As you may know, Steve Rubel has ceased publishing to his long-tenured blog Micropersuasion, in favor of using Posterous to lifestream. According to Steve, lifestreaming is where it's at, and I've no reason to argue otherwise.
If that's truly the case, then where does that leave the rest of us? Steve has admitted he's out on the bleeding edge because his clients expect it of him. A lot of the people I deal with everyday are no where near the edge. For some, blogging is still new.
Where does that leave me? I've decided to incorporate lifestreaming into my publishing mix using Friendfeed as my primary source for aggregating content. But, I'm still going to blog long-form at The Social Media Handyman site and on Marketing Profs Daily Fix, as long as they'll have me.
Frankly, there is something to be said for sitting by a stream watching it go by. There's something even more to be said for being in it. My brain is trying furtively to philosophize about the idea, but I'm not quite there just yet. Maybe I need to actually go and sit by one to really bring the analogy into focus.
Of course, for some, it's not a gently flowing stream, but a rushing river fraught with class 5 rapids. Only the most stout-hearted may want to jump in. Either way, it seems like there's something organic about it...something natural (see, told you I was attempting to wax philosophical...).
Does the Web have to be nothing more than a series of 1s and 0s, or can it have a more human feel? Can we extend a digital handshake and, if so, how does lifestreaming fit into that?
How about you? How does lifestreaming fit into your publishing paradigm? Feel free to wax philosophical yourself if you'd like.
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