Several months ago I shared a post entitled Twitterblogology. This post provided some tips to help leverage Twitter for your blog. Twitter has had a huge impact on blogging and this post will outline some of those effects.
The Twitter Effect On Blogging:
Less Comments- The overall number of comments on blogs has been reduced due to the Twitter Effect. Many blog readers are driven to blogposts via tweets, therefore creating an extra click, which mentally can be perceived as what would have been a click to the comment section. Blog readers will make a comment on a post through their retweet, instead of inside the comment section i.e. (Check out this post… great read, must read, I totally agree with this blogpost, great twitter tips, reading The Twitter Effect On Blogging etc.)
More Exposure- Any blog can receive maximum exposure if the blogger produces consistently good content. Each post is just a retweet away from a high profile Twitterer getting a hold to it and sharing it with their followers. The ability to push blog content into the twittersphere is a total game changer. I had one Twitter Tip post retweeted by actress @ alyssa_milano, @mayhemstudios, @guykawasaki and @ twitter_tips that resulted in over 500 readers on my blog at one time. Ability to push blogposts, results in the ability to get exposed, in a good way.
Less Use Of RSS Readers: The fact that many bloggers share their latest blogposts via twitter has minimized the need to hit-up the RSS reader. Since it’s somewhat difficult to keep up with the flow of all tweets; blog readers will still check out their RSS feed, just not as often.
More Unique Readers: Retweets create instant exposure to unique “tribes” as Seth Godin refers to them. In other words the multiplication factor of retweets creates opportunities to be exposed to a very unique and diverse group of readers that would otherwise never have visited John Q Blog.
I could go on and on about the More and Less Effects that Twitter has had on blogging. The bottom line is that The Twitter Effect On Blogging has been More Positive and Less Negative. Keep blogging, write consistently good content, share your posts with the twittersphere and The Twitter Effect On Blogging will take care of itself.
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