I’ve been asked a number of times this question and whether or not it’s a good practice; I’ve decided that it might be worthwhile to discuss here on this blog.
A common practice (or a practice that’s becoming more common) is to simply use one’s tweets as blog posts, either in summary fashion or like a timed digest. This can be completely automatted with a number of plugins, etc.
Is this a good practice or not?
Personally, I’m not a fan. I’m not sure how much value it gives your readers unless you find that the majority of your readers are in fact not Twitter users. But, even then, how “boring” is it to read just your daily tweets on a blog post?
Yes, there’s something to be said about not having enough time to blog and I need something there but I find that pretty weak – If you’re going to tweet then just tweet, but don’t make them into blog posts.
I’m willing to be swayed here though; prove me wrong! What are your thoughts?