People frequently visit this blog from nearby suburbs of Cleveland and from my seminary city of Pittsburgh. Who ARE they (you) ? Just curious.
My friend Lisa sometimes writes about her frustration and sadness when blogging buddies simply disappear ~ no warning, no forwarding address. Its happened to me in the past couple of weeks; one of my favorite bloggers has disappeared completely. Blog gone and visits ended. I miss her! What gives?
I used to comment a lot more than I used to, and so did other folks. I'm afraid that the rise of various programs for quick accessibility to blogs, programs like Google Reader and Bloglines, has diminished the community aspect of blogging. Now that we can simply scroll through our list, we seldom pause to engage in conversation. Why is it that every advance in technology seems to pair increased efficiency with increased isolation?
And hey, is it a gender thing? I have noticed that almost every time I post a comment on a woman's blog, she comes over for a visit at least once or twice and generally posts something in response, either at her place or mine. Men on the whole (with a few wonderful exceptions, one of which I encountered this morning) seem to ignore their visitors. Or at least they ignore me!
Just my musings this morning.