So today I got an email from my wife which read, "So much for writing every day. I looked on your blog again today, maybe to see if you responded to my comments last night since I can not post them on your site – but no luck for me! Write on it dammit!" A little back story here. After I put this little blog up, my lovely wife says to me, "Your blog sucks. You can't comment on it." This was her main criticism then: that she can't comment on my blog.
Well here's the thing. My wife, who apparently has nothing else to at work other than read my boring-ass web log,
can comment on it anytime she wants. I live with her. Anyone else I know can comment on it when they see
me, or they can email me about it. Hell, anyone resourceful enough to look at the bottom of any of these pages can email me and comment on my blog if they really wanted to. So, yes, people can comment on my web log. They just won't get their comments up on my web site unless I specifically write about them, as in this case.
Not to put too fine a point on it, I don't want people to post comments on my web site. Even if I had opted to install a blog package, I would disable the comments feature. This isn't a fucking forum here. It's a web log. My web log. If someone has an opinion on my writing, that's great. They can go get their own web log and write their comments there.
Don't get me wrong. I really am pleased to know someone is reading my web pages and has thoughts about them, or maybe even they want to discuss them. That's the point of this whole web site. But I'm not looking for a conversation with the world. Just the people I can meet face to face, over a beer. Everyone else should take their thoughts, and go discuss them over beer with their friends. I actually think that would be better. Hell, that would be great. Imagine it: people going out and having intellectual conversations over alcoholic beverages about my web site. Now that's what this is all about.
This blog is here for me to rant, rave, write, and comment on anything and everything I see fit. If by some chance I spark some interest or desire for debate, that's awesome. Go have one. Face to face. Not over email or on your own web page. Get up and go pollute your body and feed your brain and get in some social interaction with a flesh and blood person. I'll just sit here and be glad there's someone out there with some original ideas and a desire to share them in their own little corner of the world. Speaking of which, I'm going to go take my wife out for a beer...