April 18, 2004
But Good Gin
I've told a lot of brilliant people about my blog --- which is still "unreleased" to the general everyone --- but still not a single comment. Don't make me resort to a page-visit counter to feed my own ego. I know you're out there.
This evening all of the cantos were printed up and hacked to pieces with scissors. Pretty soon I'll have a chapbook and a multimedia DVD --- see the jungle! read the language! hear the cicadas! If you comment on my blog, you'll have "the edge" and may even be invited to my launch party.
Which will be me and a bottle of gin, and my cat.
Posted by delire at April 18, 2004 01:24 AM
Readership and commenting don't follow each other as closely as they seem like they ought.
People comment where others are commenting, and people comment when they wish to correct a mistake, and people comment in a bid to get a link to their own little piece of web embedded into a more popular, and central narrative. None of these are sort of the positive feedback of a conversation that one excepts and hopes to have develop.
You might get lucky, some people do, establishing a chatty rapport with their audience, but don't write for the comments, thats a lonely road.
liar - your cat will not attend your launch party!
well, not unless it is allowed to bring a blanket to hide under and its own bottle of kitty diazepam. and for anyone whose never met your cat that is a comment on the cat, not to be construed as acomment on your launch party.
so you go and tell a whole bunch of "brilliant people" about your blog and the first comments you get are from me and kellan ;)
yes I'm lurking ... and do believe that I will stay a lurker. I like the empty comments links, they have a very peaceful, screaming into the void effect, in a internet filled with to much empty chatter, fad building and spam bots and spam people.
we're not web surfing anymore - we're internet dumpster diving...