Here’s a thought!
I have always believed in treating people the way I would like to be treated. The theory is great but, sometimes, I fall a little short of that goal. The reasons are not that I have changed my mind, nor that “you” did something to trigger it, but always (as far as I know) a result of me simply reacting a little faster than my brain can think!
I give you that preamble in the hope that your reaction will be “Yes, I can relate to both the idea involved, and also to the times that I too fall short!”
Now to the Post:
I think most of you, like me, put significance on Comments received against your Posts. Not only is a Comment absolute proof that somebody visited your site (WP Stats are “creative” and often contradictory), but it also suggests a desire to express an opinion; suggest alternative perspectives, or simply just to encourage a dialogue on a particular topic.
Considering the number of Comments received since this Blog started in October, 2014, I have only exercised my “moderator power” once to block an inappropriate Comment. Comments clearly have a very high percentage acceptability and relevance!
Needless to say, I love reading what is on your mind after you read my Posts but, what I like just as much, because it establishes a more “personal” touch from wherever you are on our planet, is when you use my name! It is lovely to read a Comment from (e.g.) India which starts ‘Hi Colin” or “What were you drinking when you wrote that Post Colin?”
I know many of you by name, but there are so many of you who are anonymous. If that is by choice, then of course I must respect that. If however you too like a “first name” relationship, and if I have not used your name in a dialogue, it’s probably because I have nothing to work with other than your site address.
Please accept this Post as an invitation to share your first name with me. In return you will get a hug sent to you personally over the internet, and a more personal response to any Comments you care to make.
Just a thought.