Thursday, January 11, 2007
Comment Craziness
I was asked by a few people why I have two comment buttons at the bottom of my posts; then I found out it's delurk week (don't you love the sound of that funny word?) So - here's the deal. I supposedly switched to Haloscan a good month or two or three ago. Why? I'm not sure. I think for some really important reasons like you could choose the color of your background on the comments, and also they went across the entire screen, making it easier to read them. You can also add categories to your posts, I think. I heard this but haven't had the time to check it out. The downside was Haloscan doesn't show you everyone's too-cute profile photos. So I made the switch.

Nothing happened.

I'd been warned if I switched all my Blogger comments would disappear, but I'm a move-on kind of girl. I'd already read them once so that was okay with me. When I made the switch, it said "Haloscan" on my sidebar, but not on my comments and none of the old ones disappeared. So I just got over it. Moved on. Never mind.

Then I ordered my new template. I thought that would do it for sure.

Nothing happened.

Out of the blue - for no explainable reason, all of the sudden, completely unexpected - you get the point here - it switched. Or at least turned on. And it kept all my blogger comments, which it was not supposed to do.

I have no idea why any of it happened. I also have no confidence it will last.

So if one day, out of the blue, for no explainable reason, all of the sudden, completely unexpected, all of my comments disappear, I will just tell myself you do all still love me. And move on.

Ann, over at Holy Experience of Listening, has emailed back and forth with me a bit on the whole subject of commenting, or the lack thereof. Sometimes I find myself leaning toward doing a post and not opening it for comments. Just putting it out there. There's something very quiet-feeling in that idea. I may try it now and then, as I feel drawn to it. When I'm feeling rushed and harried, I go to Ann's site and come away more peaceful. So there's that side of comments, skipping them completely. It intrigues me, sometimes I feel it calling.

By the way, I don't get lurking at all. Or de-lurking since I don't lurk. If I read something and want to comment, I can't imagine why I wouldn't. So there's no delurking to do for me. I just don't think comments should be that complicated. Read, comment. Or Read, don't. Whatever floats your boat is okay with me. Life's just too short, too long, too full, too fragile, too precious to worry about it - at all.

And the button at the top - just plain ole cracked me up. xoxoxo

  posted at 8:54 PM

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