The read-only blog phenomenon
Posted on:May 27 2006
You are blogger and nobody is commenting your articles and posts? Feeling a bit ignored, lonely and confused because of this? Are you really that boring? Well, I don't think so, you're not alone. I didn't find any statistics, but I estimate that only about 0.1% of all blog readers will ever comment blog entries. Maybe this is how our society works, maybe people are too lazy to type their opinion, and maybe they think they've got no opinion, or none important at all.
Here is some news for you, readers: Bloggers really LOVE comments. Write whatever you want, even the most stupid thing you can think of, it's great for bloggers to read other thoughts and opinions on their blogs and in this way it is like a small reward.
Some weeks ago I noticed that when I was telling some of my experiences or ideas to people I didn't know before or didn't see for a long time and they sometimes would interrupt me with the words "I know, I read your blog", which kind of surprised me. After this I was ranting in this blog about the fact that nearly nobody of the average 500 (WOW!, btw) visitors each day is commenting, and funnily this helped a bit, people are now writing comments. Thanks a lot for that.
So, dear desperate commentless blogger: Keep on blogging. They'll read it, they simply just don't have the idea that a comment would be nice.
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