Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Now That's Entertainment?

Ever wonder what's considered entertaining on a blog? Some blogs garner thousands of visitors a day and hundreds of comments -- all because they are reputedly...entertaining? The GodolHador blog routinely gets dozens, often hundreds of comments on his posts and DovBear gets even more visitors...

And yet, this blog, the Muqata, while I may think it's entertaining, gets far far less. Do I need to invest more time in replying to commenters? Funnier posts? More serious posts? Vary my content? I'm stumped.

Yesterday I guest posted at DovBear's blog about "Pinchas"...and the post was one of the most commented on posts in the history of Dovbear's blog...with well over 400 comments. FOUR HUNDRED comments. That's insane! And it was the same group of 10 going at each other (mostly at me) over and over...

The most I ever had here for anything I ever posted was about 87....and I only get alot of comments like that maybe twice a month.

The trick I guess, is to encourage some sort of free-fall-chat in the comments section -- either by posting something insane, highly offensive, extremely funny...or just finding the right group of people at the right time.

Wanna meet here at 10:30 PM Israel time/3:30 PM EST?

We could try and see if it works...


Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael

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David G. said...

Who cares about comments or page hits? I think that the real thing you want is unique hits. That shows how many readers you have. I never even read comments on any blog that I subscribe to. As a matter of fact, I couldn't even tell you which blogs allow comments. I rarely read blogs on the web (I subscribe in Thunderbird) so I don't even get counted in the numbers at all. Just keep doing what you're doing. I HATE blogs that pander to try and get more comments (and that partially explains why I don't enjoy most blogs).

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

David G: I agree that just getting a large number of comments is silly. However, there is entertainment in round table conversation...

exsemgirl said...

Though I agree it is great to have feedback the reason why I personally blog is not to have an enormous amount of comments.

My hits far exceed my comment amounts. Thats what counts.

Godol Hador said...

Hey, I started that comment-fest. Firstly by making fun of you, and secondly by deliberately baiting you (I owe you two apologies!). DB doesn't get to 400 comments very often. But it's easy to get 400 with a hot button issue. The moment I saw you and chardal there I knew we had a winner! Those evil land grabbing settlers are always good for some comments. ;^)

Jack's Shack said...

There are 17 regular commenters throughout most of the blogosphere. These 17 are responsible for more than two thirds of all comments on a blog.

Unique visitors is a better measure.

The back of the hill said...

Errrrmmmm, bad wordish play coming up.... get set for it....

Ehem, pass the 'mustard'.

The back of the hill said...

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Ozzie said...

Yawp!

Chana said...

Eh, I browsed through it and assumed it was a private conversation. A dvar Torah gets 400 commentss? *yawn* ;)

chardal said...

Ehem, pass the 'mustard'

Only if you supply some of that herring you posted about. ;)

the sabra said...

you mean (gasp) people have blogs for other purposes besides hits and counters and comments??

kasamba said...

I look at the comments as a cyber-guestbook, to interact with people who have visited my blog.

Anonymous said...

OK...I'm here....what do you want to talk about?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Greetings anonymous....where are you from?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...
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Anonymous said...

Well - Im from antartica...
land of the Penguins...

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Really? There's a guy who keeps dropping by here...and says "Yawp" all the time.

Maybe he's also from your neck of the woods?

A Frum Idealist said...

OK. No problem. I just cancelled my previously existing 10:30/3:30 PM meeting. This client was trying to figure out what could be so important that I'm pushing him off. Imagine if he too is a jblogger.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

AFI: I think I goofed with the times...

Its now 9:30 PM in Israel...

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Maybe we should wait an hour, so more people will come back?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

AFI: You pushed off a meeting for this?!

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Does anyone know where the wall picture is from that muqata #1 is scaling in the post I put up the other day? I assume its somewhere in NY...

Irina Tsukerman said...

Actually, I'm going to disagree with everybody here a little.

