Blogging Manifestations

Om Malik published this in 2004:

“As a professional journalist, here are two simple observations: writing an article for a magazine, or a newspaper is like painting; while blogging is taking photographs. The end product in both cases is beautiful, just the end results and reactions are slightly different”

The thing about retro is that it’s always cool. Retro never goes out of style; it just reinvents itself with the times.

Blogging remains one of those durable retro formats like RSS that has survived but manifested itself in different ways. Tweets are RSS feeds.

Blogging today is the equivalent of an Instagram. You can pack everything you have to say in a photo and a location tag, rendering words useless.

Online text is an old-fashioned way of telling stories on the web. Modern blogging speaks in Instagrams and Snaps. Needless to say, traditional blogging or short-form writing persists. Sites like Medium are trying to reinvent blogging, stretching Twitter into a macro-blogging.

Bloggers are going to blog, express themselves, whether that’s in text, photography, or the ever rising video format.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.