Saturday, 30 April 2011

Blog updates

Mrs Ches asked me a couple of days ago why so few people comment on anything I write apart from the SSPX/traditionalist stuff. I dare say this is for the same reason nobody links to my blog except for those reasons (and the occasional cool video from Youtube). It could also be that I'm a huge bore, and she just hasn't realised yet.

Still, we're a modest blog here at The Sensible Bond and open minded to everyone except hecklers. So, in the interests of being dialogical - and shamelessly copying Mulier Fortis - I have posted a poll over on the right to ask readers why they don't bother commenting. I have also included reaction buttons below posts.

I could make a joke here about participatio actuosa, but that would be out of place ;-)

9 comments:

berenike said...

I totally do so comment on other stuff, by the way.

You left out "pride/fear of looking silly" in the poll options :D

Your fan.

I mean, where did you learn to cook all this stuff? Round here schnitzel is posh Sunday dinner food :/

Mac McLernon said...

I don't bother commenting on the controversial/SSPX stuff... so I ONLY comment on other stuff (you left out that option too!)

Added to which, I usually read your stuff via Google Reader (the best way to keep up with lots and lots of interesting blogs) which means that I can't comment, unless I find something I really need to comment on, and then I click through to the blog...

Of course, given that you snaffled my poll idea (and gave me a nice link too) I just had to come over to click on my opinions!!

Ttony said...

Whoops! I voted twice for the "I comment on other things too".

I really enjoy what you post on Grenc Lit 1850-1950 but as a) you don't write about the people I read for A Level, and b) A Level is an increasingly distressingly large number of years ago, I'm unable to participate, at least in a VII way: what I consider actuosa might feel a bit passiva to a Young Person.

Anagnostis said...

I comment on practically everything you post! It's always interesting. Apologies if my comments are often less so!

Do something on Mauriac. I'm a huge admirer of FM (and his English translator). Madame got me two more first editions for my birthday yesterday (together with a Kindle on which not to read them)!

PS I'm also glad you don't pre-moderate comments. I never saw the point in that.

Dominic said...

Differing interpretations of "participatio actuosa" hits the nail on the head actually...you appear to be adopting a thoroughly post-conciliar outlike....

Truthfully, if anything (and this is not intended as a criticism of your current "output" at it), I'd love to read more on the French lit side of things, especially but by no means solely Bernanos.

But, believe me, silence (or lack of spoken comment) does not imply a lack of either participation or appreciation!

GOR said...

Actually Ches, I suspect I comment on just about anything other than the SSPX, about which my knowledge is limited and experience nil. So on the basis of “better to be silent and appear ignorant, than to open one’s mouth and confirm the suspicion” I probably demur much of the time. Not that I’m not perfectly capable of displaying my ignorance on other matters also…

Sue Sims said...

And I shouldn't really comment at all, because it takes much longer than just reading, and I spend far too much time on blogs - of which yours is one of my top five. (Others on request...) So normally I don't. But your blog combines sanity, rigour and intelligence more than any other I know, and if you stop blogging (as you did for several agonising months) I shall scweam and scweam and scweam until I'm sick!

pattif said...

Another option you left out: more than once I have crafted a truly brilliant (at least it seemed so to me) comment, only to have 'Blogger' delete it during the process of signing in. Not only is there is the remote possibility that 'Blogger' knows what it is doing when it does this, you have to be a lot more determined than I normally am to go to the trouble of rewriting the comment.

Ches said...

Patiff, I have only recently discovered that Blogger has an automatic spam detection system that cannot be switched off. I am now checking it regularly!