I just realized I have been posting to this blog for about a year and I never gave any instructions on how readers should respond. Blogs are cool because it can be a two way conversation. You will see a few comments scattered through the pages. There could be a lot more.
I usually write with some intention to stir up response. It is OK to add your own point of view. Blogs are also intended for linking to other sources of information. I try to add links whenever something needs further information. Reader comments can also lead to links or other Blogs.
There is a hesitation for some folks to become involved. It is a bit fearful to know other folks will be reading what you have to say. It is obvious I overcame that phobia long ago. Feel free to jump in even if it is just to say “That’s cool” or “You have got to be kidding!”
This site is run on my server, not a WordPress site. There is no one secretly collecting information about who participates (beside myself) so commenting is not to be feared. I do require some basic identification when making a comment, which is used to control spam. The filters work as this site is not hit hard from canned ham as when I required full registration. At one time I stored over a thousand useless spam registrations.
Every reader can leave a comment when the access is open. Currently the open period is a 7 day time period after I first post an article. Registering to the site is now NOT required and open registration is not even possible. Every comment is held for review before being published.
That means everyone can read and make comments, but little else. Site registration never allowed any other activity than commenting anyway. If you really want to be your own author I can let you know how to set up your own Blog if you want.
The point I want to leave is that readers are highly encourage to share their thoughts and comments. It is better than a simple one way web-page as a blog is two way. You can talk back to the writer!