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Brief overview of some good and bad points of full, mini or micro blogging

Brief overview of some good and bad points of full, mini or micro blogging

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    • Blog macro, mini or micro? The good, the bad, and what matters
    • Why blog at all?
        • To express an opinion
        • To analyse an event
        • To promote a product
        • To highlight news
        • To discuss a problem
        • To share a photograph
        • To examine a concept
      • or even a mix of the above...
              • To examine an opinion
              • To share an event
              • To discuss a product
              • To highlight a problem
              • To promote a concept
              • To analyse a photograph
              • To express a concept                                        
    • So what do I think is best?
      • That depends on what you want to say....
    • Macro blogging
      • Good
      • Space to fully analyse and criticise a topic, and write as much as you want (within reason)
      • Satisfaction of being able to say (pretty much) everything you want to say about something you are interested in
      • Possibility that if you produce a well considered and presented piece of work someone may find your blog useful
      • Opportunity for reflection on what you have been learning about
    • Macro blogging
      • Bad
      • Time consuming to produce
      • Need to fully reference and resource to create worthwhile piece of writing
      • Need to structure carefully
      • Much care and effort required in production and presentation to ensure it is taken seriously 
      • Exposure of one's thoughts and opinions in a detailed piece of writing
    • Mini blogging
      • Good
      • Easy to post from e-mail, from mobile phone, on the go, thus fast gratification - have an idea and it's posted
      • Brief outlines of ideas (seemingly) sufficient
      • Multimedia postings quick and easy to do, and images look great (so much better than Facebook)
      • Postings can be distributed to other sources quickly and easily
    • Mini blogging
      • Bad
      • Probably comes down to differences between blogging tools - e.g. Tumblr and Posterous
      • Not so keen on dashboard of Tumblr
      • Not keen on Tumblr settings for followers, who have to sign up to comment
      • Ease of use leads to lots of irrelevant and unimportant material being posted
      • Not much else!
    • Micro blogging
      • Good
      • Very quick and easy
      • Appropriate tools allow management of volume of material
      • Following the trends, can comment on the latest news and events
      • Functionality of hashtags, @symbols etc.
      • Instant gratification - have a thought, tweet and it is there in the timeline or on your wall for all to see
    • Micro blogging
      • Bad
      • Your post is among huge volume of irrelevant material
      • Fast distribution of comment to the world (if you make a mistake it's there for all to see)
      • Moves on quickly
      • Not enough space to say what you want to say
    • What is good is bad
      • Complexity of full blog
      • Ease of use so not encouraging planning and structure for mini blog
      • Fast distribution of micro blog