My regular readers know how much I appreciate comments—so much so that I post a thank-you to commenters once a month. Since I started that practice, a couple of things have changed. One is that I have reduced by posting from three times a week to twice a week because of time limitations. The other is that commenting on my blog (and most blogs I know about) has decreased. People are spending more time on social media and not as much reading blogs. And when they do read blogs, many do as I do and read in a feed reader, so commenting requires another step to go to the blog to comment. I know I don’t comment as much as I used to because I’m always in a hurry. Sometimes I feel inclined to comment, but pass on by because while I have something to say, the compulsion to speak my mind is overcome by the need to watch my time.
Therefore, I will be posting thanks to commenters once a quarter, rather than once a month. So the next comment thanks will be in April for the first quarter. Please leave many comments in the meantime.