Some of you have noticed that I’ve turned the comments link off. I could offer a long-winded ramble explaining why, but my man Seth Godin says it so much better:
“I think comments are terrific, and they are the key attraction for some blogs and some bloggers. Not for me, though. First, I feel compelled to clarify or to answer every objection or to point out every flaw in reasoning. Second, it takes way too much of my time to even think about them, never mind curate them. And finally, and most important for you, it permanently changes the way I write. Instead of writing for everyone, I find myself writing in anticipation of the commenters.”
Ditto. I have turned on trackbacks, however. If I post something really dumb, you can write about it on your blog with a link to my trackback url. At the bottom of my original post are links to your post (as well as any others). Don’t have a blog? Well it’s high time you did. You should also feel free to email your comments on anything I post.
You know… I feel better already.