Whenever I go to My Stats, it’s embarrassing for me to see myself as the first among the top commenter. For the record, all my comments are replies to audiences who cared to comment. So what I did is to transfer almost all my own comments by embedding each one of them inside the responses of my dear readers. I just got that trick from a few bloggers. Initially from 54, it’s now trimmed down to just 15 comments.
Familiarity breeds contempt
There’s a saying that familiarity breeds contempt. Maybe that’s the reason why most of my blog audiences are strangers. But that’s okay since most of my friends started as strangers first before I came to know them better. But later on, maybe their interest of knowing you better is waning. My friends and colleagues might be too familiar with me now. Maybe I’m just thinking too much.
Comments inspires me to write more
I think it only reflects that I never take all readers for granted. I don’t like the feeling of being ignored, that’s why I always make it a point that I give an immediate feedback to readers. I appreciate all kinds of comments excluding spam comments, though I bother to read them sometimes. Like the motto of the captain from The Five People You Meet in Heaven, I see to it that no one gets left behind. I love to read comments because it inspires me to write more whenever someone gives their opinion.
A few hours after I posted this entry, I was shocked to see an overwhelming number 40 spam comments queuing in this post alone. Wow!