Open Invite

I was looking at the Sitemeter report for this blog this morning and it puzzled me that there were so many folks that have visited my blog but few post comments. I would like to invite those who do not comment to do so. It would make me very happy to get to know others who are still blogging and not telling me when they are eating a hot dog on facebook or twitter.

Peace

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15 Comments

  1. Ron said,

    July 25, 2009 at 10:21 PM

    I'm eating a hotdog.hehe 🙂 Nah, actually I'm looking for a job, so I don't feel I should sprinkle my philosophies across the Internet more than I already have. At least for now. Until I get in the door.I always viewed the blogging as a way to have a conversation about ideas/experiences. To me, the comments were half the reason for doing it, to hear other perspectives, think outside the box, trade info. It's challenging to communicate with the written word alone, though.Ok, I broke my vow of silence. Forgive me if I'm quiet for a while… just got to get me some employment.Ron

  2. Woody said,

    July 26, 2009 at 5:20 AM

    Ron…I was wondering what was up.Didn't know if it was a mom thing or job hunt. It will all work out. The exchange of ideas is the silver lining that I wasn't really expecting to find when I started this blog. I've found so much helpful information and ideas through this channel of communication. Some I want to emulate. Others I would rather not quite drink the kool-aid. I would totally agree that it is more difficult for me to write what I'm thinking because I'm so damned scatter-brained. Writing helps me to slow down and look at what I'm trying to say.Fringe benefit of the blog…I have the chance to meet great people like you.

  3. edifice rex said,

    July 26, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    Aha! It gets to you too! ;D glad to see I'm not the only one that likes to hear from other folks and not just 'hear' my own yap running. I would say that I only get comments from 15-20% of my readers.

  4. Woody said,

    July 26, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Annie…I have to admit that it does bother me that so many are just looking in the window and not even saying howdy. I don't comment every time I visit a blog, but I do like to identify myself and let folks know I enjoy what they post. There are some very fine writers and photographers in the blogosphere.

  5. karl said,

    July 26, 2009 at 4:18 PM

    sometimes i comment, sometimes i don't. sometimes i reply to comments, sometimes i don't. one day i got 3500 visitors and wondered what the f? i stalked them down and found out stuff i can't forget. so now i leave it alone. i read pablo's blog most everyday and almost never comment anymore. does that make me bad?when i'm sleepless at four in the morning i comment everywhere and usually say stupid stuff. i always wanted to be the first to comment on ron's blog. i felt like it was a little race. does that make me a stalker?

  6. Woody said,

    July 26, 2009 at 8:18 PM

    Karl..There are so many times I want to say something but choose not to. I try not to comment just to comment but it is nice to hear from folks once in awhile.I'm always happy to see that you have left a word. Even those words that are written around 4 in the morning.It appears that for a while both of us will be stalking Ron's blog to see who will be the first to comment when he brings it back to life…peace

  7. Ed Abbey said,

    July 27, 2009 at 8:06 AM

    Like you said, I try not to comment just to comment. But I read your blog and every post within it as I do the morning paper, Karl's, Pablo's and several others too that I rarely comment on.

  8. Leigh said,

    July 27, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Hello. This is my first visit here but I'm happy to post a comment. I found your blog while surfing the Homesteading Webloggers webring. I think we all wonder why more visitors don't comment. One of my blogs gets 150 to 200 visitors a day, but rarely more than a dozen or so comments for each post. I usually try to comment as an encouragement to the blogger. Too often I don't get back in a timely manner to see if my comment has been responded to. I do try to respond to all comments I receive however. Great blog!

  9. Woody said,

    July 27, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    Ed..Thanks. You have included me in good company.Leigh..Thank you and thanks for coming by.

  10. July 29, 2009 at 7:46 AM

    i mostly get comments from my mom and my mother-in-law! but i figure there are some other people out there reading my blog, i guess they don't feel like commenting. i have been struggling with my blog a bit lately- it's kind of a weird thing to wrap my head around (the idea of having a blog) but it can be such a wonderful way to share information. i partially look at it as a log of our property/life. anyway i appreciate and enjoy your blog!

  11. July 30, 2009 at 4:39 AM

    …and not telling me when they are eating a hot dog on facebook or twitter.That cracked me up! I do twitter and have never had a blog. I sure do read them though. I have bee reading through the archives of another blog and spotted "Woody" in the comments. My maiden name is Woodrum. So I had to click over for a peek ya know.

  12. Woody said,

    July 31, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    PB & D..Thanks. I enjoy ya'lls blog too. I like the tracking of our property/life as well. The blog has been a great way for our kin on the west coast to keep up with our goings on.Erin…Thanks for stopping and staying awhile. You're welcome anytime.

  13. Beau said,

    August 3, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    Yes, very strange. But to each their own. I'm as much a lurker on some sites as others seem to be on mine! That's what I get… 🙂

  14. nathan said,

    August 3, 2009 at 6:30 PM

    Woody, I visit your site often but rarely comment. I live in Missouri so blogs from Missouri interest me. I always search for more and more blogs to add to my Missouri list. I most like your posts on the greenhouse, garden, and wildwood music. I used to drive through your town on my way to Springfield back when i went to college 20 plus years ago. I also have an uncle in Cuba who used to own the dairy creme there years ago. I don't have a blog of my own, i guess i am not that exciting. I could never blog about daily life just not interesting to me.Nathan in Missouri

  15. Pablo said,

    August 26, 2009 at 5:25 PM

    I'm a visitor, and I rarely eat hot dogs.


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