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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Ah ... hello?

My readership is understandably down since I took a hiatus in December and relocated to a new URL, but nevertheless I had a healthy number of visitors yesterday and quite a few already today.

Thank you! I appreciate your interest!

But ... just one little question. I got just two comments yesterday, and none today. Never more than a few on any day since I resumed blogging.

Not that commenting is a requirement for visiting! I'm just wondering, is there something I could be doing here that would encourage more discussion? For that matter, what about this site to do you like and/or dislike? Are the News and Notes roundups fun, or tedious? Do you like the balance of Ohio and national items? Anything you' d like to see me cover in more depth? Why not leave a comment to this post and let me know!

I'm asking this now partly because I will be out of town for five day starting tomorrow. When I start afresh next Tuesday it will be a good time to consider changes based on your suggestions.

Thanks!

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9 Comments:

At February 1, 2007 2:33 PM , Megan said...

Hey Jeff! I love your new site. I check it everyday & I just do not comment. It is very informative though! It was nice to see you on Friday at the Martin Center. FYI-Coughlin will be there on 2.12...that oughta be interesting!

 
At February 1, 2007 2:38 PM , Yellow Dog Sammy said...

Hey, thanks, Megan!

Yes, Kevin Coughlin ... live and in the flesh. Can't miss that!

 
At February 1, 2007 2:57 PM , bonobo said...

Jeff,

I could be way off base here, but I think you're a bit of a victim of your own influence. Other bloggers are pouncing on legislature-related news much more quickly than they were six months ago.

I also find that I do a lot less commenting now that I rely on feeds for the bulk of my blog-browsing.

Of course, ODB went into my reader as soon as you announced that it would be forthcoming, and I read every post.

BTW, as long as I'm writing fan-mail, do you ever walk across the Broad St. Bridge in Columbus?

 
At February 1, 2007 3:05 PM , Jeff said...

Wow, thanks for the big compliment, Bonobo!

Your right about using feeds. I'm doing less commenting now as well.

No, I have never walked across that bridge, just drove! What am I missing?

 
At February 1, 2007 3:56 PM , bonobo said...

I walk across that bridge every day (my office is across the Scioto, and I lunch at the Einstein Bros. across from the Statehouse). One day, I was walking 15 feet behind a guy with a backpack wearing a hat. Later that day I realized that the back of the person I saw looked just about exactly like what one would imagine the back of the person in your profile pic to look like (it was mainly the hat). Soon afterward, you wrote about being in Columbus on the day that I saw this person (I think it was Brunner's swearing-in), and I realized that, while still highly unlikely, it possibly was you. So I thought I'd check.

 
At February 2, 2007 12:26 AM , Village Green said...

If you want comments on your blog, just write about Kevin Coughlin and you'll have his rabid fans on you in no time.

 
At February 2, 2007 4:48 PM , Anastasia said...

I think it's just that I get all commented out about things like Iran and the national minimum wage increase elsewhere in blogs where there's more discussion coming from more directions, and I'm not likely to recomment on such big topics here where the discussion is on a smaller scale. I think it's the state and local issues and happenings that are underexposed and which I would like to discuss more,

 
At February 3, 2007 10:02 PM , Mark Jablonski said...

During the run up months to the election, I checked your blog and about five other ones on a daily basis. Post election, I've cut my blog viewing down just a wee bit. The OhioDailyBlog does grace my screen a few times a week though, and I hope you keep up the excellent work. Excellent.

 
At February 8, 2007 6:11 PM , Anonymous said...

Jeff,

Your blog is one of the most comprehensive and enjoyable that I read, and I especially enjoy your description and analysis of local Democratic (or for that matter, simply political) events, including the photos and/or video. When I can't be somewhere (which is usually) I enjoy reading your description and take on what transpired.

My visits to your blog have been less frequent recently only because of your recent transition and my own forgetfulness in checking daily (Ohio2006Elections was a daily check for me, and as I continue to remind myself, OhioDailyBlog will become as well). Keep up the good work, and I will definitely be back more often in the future.

Brendan

 

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