Wednesday, January 02, 2008


Every time I miss
the Round Table I always have some kind of dumb excuse.

Well, this time I have a real reason. I wanted to write a post. I tried to write a post.

But I already wrote it.

I wrote it June 19, 2005.

I spent a long time researching that post and a long time writing it. It was difficult, largely because I'm not overly familiar with the subject. I don't hesitate to say that I think it's one of the better pieces I've written on this now-and-then-serious blog.

I got exactly zero responses to it. Nothing. No e-mails. No comments, and I have open commenting. The post is even in my sidebar.

I didn't really feel right asking to have it included in the Round Table, but I offer it up again in case anyone wants to know what I thought two and a half years ago.

Hope it holds up.


Thomas said...

Sadly, good posts rarely get lots of responses at our level of blogging, I think. But it doesn't mean that it didn't get read, or that it wasn't appreciated.

And thank you for reposting it.

Corvus said...

I'm often in the same boat, comment-wise, particularly on longer posts. But as Thomas said, it doesn't mean it wasn't read and appreciated.

It certainly does hold up and if it weren't written two years ago, it would have been a welcome addition to the Round Table. In fact, I'm sorry that you didn't feel compelled to write a "two years later" post.

Chris said...

Just to reiterate what's been said already: a good post, and especially a long one, often doesn't attract much or any comments. I have a handful of posts I thought would provoke comments that never did... *shrugs*

The only sure way to attract comments is to say something that people find incredibly offensive. :)

Best wishes!