Friday, August 10, 2012
Thanks so much to everyone who wrote in last week on my Comment Card post. I really appreciate your taking the time to give me such thoughtful feedback. Let me start by saying that I'm sorry if it wound up seeming like a teenage girl's fake suicide attempt to get attention. That was definitely NOT my intention, even though I got enough praise and encouragement to keep me blogging for another 10 years plus. (Seriously, it felt great.) My sincere goal was to figure out this whole comments situation, and what I learned was that we are all completely in sync on the subject -- less is more -- which makes me very happy. I actually used to get a lot more comments, and as many of you noted, they would invariably lead to vicious fights and name-calling. I once allowed myself to get into an online "comment war" with someone that literally kept me from sleeping some nights. (That was NOT fun, and I vowed to never allow myself to get sucked into that again.) I agree that much of my content doesn't really lend itself to commenting, and I also agree that it's great when something touches a nerve with someone that they comment or email me directly. I couldn't be happier with the way things are between my readers and myself, so I'm excited to know most of you feel the same way. So again, thanks so much for taking the time to let me know how you're feeling. And also, thanks for letting me know that you're willing to put up with my Debbie Harry/tennis/mustache/[insert Kenneth's quirky interest here] obsessions to get to the other stuff!
Posted by Kenneth M. Walsh at 10:00 AM