Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Time To Take it Down??

I'm having one of those nights when I can't think of a post. This happens sometimes (to all of us I'm sure), I'll be trolling other sci-fi blogs hoping for inspiration but most of the time I feel like a copy-cat and I don't want to rip-off other blogs all the time. But I've been having an inferiority complex lately. I still get a decent amount of hits here everyday, at least a few hundred a day, but very few comments. I'm beginning to think I don't have any nerd cred. I haven't done the conventions and I'm not really up on all the news. My book review blog seems to be doing better and I'm thinking I may need to re-consolidate my blogs or just take this one down. I think my main love is the books anyway so maybe I should just concentrate on that.... I mean jeebus. 3 lousy comments (and one of them mine!) on a free box set of DVD's?? What's up with that?

16 comments:

PDClone said...

In case you're interested, this blog has 53 subscribers on google reader.

Wilson said...

one of them me! ^_^

Melinda Seckington said...

I rarely get comments too, but I know that there are people reading my stuff. So I'll keep on blogging. I've noticed that most people who comment are bloggers themselves or are at least a bit tech savvy. Most "normal" readers rarely consider commenting. A "successful" blog will have a lot of comments, because they have a higher percentage of those types of people.

Don't let the amount of comments get you down; people ARE reading this blog. Does it help if I promise I'll try to comment more :) ?

Melinda
http://missgeeky.com

furiousBall said...

well, at least you stick to your guns, my blog posts are filled with fart jokes and such. i'm subscribed to you. eye of the tiger, amiga.

Gabrielle Faust said...

I have the same issue. I know people are visiting my site because of the visitor count, but very few people leave comments. Its strange.

pussreboots said...

I lurk mostly and sometimes I have to just mark all my feeds as read even if I haven't gotten to them.

crunchycarpets said...

ebbs and flows ebbs and flows...

your site..your energy..you post what you like...you have a wack of loyal readers....and probably loads who don't comment.

I think you are doing a fantastic job..you are way with it on this stuff more than .

But post when and what YOU like

Fab said...
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Fab said...

Oh Sqt, we all have times like that. You have a great blog, loyal readers. I admit I don't often comment. Sometimes it's just because what I wanted to say, well, someone beat me to it. And repeating is like copying a comment by someone else.

Comments on my blog are not frequent, you know (but what I write does not touch a greater audience like your blog does I guess). But I do have visits, and thats nice to know.

I love stopping by here. And even if you have a time you don't know what to post about, it'll come to you. Don't force it. Besides, we loyals are patient enough.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Don't give up. Reach for the stars!

I have a bunch of ideas for a post here, eventually I'll realize one or two of them. Bear with me...

Eoghann Irving said...

Don't feel too bad. Most of the posts at Solar Flare get two or less comments as well (with only rare exceptions).

I know I have around 1000 readers of the RSS feed alone and I still can't get regular comments.

Back at the dawn of time (around 1997) when everyone read usenet news it was estimated that at most 10% of readers actually took part in the discussions. I think that figure is even lower with blogs.

SolShine7 said...

It's not you, it's Alien Nation. That show, film or whatever it is...it's lame. At least to me.

I really like this blog so don't give up! Sometimes people just don't know what to say. And so they don't say anything. But I comment pretty often.

Charles Gramlich said...

I've been enjoying this blog a lot myself.

GFS3 said...

Hey, you get more comments than I do. But keep in mind that most readers don't leave behind comments. Only a few want to engage beyond reading. I happen to like your blog and frequent it, well, frequently. Keep up the good work!

SQT said...

gsf3

Thanks for the encouragement. For what it's worth, I think your blog is fantastic.

Avery said...

Aw. I feel partly responsible. I've been lax in making the rounds lately. Sorry. I do love your blog, however, and, if it makes you feel better, I think you're very nerdy (*grin*).