The eternal debate over moving your social identity from blogging platforms to other social media like social networks will never die (for the foreseeable future, at least), but I for one believe that you should never cede complete control of your personal brand to the innumerable social networks. A personal or business blog, hosted on your own domain, is truly the only way to completely control your own message, without fear of being moderated – “accidentally” or on purpose – or even closed.
As someone who oversees a large growing community for real estate investors of almost 75,000 members, I understand the need to moderate your community, and that’s exactly why I think people have to have some kind of home base outside the rules and regulations of other sites.
Falling Back Into Old Bad Habits . . .
I’m guilty of losing focus and posting exclusively on other social networks at the expense of this blog. That said, while I have certainly ignored this blog from time to time over the years, I do manage over a dozen posts per week on the BiggerPockets Blog and our new weekly Investor’s Corner column on Realtor.com.
I should be focusing my efforts here once again and will be doing my best to share content and ideas via this platform . . . if I have a lapse, just scream at me (or remind me on any of those other platforms: G+, Facebook, Twitter); I’ve got to thank Dave Taylor, who inspired me about a week ago to get off my backside and revive this place.
What about you? Are you still blogging or have you given it up to the great black hole of the social networks?