‘To Have Great Blogs, There Must Be Great Readers’
To paraphrase old Walt Whitman writing about “great poets” and repeating a little something that I use at public events, I want to give a shout out to the readers, hundreds of ’em, thousands of ’em, who visit this publication again and again. You complete the loop.
Today was a feedback day on the blog-thing. On two occasions I heard from regular readers of this blog. At a community event, a young guy who works in government said it was a a morning ritual to check this blog and a few mainstream media sites to get the day started. He said he doesn’t miss a day. Another person called to me in a downtown restaurant where I was picking up a take-out order to say he enjoys and appreciates the championing of Lowell that he sees on this site. Both comments were spontaneous.
Encounters of this kind are a reality check. We know the numbers on the site visit counter, but it’s a different kind of data when you hear from readers first-hand. So, thanks for giving us your attention and time. There’s something important going on here. I don’t think we have the full measure of it yet.
One Response to ‘To Have Great Blogs, There Must Be Great Readers’
What you also subsume is “to have great blogs is to have reader’s comments”. I enjoy reading people’s comments on blog postings.We all need to do a little work on this.