The lone blogger

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

Matilda said...

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.

nicoleao said...

Thanks Matilda! Already I feel less 'lone'!

Pete L. said...

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.

Corey Brown said...

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.

Karla said...

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

Larue said...

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.

Geoffrey alonso said...

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

Vys said...

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.

nicoleao said...

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!

nicoleao said...

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!

nicoleao said...

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

Andy Benham said...

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!

onelittlejill said...

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.

Marcelo Campiglia said...

Hello there, I am reading :)

Elizabeth said...

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.

Bria Burton said...

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.

Jackie Karlic (The Non-Martha Momma) said...

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.

Rev. Run said...

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

Anna said...

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

nicoleao said...

That's like saying: Talk to yourself.

nicoleao said...

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

Tanya said...

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.

Kristia {Family Balance Sheet} said...

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

Art at Fit at Fifty said...

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

Rosey said...

I'm here (waving). :)

Alice said...

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

nicoleao said...

Hi Art, just dropped you a comment!

nicoleao said...

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