Sunday, February 28, 2010

Over to YOU.


It is a truth universally acknowledged, that the best part of this blog is the comments box.
And your comments on the previous post were certainly heated, stimulating, provocative .. and funny as well.

So much so that this cool dude suggested "You don't need to blog Kaz ... just have comments"


Excellent idea
- so over to you.
Say anything you like.

You could comment about commenting - why do you do it and do you enjoy it?


Go on - indulge me.

KAZ

76 Comments:

Blogger Rog said...

Yay First!

2:05 pm  
Blogger Rog said...

...and second!!!!

2:05 pm  
Blogger Rog said...

Nope, this isn't getting any more interesting.

This is like Morecambe & Wise without Eric.

2:07 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

Not now, Roger.

I do it because I enjoy it.

2:27 pm  
Blogger xl said...

I come here for the idling.

2:56 pm  
Blogger savannah said...

why comment? well, sugar, because it's you! xoxoxox

(i stayed out of the convo re y'all's elections because i felt woefully inadequate to comment. at least here in the states our last election was black and white! *rim shot/bad joke*)

2:59 pm  
Blogger Kerrie said...

I'm still to busy singing..Gordon Brown texture like sun, lays me down with my mind he runs...
I can also do quite a good Eric if Rog is interested. I like doing the thing with the paper bag.

3:04 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

I comment to get my 15 seconds of fame every day, writing on important, witty or famous people's blogs. Like yours.

3:07 pm  
Blogger mago said...

The ten sheeperies of the university were good for more than thousand florins in 1815.
Ha!

3:17 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Rog:
It's OK - you broke the ice.

Geoff:
Are you always the straight man?

xl:
Pull up a chaise longue.

Savannah:
(Forgives Savvy for joke)
Very wise to stay out of the fight - it's getting nasty over here.

Kerrie:
You and Gordie eh?
I happen to know that Rog looks good in a paper bag.

Dave:
*blushes*

mago:
Now that's what I call a comment.

3:23 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

I do it because you pay me to comment.

Although I'm still waiting for February's cheque.

3:41 pm  
Blogger Istvanski said...

Commenting without posting? That's Twitter's job.

3:54 pm  
Blogger tony said...

I,m Crap At Commenting!

4:07 pm  
Blogger Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

your post is two hours old and this will be comment #14 - or maybe higher if someone else has got in while I've been typing!

4:25 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

I come and comment here because the police won't let me have my phonecall.

5:14 pm  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...

We come here because we love you.

5:49 pm  
Blogger mago said...

Vicus says it all.
Besides: If there is a chaise longue is there a chaise petite or brève too?

6:18 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

MJ:
Don't hold your breath.
Your contract is due for renewal - and you broke the confidentiality clause.

Istvanski:
Twitter gives me agrophobia.

Tony:
Your comments make me laugh.
(OK - I know you weren't fishing for compliments)

Gerald:
Is that you in the pic?
I did a link to you on my Valentine's day post - I don't think you saw it.

Steve:
Free the Steve ONE.

Vicus:
Now extract the tongue from your cheek.

mago:
Not sure that one could recline on a chaise petit or brève
Better to just stay in bed.

6:51 pm  
Blogger Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Yes that is me in the new avatar - I think it was you who commented on the previous one and I dug this old pic of me aged 7 or something like that - I did notice the link on the valentines post (belated thanks) but was probably too busy to leave a comment at the time.

6:57 pm  
Blogger geraldgee said...

Sigh.........to think of all that bloody work I put into my blog and hardly a peep.

7:00 pm  
Blogger Tim said...

Is Fiona Bruce more irritating than the entire rest of the Antiques Roadshow put together?
Good footie thisarnie, eh, shame about t'result. Why have I still not plugged the TV back into the hifi?
Well, you did say 'anything'.

7:07 pm  
Blogger Tim said...

There was a chaise breve (about 24") on ARS just now.

7:21 pm  
Blogger white rabbit said...

Commento ergo sum :D

7:23 pm  
Blogger geraldgee said...

Maybe you have a repressed desire for Fiona?

7:27 pm  
OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

We all do it to get a response from you!
And I now know why Dave never visits my place - I'm not famous! (Although I think I may have met Mr.Gee in a past life, if that counts)

7:47 pm  
Blogger Z said...

Okay - an actual explanation of why I comment. Sorry it's a long one, Kaz, but you did ask...

When I first started reading blogs I didn't comment because everyone else seemed to know each other and it felt intrusive, nor when I started writing them because I thought it would look too much like asking for visitors. Then, I read someone saying how much they liked comments and a couple of snarky comments about lurkers. So I made a few cautious comments. Then I received a comment, not initially from a blog I'd commented on but from someone who'd found me through a comment.

