If you are of a certain age, ahem…
you will remember party lines. That’s
when more then one house shared the
same telephone line. There was a
distinctive ring for each house, but
anyone connected could listen in.
What I love about blogging is the comments
and how they just kind of flow back and forth
between the blogger, the reader, and that
sometimes other readers add to the thread.
To me it’s kind of like having a old fashioned
party line, but everyone’s invited to listen in.
But if you have your comments emailed to you as a blogger then you can become easily confused when the thread takes a jump.
Let’s say you are blogging about the garden, and a certain flower, but yesterday you mentioned a party that you held. Although it does tell you which blog post the comment was made on, sometimes in the back and forth things get mixed up, and you forget whom you are talking to and about what.
Reader 1, great decorations, love the pink
Blogger, thanks got it at the dollar store
Reader 2, which variety is it?
Blogger, the local one just down the street
Reader 3, love the pink
Blogger, oh thanks I like the pink tablecloth too
Reader 3, I meant the flower
Blogger, but I didn’t get them at the dollar store
Reader 2, which variety is that?
Blogger, the tablecloth, or the flower?
I'm no longer sure….
So if you get weird replies from me regarding something that has nothing to do with the blog post, now you know why.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams