Saturday, October 03, 2009

Continuing Adventures at the New York Times

Continuing with the exciting story of last week, I looked and looked and never found my comment posted. And so I got up what I thought was early and posted a new comment last Sunday's (Sept. 27) Frank Rich column. It was a little after 8:00 when I logged on.

I dutifully read Mr. Rich's column and tried to compose a comment that would attract recommendations. I posted at 8:30, and then I waited.

And I waited. I finally found it the next day. Finally it a appeared as shown below.

A comment submitted at 8:30 am was finally was posted at 1:18 pm, and it was 250 in the count. I really do need to get up early or maybe even stay up and post that night if I'm ever going to get an early position and a better chance at those elusive recommendations. Even at two hundred and fiftieth, I got one recommendation, so I just got to get posted earlier.

I thought I was not showing up because my opening line poked fun at Frank Rich's name, and they warn of abusive or defamatory language, and I thought they were just being overly sensitive, but it was because I was posting late in this game. I was being overly slow.

We shall see what we shall see. Stay tuned. And here is the post as it appeared in the New York Times: