I’ve been blogging for about a year now, and I still haven’t figured out how to stay on top of comments. Or rather: I haven’t figured how other people stay so up-to-the-second on comments. Edge of the West comes to mind–posts there get comments crazy fast. I was digging on this post and thought I might add something, when I noticed that it had 20 comments in under an hour. Also this one.
I don’t get it. How the hell do people stay on top of this? Constantly clicking on “reload”? Some application that’s not available to the rest of us? A super robot equipped with some special laser? Whatever the secret, it effectively shuts out of the conversation those who aren’t clued in (i.e. me. There’s also the matter of being more or less utterly ignored at EoftW unless you’re bitchphd, kid blitzer, Charlieford, Vance, urbino, silbey, or PorJ, but that’s besides this particular point).