I read my friend Mike’s blog¹ and noticed all the comments he gets, and how he often responds. Usually that’s something I won’t do.
This will sound strange – I wanted to avoid starting a dialog with my readers. Why, you may ask? I’m not 100% sure.
Part of the reason, certainly, was because that makes it easier to disconnect my blog from my work. This blog has nothing to do with my work. Still, people comment from time-to-time and relate their comments to my work.
When people ask questions that relate to work, I’m in a tizzy. Let sleeping dogs lie, is my motto.
There’s also the question of how to respond to comments. If I write a personal note, you don’t see it here in context. If I respond online, I never know if the sender has seen it. There’s really no easy way to do both at once.
Like I said, I saw Mike’s blog, with comments answered, and decided to answer some tonight. We’ll see how it goes from here. There must be a happy medium somewhere.
¹ – Mike is the general manager of the ABC affiliate in Nashville. He also hired me in Connecticut 22 years ago. We were both in elementary school then.
His blog is amazing because he is in a position of power and still writes entries that are freely spoken. Candor – that’s the word to describe his blog. He speaks with candor. He’s must reading for me.