Trying to be consistent with my previous post to blog or not to blog i haven't been blogging lately. There are 2 reasons for this.
The first is that whenever there is something in the news that i feel inclined to blog about i'm beaten to it by other bloggers who are smarter than me, so i just don't feel i'll be adding anything valuable by blogging about it.
The second reason, and the subject of this post, is that writing a blog post is often a natural, reflexive response to something i read online. well, in those instances i've been finding that creating a clipmark about it and adding a comment is more satisfying and significantly quicker than composing a new post on my blog.
In my earlier post, i suggested that clipmarks might prove to be a cure for over-blogging (my observation that many bloggers seem equally if not more concerned with quantity of posts than with quality of posts). i think this will be the case even more than i had thought.
A good example i have for this is alternative energy. i'd really like to help people become more aware of it and receptive to it. so, whenever i find something important about the subject , i clip it and sometimes add my own comment. I find it much easier and much faster than creating a blog post. now, anyone who wants to keep up with my alternative energy clipmarks can simply subscribe to them using rss. here is a link to my a.e. clipmarks: http://clipmarks.com/folder/egoldstein/Alternative+Energy/
I am extremely curious to see whether this trend continues and whether other people find themselves feeling the same way.