Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Comments?

I found a feature on Blogger the other day which allows me to see how many "page looks" there have been during the time I have been churning out my musings. Somewhat to my surprise it is close to 58,000. This really sounds more impressive than it is. I have been doing this for five years now, actually starting about now in the Fall of 2006 on the encouragement of a member. And I have written about 1,450 blogs during the course of that time, so the average number of looks isn't all that high. But many of you have been faithful readers and the blog allows me to share with you the stuff that captures my attention in my role of Christian leadership.

Now, the number of lookers far exceeds the number of commenters, as you well know. As you also know, I feel that every blog I write becomes better, more thoughtful, more complete when there are comments. It's not unlike my experience with bible study and other study groups, or when I facilitate our book club. Sure I come prepared to lead the group, but the participation of others is what makes it really worthwhile.

I appreciate what you have to say in reponse to blog entries, and so do other readers. I do bite my tongue when people who never comment online tell me how much they enjoy the comments. Well then, join the club and help out the regulars!

Comments?

9 comments:

johnny said...

I LOVE your blogs, David. Reading them is the one thing on the computer I do daily.

Your blogs are thought-provoking and interesting, and I thank you for doing this....on top of everything else you do in the church and community.

janet.rice said...

Right on, johnny!
I am one of those silent but faithful readers who has been off-line for several months.
David's right - the exchange of comments enriches the subject matter and is sometimes good fun...I resolve to be a more active participant.

IanD said...

Bring it, people.

Laurie said...

I always check in,in the morning to read your blog. They often become the topic of conversation for the day. Thanks!

Nan said...

I read your blog in the morning, and then later in the day or evening to see what everyone has said. Your blog inspires some very interesting discussions. I don't respond a lot, but I often share what you've talked about with family and friends. I'll try to share a little more on-line.

Lynnof60 said...

Well now you've thrown down the gauntlet! As Ian says I'm going to "bring it".

lionlamb said...

Thanks all. I understand that not everyone feels comfortable or confident to respond, especially with some of the more demanding topics. One reader told me, tongue in cheek, "some of us like to watch!"

While I'm just glad that people read,I think it is a matter of "taking the plunge."

Shane H. said...

What if your an " irregular" :-D

lionlamb said...

Erratics and irregulars welcome Shane. At church too!