I'd say that comments CAN be important for blogging. I think that the discussion generated by the post can be as interesting as the post itself, and sometimes can be very thought-provoking and informative, not just entertaining. Whereas I agree that "entertainment-only" or flattering comments aren't that important to the function and success of a blog, I'd say that getting people to stop, think, and give you some feedback is probably a much better measure of success than how many random people happen to stop by on a particular day. Maintaining a loyal audience shows that you not only caught someone's attention, but can hold it for a significant period of time. Of course, expanding that audience is probably most people's goal, but I personally would be somewhat disappointed if I had a huge number of lurkers who never commented.

exsemgirl said...

I am here too. Special dial up connection so that I would be ontime.

Now what.

Irina Tsukerman said...

Wow, 23 (now 24) comments already! Ozzie, by the way, is relatively new to Jblogosphere. He'll (I assume it's a "he", but I could be wrong) be hosting the next edition of HH this Sunday.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Irina: I hear you...on dovbear's blog it says clearly - "Read the comments...often they are more interesting than the posts themselves"

But then again...are we blogging for the comments, the readers..or just being able to post a message to the world...?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Irina: Is Ozzie from Australia? That's pretty cool that he's so new to the JBlogosphere and jumped right in and offered to host HH...

Irina Tsukerman said...

Well, it's nice to post a message to the world... but how will you know whether it's getting through unless someone respond? : )

Irina Tsukerman said...

Ozzie's short for "Ozymandias". He's a barbarian!

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

exsemgirl: youre here via dialup?! That must be insane...

exsemgirl said...

It is indeed. But I couldnt be late.... not for you :P

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Irina: Oh...I thought it was Australian or New Zealandish -- he made some reference to crocodile dundee the other day.

Irina Tsukerman said...

Wow, this is fun. You should do this more often! : )

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

exsem: But I think Im here 35 minutes early...

Maybe we should come back then, and I'll have a list of topics to discuss?

Irina Tsukerman said...

He may have chosen "Ozymandias", because he's from Australia! An Australian barbarian... hm.... sounds pretty good, actually!

A Frum Idealist said...

obviously I pushed off a meeting for this. I have my priorities straight

exsemgirl said...

Listen I am always late-dont complain when I am early :P

Was actually testing my dial up connection. Didnt realise everyone else would be doing the same :P

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Frum Idealist: Do you know where the pic is that my kids took (the one climing the wall)? Irina do you know where it is?

A Frum Idealist said...

it wasn't the kotel?

exsemgirl said...

a frum idealist - I second that. You sure do! ;)

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Frum Idealist: Hello?! Dont you read the post...?

It was taken in New York!!!

Irina Tsukerman said...

Hmm... is that somewhere in D.C.?

Irina Tsukerman said...

OOps, sorry... guess not
NY...
Cetral Park? But I don't recall any walls there that look like that...

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Irina: My kids are in DC now...(well, they were an hour ago)...but that pic was from New York somewhere...

Irina Tsukerman said...

*Thinking out loud*.

Where do we have good walls for climbing?

Irina Tsukerman said...

Er... doesn't look like a building though. Maybe a memorial of some kind...

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Irina: Dunno...Im counting on you guys to help out. (keep me looking like an idiot when my kids say - "WHAT? YOU DIDN'T RECOGNIZE THE WALL? WE THOUGHT YOU GREW UP THERE...."

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

I dount they would have climbed on a monument...not very respectable...

Irina Tsukerman said...

Oh... you don't know? LOL! I was sure you knew and was trying to find out how many people would actually know!

*Sigh*. Bad, BAD New Yawkers!

exsemgirl said...

hmmmm I am gettin bored. Did they swim accross the Atlantic?
I know some good English locations... ;)

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Exsemgirl: yeah...boring...sort of like English football/soccer.

Thank G-d the world cup is OVER! (Now that was boring)

FrumGirl said...

Hi, I'm here but I gotta go get my little one from day camp just making my presence known!

A Frum Idealist said...

Well, in that case. it's easy. it must have been taken in my backyard where I had a replica of the kotel built.

Irina Tsukerman said...

We should invite more people and pretend that WE knew all along what that wall was... and hope that someone recognizes it.

