Doctor Tanya is back with another quotation for us to discuss in Blogging Insights.
Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. ~Cory Doctorow
I had never heard of Cory Doctorow so I followed the link to find out more about him.
Cory Doctorow is a Canadian-British blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the weblog Boing Boing. He is the author of the Little Brother series. his latest novels are Walkaway and In Real Life.https://www.writerswrite.co.za/literary-birthday-17-july-cory-doctorow/
I don’t agree with this quote particularly but there are some others on the page that I did like better. In blogging I do think conversation is important. I’ve said so many times. However, his comment that content is just something to talk about seems rather dismissive to me. If content only mattered to generate a conversation, then you might as well be on Twitter.
Writing prompts like this series and others do exist to foster conversation but also to stimulate the participants to tell their stories. At least that’s what I thought they were for. The stories are as important, if not more important than the comments they generate.
I imagine that Cory Doctrow meant this quote to be about blogging rather than writing fiction. I’m sure he would not like people to think that his books were unimportant. If you are blogging in order to promote your other work, I suppose that the interest your content generates is the important part but as usual I just don’t feel that it is relevant to me as a hobby blogger.