Now, it seems only polite and friendly to leave comments. Even if I disagree with what they say, ahem. I like receiving comments and I love it when a conversation starts up, but I don't like it when one commenter is rude to another - don't mind if they're rude to me.

Yes, I enjoy it. After all this time, I'd be a bit peculiar to carry on if I didn't.

8:04 pm  
Blogger Z said...

"writing them" - "writing a blog" of course - why do I never read before pressing the damn button?

8:06 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Gerald:
I don't think you're saying cheese are you?

Cool Dude:
Peep!

Tim:
Very post modern - or do I mean surreal?
Footie thisarnie - I'm an Everton fan remember.
Don't wanna talk aboot it.

Tim:
What a fabulous coincidence.

WR:
I love it when you talk dirty!

Gerald:
Tim was obviously watching with relish.

Dinah:
I've read all about you bright young things over at his place.
Makes me feel very 'trouble at t'mill'.

Z:
I always feel shy when commenting on a new blog.
Usually, I wait until people come to me then I return the compliment.
I love the interaction.

8:48 pm  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

You mean this isn't the application form to be a contestant on "Have A Go"?

I feel such a fool.

11:04 pm  
Blogger Malc said...

I've learned not to get too hung up about comments (because I don't get very many!)

I suppose it's all about peer-group approval. I like feedback for my blog and I like to show I've read and appreciated someone else's blog. Having said that, the blog would still be there even if the comments weren't.

Aren't comments without a blog a Facebook page?

11:31 pm  
Blogger Andrew said...

I comment because when a blogger responds to my comments. And also because I met my fiancée through commenting on her blog and I'd like to keep my hand in just in case I ever need a second one.

12:42 am  
Blogger Andrew said...

Shit, the first part of my comment was meant to say "I comment because when a blogger responds to my comments it feels a bit like getting a hug."

wish my blog could run this way, it looks fun. And easy.

12:52 am  
OpenID moreidlethoughts said...

Kaz, would you like to take over my blog? You could even keep the name!

5:49 am  
Blogger Timorous Beastie said...

I seldom comment because I can seldom think of anything witty to say, which is a shame really. Comments are like a smile from a stranger on the street - they make you feel part of a community.

6:39 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Kevin:
I could probably get you a place on 'Sale of the Century'.

Malc:
I tend to comment at your place when you write about football.
Facebook - I know nothing.

Hello Andrew:
You met your fiancée?
That's wonderful.
*ignores comment about needing a second one*

Andrew 2:
Some of my commenters are huggers - others aren't.

Dinah:
I could manage the idle bit ... But I wouldn't be able to do that 'living overseas' stuff.

TB:
No need for wit round here - I think you already know Rog :).

8:56 am  
Blogger dinahmow said...

kaz, we are currently "rather damp" so you'd have no problem
I'll be across the Ditch for a week so if you'd like to guest for me...?
Seriously, it might be fun.
email me diane.patmore@gmail.com

10:04 am  
Blogger Rosie said...

Does everyone know Rog except me?

10:42 am  
Blogger Christopher said...

Am I last?

10:43 am  
Blogger BEAST said...

The Beast is obsessed with ettiquette at present and would like to pass on his top tip du jour


Boot Blacking of genitalia (esp. the Brides) during Stag/Hen Celebrations is impolite

Thank you

10:51 am  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

whose tonguge was in Vicus' cheek?

*goes off in jealous huff*

11:16 am  
Blogger Christopher said...

Am I last NOW?

11:21 am  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

no

11:41 am  
Blogger geraldgee said...

Look Kaz..Dont make a habit of this.

2:06 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Dinah:
Haven't you noticed that I can't really write?
It's all pictures and glib phrases.

Rosie:
You don't fool me - I know about you and Rog.

Christopher:
You were when you wrote this.

Beast:
Thanks for the advice.
But I always use raspberry jam.

View:
Vicus is vegetarian - so it must be his own.

Christopher and View:
You know I'll always have the last word in this box!

Gerald:
It's all your fault.
(btw - I have another blog which gets hardly any comments)

4:09 pm  
Blogger Scarlet Blue said...

"You don't need to blog Kaz ... just have comments"

When I saw this comment I groaned inwardly as I had been planning a little game... it was a very short post i.e. Please leave your comments and I'll write the post later... I was then going to try to write a post to go with the comments.
It would have probably been tricky though!
Sx

4:20 pm  
Blogger zIggI said...

I'm last
ish

I come here because you make me laff :)

in a with you way of cours, not at you - well not much.

4:22 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...

Well usually what I like is not knowing what I'm going to be commenting on......much more fun than actually having to think of something to blog about.

6:08 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Scarlet:
Please go ahead...it sounds good.
You could start off with a disclaimer.

Ziggi:
You can laff at me but not behind my back.
Especially on a bad hair day.

