Hey folks, I know it’s been a while since the last entry. I have a few more topics lined up which I want to cover, but it’s getting harder to dip into the well of memories that are over 30 years old and still find fresh content. Even if I do eventually run out of things to talk about, this blog will stick around indefinitely because there’s still a steady stream of newcomers discovering it and having fun reminiscing along with the rest of us.
One of my frustrations with this blog format is that while I’ve gotten a lot of great and interesting comments from others who have lived in PHV or the surrounding area, including some German residents who have fond memories of interacting with us Americans, these comments are scattered all over the place so it’s not very conducive to starting up more PHV-related conversation. For example, a lot of people have chosen to comment on the About page but I bet a lot more of you haven’t looked at that page! (It’s up there at the top right)
It would be great if there was some sort of centralized message area for a blog. As the blog owner I do have a special page where I can review the comments to all of the entries, but I don’t think anything like that is available to readers.
One thing you can do, though, is click on the Comments RSS link down in the lower right. It only shows the more recent comments, but it does give you some indication of what people have been talking about. You can also subscribe on that page so that you’ll be notified when new comments are entered. It doesn’t happen all that often, although today was a very busy one with three different comments left by newcomers to the blog.
Anyway, as my bank of PHV and Heidelberg memories is slowly running dry, there are a lot more great memories left by readers in the comments section of various entries to supplement what I’ve written. Give those a look if you haven’t, and feel free to contribute your own!