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Confessions of a blog addict 

After being a till around December last year, the irony has hit me: I am the top commenter at coComment, a service used to track comments on blogs (and some forums).
   I alternate at the top of the league table with fellow Ryan Benson, whose Ryan’s Blog is the most commented on in the service, with one of the most commented topics. Kind of nice to share the top spot with someone I like—as I mentioned to Ryan, it’s better than someone we each hated. We will probably stay neck in neck and one of us will reach 1,000.
   Let’s just say I saw the light of and am a true believer. The since I began this blog in January has been nothing short of amazing, and I feel I’ve made some real friends.
   Let’s also hope blogging stays fun. The blog- are already making it less savoury, just as they essentially ruined from being a wonderful, novel means of communication. In my chatting to Stefan Engeseth earlier this evening, he relayed the story of one person who had given up using email—he could not be bothered with the crap.
   Thank God I do not use . I have about as many channels of communication as I can manage for now. I’d like to retain some semblance of “me time”.
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Update: I am certifiably an addict. See this link to gauge where you are on the blogosphere (in French).  
I am not sure why didn't just add on to that comment on to the post...that's almost like you are spamming comments to get a higher rank.  
Your addiction is certifiable and makes us all happy.  
Ryan, I add comments to my own posts as postscripts, and remember, you’re the one who said we can do what we like on our own blogs (nuts, can’t do cool smileys like on your blog). I need to save time and maybe Wordpress is different, but I do not like waiting for Blogger to republish an entire page. Just takes way too long with my set-up.
   Dannie, thank you! My aim is to make people happy—and sometimes to spur all of us into action so we can be happy long-term.  
Yes I remember that. Do you have dial-up or something? Because if blogger is acting correctly, it should only take a minute.  
Believe me, if I were on dial-up, I wouldn’t be blogging! No, a minute is way too long. A comment takes a few seconds; republishing the page takes longer, though not quite as long as a minute.  
wow, a minute is too long? What's acceptable? Not to mention you then have to verify the word, and go back and approve it, then delete the e-mail you get for a comment needs to be approved. Veruses republishing that page (not index)?  
Well, think about it: either wait a minute (or whatever it is) versus three seconds. The editing page takes longer to come up, compared to the comments’ page, too, as there are more functions and graphics. Since it is my own blog, I do not need to approve my own words—these go on automatically. If I had to republish the entire blog, then that would probably take two or three minutes; the index would be quicker, but still no match for adding a comment.  
and what about who read only via RSS? Or if your blog was like a standard blog and didn't show comments until you go to the permalink,nobody would know about these PS's.  
That’s just too bad for those who read via RSS. The postscripts are throwaway comments, anyway. May I remind you of your own words? ‘A blog is the owner's personal space, so he or she can do whatever they please.’  
I am well aware of what I have said...  
Cool. Hey, Ryan, do you know if that Wordpress glitch going to be fixed soon? I’ve been trying to get on your blog.  
Yes it has...  
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