I've been considering my habits when it comes to reading and writing blog posts this morning while drinking my tea.
"Should I post about the new version of x? Well... no, I think it was posted n number of times on MSDN blogs and by us geeks here on geekswithblogs.net"
So many people are watching the net for breaking news that it makes little sense to post about those myself, but as Guy told me a few weeks ago, not everyone aggregates MSDN blogs or Geekswithblogs.net for that matter so the people to aggregate you might like to know that product x as just shipped. Well he is right but I still don't feel justified to post about news when I see n number of people already doing that elsewhere on the net. Hey don't get me wrong I do post those news and point to others on numerous occasions but I try to keep it as low as I can.
Writing original content is very difficult it takes time, energy and some sense of journalism to come up with a good entry. This is why sometimes there are long gaps between posts so I can "live it up" to have some good things to talk about.
So my question to you all is do you like it when people reproduce news items, link to other original content or do you prefer original content? Are blogs the new alerting system for new versions of products or industry news?
What are your thoughts on this