What are you talking about?
June 19, 2017 10:35am CST
When reading a post, have you ever had to wonder, what are you talking about? It doesn't happen often but there are occasions when I want to pull my hair out. The discussion certainly sounds interesting but as you read it you realize it is not meant for you. Usually the discussion is about events in the past that were probably mentioned in a post eons ago. Or it may be a continuation of a serial discussion that you have never followed. But somehow you are supposed to know what it is all about. So you give up don't comment or comment at your own risk. If you do comment, you could get an angry or dismissive response. Why? because you don't really know what the discussion is in the first place and you have just put your foot in your mouth. It would be nice if these "serial" discussions would add a link in each episode to the original discussion. But then again maybe the discussion was not intended for newbies or those who don't follow consistently. What am I talking about? I am sure many readers will be asking.
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I know exactly what you're talking about here. I don't know how often I've already written, "I haven't got the foggiest idea what this is about." I also 'love' discussions beginning like this, "As you all may remember . . . " or "As I told you in my last discussion . . . "
I think our discussions really need to stand alone. I don't follow any series on here. I just meander around. I don't expect anyone to keep the details of my life in their mind and don't want to be expected to do that about the lives of others.
• Jacksonville, Florida
I have written some about my son Josiah. He has hydrocephalus and will be seeing a neurosurgeon to talk about surgery. But I do explain myself like I just did, so if you missed my other discussions about it you won't be confused.
• Johannesburg, South Africa
@Freelanzer , sometimes I might put something from a previous discussion in a current discussion of mine, unintentionally. But I try to make each discussion stand on its own. Plus sometimes I just plain confuse myself.