Sunday, June 30, 2013


I'm delighted to see some vigorous activity in the comment sections of my recent posts on Paula Deen and DOMA. I was initially worried that, despite my having made an earnest writerly effort in both cases, those posts would end up ignored.



John said...

We've both been blogging long enough to know that a lack of comments isn't an indication of the relative merits of a post. Well, maybe in my case it is.

You are a great writer and your posts are almost always thought provoking. Perhaps you are so thorough that sometimes nothing remains to be said. Or people are just plain too lazy to respond. One of those!

Kevin Kim said...

Thanks, John. Sometimes, I do find myself wondering whether I've killed all possible conversation. And you're right: there's no correlation between a post's merits and the number of comments appended to it. Malcolm Pollack once wrote about he could pour his heart and soul into a piece, only to be greeted by silence, and crickets chirping in the distance.

Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Well, if you post on someone with an Islamophobic name like Deen, you're bound to get some vociferous remarks. Anyone who would let her family name be hijacked to harm a great religion deserves criticism!

Jeffery Hodges

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