Blogging is a bit like taking potshots at grasshoppers at midnight. Anything you hit is purely accidental. The strangest things strike a chord with the readers and there's never any way to know what that might be.
The thing I find interesting is the least response is usually on the days when my blog counter indicates the most visitors. Odd. Is it a peer thing, I wonder? Do readers arrive, see that there are no comments and move on? Or is the blog that day really a dud? It's difficult to tell with no feed back.
Maybe we're all on such tight schedules that commenting is something we feel we can pass on because there are other things--more important things crying out for our attention. It's possible.
An acquaintance once told me that people might be intimidated by me. That they might be afraid to write a negative comment for fear that I would be angry. Hmmm. I haven't used my hatchet in years. It was such a pain in the ass to clean...and oil...and quite frankly, it was starting to weigh down a bit.
So I appreciate those of you who take the time to read my blog. I know very well you could go elsewhere. However, if you do have a couple minutes, drop me a line so I know you stopped by. And regardless of what you say, I promise not to dig my hatchet out of the closet.
Besides, I'd have to unstack all that other stuff in there to find it.