Monday, April 2, 2007

Out of the loop*

[Edited to add: Welcome Neatorama visitors. Thanks for making the time to comment!]
2007_04_02_Out_of_the_loop


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23 comments:

Wizened Wizard said...

This is so funny. So true. So funny!

Keep doodling!

Lee said...

WW, thanks for the kind words!

Jens said...

Heh, I wrote about this image in a friend's blog comments. Then I realized I was doing exactly what the image was about, hehe. Nice pic :)

Lee said...

Jens: thanks for making the time to stop by and comment!

Only after I published this, did I realize how guilty I am of this behaviour too!

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful cartoon! I know many bloggers feel this way, especially when first starting out. Thank you for sharing it with us--and also for allowing others to post it on their blogs. I've posted it on mine. :)

PJ said...

This has happened to me so many times! And sometimes I'm not even credited as the source, once I had to chastise a guy about it.

zzubzzub said...

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zzubzzub said...

Lee,

Great commentary. Found via livejournal. I will now try to make a commitment to click-thru and comment on an original blog's post!

Buzz

Lee said...

Cheryl: thanks for stopping by! Glad you could use it on your blog.

PJ: While it's nice to know other's value your opinion, it's even nicer when they give you credit! (It seems very in tune with the quote on your blog:

"The great paradox of the writer’s life is how much time he spends alone trying to connect with other people." ~ Betsy Lerner

zzubzzub: Thanks for buzzing by! That sounds like a good commitment to strive for! (And I suspect it will brighten many people's days!)

badaow said...

Not this time! Nice one.

Clement said...

Ahah, so true...

Proof is here :
8 comments in 3 hours, when you only have 10 in a few months :( :)
http://blog.gonzaguedambricourt.com/2008/02/02/comment-ca-marche-les-commentaires-entre-les-blogs/

leonora said...

Ha ha. Love it. I did have to go through a couple of other posts on other blogs to get to the original. Now I must copy the doodle and post it on my blog "a la cybergurl."

Tory said...

Diggin' the image! I feel the same damn way...

check it

Kevin Fox said...

I agree it's a problem, but Ubergeek needs to learn how to check the sites that refer to him.

There's a serious benefit to this kind of conversation sharding: Smaller demographic groups have more meaningful and insightful conversations. Don't believe me? Take a look at how comment conversations suffer in large forums like YouTube movies or any article on SFGate.com.

Savage said...

Exactly!

Belhoste said...

Absolutely great!

Lee said...

Clement: Bienvenue et merci du commentaire! It seems M. Dambricourt has a much more vocal audience than I!

Leonora: Thanks for stopping by! I'm sure you're an awesome cybergurl. You're welcome to use my doodles as often as you like!

Tory: Glad you like it!

Kevin: You make some terrific points! Often, folks only feel comfortable engaging in discussion within their own community. There's nothing wrong with that! (And as you pointed out, there are often benefits associated too.)

One problem with the trackback / pingback /referrer hypothesis is when people repost content (especially images) in it's entirety without crediting the source or providing links.

What can you do? It's an imperfect world.

Savage and Belhoste: Thanks for dropping by and commenting!

Lee said...

badaow: Thanks for proving me wrong this time!

Tory: glad you could use the doodle! Thanks for sending folks back to comment here too!

lauredhel said...

Cool. I like it.k

tigtog said...

Very true. Nice metacommentary.

Lee said...

lauredhel: Thanks for commenting!

tigtog: There's a lot more meta going on than I ever expected! It's been translated into Spanish. Someone (on another blog) interpreted it as saying that female bloggers get more comments than male bloggers!

lauredhel said...

"Someone (on another blog) interpreted it as saying that female bloggers get more comments than male bloggers!"

That's an odd reading, I think. I didn't even read Ubergeek as necessarily male; I thought you were commenting more on the meta of trendy vs technical bloggers. More a "popular kids" reference than a gender one.

Lee said...

lauredhel: That's the beauty of the medium! Everything's open to interpretation from different angles and points of view! (I'm working on a doodle with that theme in it as we speak.)

I don't even think I intended a theme trendy vs technical so much as a commentary about a habit that many of us experience in one way or another: we comment where we see it and rarely go to the source.

Loving all the comments!