Thanks for the great thoughts on my first book. I haven't had a chance to read more than the first 20 or so, but will tonight. I wanted to clarify a few things, so it helps you come up with ideas. For readers comments, I'd put up posts asking people to post things specifically that they gave permission to be used, along with the way they wanted to be attributed. Trying to get permission in retrospect is a hot mess.
Also, hedra's right that I can't do this right now. I technically have the time (subscribing to the "write your dissertation in 15 minutes a day" theory--I could be writing a book instead of watching that sweet David Cook sing. Yes, I feel like Mrs. Robinson). But until this process is through I just have a big psychic weight on me that's kind of keeping me in first gear.
So I'm not making any moves for a few months. Keep walking through this with me. I'm not expecting a perfect solution, just a workable one.