The other day I was listening for an audiobook and, at once, I hear something that gave me the deep desire to interact with the author in that exact moment.
It was the onset for a tete-a-tete joke.
I definitely said something like «Come on, why can’t I tell you my joke?». It was kind sad moment but is finished when he says what I was thinking… Almost. I’m digressing sorry.
I passed a few hours to think about how could be better if possible, to interact with the author of a book step by step during the reading of the opera.
It was relatively possible with Andy Weir because he published the chapters of his novel on his blog for peer reviewing but that was a book as well.
And then I thought. Wait, such a thing already exists. Is not the same thing, but it gets close enough.
Which is the media that allow you to discuss with a person about his idea?
Well! The best answer actually is a blog. Now, in the last decade, you can do as well with youtube, with vlogs (video blogs).
Are we saying that books and blogs are the same things?
Well! Yes and no.
No, because they are deeply different. Ones tell a story in a (we always hope) linear and understandable way. There is a beginning, something in the middle and an end.
A blog in the other hand is a list of different thoughts that the curator post periodically.
Imagine now about a person that do both a blog and a book. It tells the same story but in both ways.
Well! In many cases happens.
A book is filled with the thoughts of the writer and the blog as well so is possible that a story, even if is fantastic or basilar or sad or anything, contains the heart and soul of who wrote it. In a blog, you do it in a surely most direct and less concealed way.
In a blog, you do it in a surely most direct and less concealed way.
So here we are. We have the change to interact directly with an author, with someone that has something to say and can give and get almost immediate feedback.
I’m not saying that blogs should replace a book, I won’t dare at all. This was just a personal thought so please people, go ahead and don’t dare stop writing books or curate blogs.