Comments: Your Government In Action

Why do things because everyone else does them? I tend to stay with single theme items, but that is also how I think.

A collection may generate a pattern that wouldn't be visible if the individual pieces were dealt with as individual elements.

Do as you please, but variety is nice. Just an opinion.

Posted by Bryan at May 31, 2005 10:48 AM

Whereas I, as you might suspect, think in ten directions at once.

Thanks for the feedback, though. There's a lot in what you say.

Posted by Anne at May 31, 2005 12:19 PM

Sometimes short and simple is fine; sometimes you create connections and resonances with long and broad that wouldn't otherwise become clear. Life is complex: doesn't mean that we can't speak clearly about it, but it does mean that we must sometimes speak at length and on multiple topics.

Posted by Jonathan Dresner at May 31, 2005 03:19 PM

You don't need to be like everyone else, you know. :) But I do admit that others are probably likelier to link to your posts if they're single-topic driven.

Posted by Elayne Riggs at May 31, 2005 05:05 PM

That's a good reminder, Jonathan. I know sometimes as I read the headlines, I see connections that surprise me and sometimes when I read other people's blogs, I find that the stories they group together provoke a lot more thought than any one story alone would have.

I hadn't actually thought of that, Elayne. I was thinking more along the lines of making things easier on my readers. :)

I'm not much good at doing things just because other people are doing them anyhow.

Posted by Anne at May 31, 2005 06:44 PM