The Line is Dead

by Kevin on April 6, 2008

Over 100 people read this blog every day.

None of them have anything to say, apparently. Only one comment on my article: Open Lines: Comments, Questions, Critiques. Nothing?

I’m not writing this to complain. I write from genuine concern. We’re obviously not building any sort of community here if no one has anything to say. Positive or negative.

I can’t write better without your help. Is the blog theme ugly? Is the content boring? Do you love coming back? Do you subscribe? Chime in!

Edit: That, or my writing is so perfect no one can find fault in it…!

{ 5 comments }

Shel April 6, 2008 at 7:34 pm

I started reading a couple of weeks ago. I RSS’d you, and I also added you to my twitter feed. Sounds like I’m a scary stalker, but no. We’re about to buy our own place and are concerned with money and stuff. I like your articles; they sound like they’re written by someone I can relate to. I like them.

Shel April 6, 2008 at 7:35 pm

PS (The site isn’t particularly beautiful, but I read on RSS so I don’t care. *shrug*)

Future Millionaire April 6, 2008 at 8:38 pm

I feel your pain with lack of comments – I started blogging because I wanted reader feedback. The only thing that keeps me going is when I think about the fact that obviously I’m providing something that they enjoy since they keep coming back and the one or two comments I get keep me going.

Personally – I don’t have any suggestions for change, I enjoy your blog just the way it is.

TC Byrd April 6, 2008 at 11:01 pm

Having run a blog focused on local goings-on, and having on a regular basis talked to people IRL that have consistently read and enjoyed my blog, but never commented, I think you can assume at least 20 readers for each comment you get.

Say something outrageous, or play devil’s advocate once in a while, and see if that doesn’t boost your tallies.

I know it’s frustrating, but don’t give up on it. Write for yourself. If you get satisfaction from what you have to say, I can guarantee that others do too.

Shel April 8, 2008 at 7:34 pm

I was thinking about this: our closing date is 10 days away and I’m starting to panic about the whole 30 years of debt in the middle our our sucky economy. Will you write a piece about how you felt when you signed the deed of trust and in the days before and after?
That would be rocktacular.

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