Let's get Ezzie over here... he should know! : )

Irina Tsukerman said...

Wow, for people who are hopelessly bored, we sure are making a lot of noise! : D

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Yeah...where is Ezzie now?

I should call him up and invite him to join.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Frum: Kotel built in your backyard? Like the one in the YU mall?

A Frum Idealist said...

It's part of my zecher l'churban theme.

exsemgirl said...

Football boring??!!!

And you prefer taking about walls...

hmmmm....soooooo much more interesting..riiiiiiiight.

Irina Tsukerman said...

Ezzie's probably home... Maybe he's online right now?

Hmm... a backyard Kotel... not a bad idea! : D What's the scale?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

XSG: Well...isn't there a London wall which was falling down?

A Frum Idealist said...

well, originally it was supposed to be a guest house, but we ran out of dough. LOL

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Frum Idealist: Zecher Lechurban theme...reminds me of finals at YU (or the MBATs)

;-)

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Irina; I just emailed ezzie...we'll see if he joins in.

exsemgirl said...

Jameel - Thats London Bridge silly!

Anyway it isnt in London anymore-it was bought for a couple of million by some stupid American billionaire who thought he was buying Tower Bridge so paid an astronomical amount for it.

Irina Tsukerman said...

Does any go climbing there?

Irina Tsukerman said...

Anyone

A Frum Idealist said...

yep. it's true. London Bridge is now (falling) in Arizona.

Irina Tsukerman said...

Exsemgirl: Someone bought a BRIDGE? Whatever for?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Exsemgirl: So there isn't a London Wall? Wasnt there a Pink Floyd song about it...?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Exsem is dying of boredom. We need a topic change...

(As long as no one talks about the Jerusalem Gay parade, everything should be fine...that thread got out of control on DovBear's site today)

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Irina: they thought the bridge would be nice to own. Sort of like owning the brooklyn bridge

Ezzie said...

Cheater! Half the comments are your own! :)

Ezzie said...

(Yeah, I'm here too.)

Hey, I'm sure I could invite people to write comments too. You lowdowndirtymuqatadwelling... ;)

Irina Tsukerman said...

Huh? The Jerusalem Gay parade? When is it, anyway? Someone mentioned...

OK, OK...

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Well well - nice ot you to show up Ezzie! OK, I had to keep the momentum going...which is why there are so many of my own comments...

(When we did this on your blog with Holy Hyrax...you had quite a few comments if Im not mistaken!)

chardal said...

Where is BOTH with my herring??

http://atthebackofthehill.blogspot.com/2006/06/fat-green-virgins.html

exsemgirl said...

Yeah. Tower bridge is spectacular and they thought they were buying that.
They paid $2,460,000 in 1962.

I am glad I wasnt the one to inform him that all he got was a nice stone bridge.

Jameel - Pink Floyd sang a song about building a wall of education. Get your facts right.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Irina: I don't know when the parade is supposed to happen but its all over the news now. (See dovbear's site for more info)

Irina Tsukerman said...

Well... was it a LONDON wall of education?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Chardal! Nice of you to drop by as well!

(Im sure this will be alot more mellow than yesterday! ;-)

Ezzie said...

Irina makes a good point about comments, though Nephtuli had a great post about it recently (in line with something I wrote a year ago to SoccerDad). Most great posts will garner few comments, while weak posts that make more debateable points will get more, as they set off arguments and attacks. [Just look at DovBear and Godol Hador! :P ] [Though the debates get very good and interesting, which is why I enjoy both.]

Jameel's post yesterday got 400 comments because he brought in a somewhat irrelevant, and touchy, subject - one which was misunderstood by most people. This set off a firestorm of comments, including a couple moronic ones which set off another few storms.

Irina Tsukerman said...

Meanwhile... we didn't quite have a parade yesterday in NYC

They informed us that there were rallies all over the world... definitely in D.C. Not sure whether it's true. Supposedly they had some in Europe. Israel?

exsemgirl said...

Irina - yes he was talking about English education-particularly London and figuratively called it a wall in his lyrics.

