The best way I can explain the importance to you, is with this question: Can you imagine wanting to share a story, a thought or a belief with forty people and preparing what you had to say, choosing the right words and nervously approaching them and then saying what you had to say, you say it just as you planned and you wait for the response and the person you are talking to listens to you, looks at you and just walks away. Without a smile, a frown – no reaction. They just walk away. And out of the forty people you say this to, only one replies to you.
Now isn’t this true? The lifeline of bloggers are the readers who respond. Sure we have pageviews and visits to tell us how many read our blog. But, how many really engage us? It’s all about comments. There is just no other way (other than email) to let us know that you’re there, and you like what you read. Or don’t which is totally OK too.
This may be a philippine culture blog, where we talk travel-related topics most of the time. And probably comments don’t seem to be appropriate if we just tell you about a random news from the Philippines, but it’s still nice to know that my writing was relevant to you. Or that I should write more of other stuff.
So, for everyone who leaves a comment. You have my thanks and appreciation!
And as part of the crowd who usually don’t leave comments myself, I apologize. I’ll be a better blog reader after this.
(Now I wish I said the above quote, but I really didn’t. I picked that excerpt up from Beth from I Should be Folding Laundry, when I read One La Costa Mom, who left her URL at my contest post. I *heart* follow up!)