Monday, November 2, 2009
Getting over my fear of no comments
As you may have guessed from this post, I really like comments. They are the whole fun of blogging! I mean, no matter what somebody may tell you, they wouldn't blog if they didn't want people to read their stuff. And comments confirm that somebody is reading your stuff. Yes, you can put trackers on your blog that tell you how many hits you've had that day, but it just isn't quite the same. (Not that I'd know. I still haven't gotten around to having Bryan hook that up for me... errr... I mean doing that.) It's like the difference between passing somebody on the street and just doing that silent "eh" wave-and-acknowledge kind of thing and actually pausing in your day to say hello to a friend or stranger. I like being said hello to by friends and strangers. Which is why I get a little paranoid that if I post too often they won't comment as much. Or rather, that they won't look at every single post and comment on every single one. But that's a bit impractical anyway. I mean, I can hardly expect all of my friends (and welcome strangers) to be interested in every single post I write. That would be like... enough with the metaphors. Anyway, so I guess NaBloPoMo will perhaps get me past my fear of having a post go by without comments. Does it still count toward getting over that fear if I'm linking to a post I wrote just last night? Probably not.