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I’m really sort of surprised this hasn’t happened for real yet:

I thought of an idea for a Criminal Minds episode. Disturbed blogger who never gets any comments hunts down lurkers and tortures and murders them after forcing them to comment on every single post on his (or her) blog. No, no! Not me! I would never do that. I wouldn’t know how to find you anyway. But it would make a good creepy story, wouldn’t it?

There are times I think all of us in blogdom are at least slightly disturbed.



  1. fillyjonk »

    2 March 2017 · 9:19 pm

    I read that, thought about it, realized I’d be more likely to turn on myself and beat myself up for not being more interesting or able to serve people up what they want.

    Yeah. The “mean girls” in my past taught me too well.

  2. Roger Green »

    3 March 2017 · 5:28 am

    Someone in the ABC Wednesday group I belong to said quite recently that people don’t comment on my blog. Sometimes they DO “like” a post on FB, but not the same thing.

  3. CGHill »

    3 March 2017 · 7:47 am

    There’s an ongoing debate on #blogchat (Twitter, Sunday, 9 pm, one hour) as to whether it’s better to have actual comments or social-media discussion. My position has always been simply “Yes.”

  4. McG »

    3 March 2017 · 7:55 am

    I’ve certainly been blogging more since I deleted my most recent Twitter account. And the comment volume is actually working out, I think, to about the same as substantive feedback on Twitter.

    What I call “empty” retweets were, to me, about a half-step above a “like”.

  5. Lynn »

    3 March 2017 · 11:33 am

    I see a few blogs that have actual discussions in their comments and that’s what I envy. I have been spending a lot more time on Twitter lately because I do occasionally get into brief conversations if I happen to be on at the right time.

  6. fillyjonk »

    3 March 2017 · 12:20 pm

    I’ve had people tell me Blogger is being an ass about comments unless you’re signed in to Google, so. That’s my new excuse and I’m sticking to it: that people really WANT to comment but can’t.

    (and yes, yes, I know: third-party commenting plugins, but they have their own associated pains)

  7. McG »

    4 March 2017 · 1:20 pm

    I have one or two commenters who went ahead and got Google accounts so they could comment on my blog. I call that a compliment.

  8. CGHill »

    4 March 2017 · 1:38 pm

    That is impressive.

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