I feel the need to reveal something to those who comment on my posts here: I don't read them. To be more honest, I actually CAN'T read them. That sounds weird, so let me explain.
I wrote some time ago on the subject of internet comments and the fact that I had turned this feature off when I began using Blogger some six years ago. As time passed, several features have been added to Blogger and I was put in the position to have to re-enable comments to make various features work as intended.
I still feel the same way about comments - I don't really want them. I try to keep commenting features disabled to avoid the inherent rudeness of giving the impression that I encourage comments when I actually don't want them at all. A strange thing happened though - commenting here on my blog is still enabled, but it is broken! I couldn't see people's comments even if I wanted to do so (which I really don't). However, I see statistical evidence that people leave comments that I simply am unable to see. I can only think that people consider me a terribly obnoxious jerk for not acknowledging any comments. I am sure there is plenty of evidence of my inherent jerkiness, but I am actually not displaying this in relation to the unseen and therefore unanswered comments.
I am surely able to be contacted, if you really feel the need and want to be encouraging. I don't make it easy but it can be done. Just don't suppose you are talking to me via blog comments as it doesn't work. May the bear yet save the world by finishing me off.