Where’d all Don’s commenters go?
Used to be he’d get 5, 10 comments on an article. But ever since Nathan has taken over, no one comments.
Why is that?
- Is it because the commenters don’t have respect for their new host?
- Could it be they simply don’t know a new site is up awaiting their thoughts?
- Maybe these people never existed in the first place.
Yeah...fake comments. I know we don’t want to think about it, but...maybe all those shrill voices we heard were nothing more than the site’s writers trying to make themselves appear...important.
What I do know is that the site that’s taken over for Don has only received 4 comments in 2 weeks.
I believe it’s going to be awfully hard for Nathan to keep things going in the face of that, but that’s just me. After all, many people need validation, support, praise...if they ever hope to continue.
We’ve already seen from his posting schedule that Nathan just doesn’t have it in him. And what ever happened to Pete...or that college girl whose well-off parents work for the state?
Guess they found greener pastures (or should I say blue?).
Probably not as green as ol’ Don found in Hawaii. My, when you talk about running...is there anywhere farther you could have gone?
The reasons he was having heart problems was because all of the anger he held in his heart. I felt sorry for the people giving ‘critical’ comments on his site over the years - he’d chew them-out like a cheap dog toy.
Caught-up to him in the end, though. Why do you think I wrote that New Year’s post about staying positive? Alas, some people just don’t listen.
I’ve received several emails over the past few months decrying the state of the Montana blogosphere.
I feel your pain.
I love reading the news, and have multiple sources to get it (I don’t waste my time on MSM anymore).
It sucks that there’s so little Montana news these days. Back in the day we had over a hundred daily newspapers, many coming from the liberal area of Hamilton, where Mitt Romney’s grandfather published the Hamilton Western News.
My how times have changed.
Today the MT newspapers are the last place you go to find the news. They only put new stories up once a day, around 8 PM. Meanwhile, the TV news stations publish new stories multiple times a day.
Entitled - that’s what newspapers are. They’re entitled to your eyes and your money, and they know it. Alas, you’ve come to realize you don’t need that, so you’ve stopped subscribing.
The newspapers don’t know what to do in the face of this, aside from raising their prices. Nope, you just can’t fix stupid.
What’s the difference between Don and the MT newspapers? Not much. Both are desperate for readers, both write to a narrow world view, and both wonder why their reporting doesn’t make one bit of difference.
I think the reason is quite simple, actually:
When was the last time you paid to see a boring movie or to read a boring book. I’m willing to bet you did that just once, before you learned your lesson.
Why pay for boring? Hell, most of the time we can get that for free. We typically flee from it, because we don’t want it.
The boring sites you bookmarked? You visit them last, if even at all. But the interesting ones? You check them multiple times a day for new content.
That was always the appeal of Don’s site - the new content, specifically the comments. I never cared what he or his minions had to say, but I was interested in what average, everyday-Joes had to say...even if I didn’t agree with them (or even if they weren't real).
I never did understand why major media outlets got rid of comments, considering this is one of the main things that gets them multiple clicks a day.
But then I just have to think of Missoula Current, a site that started 5 years ago...with comments. They got rid of those after about a year. Why? I commented on every article, just asking basic questions.
That’s a huge no-no for liberals.
Liberals recently lost a huge voice in Montana, and from how things are looking, that voice will not be replaced anytime soon.
My question is...Who Cares?