NiC:
Good point - I like commenting and I have ideas.
But writing the damn thing is a real pain.

7:54 pm  
Blogger Macy said...

God, if you arrive too late on this blog, you're just going to be sidelined into a lonely wee corner while all the other arguments are in full swing.

Do you allow smoking on this blog btw?

8:21 pm  
Blogger zIggI said...

I'd like to comment on the weather - it's fecking cold!

8:31 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Macy:
It's not always like this - next post will be back to normal.
OK - just don't puff it in my face.

zIggI:
You'll feel it more now you're so slim.

11:38 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

Twitter Twatter Facebook.

The inane reigns, and why shouldn't it?

12:00 am  
Blogger xl said...

Re Catherine Tate's Lauren Cooper character:

1. What regional accent is she speaking?

2. Did you have any students like her?

12:24 am  
Blogger savannah said...

*sigh*

i'm remiss at so miuch and then guilt kicks in and bless my heart, i still have cards tow rite and about100 comments on the different entries to write and i swear i had no idea of the pressure, sugar! ;~D xoxoxox

12:58 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

garfer:
Because it's inane.
Not deep like what you are.

xl:
I hadn't seen that - very clever.
Being a northerner I am no expert. It is probably from the London area - Essex?
It is often called Estuary English (Thames).
She also uses a yoof speak thing to make it difficult to 'get'.

Many like her and much worse - often with students who were expected to study science as part of their non science course e.g. PE.
But in real life students all talk at once - not individually as on TV sketches.

Savanah:
We do it to ourselves.
It seems that boredom or lack of stimulation is more to be feared than pressure.

5:57 pm  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

I come here to comment 'cos it's the only thing that brightens my tedious little life.

8:07 pm  
Blogger mago said...

Norbert of Xanten was in Würzburg at Easter 1126.
There you have it.

10:30 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

Late to the part again.

*sigh*

I comment as it's something to do while I wait for my nails to dry (today).

Macy, want a light?

2:17 pm  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

you can't get it in bottles any more

9:24 pm  
Blogger Arabella said...

I often turn up four days late.

11:09 pm  
Blogger Clippy Mat said...

ooh look at all those comments.
i like to read comments as much as the posts.
sometimes.
your commenters and comments are pretty interesting i find.
and i believe it's only polite to comment.
no matter if it's inane.
which this is.
but never mind.
it's a comment.
i'll leave it there then.

;-)

4:01 am  
Blogger Rol said...

I hate it when I get to the comments box late and everybody's beat me to all the good stuff.

(I'm not even going to read the other comments, I just know someone will have written this already.)

11:53 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Nora:
Fibber.

mago:
Your erudition is impressive!

Roses:
Glad to be of service - hope they look good.

Kevin:
And you can't get your deposit back.

Arabella:
Just glad to seeya.

Clippy Mat:
Aren't the comments brilliant.
We like inane round here.

Rol:
Don't worry - we'll be back to normal on the next post.

5:03 pm  
Blogger UberGrumpy said...

Sorry, I can't leave a comment. I'm too nauseated by your previous foppish picture of Gordon 'I've fixed up the economy' Brown.

Bleeeuch

1:09 pm  
Blogger mago said...

Exchange the picture now, please, so that your audience can start another round of ... commenting? I'm much into sheep now over this weekend.

10:05 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

UberG:
Perhaps you prefer 'Call me Dave'.

Mago:
I am concerned about this sheep thing. It is not natural and not to be encouraged.
I shall change the pic soon - but NO SHEEP!

12:23 pm  
Blogger mago said...

Böööööhhh!

4:19 pm  
Blogger Madame DeFarge said...

My comment is obviously too long in the making. I suspect that we are only interesting because you are.

4:37 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Wow:
Five umlauts.
You don't see that every day.

Madame:
NO - It's the talk amongst yourselves thing.

5:01 pm  
Blogger nwtrunner said...

I don't comment much, but I like to comment from time to time on your site Kaz because you are Kaz. You seem like someone I'd like to have a pint with, and that's a good thing, innit?

5:53 pm  
Blogger UberGrumpy said...

Well, my real name is Marcus but you can call me Dave if you like.

But not Gordon

9:07 pm  
Blogger zIggI said...

men can be so irritating sometimes can't they?

9:42 pm  
Blogger mago said...

Gordon? Was it a Gordon who found the knot ... and it was blue ... Gordian Blue - the new trend! It may be a bit crispy.

11:47 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

nwtrunner:
Excellent.
We could drink to our mutual birthday.

UG:
Hi Marcus.

zIggI:
Has Himself gone away yet by any chance?

Mago:
I know about the Gordian knot - but not that it was blue.
Gordon certainly has some knotty problems to solve.

9:42 am  
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