The lone blogger

April 05, 2013
The lone distance runner choses to go it alone, but as a blogger I prefer some company. But lately I've been wondering: 'Does the comment button even work?!' Getting a comment seems to become even more rare than me going faster than a 5k per hour…

So I'm just checking: is there anybody out there who reads me?!


28 comments:

  1. I read you. and I totally get that ecard (which btw I think is awesome, and totally agree with you), but yes I know what you mean. You pour your heart out and you feel like no one is listen.

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  2. Thanks Matilda! Already I feel less 'lone'!

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  3. I read somewhere that the percentage of readers who ever leave a comment is something ridiculously low, like less than 5%. Your Analytics should tell you how often your posts are read.

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  4. I love your blog! I rarely comment on any blog unless I have something that I feel is important enough to share. That video you posted about men watching women run creeped me out. Thank god it was foreign.

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  5. Oh, I totally feel this way some times :) But you are not alone!

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  6. I feel the same way sometimes! I wouldn't worry about the comments though. When I look at my hits and how long people stay on the pages, it let's me know they are reading. So keep at it. Consistency is the key.

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  7. that made me laugh and I definitely agree. keep plugging away and it will pay off. Just like running

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  8. This certainly chimes with my experience of blogging. I get thousands and thousands of page hits, people stop me to tell me how much they enjoy it, and I think I've had only, wait for it, 3 comments in the last year.

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  9. That's good to know Corey! Sometimes blogging feels like talking to my husband: I get no response at all, and it's like I'm talking to myself!

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  10. Thanks Karla. I was beginning to feel like nobody read my posts. I'm so glad there are indeed people out there who are 'hearing' me!

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  11. Wow, that's not very much. Bummer! I can't help myself: I really like getting comments.

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  12. Yep I know that feeling! Got my first EVER comment on my blog recently and I was MADE UP! Keep up the good work, and feel free to reciprocate!

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  13. I read you. And I share your feelings. I used to get a lot of comments and I had a host of readers. I stopped blogging for about a year while I went through some really personal stuff. I felt like when I stopped blogging, people thought I stopped existing. I thought I had made friends. And I did. I just had to remember that anyone who forgot me, wasn't worth it. Now, I am thankful for the very few comments I do get because I know those people genuinely like my blog.

    I also try to remember, I started it for me. It is about me and it begins and ends with me.

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  14. Marcelo CampigliaApril 5, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Hello there, I am reading :)

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  15. Thank for making me LOL with that e-card, my sentiments exactly, most of the time. I enjoy reading your posts, will try to comment more so you don't question of you're alone anymore.

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  16. I read you! I relate a lot to what you post so I often try to comment but don't always have time. I have the same issue on my blog. My stats show quite a few readers but my lone commenter is often Char from My Life's A Marathon. I figure, hey, at least people aren't throwing sticks at me.

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  17. I hear ya! I am pretty surer 99.9% of the comments on my posts are from blog hoppers, which is fine, but I wouldn't mind the occasional non-blog hopper comment. And here I am coming up from a blog hop to comment on your post, lol. Following you via FB.

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  18. Don't write for everyone else. Write for you.

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  19. I read too! But don't leave a comment very often

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  20. That's like saying: Talk to yourself.

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  21. Thanks everyone for making me feel less alone in the blogosphere! I'm all choked up by your great comments!

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  22. I can relate. One time I posted something very personal hoping it would inspire others. I got very few comments and was disappointed. A lot of times I do read posts, but don't comment because I read so many blogs! Visiting from SITS.

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  23. Visiting (and commenting) from ShareFest. I'm a runner too, that's what caught my attention.

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  24. Hello I have been reading it.
    I welcome comments to my blog to!

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  25. I read your blog!!! Keep up the good work!!!

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  26. Hi Art, just dropped you a comment!

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  27. Hi Kristia, words like 'running' always catch my attention too!

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