"which is why I am hoping to have a discussion in the CS community (perhaps in this very forum) on the topic."
Agreed. A major reason for this community existing at all is to hold more discussion among people with differing views and levels of insight; i.e.. more voices on a topic instead of one's own. Don't blame the tool. Unlike most social publishing tools, there's no word limit on a G+ post, and you can always draft your comments in a text file first if you don't like the little scrolling box (and most people don't, understandably).
While we can't prevent anyone from using this community as an 'idea generator' for their own blog writing, it would be nice if those people took the time every fifth blog post or whatever and contributed an article to the CSF articles (csforum.eu/articles) in show of good collaboration with the aims of this community. If limelight is what one is seeking, one will still get it. If one is a popular voice in the global CS community already, then the sage one might give a little back for nothing more than love of the craft and spirit of the community.