I’m playing with a new technique of writing that I call “interactive blogging.” What is it? Well, instead of writing a post like I’m doing here and then publishing it after I’ve finished it, I post WHILE I’m writing my ideas on a topic. I’ll start a Twitter post like, but I will post it onto friendfeed. I’ve set friendfeed to publish to Twitter, but when it does it leaves a URL at the end of the tweet back to the friendfeed item. That lets me setup some interesting questions that I’ll write really quickly on. The advantage here is that I can see how people are reacting LIVE to my ideas. They often ask me questions and take me down paths I wasn’t expecting to go. Here’s some examples, wonder what you think:
I will discuss why I can never have another Diet Coke here.
Health privacy is dead. Here’s why.”
Too many choices at Best Buy. Photo and discussion.
Want a news tip? Amazon Kindle is sold out. Hint here.
@netvalar now wants to know about friendfeed’s rooms. Here’s why they are the coolest tool for Twitter users
“To new friendfeeders (there are thousands due to Twitter invites and follows), here’s what you need to know.”
On the other hand, sometimes you just need to do a really well thought out post and not have the distractions. Comments from other people are distractions and they can take you down paths that aren’t very productive and interrupt flow. You can see all that in the examples above. But they are fun to do because engagement from other people is fun and addictive.