Ichabod is itchy

July 1, 2006

Scoble on blogging

Filed under: blogging — by ichabodisitchy @ 1:18 pm

There is an interesting (if brief) Wired interview with Robert Scoble (formerly of Microsoft and Scobleizer blog), who has temporarily ‘given up’ blogging to join the new media and podcasting specialist, Podtech.net.

Much of what Scoble says is quite predictable–“a lot of people don’t yet recognize the power of this medium… Blogs are 10,000 times more efficient than things were in the ’80s… If you’re in business and you don’t understand how that word of mouth works, you won’t be able to take full advantage of it…” But it’s still quite interesting.

One of the things he says is that he used to read 1,400 – 1,500 RSS feeds a day!!! How on earth does one find the time to do that? I can’t believe anyone can process that much information every day. I struggle to keep up with a couple of dozen feeds a day! He does admit that it was a full-time job to manage that many feeds every day, and that these days he’s down to ~100– but then goes on to say he wants to start reading more again.

I do enjoy blogging, and reading other people’s blogs– but I fear that if I tried to read more than a couple of dozen blogs every day I would start missing out on rest of my life…



  1. I think it is good to focus on a few blogs rather than to try to cover lots. That way it can be very interactive and positive. I like Frank Wilson and his blog (books, inq.) partly because he likes to link to things, so I often send him links to posts or sites that I think he’ll like. I’ve found some blogs via Books Inq. that way (though also some religion/science type debate which I steer away from as unlikely to resolve that issue on a blog or anywhere else).
    I think, though, that blogging can be a good way to “have a life” if you are isolated, old, immobile, introverted, etc. I think it can be very good psychologically speaking for many people who don’t have the opportunity to communicate physically. I’ve seen a lot of blogs by women with very young babies, for example — I wish blogging had been invented when I had my children, it would certainly have helped my sanity!

    Comment by Maxine — July 1, 2006 @ 8:19 pm |Reply

  2. Funny, your comments says “no comments” but there I am up there!

    Comment by Maxine — July 2, 2006 @ 4:20 pm |Reply

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