What happened to all the comments?
I had been coming to the conclusion that blogging isn't what it used to be.
The number of visitors to the Capt Ahab site have kept climbing over the years, but I was more than a little mystified why the comments had stopped. I was increasingly of the opinion that I was writing into a vacuum - because no one ever said anything in reply.
But then this morning, at 4.30am when I couldn't sleep, I was idly adding something to the blog when I started clicking on the buttons relating to unmoderated comments. Imagine my shock when there were literally hundreds of unpublished comments.....
I used to rely on a notification e-mail from Blogger that a comment was awaiting moderation, but somehow this function was turned off about 18 months ago. So, I offer a heartfelt apology to all of you have left a comment and been puzzled why I had never replied.
The system is working now and I will regularly check the unmoderated comments button in future. Please don't think I was being rude - I love to get comments, especially those that add historical snippets to my posts.
If you ask me "did you switch the e-mail notification system off?" my reply will have to be "no comment"!