Wednesday, April 04, 2018

A comment on comments

I always wished readers were a bit more active in commenting. So when I glanced at the "Jason Colavito" site mentioned previously, I was jealous to see a post with 72 comments.

It turns out, these comments are mostly vituperative commenter-vs-commenter-vs-author. Truth be told I would not mind an occasional controversy [did we have one over the "Mayans in Georgia"?] but the general principle seems to be: people who hang out reading and writing mutiple comments, tend to have emotional agendas. Put another way, they need to get a life.

From that point of view, maybe the few occasional comments we get here - on Rock Piles - are just about right. Comment when needed, not otherwise.

2 comments :

Jeanne said...

I am as guilty as the next reader in not always commenting. I find your blog interesting and informative. I have learned a lot about the 'rock piles' of the Northeast. I have a blog that not many people comment on but a lot of people read so I keep plugging away at it.
Keep up the good work!

pwax said...

Thanks Jean.