Concerning Comments on this Blog
If you feel you have nothing to add: just say “Thumbs Up” or “Thumbs Down” or to save time, just “Swell” or “Nasty.”
If you know why you think what I wrote was swell (or nasty) you can always leave behind a sentence saying what that reason is. An extra sentence telling where you are coming from is always nice, for instance: “As your Former Soulwinning Partner I am appalled that you no longer believe in the absolute meaninglessness of religious pictures,” or, “As a persecuted teenager I like your theories about the inherent dignity of all youthkind.”
If you are a friend just visiting but have no opinion or don’t care to share it, you can always say “Hi, AR!” Pirate jokes always accepted.
Anonymous comments are ever welcome as well. If they are commercial in nature, I will delete them immediately.
And then there are those of you who are just longing to tell me a thing or two. Please, do. I love people who can teach me. And even if you fail to teach me anything it will at least be entertaining to contemplate the fact that someone cared to take note of my ideas.
But most of all I beg you, my dear readers, to avoid being nice. Nice is a such a pale virtue. Be kind; or if you can’t be kind; be interesting; and if you can’t be interesting, be honest. Any real virtue will do.
Note: the spam filter eats comments with two or more links. Also, even though there are spaces in the comment form for a website, it is not required to put something in that space. You can comment without a website – just leave that space blank.
Most sincerely yours,