My title comes from Liz’s entry on the way that discussions fade away so quickly and silently from the blogosphere once the topic has scrolled off of the author’s main page, creating what she calls a “topic du jour” approach to discussions. I think she’s pretty much right; in fact, the only reason I’m writing this entry now is because I realize that if the entry falls into her archives, I’m likely to never respond to it. I’ve been puzzling over my response to this entry for too long. Perhaps this entry exists only to store Liz’s observation in my external memory, hopefully to return to it later when I’ve had a little sleep and I’ve built up some momentum on the paper I’m writing.
I’d also point out that Jason’s entry on the topic nicely addresses some of the questions on blogging and thinking that Liz raises in her post.