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Only the lonely

Only the lonely (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)
Know the way I feel tonight

Only the lonely (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)

this feelin ain’t right

     [Roy Orbison, Only

the Lonely


Blogging can be a strange endeavor. Sometimes you post something that you

know – you JUST KNOW – is going to be a big hit. The post is going to get lots

of comments. A ton of other folks are going to link to it. You are going to get

rich and famous as people offer you interesting opportunities after reading your

brilliance. You get the idea.

But then you get bupkis. Nada. Nix, null, the big goose

egg. Some folks read it, but you get nary a comment, nary a link. Your post is

lost in the Twilight


of the blogosphere. (And, then, of course, sometimes a post will

surprise you and get lots more activity than you ever expected.)

So… let’s give some lonely posts some love. Did you post something on your

blog that was really, really good but didn’t get much traffic? Did you run

across a great post somewhere that you thought deserved more commentary? Do you

know of a post that’s just itchin’ for some good conversation? If so, post the

URL below as a comment (please use TinyURL or

SnipURL) and let’s unearth some of these

hidden gems?

C’mon, each one of you can think of one or two. Take the time to share

’em with us…

P.S. Speaking of hidden gems, remember that it’s never too late to recognize

a great commenter



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