October 7th, 2012

Paul Owen looks forward to a couple of the events at this week's Conservative party conference:

Probably the most blue in tooth and claw is tomorrow at 9am, and is baldly called: "Why the public should want hospitals to close." For sheer mad brio "We can't afford roads!" (Tuesday, 5.30pm, their exclamation mark) runs it close.

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4 Responses to “Highlights”

  1. Burt Kocain Says:

    Why aren't there any comments?

  2. John Says:

    Serious answer:

    First, this site doesn't tend to attract many comments full stop. Partly this is because I'm frequently terrible at responding when readers do comment, which doesn't exactly encourage people to bother. However, I don't think that's the sole factor.

    Second, this is primarily a linkblog. As my aim is to send my readers elsewhere to read something interesting, Its to be expected that if they have something to say about what I've linked to they'd mostly address it to the person who created that interesting/clever/amusing thing, not the person who sent them there.

    Third, and possibly most important, I think that the last few years have seen a lot of people switch to commenting (and sharing links for that matter) via social networks , or group weblogs like MetaFilter and Reddit, or via topic-specific group sites like the old Word Magazine blog before it went away.

    Flippant answer:
    We seem to be starting a comment thread right here. Yay!

  3. Burt Kocain Says:

    Do you post at the Afterword? Enough with the questions already. I'm enjoying your blog/linkblog very much. Big fan of your work.

  4. John Says:

    I'm aware of Afterword but I never made the effort to follow it, let alone register. (Truth be told, I hardly ever commented at the Word Magazine blog – I caught up with it when I had the chance and could see they had quite a community going there, but I was essentially a lurker.)

    Many thanks for the kind words; I'm glad you're finding the site worthwhile.