Seriously, folks. They're as necessary to any bloggers well-being as the sun-warmed nectar is to a honeybee. Comments run through the veins of a blogger to capture the enthusiasm of the internet and provide energy to the writers of blogs, much in the same way chlorophyll flows through the leaves of a tree to capture the energy of the sun. Do you need any more mundane analogies, or do you get the idea?
I think you get the idea.
Really, though, for those of you who have blogs out there that I never comment on, PLEASE TELL ME! I will gladly read your blog and comment on it. I will do it because I like communication. I hate talking to an electronic wall. I realize that reading is, by nature, a sort of dead communication. I mean, you can't read a book and tell the author how you feel about his or her insights. You can't read a newspaper and reach out to the journalist to give your opinion on things. And therefore, you can't be expected to comment on a blog.
The problem with this train of thought is that with the new internet, and the roots of technology bursting through every information packed corner of our lives, you CAN comment! Most authors now have sites where one can post in a forum on what you think of their books. Sometimes they participate and offer their counter-insights. In many newspapers online now you can comment on any article, discussing with other readers the ins and outs of the story. And, every blog comes prepared with a handy little peice of HTML coding that allows you to post comments.
I love comments. You love comments. Let's share the comment love. We'll all be happier.
P.S. If you read my blog and have one of your own, please put it in my comments. I would love to start a list of all of my blogging friends. All cool blogs have them. I, for now, am lacking, but I look forward to establishing that list and enjoying your blogs. :) Have a great day.