We help each other with…

…likes. The fact is, sometimes we just click “like.” It does not actually mean we ‘like.’ It does not mean we actually have read. Still, it does mean something. We do this. We perform this action for each other–fellow bloggers. We do this, in part, because we hope that our blogger friends–as well, we hope that we–through the long chain of bloggers connected to other bloggers, will be connected with those who will appreciate their special brand of comment or insight.

Regardless of our art or position or our views on anything in particular, we seem to care for one another in our quest to be heard by those who would appreciate our work, or comments, or views. At least at this low level of notice, none of us seem to be concerned with whether or not we understand or relate to a message. We seem all to be friends regardless. On this day, which is a day of thanks in the United States, it seems appropriate.

9 responses to “We help each other with…

  1. I likethis! And I am very thankful for you and for the network of artistic and friendly support of these friends all over the world who loosely network with each other. I am particularly interested in the phenomena of free association of people and what our resident mathematician tells me is emergent behavior, and I love watching this example of it working. It has great beauty.


    • I only really take exception to blogs wherein comments are not allowed–although even there I have made some exceptions. The reason for this is that–even given a particular blogs innocuous, and decidedly inoffensive content, I am unable to make an opening comment–as is my practice. I therefore find that in general I am unable to click follow or like on such blogs. I have a feeling as though they are not real blogs. This is why I don’t even bother to moderate my comments here.

      In any case, far beyond someone who moderates, it simply seems a bit dodgy to disallow comments. As in the case of a couple of blogs, both by the same blogger, one called “a place called love” and another called “Palestine Rose” (whom I am old enough to recall having once met long ago in Tokyo) These two blogs are perhaps mirror images of one another. The latter is Spock-with-a-beard, and the former is Spock-all-clean-shaven (which analogy seems particularly apt given the case in point)


    • Taking into account your references to “Spock with and without a beard” I doubt my comment is applicable to the particular blogs you are referring to but…as far as other blogs that don’t allow comments — It easy for me to accept their choice to not allow comments because I personally have known someone who was not strong enough to deal with criticism and had a horror of dredging through the occasional strange and abstruse comments that every blogger eventually accumulates if they are around long enough. I think turning comments off is a fine choice if one cannot deal with the input. If that is what they need to do to feel safe enough to write then – so be it.
      Now, I’ve got to find out from you what site our old friend Rose is writing on. Pass the millet, Kplzthx.


    • Well stated, my dear! I think I may know the gentleman to which you refer! Still, I hear even he has had a change of heart in the matter. One may accept comments, even unmoderated, one does not have to read them if one does not so desire.

      The individual comments–no matter how rude, do make me happy, as is my prompt thereupon. Although If–even if it hardly seems likely I will ever attract that degree of attention–I found some kind of mechanical or even funded effort to comment on a site of mine. I would probably take some action there, with all the technical acumen I might muster–which is considerable; more so, when one considers the abilities of some of my colleagues which would be at my disposal for such an instance.


    • The blogs in question are from a follower, or at least one who clicks “like” on my blog quite a bit, known as “Genie,” which name, in and of itself, might be significant. In any case, you should be able to find them with that information, in case you are curious.


    • Under some circumstances, I do understand this necessity, I think.

      However, I believe that now I might deal with it in a different way than once I might have.

      It’s fairly difficult, I think for a blog to reach the people intended if it is not left “wide open.” Although, in the case of my blog(s), I do require membership in wordpress in order to comment, although I allow following to anyone.

      And regarding moderation, I sometimes think it would be an effective way to make sure one has read each and every comment, if one so desires, because one must, in this case, in order to approve them.


  2. Hi David, yes I personally find the wordpress community to be quite unique in its support for one another. I’m not usually one to comment, admittedly, but I like the “like” facility. It gives the feeling that I’m not alone here! Good to meet you. Cheryl


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