Ezzie said...

Jameel - you and HH got me over 100 just with the three of us. But that's a rarity - I usually don't get many comments, and I don't think it's because I'm not getting visitors.

Chardal - Sharon = Mashiach? ;)

exsemgirl said...

ezzie- I second that - it is the good posts that get few comments and the ones with holes that ppl feel they need to fill in and add their two pence.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Ezzie: Who else can you bring over?

Chardal: BOTH's knowledge of Judaism is rather scary...
(considering he isn't even an MOT)

Ezzie said...

But if you want a firestorm of comments, watch what's happening with a post that just went up by a friend on my blog - 9 comments in a few minutes, none of them too short. Good rants will do that. (Hear Ye, Hear Me)

exsemgirl said...

Jameel- are we not doing a good enough job that you need to recruit?? :(

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Irina Tsukerman said...

But I think even good posts can arouse controversy. What makes a good post "good" anyway?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

So the more comments -- the dumber the post? (That doesn't speak much of DB and GH now, does it?)

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Exsemgirl: Sorry...but the more variety, the less chance that you'll be bored!

exsemgirl said...

Not dumber. Who said that?? Just greater room for ideas or opinions. Not a well balanced post for then ppl wouldnt have that much to add.

Irina Tsukerman said...

Hmm... I don't think that's altogether true. For example, my recent trip to Israel generated an unusual (for me) number of comments, which probably had nothing to do with the quality of the posts themselves, as much with people identifying with my experiences.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Irina: I guess good means entertaining....compelling...makes you think or laugh.

exsemgirl said...

Hrumph.

Its not quantity its quality.

chardal said...

Not as scarry as his knowledge of Herring. I don't think I ever learned as much as from that post.

chardal said...

Chardal - Sharon = Mashiach

Na, I am a cohen ;)

Ezzie said...

Jameel - Bring over? Nah - I'd rather send y'all over to my place. :P I dunno, I'm a bit busy at the moment. Gotta make lasagna, make some calls, and tutor a friend in Pre-Cal (and he doesn't even pay me! ah well, this is his wedding present...) before my grandparents get here.

Oh, for all those who go over to that post, sorry about the language - I didn't write it. (But it's not terrible.)

Irina Tsukerman said...

Yeah, but that's precisely why it would seem why good posts theoretically should generate MORE comments... because they make people think. And I think, even good posts can deal with controversial subjects.

I think, however, that sometimes the form is as important as the substance... which is why some bloggers are able to create an appearance of controversy even where is none. : D

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Chardal: Yes - but herring is inherently Jewish, is it not?! ;-)

Exsemgirl: but you were BORED before!

We just needed some critical mass...

exsemgirl said...

Irina- you are right-there are those exceptions where it's a emotional post so ppl want to write and identify with it. But with almost all other posts if they are balanced then they have less comments-generally.

Ezzie said...

So the more comments -- the dumber the post? (That doesn't speak much of DB and GH now, does it?)

You're slow, aren't you. ;)

Irina Tsukerman said...

But can there REALLY be a completely balanced blog post? That would make it more of a report or an article than a post...

Ezzie said...

Exsemgirl - Exactly. Though there are exceptions on occasion... that was actually what (sorry, I *never* usually plug my own stuff) a bunch of us were striving for when we developed JAJC. Good political discussion, less rhetoric.

Ezzie said...

Irina - Articles aren't balanced! :)

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Ezzie: Slow? Yes, still digesting yesterday's posts at DB...
and you have to go? That's so unlike you...

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Irina: If things were balanced, then you woudn't get anyone arguing or commenting...

Everyone would just sit around nodding blankly at the screen...

Irina Tsukerman said...

Ezzie, that's true... which is why, I think, it's not so much the subject matter of the post, or the controversy level of the issue, as much as it is the tone of the blogger, and the way he or she presents the idea.

exsemgirl said...

Beep Beep Beep Beep - Big Ben - "And the time sponsered by accurist will be eight thirty. precisely."

(10.30 Israeli time)

Irina Tsukerman said...

