Granted, movies get seen by a lot of people, but only for a week or two.Then they leave the cinema and are mostly consigned to a lonely life on the DVD rack.... I guess my point is, if you're one of these people considering giving up on blogging in exchange for paying more attention to Facebook , Twitter , YouTube and MySpace , or whatever they throw at us mere mortals, bear in mind you are giving up on something rather unique and wonderful.

Marketing provocateur Hugh MacLeod has written a piece in defense of blogging in a time when the limelight seems to have been snatched by the social networks. He says there’s no better way to interact in the adult world of commerce:

I like the control. I write something, I post it, it gets read, hopefully good things happen as a result, somewhere on this small blue planet of ours. Unlike a book or a movie or a TV commercial, there’s no waiting around for somebody else to greenlight it. The only light is the greenlight.

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