Sometime in the next few hours, we’ll pass a landmark of sorts for the web page, 700,000 views or hits or whatever they call a unit that WordPress seems to count in greater numbers than SiteMeter. Anyway, thanks for the visits, the patience, and especially the comments and correspondence.
There are things I like a lot about blogging. Meeting people from all over the world, at least in a virtual sense. The personal discipline of daily writing. I radically underuse it, but I like the possibilities of publishing in this format: images, video, and sound.
Of the things I don’t like, some involve myself: being quick-tempered and cruel at times. I get exasperated with other bloggers who banish minority commenters. I’ve been on the end of that from time to time. The satisfaction one gets from winning the argument by concession is definitely tempered by the hurt of the insult rendered.
Nobody has ever been banned on this blog. I’ve never even read the instructions on how to do it. Over the years, some people have left out of frustration. One person curiously reported on another blog s/he was banned here. I think the internet discussions are poorer for the segregation people impose on themselves, or choose for their own ideological comfort.
Feel free to use the boxes, or if you’d like to treat something in greater detail, e-mail me and we’ll chat.
Anyway, thanks for all the … clicks, not …