When making a comment on a blog or when signing up to a site, you are often asked to read and type a jumble of letters. This jumble of letters has a name, but I forget what it is. Some are easy to read, some are not and some are impossible.
Now wouldn't you think if you type the letters wrongly, the next lot would be easier. You know, the program thinks, 'ah yeah, old person, bad eyesight, I will make it easier for them'. Nope, quite often the next lot is even harder to read.
I am often given to wondering why some people write blogs and some don't, even though they use a computer. If I think about myself, I use the computer and net for everything imaginable. When R's Sister and Bro in Law were visiting, they were quite amused when they were wondering about something and me jumping up and getting an immediate answer from the net. R's sister does email and can browse the web, but only when she has too. R is somewhere in between her and me. His main use is for email, banking, looking at property for sale and then whatever he needs to look up. Of course he would never be looking at cute dudes on the net.
I started reading blogs about 2000 I think. There was only one actually. I shan't link him, but he and many of you know who I am talking about. Eventually I started making comments, at first brief, but then I found the comments getting longer and longer and more detailed. I thought, maybe I have some things to say that will interest people. With a wee bit of direction by the original blogger, I started this one. Oh dear, this is sounding like an blog anniversary post. Never mind, as I say, it is my blog, I write what I want.
One post I once wrote questioned why couldn't I find older blog writers, people around my age and poof!, Lord Sedgwick appeared with a raggle taggle baggage of friends, rels and acquaintances and I came to know some people who I absolutely adore. Many others have come too, and some gone. Never mind, it was nice to know you briefly.
Pretty well without exception every commenter has always been nice. Some at times challenged me, and good on them, but they always did so in a nice way. It does come as a surprise to me, but I am not always right.
Just to conclude, and this is directed at one person who comments at times but does not have a blog, all I ask of any commenter is that they not insult me and more importantly not insult or abuse people who make comments on my blog. You would not think that was too hard, but someone seems to find it to be quite a challenge.
The last para is probably a mistake. You shouldn't give attention to those who indulge in attention seeking behaviour.