Donald Duck as he first appeared in The Wise Little Hen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A few days ago I was visiting a blog post by Chuck at Apocalypse Now--an innovative, wacky, and often twisted blog (Happy Birthday Chuck)--and I followed a link that he'd left in the post to an earlier post that he'd done that had a topic that intrigued me.
Anyway, I went to that earlier post and left a comment there. Chuck seemed somewhat surprised and pleased that I had actually gone to the link, read the post, and left a comment. In a later response Chuck said, "...thanks for going back to square one to read and leave a comment. You inspired an upcoming post by doing that."
So as I considered this, I was inspired to write a post related to this topic of comments. As some of my regular readers may recall, I am fascinated and entertained by comments and the ensuing dialog that sometimes springs from them. In fact, if some of you wonder why I don't visit more blog posts, it's often because I am wrapped up in ongoing conversations on my blogs or other blogs. Don't every apologize for leaving me a long comment--I love 'em, especially when they lead to a discussion.
In any case, this concept of ongoing blog comment discussions made me think of a rather lengthy interchange prompted by my most recent post at A Faraway View--a blog that doesn't usually receive too many comments, but the ones that are left are often quite involved and interesting.
One massive exchange on this most recent post occurred amongst myself, Stephen T McCarthy, and Faraway Eyes. I mean this exchange was epic in proportion and will probably be resulting in an additional guest post or two or more. I had a great time exchanging thoughts with these two ever-fascinating bloggers. Hopefully I'll have Stephen's guest post on site this Thursday.
Another blogger who invariably has been leaving comments at my dream blog is the ever contemplative Jay Paoloni, Actor. He also has been occasionally posting on the topic of dreams, as well as other topics such as Donald Duck's disposition. Whatever he writes about he does so with eloquence and sometimes a dash of tongue in cheek. It's a thoughtful blog for those of you who enjoy a moment to ponder now and then.
I want to also thank all of my other regulars who comment on that site as well as those who manage to pop in every now and then. I try to keep things interesting at A Faraway View.
Thinking of guest posts, I hope that all of you will visit Wrote By Rote for the guest visit by Christine M Grote. If you're not yet familiar with Christine, be sure to visit her extraordinary blog Christine M Grote which is filled with well told stories, reflections on life, and samples of her remarkable photography. In her guest spot she tells about her acclaimed book Dancing In Heaven.
I guess I should stop here because as soon as I think of one thing to write about another thing pops into my head. If you let me I could be here writing all day if I knew somebody was reading it. Instead, maybe you can check out a few of the above links, leave some comments, and start your own ongoing blog conversations. Or maybe this post will inspire a post of your own.
Do you ever get involved in ongoing comment discussions? Do you like it when readers leave lengthy comments? Have you ever been surprised by a comment left on an older post that you've written? Are you familiar with any of the above mentioned blogs and bloggers?