As I noted here, I’ve been having trouble leaving comments at other WP.com blogs. This makes it very hard to join the community. So I’ve switched to self-hosted WP. Come on over and say hi at my new blog; hopefully I’ll be able to comment on yours now, too!
I haven’t been here at WordPress.com for all that long, and I don’t think I’ll stick around.
I’ve found that when I comment at someone else’s blog, my comment disappears. This has happened several times, and it’s very disheartening, because I like to respond to thoughtful prose with thoughtful comments, and it’s hard to recreate what I commented after it disappears.
It’s too bad, because I like the rest of WP.com. But I’m no techie, so I think I will look into other options before long, because blogging is no fun when you can’t form community with others.