Monday, November 29, 2010

blogging in the age of twitter

Like books, I'm convinced blogs still have purpose, as the interweb is no zero sum game.   But this ol' blog, not the sleekest of platforms I well know, has been through a lot.  All of the images in earlier posts were annihilated in the (mandated) cross-over to the new blogger platform.  There's a Mt 19:24 sermon illustration in there somewhere, albeit for a really bad sermon.  

Then there's the comment issue.  I was doing everything I could to retain seven years worth of comments, and because I started on the now defunct halo-scan, this involved using echo, which was great until it wouldn't load, which was not so great, so I've just switched to blogger comments.  For those of you who left comments in the distant past, many thanks - I'm sure they're there somewhere, but in the meantime, they're not visible, and I'm sorry for that.  I have fired all those responsible. 

Many of your comments are works of art.  However poorly we at may have stewarded them, do keep them coming.  In the age of retweets, I'm convinced comments have value too.  I'm assured by the new hires that the current service is glitchless, and you should now be able to comment without waiting for my approval, punching in strange codes, etc.