I get the feeling from reading around that blog posts are generally supposed to be less wordy than essays. I'd sort of like to chat about these two articles:
1. A piece on Saul Bellow's novel Mr. Sammler's Planet, NYC in the 70s, and basic cultural conservative ideas, which struck me as weirdly nostalgic for the bad old days, and
2. A sort of depressing article on sexless married couples and affairs.
However, I could write essays about them. Maybe we could discuss them in chunks? Or just forget the whole thing?