I wondered why people leave or do not leave comments on the blog. When i started it, i was very excited to see that some people actually read it. There were my friends (of course :), but there were also other people who read and commented. However, after a few posts it stopped. Then it raised again and then stopped again. And it stopped actually when i think i raised some very important, and probably controversial, issues. I wonder why?
Veronica has a hypothesis that the reason why people are reluctant to comment is the Israeli focus of the recent posts. She wrote: “I think that the recent posts were too heavy/political, issues that people didn’t feel like getting into a discussion about.” And, she thinks this is particularly true for people who are not actually Israelis. I can see why non-local people would be reluctant to comment on a purely local issue. But it seems to me that internet censorship and state-religion relationships are not a solely Israeli issue. Or I am missing something here? N
Nadya made a point that serious posts usually get less comments. When you post about simple and yet controversial topics, people react. Well, that makes sense, but then again i think that internet governance is somewhat controversial point. Or again, i am living in a different realm?
What do you think?