The line which seems to be doing the rounds on the blogsphere is:
“You donâ€™t learn very much when you yourself are talking.”
This is a rather old saying but it’s been popularised by one of the gurus of the modern world (where everything can be shrinkwrapped and given a Web 2.0 sheen).
This got me thinking about blogging. Unless you get comments, blogging is a one way conversation. Now, Scoble would tell you it’s all about starting conversations – so how do you turn it into a conversation?
The plan seems to be to read. I read 128 feeds and I currently contribute to four blogs. So I read/listen to four times as many feeds as I create. Is that a good ratio? I also read reddit/digg, Slashdot, MacNN, MacRumors and the links they lead to.
How many feeds do you read? Do you comment on blogs? Ever actually digged something? Do you see value in Twitter? Do you think Radar is compelling? These tools are all about getting the end user into the habit of sharing information.