Sadly this site is becoming like one of those sites that annoy me.
I pump out some bit of garbage, partly for my own amusement but also for the chat and banter that may arise.
You visit a site. You like what’s written, or maybe you dislike it, or maybe you just want to add [or subtract] a bit of wisdom. So you write your scintillating response and send it off. A day or so later you remember that frightfully witty response and there it is – still sitting all lonely at the bottom of the article. Has the author read it? Or is it just a case that he [or she] couldn’t be bothered to respond?
I love the comments on this site. They may make me chuckle [and on many an occasion, laugh out loud], but I consider them to be part of the whole post. Back when dinosaurs roamed at large I published a book which was basically a selection of posts. In my view the book was a failure mainly for one simple reason – it lacked the comments that people had made. It was bland and frankly a bit boring. It would have been considerably better if the comments had been included but technically [and ethically?] that would have been to difficult.
Now lately I have noticed that this is becoming one of those sites where comments are left unanswered; where people have gone to the trouble of commenting but get no response. This is the very thing that annoys me, and I am guilty of the crime of bad manners.
My only excuse is time, or rather lack of it. For someone who is supposed to be retired and all that, I seem to have remarkably little free time. As the days grow longer my time grows shorter. Weird.