Pontificating Bloggers: Even God Answers Prayer
No Comments Allowed:
I was reading an interesting post from Seth Godin who reprinted an article from the Guardian. I wanted to leave a comment but when I arrived at his blog there were no comments allowed.
Frankly I was pissed off because I had already taken the time to prepare a witty observation that I thought was pretty good. Then I remembered this blogger had recently announced that he considers commenters a pain in the ass and shut them down.
But I did notice that he received a substantial number of trackbacks from other bloggers hoping to receive scraps from his table. As far as I’m concerned trackback is a pain in the ass because thanks to spam filters it doesn’t even work half of the time. And besides if you’re a Blogger user trackback isn’t necessary because of its automatic backlinks feature, so why bother.
This brought up one of the Bloke’s long time gripes with some a-listers, so one of my New Year’s Resolutions will be to not visit so-called bloggers who won’t enable comments because there would be no reason to.
Am I wrong when I say that they are not really blogs, but merely sermons from the mount by pontificating poobahs. They are monologues — NOT a conversation which goes against everything that the blogosphere stands for.
Crikey, maybe we should just go back to old-school static websites and forget about Web 2.0. Even God answers prayer.
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