There's a fourth reaction box labelled "Read it". That's there for people who don't have an opinion one way or the other, but still want to let me know that they read the piece and appreciated the effort that went into writing it. Comments, and the tallies on those reaction boxes, are the only compensation I get for writing this blog, and it's enough. This blog is a hobby, and just knowing that someone is reading it and finds it worthwhile is enough to keep me going. Not everything I post garners comments, but it has been a very long time since I've posted something that absolutely no one responded to, not even by clicking on "read it".
Well, the last two entries I posted, the ones about my adventures in YEC-land, have gotten zero reactions, and the only substantive comment they garnered was from Don Geddis, who went out of his way to tell me that he didn't really care. Apparently, he wasn't the only one, and that's kind of depressing. Writing those posts took a lot of effort, and I have a hard time believing that they are really the most uninteresting thing I've posted since I added reaction boxes to the site.
Anyway, that's one reason it is taking me a long time to post a response to Jimmy Weiss's latest posts. The lack of encouragement on the first installment has been a little deflating. (I'm also dealing with some personal matters and private correspondence.) If you really don't care, well, so be it (though in that case I would appreciate some feedback on what you would like me to write about. There are 122 of you who have subscribed to this blog, surely there's something you're interested in seeing here?) But if you do, a simple click can provide a lot of encouragement.