Okay, Mr. Stone, that stings a little. You rightly point out that the long-term advantage of blogging is that we can interact independently of Plans. But how would a person familiar with blogging who arrived at Hacking Gadflies independently of Plans react? My reaction would probably be something like, "Who's Evan Case and where'd he write that?" If I got there from somewhere other than here, and I read enough, I might even wonder if "rockstarling" knows that Lindsey chick. Um, who's included in that "we", again? 'Cause, y'know, I try to meet you on your own terms and instead I get demoted to rockstarling-quote-unquote. I guess that when I write in my journal instead of my plan, I'm not Lindsey Kuper. (Or even "Lindsay".)
I'm not writing here instead of on Plans just to make a point. I'm doing it because this is currently the only way I can think of to have a balanced conversation with you -- meaning one in which each of the participants determines how much of their own participation should be public. An entirely Plans-contained conversation would have at least been balanced within the members-only scope of Plans. Now you recommend that the readers of your public blog comment via Plans or email, and you control how much of that becomes public -- so what we get is a public, unbalanced conversation. I don't understand how that's better.