What happened to reader GSW? Where did he go? I have crowds of readers here clamoring for him to come back.
I’ve had quite a few readers tell me over the years that they aren’t here for me but for specific commenters. Every regular commenter has his or her own fans.
I take it as a huge compliment because attracting and retaining great readers is a lot harder than writing good content. There are tons of blogs or social media channels where the writing is good but the comment section is a cesspool of boring toadies with nothing to say for themselves. And on my blog, the discussion is often a lot more interesting than the post that gives rise to it.