Whether this has anything to do with the hits counter I have on my blog, I don't know, but I do know that my counter passed the 6000 mark overnight, which is very gratifying. In my first year of blogging I scored 3000 hits. My next 3000 has taken only just over four months.
I have made 140 posts, and have uploaded goodness knows how many pictures. I reckon I had about 18 hits overnight, and there were 4 comments waiting for me this morning, so I must have some silent readers. I suppose I average 4-5 comments a day - depending of course on keeping up my output: no blog, no comments. And in the 17 months since I started I have had comments from about 60 different people, some of them only once, some of them very regularly.
So what about my silent readers? I have to wonder: what interests them in my blog? do I ever shock them? are they too shy to comment? Some will not be interested of course, but perhaps there are others who come regularly but simply do not wish to comment. I wonder what we are missing by not getting to know each other. But they are very welcome to continue their silent visits, and perhaps one day I shall provoke, or entice them into words.
My blog is so many things to me:
A playground - where I lark about, relax, and have fun.
A stage - where I perform, show off and can play many parts.
A schoolroom - where I learn new things and widen my horizons.
A party - where I meet people, talk a lot, and maybe flirt a little.
A workshop - where I am creative linguistically, visually, conceptually.
It is the breath of life to me now.
Drawing of a pre-techno-age 'counter' , borrowed from freecounters.net