Once again I’ve noticed that my blogging is getting behind. Busy at work, lazy, and going through the mood change for the upcoming Christmas holidays – that all has a role to play. But that’s not the major issue.
Thinking of what am I doing differently these days, I realized that my blogging activity got spread out all over the web, and therefore became less noticeable on my own blog. I do more of Twitter, which is now integrated with the blog in the form of daily briefs. I favourite more videos on Youtube, which now notifies the Twitter, and later still ends up in the daily briefs on the blog. I do more bookmarks on Delicious, which also end up via Twitter in daily breifs. And there is something else I do, which doesn’t come back to the blog – shared and commented articles in my Google Reader.
Actually, as far as writing goes, Twitter and Google Reader happen to be the only two places where I write at all now. Once I realized that, I wanted to find a way to pull the comments and shared items from Google Reader into my blog. But then I doubt if that’s the right approach. The alternative being blogging and commenting about things not in the Google Reader, but in the blog itself.
I am still undecided on the matter. Google Reader provides a really good interface for commenting and interacting with other people who read about similar topics. On the other hand, my blog has more exposure than my Google Reader shared items list, and has better interface for discussions. Perhaps, I should try and see how it goes.
What’s your take on comments in Google Reader vs. blog posts?