Old-School Comment-Whoring


More than fourteen thousand page views here on Laurustina this month and only four comments. Really? Is it me? Do I talk too much? (My sister will be laughing right now.) But seriously, you people are ridiculiously quiet. So that's it. I'm giving you the floor. And as I once told The Great Bryan Adams, for chri'sake if you don't have anything else to say, write about your socks.

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17 Responses to Old-School Comment-Whoring

  1. ann says:

    I think i comment on FB more than here. I will make a point to comment after reading in the future. I do envy your style and ability to freely paint such wonderful pictures with words. I've enjoyed your writings and always look forward to more.

  2. Solonor says:

    Yeah, it's the stupid Facebook. It has made me a lazy sheeple.

  3. Laurustina says:


  4. I too am touched by what you write and the way you write it.  I have much to say to you, actually, and am trying to gather my thoughts for an email.

  5. Bullish says:

    *stiffles giggles long enough to comment – nope, can't get giggling under control*

  6. Laurustina says:

    I TOLD YOU she'd laugh


  7. susanne says:

    but but but… i don't even know what URI means deb ('uniform resource identifier' does not help). you're pushing me here – you do that, you minx.
    i tried this on sweetbanana once too and was confounded and disconcerted and ran away. i'll try to do better. 
    fourteen thousand discerning viewers by the way! atta woman! 
    love your writing, miss you.
    bah x

  8. Laurustina says:

    Susanne!! I also do not know what URI means unless it is Urine is Really Irritating, but that doesn't make sense unless there is a dog or small child urinating on you … which I suppose could happen in either your house or mine. Wow. See, You commented all nice-like and I went right to piss. 

    You've done it now. You can do it again. I have faith in you. Now all I need is to thumb a ride to poke your belly while you still have one. 🙂

  9. I'm loving your blog because I love your writing style… and I do like to comment so will try harder in the future! Amazing page view count though, you're definitely saying things people want to read…and should! 

  10. Brad says:

    I think for me, the subject says so much, I don't have anything valid to add.  As weird as that may sound, I bet you get more comments on a story about something weird you saw at the grocery store than you do about transgender, drugs, or psychiatric care.  I read everything you write and soak it in, and then I sit there and feel it, but have no words.  Please feel free to invite a discussion with a question at the end of your post though.  I do answer questions. 🙂

  11. Laurustina says:

    Brad – I'll try to do better about explicitly inviting discussion. And oh, it goes without saying too often: BIG PROPS to my IT GUY, HOST and ALL-AROUND KNOWS-EVERYTHING-I-DON'T-ABOUT-THE-DAMNABLE-BOX. 🙂 

  12. Solonor says:

    I think what Brad's really trying to say is that we need more stories about weird stuff at the grocery store. Get on it!

  13. Abby says:

    Ok, so the first 14000 were me (sorry:-(), I'm sorry I only commented twice, write more and i'll try and have more to say.
    your story touches me on a very personal level, and that isn't just the sadness I feel from some of it.
    I'm honored that you share with me/us your perspectives on your experience.

  14. William Carlos says:

    Let's be real. I am afraid of typos. After 10 years of being in dialogue with you I have lost my shyness, but what if 14,000 people realize that I can't spell or understand grammar? I will lose my standing as "the poet". I don't know if I can handle that.

  15. Laurustina says:

    WC – ah, but everyone knows that poets don't have to follow the rules of grammar and punctuation!


  16. OH. I just realized that your comment box reads URI instead of URL (i.e. website). That's probably what Susanne was referencing.

    And I really enjoy Alice's story. I've been in theatre my whole life, so I'm accustomed to men being women and women being men and sometimes being both. Gender was very fluid for me growing up, but I am well aware its not that way for everyone. Keep writing it down. It's important.

  17. Laurustina says:

    ah ha – and so the URI is sorted. 

    Thanks for the encouragement, Anna.

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