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  •  I'm sorry the commenting's gotten harder for you, (1+ / 0-)
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    Laura Clawson

    with less time and more responsibility.

    I used to read so many books. So I got into R&BLers. Now that I'm writing a serious book diary every week, I find less time to read books, and only read a book if I see a diary at the other end. Your situation's more 24x7, but I surely empathize.

    there are days when going into the comments feels really overwhelming . . .frankly one of the reasons, as I think about it, that it's hard to do that is that even when I'm just speaking for myself, there's always the concern that I'll be read as speaking for more than just me. In a conversation like this, for instance!
    Indeed. My first thought, seeing you in this particular diary, was: I'm glad there's a Front Pager here to represent.

    It's probably easier when you're talking with Kossacks you've known for years, because you know they have a sense of you as a person, not a figurehead.

    And the figurehead is good. It's great that there is so much human face to Daily Kos. Whenever you do represent, just showing up in comments is a community service.

    If I were in your shoes, and felt constrained, I'd mostly just go with it, like a town councillor talking in a diner. If I found a diary where I didn't feel like representing, and purely wanted to chat as myself, the subject line of my first comment would read "Off the record." In that diary, apart from being civil, I'd feel free to say what I liked.

    there's no sense of community members as "the little people."
    Alas, you don't have to condescend for it to feel that way. Not to me, personally - I'm convinced that I'm a rather splendid fellow, and anybody's equal. But to many in the community, you just are one of "the big people." Though it's very good for morale that even kos can take a joke, and that Bob Johnson plays court jester so well.

    Didn't mean to write so much. Fine with me if you reply with two lines, or zero. You've already done enough, just by showing up and listening.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 06:37:17 PM PDT

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