It amuses me to no end that my site has become a forum for itchy people. Over time, this post has received over 725 comments, and it gets more every day or so. Seriously.
The comments now have nothing to do with my original post. I was talking about having allergy testing done, and how my arms were driving me crazy afterwards for the next few days.
Now, all of these people are taking it a completely different direction, since they have the itch, but it is due to a medical condition that is quite a mystery. I’ve considered closing down the comments, but so many people use it and it makes them happy, why bother? I thought about setting up a real forum for them, but I hate moderating forums. Akismet catches the comment spam, so that makes life easy. Sometimes I have to approve their comments that end up in moderation, but it is no big deal.
It just cracked me up to see the latest one today. They have gotten together and made a survey. “We will repeat this message in a shorter form once in a while for new contributors on Pink Cookie to see.”
I don’t think they have any idea that this site is a blog, and that it continues to grow around them. They are in their own little world, scratching away and looking for help.