort food!

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