Mostly I use the little notification bell in WordPress to see and reply to comments here on 35hunter. It’s a convenient way of viewing them all in one place, and keeping track of my replies – as you get a little reverse arrow to indicate you’ve done so next to the original comment.
But today because I knew I had a few more to check in with, I went to the specific comments page within the WordPress dashboard.
And there I was amazed to see “Approved 10K” at the top, indicating I have now had 10,000 comments here in the nearly five years 35hunter has been active.
Now, given the importance of comments to me, and that I try to respond to every one, it’s fair to estimate that approaching half of this 10k were my own.
But this said, it still means that there have over 5000 occasions where someone has read a post here and being interested or inspired or moved enough to give a little of their time to leave a comment (and not just “like” a post).
To this end I am humbled and truly grateful for every one, and to everyone who has been a part of the ongoing conversation here.
I’ve often said that my original posts are just a starting point to stimulate conversation around a topic, and more frequently it’s in the comments that the conversation starts to become really interesting, as well as shoot off on interesting tangents.
I couldn’t do that by myself, it would just be my own thoughts reverberating around.
So thank you for reading and for your comments, which have enriched our tiny little corner of the internet here.
Long may they – and we – continue!
What encourages you to comment on a blog post – here on 35hunter, or on any of the other blogs you read?
As always, please let us know in the comments below (and don’t forget to tick the “Notify me of new comments via email” box to follow the conversation).
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