I'm steadily getting the uncomfortable impression that I might be talking only to myself around here. I've always joked to real world friends and family that nobody reads this blog, but frankly in the last few months it feels like my humility is jinxing itself into reality. Its been four years since I started this blog, and during that time its become an essentially hobby in my daily life. I can't watch a movie in theaters anymore without pondering how to best word my upcoming post, and I constantly looking for new subjects to write about. This is just a part of who I am, if I were to drop this hobby, my life would become considerably more empty and dull. I have no idea what I could possibly replace this part of my life with. But lately... I don't know, it seems so much more empty around here.
Steadily there have been fewer and fewer comments on my posts, perhaps making me wonder, am I doing something wrong? Have I strayed somehow away from the formula that made this blog - an extremely small - but measurable community? There were old faces of well-known users who used to comment all the time, now most of them have disappeared. I get maybe ten comments per month, when back in 2010 and 2011 I felt like I got that may per post. I know "Escape Plan" isn't exactly a movie that is setting the world on fire and creating an army of rabid fangirls rioting through our streets, but neither was "Sanctum", and damn, I got much more of a response for that back in the day. I have to wonder: what happened? I try to improve my writing and this blog's presentation all the time, but yet everything I do differently seems to have more and more people running away. Is there a smell around here I am unaware of?
Where'd ya all go? Do you want cookies? We have cookies. Do you want a review of "Kingdom Hearts 3D"? Because that's coming tomorrow - with cookies. Do you want poop jokes? Then the cookies are getting an extra special ingredient just for you.
So if I still have sentient readers (not that I dislike the adbots, you are valued citizens of Planet Blue too) please give any good advice that you may or may not have to get Planet Blue back on track. Or if you have no good advice, give bad advice. Anything would help at this point. Because nothing in the world - not even "Man of Steel" - is more depressing than the words "0 comments" at the end of a post. I'd like to see that go away.
EDIT: Jesus, eight comments in just as many hours, that's really touching. That means seriously a lot, you know.