Wow. There is something profound in that. It makes me think what it might have been like to have a blog record from my grandfather or my great grandmother. When you couch it in personal historical terms--in autobiographical terms--it does, indeed, become something significant to others. Namely, your family. It makes me wonder what direction to take my own blogging.
Fred suggests having a long form blog and a short form blog. I do have a Tumblr blog that I created last fall and played around with for about a day. I think I might be firing that up again for my own amusement. It's a fun and free tool.
The rest of the entry is commentary on building your personal brand via networks and communities. Namely: Twitter for wide broadcasts, Facebook for friends and family, and Google+ for...? I think it's still too early to tell about Google+. We're not even a week into it. However, I have had the suspicion that I will go quietly into that night, away from Facebook, and leave her behind. Many have already forsaken FB for Twitter, reporting that tweets to a specific community are the way of the future, etc. I just haven't gotten any traction there. The big thing is that not many people I know are Twitterers, themselves, which means that I don't have anyone to say anything to. It also doesn't work for me in a visual way and, frankly, I just see a lot of noise there. In fact, I have had to unsubscribe to a number of feeds because they were just offending me with either a) the shear number of posts or b) irrelevance, or c) both. As the song goes, I still haven't found what I'm looking for. Until Google+ came along. All of my Google Universe plus social sharing and networking? Yes, please.
Of course, networks are only as good as the number of people on them. This means people will have to make a decision about what direction to head in. I say people tired of the Facebook landscape and the uncertainty of where that company is headed will leave for greener (Googlier?) pastures. It remains to be seen.