I've been pondering the gradual reduction in the number of comments posted on this site recently. Steve Newton of Delaware Libertarian offers a plausible explanation as part of his rant about the decline of blogging in Delaware:
Ironically, Tommywonk covers a lot of the same ground, but does it in his usual calm, intellectually honest fashion. Maybe that's why he doesn't get a lot of comments. These days, you've apparently got to fling shit far and wide in the DE blogosphere to get a conversation going.There is little that compares to praise from those who hold different views. I don't measure the success of this little blog by the number of comments generated, but by whether my postings stand up a day, or a week, or a month, or a year later.