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Someone talking about blogs recently said something like "It's not the entries, it's the conversation."

I feel like I've been falling down on the conversation part lately. Y'all have been posting lots of great comments on my entries, and I've been reading those comments, but I mostly haven't been replying to them. Even when I intend to, I often don't get around to it.

So I just wanted to say I do really appreciate all your comments, even when I don't reply to them. Thank you for commenting.

I also wanted to give two general reminders about commenting in my journal:

  • Please don't post comments to my entries in LJ; I'll usually never see those. Instead, please follow the link at the top of the LJ entry and post a comment on my journal pages.
  • Sometimes when you post a comment in my journal, you'll get a Server Error page. I still don't know what's causing that; I haven't had time/energy to try further to track it down. I hope to eventually do so. But in the meantime, note that the comment does get posted despite the server error, so there's no need to post it again. If you're not sure whether it posted or not, then open another browser window and look at my journal page and see if your comment has shown up. It's not a big deal if you re-post it--I'll just delete one copy or the other--but doing so does create duplicate copies of comments.

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Yes, that happened to me yesterday and I thought it was probably posted anyway, but meant to check up on it. I now have an RSS feed to the journal, so comments should go to the right place from now on.


It definitely seems to have something to do with whether you've previewed or not.


I think there was this one time when I posted 3 times because of that Server Error page. Did all three posts appear? *dies*

And do not worry about replies or not. I may be old-school but I've always seen it the other way around. The entries, then the conversations, because conversations can be had in more than one forum online but something has to set your blog or journal apart. I think that is one reason why I tend to avoid reading blogs that are all about the conversation.