Sunday, July 8, 2007

12 reasons I haven't commented on your blog


I loved your blog post and was about to submit my clever and insightful comments, when....

12. I was reading your blog in the library. One of the 37 other open windows finished loading and started blasting an ice cream truck MP3 tune, but I didn't know which window it was. I started closing windows frantically, but the sound wouldn't stop. Before I could hit mute, the librarian asked me to leave.

11. When I read it, I immediately printed it out, bookmarked it, and e-mailed it to my parents and best friend. When I returned to thank you, there were 234 comments thanking you already.

10. I registered to comment on your forum, but by the time the "activation" e-mail arrived, I forgot what I was going to say.

9. I recently read a related post in another blog. I started surfing to find the link to share, and then it was dinnertime.

8. I loved your blog so much I decided to subscribe to it. I entered my RSS reader to enter your blog's URL The next thing I knew it was tomorrow morning.

7. I had a long reply drafted. I pasted it into my word processor to edit and spell-check it. When I tried to paste it into the comment form, my computer crashed. I plan to rewrite my words of wisdom, just as soon as I get off holding the line from Bangalore.

6. Your post made me think. I turned off the computer to compose a worthy response. When I was ready to comment, I forgot the name of your blog.

5. I tried to post a quick and polite reply, but half a minute later, when I entered the comment form, there were 43 new comments, posted by two people engaging in a name-calling all-out flame war. I didn't want to interrupt them.

4. I found your cute and astute post via a link from a friend's blog. I wanted to tell you how much I liked your blog, your positive attitude, and your voice. Before commenting, I went to check out the rest of your blog. Your previous posts were misspelled, misanthropic, and mean spirited. Confused, I went back to the cute post, and realized it was laden with sarcasm. I logged off the computer to cry. I hope you're satisfied.

3. Your seventeen paragraph comment policy sent me looking up terms in a legal dictionary. I got distracted searching on-line for the case law precedents.

2. I'm working on a blog post of my own in response to it.

1. It's on my list. I hope to get to it tomorrow!

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muse said...

Well, which am I?

Juggling Frogs said...

{smacks forehead} Oy, Batya! You rate a 13th excuse: I thought I was all caught up with your blog!

Miriam said...

Hi Juggling Frog,

I found your blog from Frumhouse's link. Nice post, its reminds me of when I was just starting to post comments. I made alot of those boo-boos lol (still do!)

icecold1967 said...

Cool

Juggling Frogs said...

Miriam and Icecold1967,

Welcome! I'm glad you stopped by.

I just discovered #14 this morning. I *thought* I posted a comment last week in reply to SephardiLady's blog.

I kept checking the post, wondering why she didn't approve my comment.

I started to wonder if I had said something bad, whether I had some misfortune typo that insulted someone....

Yesterday afternoon, I rewrote it and resubmitted it. Many other comments showed up on that post, but not mine. I know this, because I have been obsessively refreshing the comments page.

Battling paranoia, this morning I tried a third time. The comment went through immediately. She wasn't moderating my comment away; I was just mistyping the verification word so my initial two never made it through!

{smacks forehead} I'm such a newbie!

Chasida said...

15. i was going to leave a comment on your blog but i like to follow up on the comments to my comments, and somehow even though i'm tech savvy, i can never figure out how to do it (even with those neat backtrack thigamajogs).

great post!!!

doodlehead said...

I like this blog. No excuses, I'm commenting.

Jack's Shack said...

Nice. I appreciate that list.

Jay said...

Great list! Thanks for the laugh this morning. Some of those are all too true in this age of mega-blogging.

Stine said...

OK I loved that list. Thank you for the giggles.

Serene and Not Herd said...

This must be why I have no comments on my blog. I feel better, I was beginning to think I had no readers.

The Egel Nest said...

This is hysterical!

Shabbat Shalom!


Bradley
The Egel Nest

Israeli Mom said...

Well, this is one post that begs to be commented on, so here...

Anonymous said...

yo... nice :)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hey, I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say GREAT blog!…..I”ll be checking in on a regularly now….Keep up the good work! :)

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