Thursday, March 3, 2011
Of Comments and Responses
I've always wondered how many people, when they read these ramblings...what is the tipping point that motivates their fingers to move over their keyboard and actually type a response? I'll never know, and I'm certain that everyone has a different motivating set of circumstances, just as we all have different motivators for just about everything we all do.
As I listen to my son practically crying in the other room as he plays LEGO Star Wars, his level of frustration over his inability to beat certain aspects of the game blossom into something that makes me wonder why he continues doing it. Because the last thing in the world it sounds like he is having...is fun.
I know that his motivation for playing video games is VERY different than mine. But, I do not quite understand his, because honestly, I can't get into the head of my 6-year old son, as much as I would like to.
I'm already into HEAVY blog digression, because what I am REALLY wondering about, of all the people who DO leave a comment, how many realize that you can click a box that allows you to be notified when a follow-up comment is left in the same blog? I wonder that because as often as I can I try to go back and personally respond to comments.
Admittedly, I'm better at this sometimes than I am at others, but I am trying to make more of an effort at it lately. But are those people 'getting the message', so to speak? I don't know. I know some people do, because of the occasional 'response to the response' that happens.
Other than that? I just don't know.
This week, there were quite a few very compelling comments that I wanted to respond to. So I thought I might post this before I do that. Should I do it in the Comments section, like I've been doing it, or should I do it in an actual blog post, so that I can be sure that those who wrote the comments actually see 'em.
Any thoughts? Let 'em fly. Meanwhile, I gotta go help me kid before he throws the controller into the TV Set.
'DADDY!!! Darth Maul's not letting me beat him!!! THIS SUCKS!!!'
Thankfully, I can kick Darth Maul's ass.
At least, LEGO Darth Maul.