… … …So, um… …recent events in my life have kinda made me rethink how I do certain stuff and conduct myself in different aspects of my life. One thing I’ve kinda had to take notice of is how I generally look at and treat comments on my blog. As anyone who has read my blog for long periods of time knows, at some point, I started requesting comments a lot more at some point when I noticed that there weren’t many. In fact, and I probably shouldn’t even give these numbers away, but as of the time that I am typing this up, I currently have 692 posts (not counting this one, and unfortunately unable to be certain of how many of those are reblogged articles), 175,112 views, and yet only 536 comments. And guess who the two top commenters are? Myself and N. Harmonik, who I would like to remind is, in fact, my proofreader, and has actually posted a couple of articles on this blog. And even N. Harmonik has rarely commented without me having to directly ask her.
Now, when I say all of this, I’m not trying to guilt trip anyone. In fact, the point is that, once upon a time, I might’ve been tempted to do so. No, instead I’d like to simply explain why I want comments: The thing is, I want people to give me feedback on the stuff I write. Agree with my viewpoints, disagree, talk about stuff I missed on certain subjects, maybe even suggest other stuff I can talk about, or hell, give me tips on how I could improve in my writing. After all, I wanna someday transition into writing for a living, and how can I improve to the point where I can do that if no one tells me how? That said, I don’t want anyone to leave comments solely because they feel obligated to do so. I just wish I knew what to do to make people care more about what I do.
Anyway, that’s all I wanted to say. Leave comments, don’t, whatever. I just want you all to know how I felt about this. Ja né!