So I've discovered the problem that no doubt millions of bloggers have discovered before me.
You write a post.
You respond to that comment. The response is a little longer than the comment.
The commenter comments back about your response. The commenter unpacks your response, and answers it one paragraph at a time. This comment is longer than the first.
So you respond to that comment. And you answer some points-of-order in the latest comment, then you do a little more exposition, then you do a point-by-point rebuttal. This response is longer than your previous response, longer than either of the comments, and (often) longer than the original post.
Then your Doppelganger decides to drop in, or some of those guys whose ego you stroked last month. And then they start dropping big, long meaty comments. And then you have to respond to those too.
And before you know it, it's 11:20 at night, you've been ignoring your wife, kids, and pets, and you haven't even blogged yet! This is a minor tragedy, if you've been trying to keep to one post a day. (Ok, not so much of a tragedy. I've missed many days this month so far, and the sky hasn't fallen. Yet....)
That's right: try a little Meta-blogging!
So. In the absence of other stuff to write about, be it known that I've done a couple of post-length comments tonight on my Good News for California Homeschoolers post and my economics post, The Enemy Is Us.
I've got some good conversations going in the comments sections of both of these posts. Be forewarned, however, that if you post a comment, you might get a response. And then you'll have to answer it.
And you, like me, might wind up with no life.
I think we're all going to need group therapy....