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Wednesday, February 18, 2004



Comments from hell

One thing I can't seem to manage is how to deal with comments I leave on other blogs. Here is the problem: I leave an x number of comments in x numbers of posts on x number of blogs - let's multiply all this, and what do we get: a holy mess. How am I supposed to track all this down not to miss out on whatever thoughtful replies might occur? Bookmarks? Create a temp bookmark-folder for post-IDs? Forget all about it and never worry? :-0

That's what happens in any case but it's not because I am bad and spiteful - it's because I actually lose track. Blogs are updated daily. Posts disappear from main-page into archives. I can't remember dates (man, I can barely remember my own birthday), I can't remember titles, I can't search blogs because they're indexed in such a haphazard way you just can't count on it, I have no rss tools I can truly rely on... I mean, this *is* complicated.

So I'll try the bookmark-strategy for a while and if this doesn't work I don't see what else I could do. Maybe this is a helpful memory-exercise and I really should practice?

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Another factor is that it is not at all easy to read other blogs assiduously - anything over 2-3 is already something of an overload; I guess return-visits time should be managed too... I hope I can make it without a scheduler :-0





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