I came to the conclusion recently that I will never be a breaking news blogger. Now, I actually knew that (which is a long story I will go into another day) but I thought I would still share breaking news. Only … I don’t.
Firstly, there is so much change online. The dynamic nature of the internet means everything changes all the time. Do you remember when there were some strong reactions to the Instagram icon change? It was funny, because from what I remember seeing across multiple accounts, they also slipped in that change from chronological to algorithm. Presumably the logo was a distraction?
Mainly though, is that until a change happens and we use the tool (whatever it is) how on earth do we know if we like it or not? I find the speculation a bit pointless, especially when it’s mostly just guesses. I understand that some people need to be on top of changes, especially if they work in the online media space. But again, until you’ve used it, there is actually very little real information vs the experience you gain when you get to USE the change.
So there you have it. I’m never going to be a breaking news blogger. I’ll just keep doing what I do which is writing tips about blogging that are easy to digest – and therefore action!
Where do you stand on “having” to know the latest vs just trying it when it comes out?