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A while back, Christopher Stevenson really raised the bar for us bloggers when he said he was going to start responding to every comment on his blog. Damn. That’s a high bar for someone like me. But I’ve realized recently that I’ve been lax in responding to some comments, and would like to use this blog post to rectify the problem.


As proof that there is a long tail of blogging, a blog post I published in June 2007 is still generating comments. Responding to a blog post titled Off-Topic:Britney Spears’ New Album, Sally Hilvbaters writes:

“My girlfriend and I want to go on a spectuacular vacation soon. We were looking for advice. Anyone have any great spots? A means to save a little dough would be nice too. Traveling is expensive these days.”

@Sally: Thanks for visiting my site and leaving a comment. You’ve certainly come to the right place for vacation advice. And I know exactly what you mean when you say traveling is expensive these days. Don’t I know it! That’s why I’d recommend that you and your girlfriend stay at the Extended Stay America motel in Danvers, MA. It’s just down the road from Strike One, where you and your girlfriend can spend the day playing pinball and batting in the batting cages. If you’re looking for a great place to eat, there’s a TGI Friday’s about 1/2 mile from there. Enjoy your vacation, and please be sure to let us know what you end up doing.


I should have anticipated that a blog post about the game show Jeopardy would ferret out the intellegentsia within the blogosphere. AMistyCrissy left me this comment:

“Hello! I’m Crystal. I am almost 19. )
I guess – good name for this site! ;)
It is so interestingly here, especially in this category.
I was surfed about 2 hours before found this site. I think i’ll be here for a long time! :-*”

@AMistyCrissy: Thanks for finding my site. I’m really glad you like the name. Here’s a coincidence: It took you 2 hours to find my site, and it took me 2 hours to name my site! Sounds like karma to me. BTW, I can’t take all the credit for it being so interestingly here, the people who read this blog and comment on it (like you) really contribute to that. So glad to hear you’ll be here for a long time.


And finally, commenting on a blog post I wrote about why so many conferences suck, Kathrynborlandbest replied:

“Recently, my husband started with the potential problem and our relations are deadlocked. After all, I love sex … I encouraged him to go to the doctor, and he is afraid. Maybe someone who will help us, tell of impotence pills and where to buy them anonymously. In advance thank you to all who help!”

@Kathryn: Thanks for commenting. If I didn’t know better, I’d think it was my own wife who left this message, using a pseudonym! But alas, I’m going to have to ask the other readers of this to help out here. I mean, of course I know where to buy impotence pills — but not anonymously.”


So, there you go. I think I’m all caught up in responding to comments on this blog. I feel a lot better now.

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