Hey everyone, I've got a quick update and a question for you in regards to the general day-to-day stuff for the blog.
First up, commenting. There's a lot of talk on the tg blogs I frequent about commenting recently. I'm not going to go into a whole lot of depth as pretty much everything has been covered. If you're interested you can check out the conversations here, here, and here. What I want to focus on is idea of the disconnect between me as the author and you as the audience. I've always tried to keep the tone of this blog extremely informal and relaxed. Unfortunately I hurt that idea by how rarely I respond to comments, making it seem like I don't want to be a part of the conversation that goes on here. So starting now I'm going to try to respond to pretty much every comment I can as a way of showing you all how much I appreciate what you have to say about my work.
Which brings us to the second order of business, the question I have for all of you. Smitty suggested to me that I switch to click-through style of posting so that I can better track page views for individual captions. Now on a creator level that sounds great, but my primary goal is to make this blog work for the readers as much as possible. So I'm leaving it up to all of you. If you want to leave me a comment that's great, but since I want to get a feel for as much of my audience as possible, feel free to use the rating boxes at the bottom of the post as well.
If you like the idea of going to click-through, or if it doesn't really matter to you one way or the other, click "Great"
If you like the way the blog is now and don't want to add another click between you and the captions, click "Not My Thing"
I'll let this poll run for probably a week or so before making the decision to switch or not.
Oh, and if you don't know what I'm talking about, here are a couple of examples of the style I'd be switching to. This, this, and this.