Worthy of a Comment

One of the saddest parts of writing this blog is that almost nobody comments on it. When I started it, I was hoping for way more discourse. I read several blogs, my favorite being that of Walter Russell Mead at the American Interest. Mead is a registered democrat and Obama voter. But, he’s honest and critical, unlike the rest of the left wing media. I love his perspective, though I don’t always agree with it. He recently had to eliminate the comment section on his blog because he got so many comments (hundreds per entry) that there was no way to keep up with them. I should be so lucky. For a while, my cousin, Dan, commented, but, alas, he seems too busy teaching the finer points of the french horn to university pupils to trouble himself with my blog.

As you can see, I’m a little depressed, if not bitter, about the lack of commentary on my blog. Or, at least I was until this morning. As both of my faithful readers know, I have written fairly extensively about healthcare and the Obamacare horror show recently. The most recent post was about the complete lack of affordability of the “Affordable Care Act.” Though I posted The Not Affordable Care Act a few weeks ago, I awoke this morning to one of the most insightful comments in my blog’s history. Since I don’t trust either of my readers to actually click on the link to that entry, I decided to reprint the comment, in its entirety, unedited, again. Here it is:

best hgh says:

April 10, 2013 at 4:21 am

I was advisable this diary by my relation. I’m not sure whether this base is typed by him as nobody else bed specified careful about my difficulty. You are surprising! Thanks!


Thanks HGH, whoever you are. Indeed, I try to be surprising. If I might return the compliment, so are you!

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13 Responses to Worthy of a Comment

  1. Marc says:

    You are blessed to have received such praise!


  2. Monheit, Michael says:

    Laughing out loud!

  3. Ann Blackford says:

    Bruce, I hope that you won’t let this stop you from continuing with your blog. I eagerly await each entry to read and share with other like minded ( or right-minded if you will 🙂 ) friends, co-workers and family. As I tell each of them, Bruce Robertson is the new Dave Barry. Keep up the good work! Smart and funny yet not vicious is getting harder to find. Thank you!


    • Ann, thanks for all the kind words. Funny you say that about Dave Barry, I have had others compare my writing style compared to his before and I concede that I did learn from him. He was smart enough to always stay in the realm of stupid bathroom humor. I, on the other hand, seem to be unable to control my urges to write about bigger issues. Interestingly, my serious posts get about double the readership of my purely humorous ones!

  4. BlueLoom says:

    Hmmm. Bots at work, I guess, but it reads like poetry.

  5. I was going to say exactly what HGH said. We liberals are SO predictable…

  6. Rick Maines says:

    Bruce, I must confess that I am learning that I am not sophisticated in social media/blog etiquette. I too fall into the camp of not knowing the importance of commenting on blog versus facebook share. Do know that I read your blog whenever you share it on Facebook and will definitely comment going forward.


  7. Debbie says:

    ROFLOL!! I usually comment on your blog entries. If you post these on FB, I guarantee that you will get lots of comments. Keep posting please!!!!

  8. Terri Robertson says:

    Reminds me of that letter you received when you were a grad student, from a Chinese grad student who didn’t have complete command of the English language.

  9. Beth Rowe says:

    Bruce: I’ve attempted to comment on your blog in the past but, since I tend to read your blog at lunchtime, and since our work system thinks your comment section “contains questionable content” (not your blog, just the comments), I haven’t been successful.

    I used to work for the best conservative Republican governor ever, a brilliant and scary-smart man who really whipped our state into shape. He had a plethora of great ideas, grabbed the wheel of the ship of state with both hands and wasn’t afraid to floor it through the turns. But he decided to become a university president instead, and now he ‘s whipping the university into shape.

    Our new governor is…um…a nice guy. Conservative, Republican, and…a nice guy. And he has great hair.

    Just wanted you to know that there are other people reading your blog besides your two friends. Some folks out here in the “flyover” states enjoy what you write, too. You just need to write more of it. (Or maybe write less of it, but more often.)

    Please keep up the good work.

    • Beth, thanks so much for the kind words. I wish I had time to post more frequently. Alas, the day job seems to get in the way.

      I can’t believe your filters at the office think I use offensive language. Never! OK maybe sometimes.

      I will have to ponder what state you live in based on your description of your governors. I have a pretty strong feeling you’re a Hoosier.

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