Saturday, November 19, 2016

I Have A Question

Here at the Cave of Cool, much like Westworld, this is a ONE MAN operation. Since day one it's all me. 36,000 or so worth of posts over almost nine years. I think I do good blog. I entertain for a second in someone's day and maybe make a friend or two along the way. Like minded travellers as it were. But as of late I am only saddened by my numbers. Nearly 2500 visits register everyday but I get comments from maybe all of six people. Why is that?? Why do you visit but never drop a comment on something you enjoyed? It's okay to be honest with me. I don't really care what people think. I learned that lesson at age six. I am the only arbiter of what is right for my blog and I blog everyday, multiple times a day. I deserve a larger audience. I am never boring and even my repeating posts are never repetitious. Help me out here. I need the feedback. Those six of you who comment regularly know who you are and know how deep my love is for you.

 

14 comments:

Jordan said...

First, I think you're underselling the number of people who comment. I think it's more like two dozen all told.

Second, it's very difficult to get anyone to comment on anything (unless you've hit a YouTube jackpot or you're in one of the big magazines). I don't think it correlates to lack of interest or lack of devotion.

Third, you're not exactly stirring up controversy. (And I mean that in the nicest possible way.) Silence is consent. Like a cat getting his hair brushed -- you know they totally love it because they suddenly get all weirdly quiet and don't do anything. I know it's indistinguishable from "nobody is noticing" but, as with the cat, you know better. People aren't coming here over and over because they hate it.

Fourth, ask questions; pose problems; draw people into the discussion. Which captions do you like? Etc. Run contests. Give away toys to winners. Challenge people to name stuff for you, or to rate stuff. I don't know -- it's your site. But no reason not to try to be more interactive if you want more feedback.

Anyway my two cents.

Tom Mackinac said...

Good point. This is actually going to be my first comment in all 6 or 7 years of viewing your Blog...lol, I find it entertaining, amusing and fun. Keep my the good work!

Caffeinated Joe said...

I comment when I feel I have something worthwhile to add to the conversation. But I do see them all. But, have you seen how quickly some comment threads devolve? Be careful what you wish for! ;)

j-swin said...

There is little commenting in spite of comment worthy posts because people are becoming increasingly isolated through the web. They say the technology is bringing us together but all it's doing is cutting us off from genuine interaction. Is easier to click "like" or repost something instead of taking the time to actually interact with our fellow man and unfortunately this also translates into our physical lives. We've distanced ourselves from each other now is about the time they start turning is on ourselves.

DrGoat said...

All these comments are valid. Myself, I comment a lot on here because one, my work situation allows me to be on a computer with some time for doing my own thing...and also I'm in the 'ancient' category as far as average age on the internet I think, so I guess it allows me a chance to be part of something that is still relevant in a way. Getting old sucks and I'm not into old people's stuff. The rest I think is covered by what the other comments on this post are saying. You're doing well so I wouldn't put too much emphasis on comments. By the way, where the hell is Debra? She is big on commenting and has been AWOL recently.

csmith2884 said...

I have no comment. Carry on

Linneman said...

I would agree that most people just don't feel the need to comment on things unless it's controversial, contest-related, or a specific request for interaction (question to answer, etc.). We just move on to whatever's next in our usual blog-reading routine. I can understand the concern/frustration, though. I don't get anywhere near the number of hits that you do, and there are times that I still think, "C'mon, SOMEbody had to think that was kinda cool..." But most of us just aren't used to posting something as simple as, "Hey, this is kinda cool." For whatever reason.

Paul Pinkosh said...

First off, I love your blog. No exceptions.

Why don't I comment more often? Because on my system at least, the comment interface is inconsistent, slow, and often loses what I painstakingly type. That's the only reason.

Keep up the good work, and confusion to the tentacled enemy!

Paul

Paul Pinkosh said...

Do you really want to read a bunch of off-topic posts about how libtards are following Obama's gay Muslim socialist plan to take away the guns of unborn fetuses, or something similar?

Fiendenstein said...

I don't comment all that much, but this is the only place on the internets that I actually comment at all. You can take that as a small win ;)

DrGoat said...

Be careful what you wish for.

Brian Adams said...

Cal, you know I visit your site every day, but rarely comment. From my own experience, it seems like personal posts get the most feedback -- posting a bunch of photos isn't going to get you the reaction you are looking for, but look how many comments you get on the posts you write about your personal life. We come for the curated images, and stick around for the conversation. In this world of "virtual friendships" I actually care about some dude's cat in the great white north of Canada. I can't explain it, but ooh, look pretty pictures!

jester59388 said...

I agree with all of the above. I comment when I have something worthwhile (at least in my opinion) to say. I don't usually post the "Yah, I really liked that" kind of posts. If you just want something like that, figure out how to add the equivalent of a "like" button (but if it's tied to Facebook, that would do me no good... I don't Facebook.) I'm usually doing this from work (ssshhhhhhhhh!! don't tell!) so my opportunity to engage in doing more than just looking is fairly limited (which is also why you never hear from me on weekends. I catch up on Monday.)

What I can tell you Brother Cal, is that I post occasionally on only THREE message boards, only two of which I visit every day. The other is the Marvel Masterworks Message Board. So you are in elite company, my friend, in that regard.

I originally found your site while searching for cosplay pics. I stayed for the quality of everything else I found. Nuff said.

scott sutton said...

your comments an't be topped-or like stan lee says 'nuff said!