I received an e-mail, yesterday, from someone who, apparently, visits Reprographics 101 on a fairly routine basis. I wanted to share with all of my blog-visitors what this person said and what my response was to the questions he asked.
Here’s what he said:
Hi Joel, while you don't know me, I have heard of you through the years from the firms that I worked; ___, ___, and ___.
Just wanted to make a few comments regarding your blog.
First, I find your blog informative and enjoy checking in to your most recent posts.
Second, hope your feeling better after your recent health issue.
Additionally, I'm somewhat confused with the total lack of feedback to any of your posts! You have posted items that should cause someone out there to post some sort of comment, however i see very few. Is that you are not passing those comments along as an editorial prerogative?
If it is that you just don't get feedback, then why do you think that is?
Just an observation on my part.
Please continue with your good work.
Thanks and regards
Here’s how I responded to his e-mail:
While I don't recall that we've ever met, i've known of you for many, many years.
As to the lack of "comments" on the blog, I approve virtually every comment that's posted, so my guess is that the lack of comments is pretty much attributable to apathy.
Perhaps a secondary reason would be that I do receive a LOT of e-mails from people who routinely visit the blog. Occasionally, I will post some of the emails (all or part), provided I've received consent from the person who sent the email to me.
____, thanks for the positive comments about the blog.