I looked at about a dozen posts today, all from contributors to WordPress who are new to me. As I passed on to the next, then the next, it occurred to me that just two or three posts invited comments. A few only invited ‘likes’ and linked to other social media sites; others were statements either in words or pictures on a page. I wondered if they were meant to be found, might my glimpses of them be intrusive. There are writers who never venture forth from their own blog platforms, though they will reply to a commenter. Call me old fashioned, I do mingle, enjoying the mutual sharing and social contact that it generates.
On reflection. I questioned whether writing ‘blanks’ was what a lot of people did today and if so, why. It opens up a lot of conjecture with no way of gaining any direct answers. One way communication is not intercommunication; it is, I grant you, communicating…but what? Still I come back to my central question, why?
There was one post I came across that was a friendly, descriptive, sharing one, on which, I was able to and did leave a comment.