You really need to have a gift as a writer to be a good blogger and my writing skills are rubbish hence a lack of posts on this blog since it was hacked. But now trying to get back into it.
So easy to communicate with people in the Industry using twitter even if your are limited to a certain number of characters. See the good Beer Writers only use twitter occasionally and concentrate on the writing for their blogs and professional publications, where they get paid and that’s how they make a living of course.
Whereas us, (I’m from Yorkshire), professional brewers have to do blogging as an aside to our main job which is brewing beer that hopefully somebody likes. well if no body likes your beer you wont be blogging about it for very long.
So Twitter is a great way to communicate with fellow brewers and people that like and possibly hate your beers, because it provides almost instant feedback to what you are saying.
However the downside is of course a blog will be a more thought about article and certainly not just knocked off on a whim
So blogs are good for professional brewers who want to take the time to maybe explain in greater depth about whats happening at their brewery and future plans, future beers etc whereas Twitter let people know whats happening right now and also in my case little snippets of beer stuff from all over the world
And on that we are brewing our Spring Ram next week so available the following week. I have decided to tweek the aroma hops that we use in it — let me know if you can guess what hops I have used
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