And now, a brief News Flash......
There are a few people out there--at least three, maybe more--who have probably been wondering, "I sent in a comment, why didn't it ever get published?"
As you may know, I moderate the comments to this blog, so I get to see them first before okaying them to be added to any post. And I have a few arbitrary rules that I go by. I'm not going to try and name them all here (probably couldn't, anyway--it's very much a "gut feeling" type of thing)--but one of them is that I won't post a comment that contains a link to somewhere. I usually don't know the site, and don't have the time to look it up and scan it to see if it's something I'm okay with--and I'm not going to allow a link to a site that I don't like. I don't think that's being fair to you, or to me.
And I know I've said this before, but I'll say it again. If you like this blog and want to add a link to it on your own blog or website--thank you, and please feel free to do so. But DON'T insist that you'll only do it if I post a link to your site in return. That tells me you don't really like my blog, you just want to advertise yours.
If I see I'm getting traffic from a blog that's not in my blog roll, I'll visit it and check it out. And if I like what it has to offer or think it has potential, then I'll link to it. If I don't like it, I'll just leave quietly. Everyone should be free to make up their own mind. Don't try to coerce me into adding your link.
That's about it. All the boring stuff is out of the way. Let's get back to the blogging fun. :-)