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Getting Comments

I noticed that I have a large number of hits on this blog of mine, and I can see from where they originate.  I have people from New York and the United Kingdom viewing this blog, but I wonder.  How do I go about receiving comments from my readers?  This blog of course is about nothing specific.  I rant about KMart, put my entire resume online and write about my tiny little retail store a mile from my house.  So does it make sense to have blogs that are specific to a topic?

I have a bunch of blogs that are about specific topics such as books and philosophy, programming and science, and even one of veganism.  But I just haven't kept up with them.  I have to be in a particular frame of mind (philosophical) to write about philosophy, or I have to be reading books to write in my book blog.  But I am lazy and so I write crap in this blog.  Perhaps I should write about controversy, really get into the reporter's mindset.  At one point I did want to be a journalist, but I am (or was) too shy to speak to people, so how could I report on anything interesting?

I'd like to write more about nature and the sciences--I mean I get a lot of science emails and subscribe to a number of such RSS streams from such blogs.  But the annoying thing about this is that I rarely launch my RSS reader, and I don't like google's reader thing.  I tend to like desktop software anyway because web apps, which are cool of course, are not really ready for use.  I hate that they are in a browser.  I like the idea of Adobe AIR and JavaFX which provide a nice rich client that is web based.  No longer are we  stuck by the whims and confinement of the browser.  Case in point.  If I am in an online text editor or web site builder, if I forget that I am not using a desktop app I tend to press some keys that I use in my Mac editors that cause the browser window to go back to a prior page, and thus I lose my work.

(useless tangent(
One thing I find very annoying about Safari, which the browser I use, is that there are so few plugins, and a lot of them are not free whereas Firefox, which still has too many problems, has so many cool, free plugins. What comes to mind specifically is Zemanta.  While it doesn't always show relevant information about what I am writing, there is always something useful, and often when I click on "related" links I get ideas for further research and writing.

I am a whiner, that's for certain, but do I ever try to change?  No.  So there it is.


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