Thursday, August 25, 2005

Fun blog

I found this blog which has all sorts of ideas for getting commenters to interact.

I really like that idea; I think I am going to write an article about back channelling - as suggested to me by JM about a week ago. Funnily enough, she is a very rare commenter, preferring to either talk to me about my blog or to send me e mails. For example she was the one with whom I talked about ethics and photography. Anyway, I digress.
I am simply announcing that I am going to write about the role of commenters. OMG I bet that will put you off visiting now!


Pearl said...

I'm not easily put off. :-)
And Michele sent me so hi-ho hi-ho, it's off to comment I go. :-) I see the word chocolate downscreen from here so I'm going to go poke a nose.

Joolz said...

Hey Pearl,

Nice to see you.
Glad you were not put off commenting ...

kenju said...

Hi, Joolz, I am here from Michele's too. You will be so glad you found her site!

Chris Best said...

I think that's a great topic to write about. I'd really like to see what you come up with. I believe commenting is a big factor to the motivation of many bloggers. It's that whole reinforcement that what you are writing is actually being read and thought about.

haha as a matter of fact, my entry on my blog today might be something you deem "commentable" yourself ;-) hehe - my classroom guidelines.

Mary Plain said...

I agree with Chris that it is a very interesting topic and well worth a post.

Simply Clare said...

This has interested me for a while too - particularly in terms of the lamination of identity business that Leander and Holland talk about.

And an interesting thing has happened to me in relation to this: I have recently had some postings from a new commenter - and I get emails with the comments, as well as the addition of them to my blog. Last night I returned home late and just quickly checked my work email before bed (compulsive or what) and found this LONG but very interesting comment from said new commenter.
ANYWAY, when I went to my blog this morning, he had removed it! What a shame - so what do you make of this - and can the self-censorship of comments be another angle - or angel - as I still fondly think of them.
bye for now

Joolz said...

Have not read the bit about lamination but will look up as I have the book - have only read bits of it.
Incidentally I also check my email etc all the time. I constantly move across windows as I work all day too. Totaly addicted to it all..

ANYWAY (as you also say) that is fascinating about the long comment. Was it from the romantic blogger?

As for your commenter's actual comment; it is strange he removed it if it was interesting. As you say, all to do with identity performance.

I once had a commenter who scared me by saying things that were too intimate and so I stopped responding to him. I get all my comments e mailed to me btw - it is an option you can switch on in Blogger. But he may have pickd up the e mail off your site somewhere I guess.

OK off to Leander now.

Simply Clare said...

You guessed correctly. Do you think it is attention seeking behaviour?

Joolz said...

Yes I do I am afraid ...

Kate said...

I want to be in the article and also very much like the way people are tying their identity closely in with email and blogging.
When I am on dial up (last week) and cannot comment I only feel like half a person.
I am aware also that this site is half work half play it acts as work avoidance mostly (student dissertations don't ask) but also as a punctuation mark in the day.
However, my email is right by my new mixer so I get somewhat muddled about the distinction betwen cooking and emailing
also my new washing machine....
I must go and hang some out now.

Joolz said...

Hooray. Am so glad you want to be in it Kate.

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