Staring blankly at the screen? Well, now...

A Frum Idealist said...

Wow. I work for five minutes, and look how much I missed.
Out of control Jameel.....

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Frum Idealist: I thought you took a break from working for this!! Traitor!

Irina Tsukerman said...

When work interferes with blogging, drop work.

exsemgirl said...

Irina what you blank about?
Jameel requested us to stand by him at 10.30 Israeli time. As the world runs by GMT I am just taking the timekeeping job.

So who is here to be counted?

Scraps said...

Ironically, I've found that I get the most replies to blog posts where I sound unhappy. Go figure. Maybe everyone feels like they have to say something nice to me or I'll go jump out a window or something stupid like that.

Irina Tsukerman said...

Well, Jameel himself... I am... Ezzie (or did he leave already?) A frum idealist...

Ezzie said...

Me!

Look here, Muqata Man... some of us don't sit at our computers all day. Okay, well, not every day. Okay, well, not today. Okay?!

Scraps said...

I'm here, I'm here!

Chana said...

Present and accounted for, sir!

Ezzie said...

Scraps - no joke. One young girl killed herself lately, and since nobody knows who some bloggers are, there's real concern that that might happen.

Irina Tsukerman said...

Scraps, that's a good point. Many people tend to blog the most when they have a problem with something in the first place... and also, many people feel like the can relate to being unhappy... whereas, happiness is unique to each human being.

Tragedies are all basically the same: Death, sickness, financial difficulties/loss of job, a mean boss, bad weather.

But what makes us content or happy is so individualist, that sometimes it's difficult to understand.

exsemgirl said...

Hmmmm
So we have
Irina
Ezzie
Scraps
Chana
A frum idealist

And Jameel seems to be on a break from us....

O and dont forget me!

Now Jameel, you see who stands by you at times of need??

A Frum Idealist said...

it looks like we lost Jameel!

Irina Tsukerman said...

Er... I think that was the plan. To get us all in here... and to leave us to talk among ourselves, just to see what happens! Devious, isn't it?! ; )

Air Time said...

Honestly, I would rather score ten decent comments then all the crap they get on dovbear or godol hador

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Hey scraps...and chana...and..who else is here? (besides Irina, Ezzie, Chardal, Exsemgirl...


(And Ezzie...only DB calls me muqata man)

exsemgirl said...

Think if we shout loud enough he'll come back?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

AirTime: Tell us about your lesson #73 from Israel?

exsemgirl said...

o he's here.
Welcome back

Scraps said...

Ezzie--oh my, I had no idea! A frum girl blogger? Anyone I'd have heard of? Honestly, one of my recent posts generated some discussion, and I wasn't even letting on how unhappy I really was that day. I wonder if that's what they had in mind...

Irina--I don't know, I try to post stuff that people can relate to regardless of how happy or unhappy I sound at the time, but you do have a point there.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Irina: LOL! My kid just came home and I had to devote a few minutes to hearing his night-time camp adventure story...

Chana said...

Ezzie said...
But if you want a firestorm of comments, watch what's happening with a post that just went up by a friend on my blog - 9 comments in a few minutes, none of them too short. Good rants will do that.


Ezzie, three of them were mine! (ducking)

exsemgirl said...

Jameel-besides for us?? You mean we dont get counted??

Ezzie said...

Scraps - Apparently she was frum, though not part of the "J-Blog" community. I'd never heard of her.

AirTime - Amen to that.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Ezzie: Who killed themselves over blogging?! I didn't hear that story (and you didn't post about it...)

Ezzie said...

Chana - I know. :)

Ezzie said...

Ze'ev [He Who Rarely Blogs] did. Too lazy to find it.

exsemgirl said...

Scraps-It is when ppl are sad that everyone feels the need to chip in online and give a hand. When someone is happy then ppl think what do they need me for?
But we need support during happiness as much as sadness.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Exsemgirl: I can't ignore my kids! My wife isn't even home now!

Chana said...

Now Jameel, you see who stands by you at times of need??

Why are we here again? :) J-Blog Koffee Klatch?

