One fascinating thing I discovered during my perusal of other people's blogs was the frequency with which the blogger whined and complained about the fact that nobody commented. Now, this was not true of all of them....many blogs had more comments than content......(I don't quite know what to make of THAT.) But since I have been guilty of begging and pleading for comments to my blog I was heartened that this loathesome neediness is apparently a common flaw among us bloggers. I am pretty sure that the Bloggers' Lament is not motivated by the need for fulsome praise as much as a wistful wish for a bit of dialogue, some feedback, even criticism........anything to indicate that someone has paused and tasted before passing through the room.
AND to carry the thought a bit further, apparently the resistance, reluctance and downright stinginess to comment is somewhat universal among the followers of blogs. I wish I could understand this rather selfish withholding of any acknowledgement .........the widespread indulgence of taking everything offered as Freebies........the act of gobbling up all of the goodies without so much as offering even a satisfied burp in response. Sigh. I guess we must forgive them, for they know not what they do.....or don't do....or, oh, hell, you know what I mean.
The New Yorker covers: February 10, 1968
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