Thanks for Reading

May 6th, 2013 8 Comments

This blog has been around for six years, and given how varied and banal a lot of what I write is, I’m stunned it’s lasted that long.

While at Collaborate in April, John (@jpiwowar) mentioned something about the blog that resonated with me. He said he appreciated that I replied to his comments. That struck me as a bit odd, because from my perspective, I’m glad anyone reads at all, and comments are gravy.

Plus, if you take the time to comment, I should take the time to reply, even if the comments are negative. Actually, those can be fun.

John was attempting to elaborate on a nice comment from Pythian’s head honcho, Paul Vallée (@paulvallee) about this space and its community. Community is a funny word, especially when comparing this little space to an entity as large as Pythian, but over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many of you IRL, which, I suppose makes us a community.

Anyway, thanks for reading and commenting. As long as you do those things, I’ll probably keep writing.

And if we ever happen to occupy the same meatspace, say hi to me.

As always, find the comments, and I’ll reply.

Edit: I forgot to thank all you silent readers, who read, but don’t comment. I’ve met a few of you IRL too, always a pleasure, and no worries, I know you’re out there.

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8 Responses to “Thanks for Reading”

  1. Nate Angell Says:

    I woulda read this post a lot sooner if the title didn’t sound like spam or a phishing attempt 😉 Almost as bad as my last post on the Little Bird blog How I Use Little Bird to be Smarter, Richer & More Famous:

    THAT caused some serious spambells to go off…

  2. Tim Hall Says:

    Thanks for thanking me for reading and commenting…

    Do you see where this is going? 🙂



  3. Anon Says:

    And of course there are always people that are silently reading everything but never commenting (mainly because I read through an rss reader that doesn’t show comments).

    Let’s change that for once, here is my (first) comment 🙂

  4. Jake Says:

    @Nate: Spam is a perspective, so I suppose you could say all my content is spam 🙂

  5. Jake Says:

    @Tim: Ah recursion. Write a similar post on your blog, and I will similarly recurse. Is that a verb?

  6. Jake Says:

    @Anon: Indeed, I forgot to thank you silent readers as well. I’ve met a few IRL, always an equal pleasure. Thanks for breaking through the fourth wall and congrats.

    “Long-time listener, first-time caller”

  7. Anthony Says:

    I am one of those silent readers. I love the posts!

  8. Jake Says:

    @Anthony: You don’t really need to comment, given how frequently we talk IRL 🙂

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