Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Turning On The Comment Button

After dwelling on the idea for a while, I turned on the “anyone can comment button” on this blog today. It is a little sad to stumble across a blog with page after page of posts with “Comments (0)” under each post. Even if the blog does have regular readers, the lack of acknowledgement could be demoralizing to the writer. The blogosphere is inherently a democratic forum; and the expression of the democratic voice is the post and the comments the post elicits. Witty and informed comments and intelligent questions, I think, add to the readability of a blog. It lends it both relevance and legitimacy. The whole point of a blog is to have conversation. So, here goes nothing!