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Adam Singer reasons you should blog + tweet

A quick post today. I just read the 19 reasons you should blog and not just tweet on The Future Buzz and I had to take a moment to comment because this is a topic that deserves some attention and conversation.

While it doesn’t pertain to anyone I follow, we’ve all seen these prolific RT’ers that don’t have an original thought worth more than 140 characters that is why I tend to follow the ones that also have blogs or websites. I use Twitter and blogs to keep up-to-date regarding public relations, marketing and social networking, so if your thoughts can be summed up in 140 characters, well, I’ll look elsewhere. No offense.

Adam Singer gets into much more detail than I would ever consider regarding the advantages of blog – such as layout control and full analytics with a blog – showing that Adam has given this more thought than I have – but here is the way I sum up the failure of a Twitter only communications strategy.

Twitter is very powerful, but 140 characters can’t tell the whole story.

President Lincoln’s brief Gettysburg Address would have been limited to: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the…

Martin Luther King’s famous I have a dream speech would have been limited to: I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation…

Tweeting without blogging is kind of like the difference between writing news for the daily newspaper (remember daily newspapers?) and simply delivering the daily newspaper.

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