Does chronological order bother you — in comments sections and elsewhere? You know, you have to live your life in chronological order. And that's what's so cool about blogging. Like life, it's in chronological order. I used to resist chronological order. I have an old fantasy of living life out of order, having the power to reshuffle one's allotted days. But you can't do it. And if you abandon chronological order for you blog, it's not a blog anymore.
Respect chronological order. It's the order to beat. You think you have a better order? Prove it.
IN THE COMMENTS:Peter Hoh said:
There ought to be a way to highlight or star a comment like Freeman's "weird out, future man" comment.My way to highlight or star a comment is front-paging! Now, you might think I should front-page Freeman's comment, which — I agree with you — was great, but under the circumstances — "standing between two mirrors" — it makes more meta-sense to front-page you.
That way, someone who is part of this community, but having a busy day, could still read a comment like that without having to plow through the whole thread.
Of course, one could do like I do when there's a long thread -- use the "find" function in my browser to see if Freeman stopped by to leave a comment.