Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Not important, no need to comment

Not that I get many comments to my posts, but I have noticed from the few that trickle in that people really don’t care much about the big fat posts I put up, its usually the silly, goofy ones that elicit response. That’s strange since I put the most time and effort into the long political/social commentary ones and I feel that they are the most important messages to get out. But it seems that nobody cares about them and that bums me out a bit.

Now understand that my analysis is purely based on comments. I really have no way of knowing what posts hit home to my readers more than others so that’s all I have to go on. Maybe I’m wrong. Who knows?

In either case, I’m not going to change anything I’m doing here either way. I just wanted to vent a bit.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

No comment

yael said...

my thoughts on this: the longer more serious ones take much longer to comment on. i have negative amounts of time as it is! it's hard enough to find time to actually read everything...

bblluueee said...

I trashed Nasa in one of your earlier blogs, but now I was reading about the stardust project and checked out thier web site, http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm
uhm... I am getting more interested in .... Nasa....

the original post:

NASA does a bunch right


NASA is a pretty impressive organization. They are underfunded and underappreciated, undertaking a mission that most of America really can't care less about, and yet they still accomplish amazing feats. Don't start giving me shit about the space shuttle. Is was only designed to work for a limited amount of time and the government extended the program with little more money or mandate. Even though, the shuttle is a pretty amazing piece of engineering.

Anyway, I'd like to point your attention to the Mars rovers Opportunity and Spirit. These little guys were slated to land on the planet, take a few photos and then die. Well guess what.. they are still up there working great and that's pretty amazing. These things were engineered really really well and that's a good thing to know. It's good to know that people actually engineer quality products somewhere on this planet (had a good working cellphone lately?).

So, bravo to NASA and the team behind the rovers. If I could allocate my tax dollars I would give it all to you. Hey! That's an interesing idea no? Being able to allocate a portion of your tax dollars to the government agency or program of your choice.. hmn..

trace said...

so I do have readers :)

Yael.. I was hoping to have you comment on the Israel post since you actually live there.. My friends all think it's the stupidest thing I've ever written.. you too?

As for Nasa.. yea.. they do some amazing stuff considering they are severely underfunded by the Govt. Which to me is fucked up since this is exactly what federal govts are supposed to be funding!

yael said...

there's too much to say about that post... I didn't have time to formulate a comment.

i don't know if i'd call it stupid, because obviously it came from logical thinking, but i do think you way oversimplified the situation, and made some wrong assumptions (and factual errors), and maybe failed to truly see the situation from the point of view of those involved. So overall i think the solution is totally unrealistic.

it's just such a long conversation.. we should have it someday, but i'm just so busy right now i have no time to email at all. sometime we'll talk about it, i'm sure....

StringMan said...

You've nailed it: unless I really dig what's on someone's mind, I usually just want to get a couple of quick reads, maybe say hello, and go on to the next blog. Sad, but true. That's just me. I read short stories, while others happily slog through War & Peace. In the end, it's your blog. Write you what like and encourage those who like what you write to keep visiting.