After a couple of years posting on various sites, I have come to realise that most commenters are very human creatures. They welcome clicks and comments on their sites, and if they are like me, also have long memories and bear grudges to varying degrees. Respect and perceived disrespect are magnified by degrees thru in/judicious words and phrases posted for this niche readership.
There is nothing more satisfying that reminding someone of a past remark and then really rubbing it in. Since I don’t believe in the pop psychology idea of closure and a new clean slate, I’m probably no better than a couple of commenters who I enjoy hounding when obvious situations arise.
That said, I think site lords who provide a certain consistency in subject matter and political perspective are the one’s who go beyond continually struggling for traction to become a rusted on daily read for many.
While I have pimped a couple of sites on occasions, it would be remiss of me not to recommend Custer’s – ChinaGeeks post on Ai Wei Wei today. It provides a very good overview of the state of public opinion in China today.
While I obviously fail the consistency test and admit to a few political contradictions, I’m attributing this to the fact that this is my first bit of scribble on the new site.
Back to teflon proof – take no prisoners, eat the wounded – transmission soon with a piece on China’s electrical grid.
Tags: Cognative dissonance