Comments

Blogs give you a great opportunity to get instant feedback on what you write. I love that feature so much. Getting comments on an entry is what really makes this whole experience worthwhile. Thank you to everyone who has made a comment here at some time.

I know that not every post will speak to you. I know that you might come here, read my thoughts and move on. I read other people’s blogs everyday. I have a daily ritual to follow the links on my side bar. I don’t always comment, but I try to make a regular point of it.

So if you are reading these words and they speak to you, even if they don’t, drop a comment. Say Hi. Introduce yourself. Or, if you are shy about that, click on my profile and send me an email. I have had some great discussions grow out of this forum and continue in email.

I sometimes think of this venture like a newspaper. Lots of people read the articles but very few ever write a letter to the editor. I can understand why. It takes a lot of time and effort to compose a good editorial. However, it doesn’t take too long to type up a quick comment on a blog. And those comments often mean a lot to the author. So, go over to your favourite blog and tell them how much you look forward to reading their words everyday. It will brighten up their day. I guarantee it.

12 Comments on Comments

  1. Hello! Is it snowing in your neck of the woods?

  2. We have gotten some snow so far this winter. It looks like we are going to get hit with a big storm this weekend. They are calling for about 20 cm of snow over the weekend. Time to bust out the toque.

  3. I have been skateboarding up until two ago i messed up my knee and i have not been on a board since then.How long have you been skating? I am a big fan of Ryan Sheckler one of the youngest pro. skaters

  4. I got my first skateboard when I was twelve years old. I have skated ever since. It’s something that I really love to do. I am not that good at it but can manage to pull off a few good tricks.

  5. I definitely enjoy your blog, Chase. Thought you might like to know. (o:

  6. Thanks ECD. I always look forward to your comments. Keep ‘em coming!

  7. Anonymous // March 4, 2010 at 8:19 am //

    I am very grateful to you for the information. It very much was useful to me.

  8. STOP SPAMMING ME!

    I will erase every spam comment quite quickly, so please stop wasting both of our time.

  9. Chase, it happens to me, too. Don't waste your energy getting frustrated.

  10. Hi ECD,

    I've been getting about three spam comments a day for the past month. It's getting to be quite frustrating. I keep deleting them as quickly as I can. I was hoping that would deter this spam but it doesn't seem to be doing the trick.

  11. Nope, it won't stop them at all, especially if it's a bot. In fact, the one thing that encourages spammers more than anything, is to reach a live person at the other end. That's why we have to resist the urge to send an angry response to the originator of a spam message — it confirms that your account or website is not dead.

  12. Hi ECD,

    I could just turn off the anonymous comment feature. I've been thinking about that for a while. It seems that most of the anonymous commenters are just spam anyway.

    I'm not sure I want to do that. I'll have to think about it some more.

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