Where Have All The Commentors Gone?

No seriously. Where is everyone? One moment there were heaps of people.

The next…zip, zilch, nada.

If a blog is only as good as the community it builds around it, I hate to think what that bodes for mine right about now. So come on. I know you’re there. Over 130 feed readers and 200 viewers a day can’t all be silent.

Can you?

15 thoughts on “Where Have All The Commentors Gone?

  1. No worries. January often goes that way . . . we get all involved in making things happen before the new year gets away from us.

    You’ve not been forgotten. We love you!!

  2. Oh, man, guilt us into commenting. Give us something to comment on and we’ll give you some comments. 😀 Every thought about that? Huh? HuhP? Nah, blame the commenters. Yeah, right.


  3. I didn’t really expect any reply to something like this but okay. 🙂

    Liz Strauss: I can’t remember the last time January was this quiet. Maybe it’s a good thing that everyone has much more of a life. It probably is. it just feels weird it being quiet and all.

    Lorelle: Aww, sorry. I didn’t mean to. You know I write what I can. In a way though, this is something to comment on. So I’m not too far from the point. Eh?

  4. It’s just a thought, but maybe they opened up their credit card statements and they’re freaking out after last month’s spending. Left everybody speechless. 🙂 (Hi, everyone, yes, my first post here!)

  5. Dar, fuuunny. 🙂 It could be worse though…their computers could have taken in or repossessed. That wouldn’t make anyone’s day at all. 🙂

  6. You are so right there. That would be disastrous (what would we all do without our computers?) It’s amazing how much technology has changed in such a short time. And I think I’m getting way behind on the new tech stuff already. 🙂

  7. The old saying, “when it rains it pours” – life is like this sometimes, and everything piles up. You know. =) Glad you’re still here writing

  8. I’ve noticed that. I think it’s because comments are as good as dead. People watch video and share opinions on Twitter. Hard to respond to that in typical “comment style”.

    I’m not sure it’s a bad thing. It used to be said comments encouraged conversation and discussion, but if you can have that elsewhere, why stick with static little boxes buried on your blog?

  9. Dar: One day at a time. We’ve survived without computers. We can do it once again for sure.

    Daniel Nicolas: Oh I’ll always write. It’ll take more than just a cold spell to stop be from writing. I’m glad YOU’RE alive. Always nice to know that there are people still out there.

    Nils Geylen: Now see, you make a very good point, but Twitter isn’t always a popular thing depending where you are. Comments carry with it the community of your environment. Maybe where you are, your environment revolves around Twitter. Mine unfortunately doesn’t. It make me wonder where my community revolves around.

  10. “Makes me wonder where my community revolves around.”

    That too is an interesting point, and a good question for every blogger.

    It would also make a good post.

    I’m not sure yet – typing this on a whim – but if you want to make it a tandem post between us? Or maybe we could even invite others, all post on the same day or make it a relay kind of thing… Not sure.

    I am going to think about this some more.

    My email is nilsgeylen at google dot com, in case you want do arrange something.

  11. That sounds like an idea. An idea, written on the same day with opinions shared by many people. There’s the blogging spirit at its best.

    I have written something related to this before. Not on the community directly, but the social networking which is indirectly the community. You might want to read it, it might give you some more ideas. Why Social Networking Can’t Benefit Some Blogs.

  12. I’m alive.

    I normally read blogs at home these days in the office, and well… commenting on blog entries isn’t really something I should be doing so.. ^^: Sorry!

  13. Oh hai, Kami. 🙂 I agree with what was already said. January means we’re just getting back into the swing of things. Myself – with my blog – included.

  14. The post holiday slump Kami, people getting used to going back to work or getting back into school, or whatever it is. Sometimes people just feel like reading, I go through times where I read but don’t comment at all. Fairly normal cycle I believe.

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