This post is less of a musing (an idea thought out and analyzed) than more of a rant (just me going off on a specific topic). And the rant is about what I'm doing right now ... blogging.
The question at hand is: "Are blogs useful?"
Now that is a tough answer and I'm sure many people will immediately say "yes," but I want to look at the idea through a different lens.
I've got probably 40 different blogs that I read on a daily basis through my Google reader. And most of the information I get is either redundant or not very useful. So can I reduce the number of blogs that I read considerably and get the knowledge that I'm looking for and not just information overload? Probably, but how?
This question actually came up when I was researching how to get more exposure for my personal blogs. And in many occasions I read "post more" or "post at least six times before noon." That's a lot of posts. And I'm not quite sure how much value a bunch of short blurbs can provide. However, I'm not sure how much value a long blog listing can provide if people don't read it either. What I want is the knowledge and golden nuggets I need without all the noise.
That is the problem in the current blogosphere ... too much noise and the signal to noise ratio is degrading significantly.
So, the question is ... Should I post more with shorter posts or keep it to longer posts with shorter periods ... And how about the rest of the blogosphere ...
"How Can We Keep Blogs Useful?"