David hates my blog partly because the comments are turned off. I'd actually forgotten that I'd done this way-back-when, and just assumed that I got most of my comments in person. So thanks David, I've turned them back on, although I am going to moderate them - apologies if that insults your sensibilities.
The other reason David hates my blog is because it's anonymous. To quote:
I really dislike anonymous bloggers.
Part of it is that, if you don't think enough of your opinion to put your name to it, why should I care?
Another part is that it's one-way communication. They set themselves up in an unassailable position of power, with no transparency or accountability.
It's simply not an intellectually or morally respectable position to take.
I must say I quite fancy the idea of being in an unassailable position of power. Makes me feel ... powerful . Unassailably so. In reality, I know most of my regular readers, and I appreciate that they keep in touch with me this way. Anonymity stays, David - I guess you're stuck with not caring about my opinions.
Of course, if I'm flooded with requests to come out via the comments I may have to rethink that ....