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February 18, 2014



I'm guilty of some of those, especially 1 but also 2-8 to varying degrees and at different times. The internet 'tis a strange new world.

Ed S.

Very good observations. There are just too many things vying for our attention these days. The clutter is thick. Life is short. Too short to read more than a handful of blogs. I never read fiction anymore.


Hear, hear! I completely agree, Jeff.

A guy wrote to me yesterday and complain about his free Feedburner email daily digest subscription to my blog's RSS feed.

He complained that, on days when I post more than one topic, the subject line of the email doesn't show each individual topic so he doesn't have to open the email to discover them.

I was traveling yesterday, for a charity, so didn't get to his email. This morning he writes, "Due to a lack of response from my email, I am immediately unsubscribing from your email digest!"

Only in the Internet age do people complain about a free service, that they independently subscribe to and do not (in any way) financially support. Like you, Jeff, the few sponsorships I have merely pay for the monthly price of my website server, malware protection and back-up service. Any change left over might go towards a review radio, etc.

It takes thick skin to ignore the occasional troll and embrace the encouragement and enthusiasm from readers/friends.

We do this stuff out of passion and for the friendships we form over topics that create a sense of true online community.

'Nuff said!

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