Ranger Kathryn's Arches

March 12, 2010

Why you must leave comments on my blog

Filed under: 1 — Kathryn Colestock-Burke @ 12:36 am
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Happy Blogger

See Kathryn. See Kathryn’s laptop. See Kathryn blogging. See how happy she is to be sharing her Utah adventures with her friends and with total strangers!

It has come to Kathryn’s attention that some of you are lurking in the shadows, reading, thinking about commenting, but never bringing yourself to the point of actually clicking on that red COMMENTS link and writing a thought or two.

She begs you to write, if something moves you. This is how a blogger gets to know her audience. Her stats page tells her that she has been getting between 40 and 98 hits per day, which astounds her. (Biggest day was 210 people, after hometown newspaper ran an article and included blog link. She was thrilled!)

Bloggers feel honored when folks leave comments. She’d love to know if something she writes or photographs moves you, or you have questions about rangering or Utah or national parks or whatever. Or, feel free to suggest a blog topic for her to write about.

One last thing: if you’d like your computer to notify you whenever she posts a new piece, go to the bottom of the right-hand column under META and click on ENTRIES RSS. The same goes for COMMENTS RSS. Then you never have to check back here to see if there is fresh ink.

Leave a comment: What specific obstacles keep readers from commenting?


  1. Time.

    Comment by Becky — March 12, 2010 @ 2:12 am | Reply

    • How long did it take you to type those five keystrokes?

      Comment by kath56ryn — March 12, 2010 @ 8:14 am | Reply

      • Not to quibble, but I counted 6 key strokes (including the SHIFT-key for the upper case T).

        Sorry, I couldn’t help myself; but I only did it because you’re a self-proclaimed word-smith (me too 🙂 and I thought you would understand…

        Comment by Ron Carroll — March 4, 2012 @ 11:58 am

  2. have you looked deep inside yourself? is there an emptiness? a lonliness?
    you NEED to know that people are thre with you………. it’s ok, you’re still ok

    Comment by john — March 12, 2010 @ 8:09 am | Reply

    • Not a “need” as much as a connection. Thanks, bro.

      Comment by kath56ryn — March 12, 2010 @ 8:15 am | Reply

  3. you can tell Becky that it is 7:09 AM. i think she was asking about the time…….

    Comment by john — March 12, 2010 @ 8:09 am | Reply

  4. Uh JOhn,

    What day is is 7:09 A.M? Here it is Friday? Becky what day is it for you?

    Comment by Chris — March 12, 2010 @ 8:29 am | Reply

  5. My obstacle is feeling like I don’t have anything interesting to say. Your posts are photographically beautiful and absolutely inspiring. I am simply not worthy.

    Comment by Julie — March 12, 2010 @ 5:59 pm | Reply

    • That’s why I sometimes post a question to which readers can respond — so ALL will feel as if they have something to add. I learn a lot from these comments, and enjoy reading every one. It makes the blogosphere feel more like a neighborhood. Thanks for commenting!

      Comment by kath56ryn — March 12, 2010 @ 8:16 pm | Reply

  6. I’m lol…what an alluring pic of you and your laptop. It’s sure to bring in the comments on a regular basis!

    Comment by Chichi — March 13, 2010 @ 10:37 am | Reply

  7. There was a fine ranger named K.
    Who blogged to the world in her way.
    With tales that were timeless
    And pics of sublime-ness
    She included us all in her day.
    A. Non Ymous

    Comment by leroque — March 14, 2010 @ 10:28 am | Reply

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