How Twitter Has Impacted My Blogging

At long last the incredible story about how Twitter has impacted my blogging. Yes, the post in which the world famous TheJackB pulls back the curtain and demonstrates that the wizard is a just an ordinary man.

It is a thoroughly unscientific analysis. I joined Twitter in December of 2008, but didn't really start using it with any regularity until somewhere around March of this year. For those keeping track that left me a hair shy of my fifth blogiversary.

If I am not mistaken I have chosen to tweet and not blog about certain stories. I suspect that if I took a hard look I'd find that those were the stories that I classify as caught my eye. A collection of odd stories is really what it is.

That doesn't mean that I don't still blog about them, I just do it less frequently. If you consider that the pace at which I blog has slowed down it is reasonable to wonder if there is any correlation between that as well. It could be that it is more coincidental than anything else.

On a slightly different tack I have noticed that traffic to the blog has been progressively increasing. It seems to follow the number of Twitter followers.

So in the final unscientific analysis I'd have to say that I am pleased with Twitter.I find it to be an interesting source of information and a useful tool that I can rely upon.


Unknown said...

Blogging Mama Andrea said...
I can't decide if Twitter is evil or not. I'm there but ever since "it" cam along my blog traffic has dwindled and I can't tell for sure if it's Twitters fault or my post are just really sucky of late.

Thanks for stopping by my blog though - It's always nice to see a new face.

(Of course I left a comment under the wrong account the first time. That probably doesn't help.)

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I definitely see a lot of people click over to 24 from twitter. It also has helped me connect and network with a lot of bloggers I wouldn't "know" without it. Sometimes I am so surprised by how many responses I get off a tweet I realize the topic is blog-worthy.

Jack Steiner said...

Blogging Mama,

I don't see it as evil. It is just another tool. The real question is how to use it most effectively.


It has made it easier to connect with people that I might not otherwise interact with.

Batya said...

I don't see any proof that twitter is behind the increased traffic to my blog. Google is still the biggest referrer.

Vicki said...

Jack, that's how I found your blog, so I think Twitter does have power. It definitely draws traffic for my blog, and frames the blogosphere discussion in a different way.

Jack Steiner said...


Google is definitely one of the biggest sources of traffic and will remain so for some time to come.


I think that you are right. It definitely has exposed me to some blogs I might not have stumbled upon otherwise.

How Long

 How Long will I be forced to wait...