Facebook vs. Blogging

Has Facebook taken the place of blogging?

I have noticed, more and more, how many people have become more infrequent at blogging, including my daughter. She is such a great writer, and has always kept up with her blog until late summer. It seems that since all of her friends are always on Facebook, and chatting there, she isn't as interested in blogging. She even told me that she isn't into her blog anymore, that's sad.

Some of friends whose blogs I have been following have also given up on the blog world. They haven't updated a post since earlier in the year. Everyone updates their Facebook status. It is quick and easy to do, so it that it? We are getting too lazy to write a blog post. Not me. I won't stand for it. I still love blogging and reading blogs.

So, has Facebook taken the place of blogging for you or am I in the minority who things so? What are your thoughts?

Comments

Julie said…
I admit, it has sucked me in. All the games, keeping in touch with ppl I haven't talked to in 20 years...
however, I have been trying as of late to post several times a week and I linked my blog into networked blogs on facebook so that when I post to my blog it updates as a status in my facebook so everyone can read my blog. Maybe that is the answer for your daughter.
Lisa said…
yes.

it has.

and i think about that all the time.

was going to write a blog post about it actually.

:)
Lisa said…
yes.

it has.

and i think about that all the time.

was going to write a blog post about it actually.

:)
Mother Hood said…
I think it's an easy trap to fall into. I use facebook to keep up with people I actually know and who know me.

Blogging, I keep more anonymous and general. So, to me they serve to different purposes.

I've slacked off since trying to work (on top of being a mom of young children). I just don't have time to update like I use to. Trying to make the money honey! I blame the economy! ;o)
The Blythe Blog said…
I actually just started a blog myself. I think blogging is a great way not only to keep people in your life up to date, but also such a great release for the writer. So, yes I'm on FB a lot, but I am now committed to keep a blog going too!