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Blogging, changing every day

Interesting to see the reactions to Technorati’s latest “State of the Blogosphere” post. My reaction matches Duncan Riley’s.

I’ve been investing nearly all of my available time on FriendFeed lately, which is why my blog has slowed down to a mere trickle compared to how often I used to update, say, four years ago (on some days back then I’d post 20 times in a day). Today I am rotating my content development between a number of places. Flickr. Dopplr. Twitter. Upcoming. Google Reader. Kyte. My blog. But mostly over on FriendFeed. (None of those existed back when I started blogging).

Most of my blogger friends think I’m nuts focusing so much effort over on FriendFeed.

But when you see co-founder Bret Taylor’s post on the growth FriendFeed has seen this year you’ll see exactly why I’m spending so much time there.

On the other hand, I’ve been missing writing longer pieces about what I’m seeing in the world.

Today, for instance, I’m off to visit Nicholas Negroponte and the One Laptop Per Child project, among other things here in Boston. It’ll be interesting to see what I learn there about how the project has been going (it’s been bumpy, according to my research tonight).

Oh, how else has blogging been changing? Last week I hung out at the Blog World Expo in Las Vegas. It was shocking to me to see just how many people were on Twitter (in the sessions I attended nearly 100% of the bloggers were on Twitter).

Writing a killer blog

Hah, the New York Times says that I’m going to die if I blog. Oh, but I’ll die if I drink water. Or breathe. See, one rule of this game is everyone dies.

The article didn’t present any balance. Truth is, blogging has brought so many really great people and experiences into my life that it’s worth the sacrifices I’ve made.

That said, I’m glad I didn’t force myself to blog from Amsterdam. What did I do instead? Cleaned out my email. Almost got back onto the David Allen plan.