I have noticed a distinct drop off in the number of comments posted on this blog.
And I am not surprised. After all, even though the blog is about my life, it is primarily a blog about my life in Mexico. And there has not been a lot of Mexico since November.
But it may be something more. This past week I received several email from readers who comment frequently. They all had the same refrain. They have not been able to post comments.
In November I upgraded to the new version of the Disqus comment engine. Apparently, that cut off a number of commenters because their Internet Explorer was not the most recent version. So, I switched back to the older version of Disqus.
Somewhere in that shift, it appears that some of you are suffering from the "garbled in transmission" syndrome. But I am not certain how many. And, if you cannot comment, it is difficult to let me know you are having troubles.
It sounds like a good time for a poll. We have not had one of those recently. Here are your options.
- I comment. I have no problems.
- I comment. I currently cannot leave comments.
- I do not comment. And I have no idea what you are talking about.
After all, your comments are often the most interesting aspect of this blog.
The poll is on the right.
Note: I have no idea why the poll decided to give its instructions in Spanish.