First, let me begin by saying that I love the fact that people comment. Comments mean that people are actually reading, and maybe even thinking about, what I say. While that’s also a little bit terrifying, it’s very enjoyable to know that people are thinking about what I have to say. (Even if it’s a very small base of people.) Now…
Why is it that almost all of my blog comments, public and private, come from women? Even when I was on MySpace, I noticed that almost every comment originated from someone lacking the Y chromosome, and usually, the entries about my love life (or lack thereof) were the ones that got the most.
I can understand why Viriginia Belle comments, and why some of my close friends will email me a comment or two. They’re friends. But other people, who I’m guessing came via a link from VB’s blog or one of my comments on someone else’s blog, sort of sneak in and post a comment out of nowhere. (I’m going to call them ninja-comments, since they appear out of nowhere, deliver their comment, and vanish in a puff of smoke.) Again, I don’t want to discourage these ninja-comments. I’m simply curious as to what draws you guys here.
From my own persepctive, all of the blogs I read are from links from VB or MJ, with the occassional click on a new link because I think that’s a really beautiful eye. And I guess I comment because I like to converse. I can imagine several friends laughing their asses off at that statement, but it’s true. I enjoy conversations that I feel like I can contribute to. I’ll throw in a joke or two, because I also enjoy making people laugh.
So, Reader, what brings you here? Yes, I’m talking to you. *point* You, the one who comes and increases the number of hits on my blog but never comments. I want to know how you got here, and what brings you back.