Deeper Perception Made Practical

Commenting and Searching Here Just Got Easier

This blog is green and growing

This blog is green and growing

Good news for enjoying “Deeper Perception Made Practical”!

Migration of this blog, and the supporting website, has been completed.

Now we’ve got ourselves a fine new SEARCH box too. Check it out!

Commenting is easier too, as the old Captcha method has been replaced with something far easier. You’ll see.

Gentle Reminder

For readability, please break your comments up into short paragraphs. Many comments are easier to digest than one long one.

Facebook and other sites have trained many of us to post long, long paragraphs in a big, nasty wad.

Well, as a recovering “English major” in college, I reserve the right to aerate dense comments like these — changing nothing but the spacing — but breaking too-long comments into shorter ones.

You might find it quite easy to do it yourself.

You see, I want your words to be appreciated.

Ready to Be Shocked?

Have you heard about this famous article about reading long screen contributions all the way down to the end?

This is one reason why comments at this blog are structured to be reasonably short.

And Yet, Defiantly

I do allow longer-than-Tweet-sized articles here. But you already knew that. 😉

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  1. 1
    David B says:

    Hi Rose
    Yeah, I’ve seen some of the stats. Books are much the same. Many don’t get past the first chapter. Some web sites and newspapers try to front load articles to compensate.

  2. 2
    David B says:

    What surprised me with the article though is how many people jump to share and comment right off the top, without actually reading the majority of the article.

    No wonder people have no time to keep up…

  3. 3
    David B says:

    But I have seen that on many sites – commenters often grumping about the first thing they see they don’t like. The article point completely missed.

    Your site is a gem that way, although I’m sure you get your share of comments of this sort.

  4. 4
    Kira says:

    I try to remember to break my comments up. It’s just that I think in 5-paragraph essays, more or less. (Actually, I had trouble with those in school because they weren’t long enough for me to get everything in I wanted to say.)

  5. 5
    Kira says:

    I did read that article about people not reading whole articles. Interesting! And I realized while reading it that I have often found myself disappointed online when an article that looked potentially interesting covers a few vague points and then ends. I always want way more depth and detail!

  6. 6
    Kira says:

    I also realized that spacing things out bugs me a slight bit as a reader. It feels disjointed, like ideas aren’t flowing together as well as they could be.

    But then, I’m the kind of person who reads 1500-page novels for fun. 🙂

  7. 7
    Lilian says:

    That s interesting to read, comments and all. Kira, i m glad that I m not the only one here who loves likes to give a full response.

  8. 8
    Lilian says:

    You can learn so much from this blog and all the comments, it’s best to read them all.

  9. 9
    Brandi says:

    So happy to see the search bar back…I am always so inspired to just search for topics that pop into my mind and to read and reread blog posts that continue to expand my perception.

  10. 10
    Kira says:

    I just ran into 2 articles that reminded me of that linked article about people clicking away without reading the whole thing. Both were countdowns: the top 50 science fiction movies of the 70s, and the top 20 science fiction movies of the 21st century.

  11. 11
    Kira says:

    Article 1 had links at the top to each page of 10 listed movies. As far as I could tell, there was no link at the bottom to go to the next page. Okay, inconvenient, but I scrolled back up and opened them all in separate tabs.

  12. 12
    Kira says:

    Article 2 had nothing. As far as I could tell, there was no way to get to the 2nd page. So I was able to find out movies 20-11, but not 10-1.

    So glad this blog isn’t like that!

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