One of my favorite SF/F writing blogs in the authosphere is Magical Words. Smart posts from smart people. But I no longer comment on posts from this blog. Why? Because, due to spam–I think–they have instituted a login rule. I have 30 or 40 username/password combos having to do with my internet activities, and as much as I love MW, I just don’t have the time or energy to log in every time I want to comment. I understand–they’re a very popular blog and they all have far busier schedules than I. And far more brilliant things to say. But everyone has their limit, and if you stack up enough obstacles to participation, you are going to lose some. I wish they didn’t have to require a login, and I wish it wasn’t such a pain for me to deal with. But things are how they are. I’m not knocking MW. They’re still in my google reader and I read all their posts. But I’ve got too many passwords rattling around in my brain already.
Why I Don’t Comment on Magical Words Anymore