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Ezzie: Ze'ev from Israel perspectives blogged about it?

Ezzie said...

btw, while I've got everyone's attention... Please head over to http://J-Blogosphere.blogspot.com and ask to be added to the TTLB J-Community! Thanks!

Air Time said...

Lesson # 73 - Don't believe it when people say it takes hours to get anything done in Israel. It took ten minutes to get the Teudat Zehut, twenty minutes to sigbn up for health care, and we had a bank account in less than an hour.

And the good people at NBN faxed us the info we needed to the bank immediately so we were able to open the account even though we didnt have everyting with us.

Irina Tsukerman said...

Jameel: The story's in Ze'ev's post in the Blogging Up A Storm section of my HH edition. # 76

Ezzie said...

Jameel - Yeah.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

I'll blog about my wife's adventure tomorrow...she's off at a 2 day seminar for women in Jerusalem, called "Binyan Shalem"...

Ezzie said...

AT - WHAT?! Are you kidding me? And I had to wait for 4.5 hours just to get my visa renewed?!

Irina Tsukerman said...

Air Time: That's so true! When we went to the bank in Israel, it took us much less to get things done than what it took to do something similar here.

Scraps said...

Ezzie--can you email me her name? scrapthepatchworkgirl at gmail dot com. How did you find out about her?

exsemgirl--too true. Sometimes I need more support when I'm happy (so that I stay that way!) than when I'm in a bad mood.

Air Time said...

Lesson 74

There are way more jobs in Israel then there are in Michigan.

Ezzie said...

I'll blog about my wife's adventure tomorrow...she's off at a 2 day seminar for women in Jerusalem, called "Binyan Shalem"...

"Let your husband have his blog. It will make him happy, and you can use it to guilt him into doing all kinds of things!"

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

AirTime: Wow...that's incredible. It took my inlaws over 7 years to get a phone line installed.

I guess anything that NBN helps with automatically gets done faster...

mega cool.

Chana said...

Ezzie - check the URL, wouldya?

StepIma said...

I can't believe I just read 100+ comments and all of them were basically you talking more about you, talking about comments. Feh.

You should at least be handing out t-shirts saying "I read 100+ comments @ the muqata and all I got was this lousy t-shirt"

Scraps said...

Ezzie, I tried the J-blogsphere URL and it didn't work for me.

Air Time said...

I was really surprised about how quickly and painlessly a lot of the boring stuff takes

Ezzie said...

Ezzie--can you email me her name? scrapthepatchworkgirl at gmail dot com. How did you find out about her?

I don't even know. You'd have to read the post at IsraelPerspectives...

There are way more jobs in Israel then there are in Michigan.

*COUGH* Doesn't take much...

Limey2001 said...

when i was in israel there were some places we used to go to just for "Kap'art Avonot"
But its almost the 3 weeks and assur to talk badly of anything to do with the land of israel.......

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

I feel like I should pick up a glass and clink on it a few times...

ahem...

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the first (though rare) Muqata comment fest...

coming at you live...from the muqata.

I'm very pleased you could all join with us this evening!

Ezzie said...

My bad. Here: J-Blogosphere. I put a dash in the URL before...

Air Time said...

We dont have a phone yet, but i bet it takes quicker than 7 years

Irina Tsukerman said...

Exsemgirl: Don't forget to count Air Time and StepIma! Our ranks are growing, and soon, they will be strong!

Chana said...

You should at least be handing out t-shirts saying "I read 100+ comments @ the muqata and all I got was this lousy t-shirt"

How about an icon for our blogs?????? ;)

Rebecca said...

oh wow. By chance I see that I am close to the time of your meeting. Is it still going on? I think the more controversial your topic the more comments you will get. I don't get many comments. The most I ever got was 20 something and that only happened a few times.

chardal said...

Where is HH?

Air Time said...

air time confession - After parodying StepIma for purim parody, I haven't been back to her blog

exsemgirl said...

Jameel one sec-what you offering for l'chaim?

Air Time and Steplma duly counted.

Ezzie said...

