They contend that using Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube, makes blogging unnecessary. I don't agree.
Once people arrive on your blog, you have the opportunity to deepen your relationship, beyond the 140 characters available on Twitter. The blog is where you educate, entertain, engage and enrich your reader.
From there, your reader begins to know, like and trust you and barriers are dropped. Readers are more likely to subscribe to your newsletter list, register for your teleseminars, buy your products.
Out of curiousity, I put this question out to my Twitter followers and got a few vehement responses: