Blog lurker day
The idea is that, every so often, a blogger gets curious about who's reading. In my case, I've always realized that it's a relatively small subset of my readers who comment regularly. This has to be the case, given that this blog's visit count has climbed to an average of around 1,000 visitors a day but only rarely do I attract more than 10 comments or so a day. (The exceptions, of course, are some of my posts about the mercury-autism controversy--or even ones that were not primarily about mercury and autism but were somehow perceived to be. These posts drew so many comments of a rather intense--vitriolic, actually--nature that it was almost scary. PZ Myers may be used to getting over 100 comments after many of his posts, but I sure ain't.)
In any case, today, I'm humbly asking those of you out there who read what I like to write down on a regular basis but have either never commented (or only very rarely commented) to take a moment to delurk and leave a comment to say hi. Tell me who you are and where you're visiting from. (No names necessary unless you want to tell, obviously.) Let me know what you like about Respectful Insolence or fire off some constructive criticism. What do you want to see? More medblogging like this? (I realize I've drifted somewhat away from that compared to the early days of the blog.) More science? More Hitler Zombie (who is always--pardon the term--lurking in the background himself)?
And, of course, spread the word.