Can somebody please explain the phenomenon of people submitting a comment to a new post AS FAST AS THEY CAN, just to be first on the list of commenters? And then they have nothing to say except, "Oh my god, am I really first?"
Why yes. Vapid. But yes, you are first.
Or worse, you're not first. You're sixth, because five other people ahead of you also saw that blank comments page and raced to get their "FIRST! Me me me!!!" comment in there ahead of you.
You don't see this in every blog, just in really popular ones, so I'm guessing the point is to get a link to your own blog in as early as possible. But really, who clicks those links? Is there anything in that kind of comment that suggests their own blog would be even remotely worth clicking on?
Don't know why I'm so irritable today.
On a related note, I have my period.