There are times I receive questions, comments, arguments and disagreements in my messages from anonymous posters. The problem is that at times, these are either not relevant to the content of the blog, or they would be suited to a private conversation as I don’t think it’s a good idea to pursue a conversation/discussion/disagreement/debate between two people in full view of everyone.
If your name is attached to the post, and I feel it’s a good idea to continue something privately, I do so. If no name is attached, and I don’t feel it can be answered in a way that contributes to the blog, I just can’t answer it because I don’t know who should be getting the answer. And sometimes this really eats at me because I want to concede points, refute others, argue my case and accept the other person’s arguments in such a way that I’m not airing out dirty laundry.
In the same way, I really appreciate the posts telling me how much you like the blog. I can thank people privately when their name is attached, but if I published the praise all the time, readers would likely get sick of what could amount to bragging. People come here to see fixed art.
That said, I really appreciate all the encouraging messages you send me! I also appreciate the opportunities for discussion. You have valid points and opinions that deserve debate, but not always the proper platform to do it in.
I am not turning off anonymous posting, that’s not what this is about. It’s just a fair warning and explanation as to why you may not be getting an answer.