Friday, November 21, 2008

The Psychology of Getting Comments



Dear Blog Readers,

In the last 3 days, the number of comments on my four posts have gone like this:

3
6
4
3
(Painful facts)

What the heck? Have I suddenly gotten super boring? (Anger.) Is there a pandemic raging through the country, killing of bloggers left and right, that I don't know about? (Sarcasm used to hide pain.) Is there a conspiracy against me--someone out there so jealous of my meager constituency that they are sabotaging me and steering people away from my blog? (Fear of impending insanity.)

Well, something has got to happen soon. Either you lurkers are going to have to come out of hiding and comment. Or my friends are going to have to quit living for themselves, drop everything, and start commenting over here way more. Or else I am going to have to start making up posts from anonymous people and adding them to my comments section. (Making demands). But then, that wouldn't really solve my problem--the problem being I only feel valid as a human being when my blog comments are in the double digits. (More Guilt). I think I'm going to have to do some tough love with you bloggers. So I am hereby boycotting posting until my comments reach two digits on at least one of my posts of the last 3 days (threats & intimidation). Three digits would be even better, but I guess I shouldn't be too demanding. I don't want to put a strain on you at all. (Reverse psychology.)

Ok thanks. You guys are great. No, really. You are awesome (Flattery). I know you were just about to comment anyway, before I wrote this. There was probably no reason for my harsh disciplinary actions. (Sucking up).

But please, do comment. It really would make my day. It would make me feel like a complete, worthwhile, lovable human being again. (Begging).

Yours Truly,

Me

21 comments:

tiburon said...

I think the blogosphere is painfully slow. I haven't been getting many comments either.

Tis the season...

devri said...

sorry, I will do a better job, I hear ya, it sucks not getting comments.

In general, I agree with Tib. But Tib doesn't come to my blog, so you have one up on me.;0)

Rychelle said...

i am new here. i decided to comment since you called me awesome. that part was just for me, right?!?

tammy said...

Blame it on my husband. I don't know why but I blame everything on him so you can too.

MiaKatia said...

I like Tammy's plan ;) And just so you know I do read all your posts. As for you day in the life... More exciting than my day I promise!

Christie said...

I know I've been a bit MIA lately. I've been trying to earn extra money by doing ChaCha, so I've cut back on my blogging time.

Suzanne said...

Here's my comment. Just checking out the blogs of those who signed up for my give-away.(thank you)Loved the post below (day in the life)and this one too, of course! ;o)

rachel said...

I personally read and don't always have the time to comment. so much to do, so little time.

André said...

The global 'slowdown' has affected blog comments, too. Keep begging and kissing up - it seems to help.

André said...

And this one is just to kick it into double digits. You're welcome.

Suzanne said...

"Omgirl" - You might want to hightail it on over to Just Another Hang Up (justanotherhangup.blogspot.com)

There's some great news for you and your sister! Please email asap at suzmar1977@mstar2.net

Harlene said...

I just started lurking here, but I assure you my love for you is sincere.

I too can't get enough iditirod!

Mindi said...

i love that your self esteem rests on my shoulders. but know that i LOVE YOU, UNCONDITIONALLY.

and that i am here for you. AND your blog.

CaraDee said...

I don't give in to terrorist demands, so I am not going to comment on principle...


DOH!

Suzie said...

I had no idea I was that important to you.
I will do better. I promise.
(at least that is what I have been taught to say when someone needs me to do better)

please know that I read each and every post you make and I comment in my head EVERYTIME!

jennie w. said...

You get more comments than me, so consider yourself lucky.

jennie w. said...

I'm so excited that you're coming to see us tomorrow.

jennie w. said...

It's going to be so much fun!

jennie w. said...

I got tickets to see Twilight on Monday.

jennie w. said...

Where should we go out for dinner?

Ben said...

I think that your blogs are so intense and to the point, that all most people could say as comment would be something like a baffled: "Wow!".

No sense in ruining your perfectly summarized thoughts and cares by blemishing them with a nonsensical exclamation, right!?