Yesterday, my post gave me a chance to whine a bit about the lack of two-way conversation between the Lions and our readers. In response I got some wonderful comments. I know that not everyone follows comments. So, I’d like to share some excerpts that I found particularly instructive.
Jake wrote a very interesting and helpful comment. One thing he said really hit home:
“When I complain that the people in my life are seemingly ignoring me, my wife tells me, Jake, its probably worse than you thought; it has nothing to do with you, and nine times out of ten she is right. People are usually just in their own world.”
Point taken, Jake. Mark offered this observation:
“…sometimes one would write up a particularly great post, but it would receive no replies at all. Sometimes it was great, but in an area that no one was actively pursuing at the moment; sometimes, it was so good that there was nothing left to say. Regardless, this phenomenon became known as the Usenet nod, named for the image of peoples heads nodding in agreement behind their (then CRT) monitors, but not actually typing anything.”
Mark, then what I should do is imagine our readers nodding their heads in agreement. Actually, that did cross my mind when I started writing the post yesterday, but it’s hard for me to accept. In favor of your point, the average visitor to this blog spends at least five minutes here. That number is actually low. When I look at the logs (no, they don’t reveal anything about who is visiting, just what pages are being read) I see that most of our readers spend a lot more time with us. I know that supports your point, Mark, but I love hearing from our readers even when they tell me I am full of shit.
DWP gave us some good feelings:
“I read your blog almost every day. I really like that both of you write it is interesting and enlightening to hear both of your perspectives. I feel like I am similar to you, but although we have dabbled, my wife finally decided that she just is not interested in any of the kink that is found in FLR, chastity, or DD. Thus, I enjoy both of your blogs, both for fantasy aspect and for the enjoyment of seeing the communications and interplay between two people who obviously love and care for each other very much.”
I like that reading our blog can supply some fantasy fodder. Both Mrs. Lion and I are very happy that our love does show through the enforced chastity and FLM talk. The “slice of life” aspect of our posts was never contrived to draw people into our lives. The fact is that neither of us seem able to not include stuff about the trials and joys of our relationship. We are aware that we do this and for a while, we both worried that we were drifting way off topic and annoying our readers. Every so often we get feedback that tells us people like that we live our lives in our posts. We’ve both come to like sharing with you. We also keep learning new things about each other from our posts. I think that the reason I get upset when I don’t hear from our readers is that I think of you as a friend; someone I can share with.
Yesterday we got some great comments. Both of us loved reading them and hope for many more. By the way, if you wonder why one of us doesn’t always respond to comments is because if we did, half of the comments would be from us. Your voice is the one we want to hear in the comments. Thank you for being our friend.