I remember when blogging was much less "long form" and much more extemporaneous. I called it "shoot from the hip, speak from the heart" kind of publishing. Literally, you could have one post that was a quick hit of little more than a paragraph or two sitting above or below a well-researched essay that took three days to write. It was a bit of a hodge-podge, but you had to love it. It was our form of lifestreaming. There was nothing else that facilitated it other than blogs back then.
- It allows me to get stuff off my mind quickly and easily.
- It doesn't require the thought that goes into posts on my Social Media Handyman blog (not that a lot of those posts could be categorized by having loads of thought put into them).
- It gives me more room to write than does Twitter.
- I can export content to other sources, when and where appropriate such as my blog and/or Twitter.