Voice from The Void – the Blogosphere is alive and well

by Andy Polaine on December 4, 2004

Oh, the irony of it all. After my post about Hugh Macleod of Gaping Void not responding to my mails and posts, I got a comment from Hugh:

“I suppose I could just do what Nick Denton does- turn off the comments from his blog(s) and limit all e-mail replies to less than 6 words. But of course, that wouldn’t be my style ;-) I think the important thing for gapingvoid is for me to keep posting new cartoons. The other stuff- marketing rants, comment intercation, e-mails… that is secondary. Thanks for airing these points in public, it’s good to see this stuff coming to the surface. Sorry if I’ve not been responsive enough, but jeez, I’m overloaded at the moment.”

I tend to agree – the worst thing that could happen would be for him to stop posting and spend all his time writing replies. The foxes would be overrunning the rabbits. It still doesn’t solve the problem of what to do when you become a successful blogger (I’m still waiting), but turning off the comments seems to be a bad idea to me. At the very least, it limits the conversations others might be having with each other on your blog and that can be as interesting as the comments on the original post.

I’m pleased that Hugh responded to the post, because it also means the Blogosphere is alive and well. Somehow the information got to him. Still, I’m curious as to how he found out. Information finds a way…

1 johnny December 10, 2004 at 8:29 pm

hi andy. thanks for the thread on the gaping void btw!

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