Blogger, also known as a blog, a weblog, or sometimes, a glogsot.
I love starting and being involved in discussions, especially when they turn philosophical or, as a pastor once called me, "heady." I like to think deep, outside the box, and hard. However, I noticed that most of the people who read my blogs don't comment on them. People, with regards to commenting, might fall into one of six categories:
1) You don't like me.
2) You don't like my writing. I sometimes agree.
3) You have much better things to do.
4) You want to comment but can't because of the settings on my blog.
5) You do comment, and I love you for that.
6) You do comment, but since reading this post, they're insulted and have decided not to comment anymore.
If you're in categories 1-3, please try to change yourself into someone in category 5. It is for those of you in category 4 that I write this post. I've set up my blog so that a person can't comment unless they're a member of blogger. I've done this for one reason only, and that is security: I'm sick of getting "spam" comments that don't really contribute to my discussion or anybody else's, but merely annoy us all.
You don't have to write in a blog in order to be a member (and therefore post comments), but you do have to sign up. Once you're a member, you can comment. Comments lead to discussion, and I'd really like to be able to foster discussion through my writing; it's why I write.