Conversation levels on swimupstream are extremely low.
Though creating dialogue isn't one of the stated goals of swimupstream - engaging an audience with no-nonsense perspectives and challenging conventional thinking is. On most similar blogs you'll find LOTS of dialogue - 10, 20, 30 comments per post.
We've had 30 comments in the last calendar year. Not even 3 per month. Less than 1 per week.
If we are engaging an audience on a regular basis, we are definitely failing to motivate them to comment.
I haven't consulted the other writers about this (and therefore I have no idea if it troubles them) but it troubles me.
1) Nobody likes an opinionated know-it-all. Perhaps, unwittingly, that's what we've created. The social media equivalent of that annoying relative who always tells you how it is.
2) Our posts are so universally agreeable that nobody disagrees enough to write in and tell us we're nuts.
3) Maybe blogs are dying and people just can't be bothered with all the reading, signing in, typing etc.
4) Something else.
The only way to find out is to ask.
We'd like to know why you don't ever comment on the things we write.
PLEASE be honest. We can take it.
Click below this post where it says "Post a Comment" and leave us a message.
You will have the option of remaining Anonymous so let us have it! Be critical!
Something we are doing isn't working and I want to know what it is.
Thank you in advance for your input, and thank-you for reading!