20 July 2009 • 8:19 pm

Comments About Comments and the Tenacious Blog

To my great dismay, I discovered over the weekend that the comment form for blog posts is not working (thanks to my friend Jim for making me less clueless). My dismay was tempered by a glimmer of hope; that the reason that there have been so few comments to the posts is entirely related to this problem – but I am not convinced. As recently as today I am still getting an occasional spam comment, which is one reason why the comments are moderated before they go live. I simply don’t know yet when the problem started, and how many of your thoughtful comments were sacrificed to the dreaded “500 – Internal server error” monster. To anyone who may have wanted to post a comment and was unable, please accept my humble apologies.


Over the next couple of days, I’ll be working to try to resolve the problem, and to apply some much-needed maintenance to the WordPress engine and Atahualpa WordPress theme that power the site (both are open source shareware platforms without which I wouldn’t have been able to build the site). So there may be an interruption in the blogroll and times when the site will be incomplete or unavailable.

Thanks in advance for your loyalty and patience. 

In the near term, the workaround for posting a comment to any post is to send it in an email to: – I’ll do my best to post them as quickly as possible. Please include an alias name by which you would like to be known, and the title of the post that your comment is for.

The Tenacious blog recently reached a minor milestone; 50 blog posts, and still going (strong?). I never imagined that it would be possible to write this much, nor how much work it would turn out to be. This seems like a good junction to take stock in the blog itself, and consider its future.

Much of my dismay about the comments bug is because your comments are extremely important. The field of change and strategy management is young, and like any of the behavioral sciences, there is so much less that is known than unknown. Our collective knowledge is built from shared experience. And while I have had a great deal of experience during my years consulting in this discipline that I enjoy sharing, I really hope that the Tenacious Blog will become a forum for the free exchange of ideas. Since it went live in mid May, I am delighted that the Tenacious Blog has had over a thousand site visits from 54 countries on six continents, and the number of RSS subscriptions has grown steadily. So we have a huge range of experience upon which to draw. Your comments can become the basis for discussion that will be far more valuable than just my own ramblings. So please don’t be shy about commenting.

Your comments are also especially valuable to me personally. I am new to writing in the blog format, and while I know that some of the posts have been popular (especially those that have been promoted on LinkedIn), others not so much. Your feedback will enable me to write (and seek out other authors) on those topics most interesting to you, not just to me.

Thanks again for your visits, and in advance for your comments. Stay tuned – after the site is fixed, there will be much more to come.

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