Wednesday, December 15, 2004

This, I Don't Understand...

My traffic EXPLODED on this site (believe me, I'm not complaining, it's nice to be read) and everyone who has been visiting here has been really, REALLY cool. I appreciate all the support.

What I'm wondering, however, is why a kind of off-handed post like "If You Don't Hate Me Yet..." will get a bunch of comments (6 comments on this site is "a bunch") but a post that like "Awakening", that I really put my heart into, doesn't get any comments?

Maybe it's blogger Zen, who knows? Any feedback would be appreciated...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Honestly? I think because the really deep posts freak people out. They feel more comfortable saying something on a meaningless post, ya know?

Heather

JenL said...

You can probably thank Jay over at Zeroboss.com for the surge in popularity. He linked to you, and when I followed said link, the Mythology post was top on your list.

I loved the heart and soul posts too...Keep it up!

cindy said...

It's up and down like a rollercoaster. Do what you like, then it doesn't matter. The things that mean the most to me get the fewest comments too.

Nino the Mindboggler said...

It occured to me that the posts from the heart might be a little heavy to elicit comments but I thought I'd ask. Thanks for adding your two cents!

Russ said...

"If You Don't Hate Me Yet..." was your current post when I came by way of the Zero Boss, so that's where I left a comment.

I've found comment hits to be very erratic on my site as well, and not on the posts that I would have expected. I've written some very heartfelt entries that got no comments, but an entry about burning grilled cheese sandwiches received more comments than anything I'd ever written. Go figure.

My best day, traffic-wise (so far), was the day my site was mentioned on the Zero Boss. Jay's great about sharing the love. But it's really interesting writing that brings visitors back again and again. Your doing well in that regard. Keep it up!

Russ
http://dailyyak.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I just started reading your site (courtesy of ZeroBoss, you are now on my list of people I read daily). I didn't comment about Awakenings because I am not a parent (yet?), and people keep telling me that the children I take care of (I've been a nanny off & on for years) could not possibly be loved as much as my very own children. I'm sure they are right, to an extent, but I have loved all of 'my' kids and had some of the same reactions. I don't usually say anything along those lines because I am told regularly that I just don't understand and it isn't the same. It was a great post, but I felt awkward responding to it. The lighter posts I can toss off something silly, drop in a pun, and it isn't a big deal, but the heart-and-soul posts are harder for me to respond to because I want you to know that they meant something to me but I do not know what to say that will not sound maudlin.

Don't know if that helps any.

--Wendryn, pilot@wendryn.com, www.wendryn.com

Nino the Mindboggler said...

Thank you, Wendy!

Yes, I'm beginning to understand why the heart-and-soul posts go without comments, thanks to all the fine people weighing in on this.

I've also learned that a lack of comments by no means diminishes the importance of those posts.

Crazy Uncle Joe said...

Some people probably didn't comment on Awakening because they were immediately inspired to write a post of their own. The heart and soul stuff is good - and you should never use comments as a yardstick for what people like. You should also never use what people like as a yardstick for the quality of what you are doing. Now, go and wash your bowl. </obBLoggerZen>

Nino the Mindboggler said...

ROTFLMMFAO... yes, blogger Zen *WHACK!*, upside the head, I think I see, master CrazyUncleJoe... :-D