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I've been sorta kicking around
inside my own head over the subject of comments in the TR blogs. I'm
used to threaded comments for blogs, where you can reply to a comment
with a comment of your own directly, rather than your comment simply
being tacked onto the end of the list of "root" level comments as it is
here at TR.
I've been thinking about the advantages and
disadvantages of a threaded comments approach, and I've realized that
it's nice, for a chance, to have a blog that does not have that
feature. For one thing, it reduces the conversational tone of the blog
to a certain extent, which changes the entire character of the blog.
This way, it's more geared toward article-like blog posts and comments
directed at the blog's author, rather than becoming sort of a social
circle centered around that author. In short, it's a little more
"professional" this way.
I'll be taking advantage of this
situation as an excuse to order my blog in a particular, probably
abnormal, manner: I won't post comments in it, ever. If I have
something important enough to say that is inspired by a comment, it
will be said in a blog article. This should help cut down on the level
of fluff, among other benefits, and will probably cut down on flame
wars as well, since the ability to answer back in anger will be
severely curtailed (in part by my nonparticipation, and in part by the
lack of threading in comments).
As for the frequency of posts,
it will certainly come in crests and troughs, with multiple posts over
a day or two and several days of silence. I'll post when I feel like
it, and when I have something interesting to say. I won't post random
crap just to ensure a steady flow of words. When you read something
here, it'll be because I thought what I posted was worth saying,
whether or not it's worth reading.
I'll likely post at minimum
once a week, at least for a while, though my online activity level in
any given forum rises and falls in irregular cycles, generally. It's
not like I'm getting paid for this, after all.