Move over, Alice Munro - there’s a new short story genre in town - and some gent named Sean Hill is leading the brigade.
Here are three of my favourite “very short stories” aka Tweets:
We’ve lost him.” said the doctor, “He was disconnected too long.” His family sobbed. The Twitter outage death toll climbed higher.
I’d given up, resigned to be eating by the cannibals. They
spit out the first bite, I was too tough and chewy. The gym had paid off.
It’s refreshing as heck to see good writing on Twitter - instead of the tedious thought-burps, incomplete sentences, hashtag and RT@ jibberish I often see there.
But I admit, I find it a little depressing to see yet another indication of how Tweeting (microblogging) is fast moving in to replace full-out blogging.
Don’t Sacrifice Blogging for the Tweet-Phenom
Who cares, you say? Twitter is faster, more suitable for non-writers, spreads wider and faster than regular blogging, right? And we’re all lazy.. um, I mean, busy.
If you’re a business you really should care about trading in blogging for Tweeting. Here’s why:
Every new blog post you put up on your corporate site will boost your page rankings, moving you up to that golden Page 1 spot in Google’s search results!
Tweets can’t do that as swiftly and easily. Sure your Twitter profile page can show up on Page 1 if your business name is Googled, since your business name is in your Twitter profile.
Only blogging within your corporate site gives you that added benefit (and it’s a big one) - on top of all the good stuff found in social media: 2-way conversations, instant customer service, online reputation management, etc.