I have heard from more than a few regular readers about their discomfort with commenting on this (or any) weblog. I don’t think this is uncommon in general — I know I think very hard before leaving a comment, for all kinds of reasons.
Given that fact, and also given the fact that I would hate for anyone to miss the chance at a drawing, I have installed a program that should, if it performs correctly, allow anybody to comment on any post from the privacy of their own computer screen, wherever they may be. Postmatic is a well established, very reputable software company, and they take privacy and security very seriously. As do I.
One thing I haven’t figured out yet is this: I can send whole posts or post excerpts to subscribers, so you can read what’s going on without ever actually stopping by the weblog, if that’s your preference. On the one hand that seems like a good option, but on the other, I can imagine that people would get irritated with a lot of notifications showing up in their ethereal inboxes. So I’m looking into how to fine tune that and with any luck, there will be a solution.
The sign-up is on the right hand sidebar, just about in the middle.
As soon as I’ve sorted through the fine print, I’ll give you what information I have. In the meantime your thoughts and suggestion would be very welcome.
Just signed up for Postmatic. I’m also connected to your blog posts via Feedblitz, which means I’ll be able to compare the two and see which fits my needs better.
Another problem that I have with comments, I always think of a better way to say something after I post or I forget to add something. Like I forgot to say earlier… thanks for the great giveaway!
Thanks very much for trying it out. My sense is that it’s going to be very convenient, but please do let me know how it works for you.