Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. ~ Cory Doctorow
Dr. Tanya continues her Blogging Insights series with the above quote and asks for our thoughts. I thoroughly disagree with it. First, conversation is not possible without content because there’d be nothing to say! I suppose people could discuss the whiteness of a blank page, but other than that…
Second, this reminds me of my annoyance with bloggers and other social media types who are only in it for the hit count. Sure, it’s nice when readers discover my blog and interact with my posts, and I like to believe this is because my efforts to provide good content are appreciated. But some posts get little notice, and that’s OK, since I always write to please myself above all. Comments are welcomed by me, but I still write during weeks when there aren’t as many.
Why? Because content rules! Conversation is the
icing frosting on the cupcake. If there’s no cupcake, where is the frosting supposed to go? Note how I changed icing to frosting because I prefer it, particularly buttercream. If you would rather have a glaze, that’s fine, but you’re wrong.
Third, I am aware of the content that other bloggers post, and sometimes it results in my unfollowing them. I try to avoid interacting with racists and other haters; thus, their content precludes conversation (with me). It’s clear to me that content rules every time.
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