and then there's the thoughts that come up while reading people's comments that do not even make it to the reply box -- so for example, this morning I was thinking about your comment which I read last night.
Step 1 - hey I'm noticing myself thinking about b_b's comment
Step 2 - and my thought was ...
Step 3 - write it... but wait, this isn't what I was actually thinking... this is a meta-response, as they say in litcrit -- a response about responding (I have a feeling humanodon knows of what I speak), I start to write and then get distracted in a McLuhanesque way, the medium being the message
Step 4 - Delete response, it wasn't what I was thinking anyway.
ha ha, I won't incur the wrath of b_b... in fact my thought this morning was this: when I visit Hubski during the day, I first look for "text" -- what's on someone's mind today? Then I look for something with several comments: what are people saying today?
My question to you: are you aware of a process or do you just skim down the headings?
Note: when I open a newspaper, I often go to the letters to the editor first.
The reason is this: EVERYTHING written anywhere is subjective, including the headlines, the choice of headlines, and so on. At least in the letters and op-ed columns they admit their subjectivity. Does that make sense? thenewgreen do you have a process in your skimming of your feed?
So you are right. Now I'll hit reply.