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  •  I voted for something else you can share . . . (2+ / 0-)
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    cassandracarolina, nomandates

    . . . with us, and here it is.

    First off, either cassandracarolina is a quite prodigious author, or this subject was already in her outbasket. YKWIM

    So, if I can't make it through the diary, I generally will not comment UNLESS some of the comments catch my attention. Then, before I do comment, I will do my level best to read and understand what the diary has to say.

    Some benefits of this method.

    First, I won't look like a fool by posting some groaner comment.

    Second, if the comments do stir my interest, then reading a bit of the diary, then comments, and then re-reading the diary before returning to the comments helps me to fully comprehend what is being said. Kind of like reading Chapter 1, then the epilogue, then starting in at Chapter 2 again with a better understanding of what's to come.

    Finally, I might just realize that, after my reading, I really have nothing to add but a hearty "Attaboy" or a perhaps a "Yes, me too". Courteous, yes, but insightful, or furthering the understanding or discussion? Maybe not so much.

    Sometimes, the best comment is none at all. You can't learn anything about others when your talking. A tip, a rec if you think it's warranted, and off to the next.

    Thanks for the series cassandracarolina!

    -The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
    -George Bernard Shaw

    by rudyblues on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 06:03:24 PM PDT

    •  How I wish that more people followed your (2+ / 0-)
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      rudyblues, nomandates

      example, rudyblues. Many commenters seem obsessed with saying something in hopes of having the last word, or otherwise making their presence known. A tip and a rec are very good outcomes.

      Another one I enjoy is republishing a person's diary to one of the groups where I have editorial rights. It's a way of showing that they deserve a wider audience, and putting them in from of an audience that is predisposed to have an interest in the topic.

      Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle. -- Woody Allen

      by cassandracarolina on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 06:30:28 PM PDT

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