Monday, June 19, 2006

Site or blog?

This lovely post courtesy of Beth's brainpower.

Website or blog?
She was wondering if readers visited both. Or one more than the other.

Here's my nickel.
I LOVE blogs. Me=certified blog slut. There you go. And I'll tell you why.
While both sites and blogs are on the computer screen as opposed to in the same room with me...blogs are more personable to me. Websites fall flat. They have no heart for the most part. I don't know that the author has struggled and been through hell while writing their latest literary manuscript. I simply see the pretty book with the lovely (or not so lovely) cover.
No fun whatsoever.

Give me details. Gory, painful, exhilirating details.
I may visit the website. Once. But usually no more than that. Blogs nowadays have room for lots of info in them. Bookcovers. Progress made. It's great!
Blogs have so much of the author's personality. While websites can convey information, they don't have the same appeal for me.
And it's not all about the books. Tell me what you like on television. Tell me made you laugh. Or cry. Tell me where you're going on vacation. (Michelle, I will be envious until I can put my own tootsies on Irish soil.) Share pieces of your day. And I'll share mine.

Because, sure, I can visit your website. Get the basics. But I'd rather have that personality fix I get from the blog.


Lyvvie said...

I prefer blogs too. It's like diary reading, and I'm a nosey parker.

Rene said...

I prefer blogs as well although I do appreciate a good website. I like websites to have information on books, links, articles, etc. but I like blogs for their personal content or at least to see another side of the writer. And I like to gab.

Tori Lennox said...

I like both, but usually visit blogs more often. Okay, WAY more often. :)

Michelle said...

I'm trying to find a way to do a day-by-day blog of my trip to Ireland. I'm not sure if there are enough Internet cafes!