No,no. Not that kind of windy. Although I'm sure CG will attest I am a champion there as well.
No, I'm talking about being long-winded. In particular, I find myself to be extremely long winded in my comments to other blogs. I often find myself touched or feeling a connection to a blogger and the result is that I write pages to them in the form of a comment.
My question is: Is that kosher?
Do you get annoyed when I, or other windy commenter, leave an essay on your site?
I guess I could email then privately, but I'm not that cool with finding email addresses. Added to that, I've received fabulous comments from people visiting my site that I wished that they'd just posted because they were great comments. To be honest there are days, sometimes weeks, where I spend hours longer writing these comments than actually writing on my own blog.
I know personally I love receiving every comment, good or bad, from you all. I actually like the long ones.
I've also noticed that people often apologize for long comments or refer to "hijacking" the original post.
I guess I'm the opposite. Big surprise there, I know. I always wonder if people who leave three to seven word flippant, vague comments have even read the post?!
Is this how you see it? I'd hate to have been some gauche, poor blog etiquette, windy douchehole this whole time and not know it.
So let me have it! Should I keep it short? Do you get annoyed with long comments on your posts?
If I need to shut the hell up, please tell me: