Rebuttal to and Ode
This isn't so much a rebuttal as it is an explanation as to Felicia's post about bloggers that confuse her.
First off, I just want to say that I am a product of the online era. Even so, I'm not a big fan of using IM programs. And as such, e-mail is my favorite method of communication. With e-mail, I can send off something whenever I want, and the recipient can send me a response at their leisure. I don't feel like I'm intruding. Even though I may not be, I'm weird and always feel like I'm interrupting something. Hell, I'm naturally shy and don't normally approach people in real life until they approach me first.
Consider that the pixie in me.
This is another reason why I avoid using the phone if at all possible. I'd rather send a text-message, because there's nothing worse than calling someone, only to have them answer and say "Can I call you right back? I'm on the other line." This way they can get back to me whenever they damn well please.
Sure, if something is urgent, I have no problem picking up the phone. But, when issues aren't necessarily time sensitive, I'd much rather use email or text-messages.
Comments, on the other hand, are completely different. Of course I like comments. Who doesn't? Feedback is the main reason I write, and comments are always appreciated. I have a problem, though, with blogger.com's comment system, and if anybody out there has a solution for me, please, please, please let me know.
The main gripe I have with blogger comments is that they're not threaded, a la Live Journal. Let's say that somebody leaves me a comment that I'd like to respond to. On blogger, they leave their name, homepage and email address, most likely. If I want to respond, I have to leave an original response under theirs--addressing them--and hoping that they check back. Or I could also reply to them by sending a response directly to their email address.
I'm lazy and both of those are far too much work for me.
Livejournal has threaded comments, meaning that I can reply directly to their comment, and that reply will be sent directly to their email inbox. Hey-yo, we've taken out that extra step! I've had a LiveJournal for over three years, and I don't want to start another one. I started Pokeramarama so that I could write about poker without my whole LJ friend list getting annoyed, and/or thorougly bored by it.
LJ comments facilitate conversations much better than Blogger comments do. So, does anyone know of threaded comments for Blogger?
Also, how is "pixie" any better than "fairy"? Both give off the mental imagery of me in a sheer, pink, tutu, ballet slippers and cute little wings strapped to me back. I'd say they're equally queer.
Ah, would ya look at that. It's lunchtime!