Today’s quote from Dr Tanya is
Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. ~Cory Doctorow
When it comes to blogging, viewing stats are all very nice, but it is the comments that make it for me. The fact that my post has triggered something to make someone want to share their view is better than any tick on a like button. Conversation threads sometimes then go off in a different direction, and perhaps others posts are generated from a simple thought.
Outside of blogging though, the quote still stands though IMO the art of conversation as I remember it is dying. With modern technology, people find it easier to text or email someone rather than either pick up the phone or meet someone face to face. I appreciate that distance plays an important part, but we’ve read of people being dumped by text, and my sister notified me of my mother’s passing the same way. When I rang to be supportive, I was curtly told she was in ‘a bad place’ and she hung up on me. It didn’t seem to matter that it was my Mum too.
The written word is rarely read as the reader intended. Words on paper do not convey passion or emotions, and it doesn’t matter if you write in italics, capital letters or bold type, words on a screen do not have a voice.
I feel confident to hold my own in conversation about most subjects, but I think the saddest thing I’ve ever seen were two young people having a McDs and texting…………. to each other.
Enjoy a bit of Cliff from 1979