[FoRK] My refusal to have a blog per se, comments, technorati,
James Tauber <
jtauber at jtauber.com
> on >
Tue Oct 31 22:07:35 PST 2006
That was my attitude when I first started blogging (using homegrown
software that eventually became Leonardo).
But I got hardly any links and only the occasional private email.
Once I implemented comments, I got more response than I was getting
via email and way more than I was getting through responses on other
I wish it weren't the case. But I just got much better "conversation"
having comments than not.
James Tauber http://jtauber.com/
journeyman of some http://jtauber.com/blog/
On 31/10/2006, at 11:11 PM, Jeff Bone wrote:
> This bit from 37 Signals struck a chord:
> This is related, but not equivalent to, another bit of blogosphere
> ettiquette that I feel strongly about. And it's not clear to me
> whether my position on this other matter is Cluetrain-consistent or
> not, RageBoy be damned if he disagrees.
> Call me anti-social, but I have a standing rule for that day ---
> oh, that day, may it be far away --- when I feel the need to have
> an actual "blog" per se. (Well, it's probably not that far off,
> it's just that my own peculiar psychology is requiring me to re-
> write large parts of Clickfeed before then, so...) That standing
> rule is: there will be NO freakin' comments. NO COMMENTS, do you
> Why, you ask? (Well, maybe you didn't ask, but you should have.)
> Because the Web is built by human interaction through interlinked
> expression via discrete, named pieces of content. Which is a fancy
> way of saying: content's valuable, but links are equally value, as
> they express a variety of things that are not directly expressed in
> a single piece of content (i.e. page, to the extent that this
> concept even makes sense in the abstract "web.") Which is a long-
> winded way of saying: if you want to comment on something I say
> that I deem sufficiently important for allocating a URI, get your
> own damn blog, give your own statement a URI, and link to what I
> said; we both --- and everyone else on the Web --- will profit
> from this transaction, it's nonlinearly positive-sum.
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