My comment game has been lax. [Comment Policy]
My apologies for …
1) The major gap in 2020.
2) The delay in catching up for several weeks in 2021.
3) Any future delays & gaps.
It would convenient to blame the pandemic. In truth, inertia is a demon I wrestle with, particularly when I am not busy.
This seems counter-intuitive.
When I have an empty horizon, I find it can take all day to Do The Laundry. When I’m busy – with a happy, perky, fulfilled kind of busy – I find it easy to toss in a load or two when I have a moment.
So it’s like that. I get myself all worked up about Responding To The Comments. So I don’t. And then the days pile up.
The pandemic certainly doesn’t help.
Grits teeth. Vows to do better.
My WordPress program has developed a weird hiccup. When I look at an unpublished post, I am logged in. When I look at a published post, I am not.
A) This messes up my stats by counting internal surfing as outside hits. Digital own-goals.
B) This means I have to comment as a visitor, rather than as the author of the blog. [example, Summer Stomping]
This only happens on my desktop. On my phone, I am logged in no matter what I am looking at.
Since I can still edit and preview, I haven’t put in the time to track down the problem. So my stats are wonky. Oh well. I’m not using them for marketing.
Therefore, if I want to comment as myself, I have to comment on my phone. Thumb-typing is less convenient than having an entire keyboard at my disposal. Cue interia.
As of now, I am caught up on 2021 comments. The 2020 comments I missed are getting a link to this post. I, for one, have no desire to go back to last October.
I read the comments.
I love the comments.
I always respond to the comments. In my head.
I don’t always respond to the comments. On the post.
Update. The technical wrinkle occurred after the program redo in April of this year. The big hole in last year’s response was all me. [Change]
Update the second. All fixed. [State of The Blog, State of the Comments]
Stay safe. Stay sane.