May 21, 2007

No mwali for me

My lovely and brilliant best friend Quinn once theorized that the giving and receiving of blog comments is like a Kula Ring, where one achieves status through engaging in reciprocal exchanges of goods (comments) with an ever-expanding group of people.

The goods themselves do not have any inherent monetary value, it is the number of exchanges one engages in that raises you to a higher status in the community. She's a clever one, eh?

Ah Blogger, how I love you/hate you. You give me an exciting new autosave feature, but you disable comments randomly on new posts. The Blogger he giveth and the Blogger he taketh away.

So it's not that I don't want to hear from you...We just seem to be experiencing some technical difficulties...

6 comments:

Macoco said...

Yeah - what's up with that! Bad Blogger, Bad!

Deb said...

Reading the Ramayana, Bhagavad Gitta, Norse Myths, Gilgamesh by the time you were ten? Dude. I am seriously impressed.

Thanks for the warning about blogger....I hate to think how long it might have been before I'd have noticed otherwise. ><

Karen said...

Oooh, I hadn't noticed that. Actually, I did notice it on one blog, but I thought she turned her comments off on purpose. Thanks for the heads up. Here's hoping they fix that glitch soon!

Kristy said...

That's an interesting (and accurate, I think) way of thinking about comments :)

What I meant to say on the last post: Thanks for playing! A single sleeve liberation movement-- ha! THAT sounds like it would be difficult to recover from :)

Jenny said...

Thanks for tagging me! I desperately need an excuse to post. It's ridiculous. I am a very negligent blogger of late.

Quinn said...

While I am ever grateful for the props, I feel it is necessary to point out that I did not say anything nearly that coherent. What I did was confuse the gift exchange with some kind of yam-based ceremony. Or yam-based currency. I'm not sure which. But I'm pretty sure that you will figure out the whole yam thing way before me. That makes you the brilliant one, sweetie.