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Monday, January 8, 2007

No Comment

I am experimenting with a format change to my blog. I have disabled comments, in the hopes that it will alleviate my anxiety. (You see? Here is one of many positive outcomes of disability!) As brave as I want to appear, I must admit that every single time the word “Anonymous” appears in my Inbox, I get a stomach ache. Even with commentors who have names, I never know what I’m going to get. It is like opening Doors One, Two, or Three in Let’s Make a Deal: sometimes you get the grand prize, sometimes you get one hundred cans of SPAM. Or worse. Sometimes I get nothing, and I devote energy to wondering why. I just do not have the constitution to be out there so much, target practice for every blog troll on the Internet.

I will, however, miss hearing from many regular wonderful readers and it is my sincere hope that you will continue to write your responses, ideas, questions, etc., but just use my email address, Many of you already do that, and I love it. But this way, I can just keep blogging and not have that addtional anxiety over what I’m going to get.

Ned tells me I get 10,000 hits a month. I certainly don’t get that many comments, so that means that most of you simply read it anyway, without the need to comment. Fine. Now I’ve made it official, or at least experimental: no comments. I’ve got to take steps to protect myself. But (friendly) emails are always welcome.

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