Ezzie confession - I've been reading lots of blogs lately that I keep forgetting to put on my blogroll. Then there are those like Chayei Sarah who I've been forgetting to add for a YEAR.

exsemgirl said...

Chana nice icon....hmmm who is making it?

Ezzie said...

Oh, btw, people: The J-Blog Community I asked people to add themselves to is on this post.

exsemgirl said...

what is this confession hour??

Air Time said...

Air Time confession #2 - Most blogs really bore me, and I stop visiting after a few weeks. Maybe this should be on Post Secret.

Irina Tsukerman said...

Rebecca: Sometimes, also, when you blog long enough, you get to know so many people that your comment number naturally increases overtime. Sometimes if you're "famous" for whatever reasons, you get hundreds of comments, though most of them are probably dumb. It also really depends on the type of blog. With LGF and Daily Kos you have huge threads of comments... But those are more like support groups for the like-minded.

StepIma said...

I forgive you AirTime... you haven't missed much. Just alternate the words "strappy sandals" "stepkids" and "Vilna Gaon" about thirty times - I'm pretty consistent ;)

Irina Tsukerman said...

Air Time: I get blog boredom, too. There are blogs on my roll I haven't visited in months. And sometimes, when my interest returns, I come back to find out that hte blog is dead... which makes me feel guilty for not being supportive enough and not leaving comments...

Air Time said...

Its not all roses here in Israel. The Baseball home run hitting contest is supposed to be on ESPN right now, and they are having trouble with the feed and showing highlights from the 1980 college basketball season.

Rebecca said...

Irena- Well I started my first blog when my daughter was 6 weeks old (it's about her) she just turned 1 so it's almost a year. my second blog I started because there were other things I wanted to talk about but didn't want to put them on my daughter's blog. I don't need to be "famous" it's jsut fun to see people commenting on things you say.

Chana said...

LOL StepIma!!

exsemgirl said...

Irina can you take over the count. I gotta run out for a min.
Thanks ;)

Limey2001 said...

count me

Irina Tsukerman said...

Sure... We have to add Rebecca to the count! Anyone else? : D

Irina Tsukerman said...

OK, LImey2001 is in!

Ezzie said...

Ezzie confession #2 - I feel bad stopping to go to blogs I've liked, even if I don't like them so much anymore.

exsemgirl said...

Irina you there?

O well I guess I cant leave yet.

Limey counted too.

Its good to have a fellow british backup. :)

Limey2001 said...

ezzie i feel bad that i didn't go to yours yet.....

exsemgirl said...

o cool there you are. Thanks.
I am off.

BRB

Chana said...

Chana confession #1 - my blog is boring, with the possible exception of the Diet Coke and Mentos incident!

Irina Tsukerman said...

I'm right here! : )

Ezzie said...

S'ok. I haven't gone to the blogs of most of the people here. Irina I do (it's great, people!), StepIma I have lately (though she doesn't know, so shhhh), AirTime I do (which is weird, because I know of him pretty well in real-life though I don't know if he's connected that). The rest, not really. :(

Ezzie said...

Oh - and Chana, whose D/C&M show was AWESOME. :)

Irina Tsukerman said...

I keep adding and adding new blogs... and yet, I always feel like there're not enough items in my blogroll...

Limey2001 said...

Jameel what will you blog about now that the world cup is over?
i guess i can ask the same of myself too.....

StepIma said...

HA!

Jameel just emailed me that his blogger account booted him for sending too many comments in too short a time (they think he's a spammer!)

He's rebooting and will be right back

he says in the meanwhile keep commenting viagra viagra mortgage rates viagra

Irina Tsukerman said...

Ezzie: Thanks! : )

Chana said...

Maybe Sarah could make us a "Blog Secret - Charter Member" icon

mrs @ the muqata and sister said...

No wonder you hung up on me .... you had much more entertaining things happening at home ;-)

Irina Tsukerman said...

StepIma: That's pretty funny! Thrown out of his own blog party... *Shaking head* What is the world coming to?!

Scraps said...

200th comment!!!!!!!

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