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.