Earlier this morning, the counter for my blog’s “page views” hit 7,000. That means that, according to the counter, individual pages from my blog have been viewed 7,000 times. I’m not bragging. If anything, I’m shocked and humbled that the number is so large. But here’s the thing: 7,000 page views and not a single comment left behind!
2 months ago, when I first noticed the lack of comments, I even went back and checked the settings to make sure people could leave comments. Yup, they could. But just to be on the safe side, I went and adjusted the settings. But still, no comments showed up. Kinda makes a guy think that people are clicking on my blog and then falling asleep while reading it.
So I have a request: if you read an article on my blog, please comment on it. Doesn’t need to be that long, either. Heck, feel free to tell me I’m a horrible writer and that you hated the article! At least I’d know someone read it!
Leaving a comment is easy. In the top right corner of every article, you’ll see an icon that looks like this (the number inside it changes based on how many people have left comments–right now, it’s a sad and lonely zero):
All you need to do is click on that icon and you’ll be taken to a screen where you can type to your heart’s content about the wonderful blog entry you’ve just read (or anything else, for that matter). You don’t even have to leave your real name! When you’re done, just hit “post” and you’re done. Moments later, I will get an e-mail saying someone has left a comment. Shortly thereafter, a celebratory jig will be done, much to the chagrin of my wife and daughter.