For a while I wondered how to make sense on the many publishing channel we have today in the Internet. A while back, blogs were great because they where the easiest way to put some content up in the internet. Today we have plenty of easier options (G+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc, etc, etc). That made me wonder if having a blog makes any sense at all today.
After all, today I use twitter to share most of my thoughts online. I haven't written here for a while, partly because it is easier to write a few words in twitter than to come up with a post here. And partly because I'm not doing much programming lately; most of my time is spent
behind the enemy lines in my MBA studies (and well, enjoying Melbourne).
Then I considered replacing this blog with Google+. But my network in Google+ is not just developers and I don't want to bore the rest of my friends with technical stuff.
So I came up with this: I'll keep doing this blog (I mean, as soon as I have anything interesting to say in the technical space). I'll keep doing twitter for short thoughts on basically anything. And keep doing Facebook for friends/family stuff. As you might know, I'm not a fan of centralizing/abstracting-away the channels of communication.
Just to prove that I'm crazy enough, I'll add a fourth channel and will start posting in Google+. I'll write there in Spanish, and will basically focus on my thoughts with regard to the socio/economic/political situation, mostly in Chile. Follow me in Google+ if that stuff is of any interest to you.