I only seem to get spam comments recently. I do wonder who reads this blog and what real people are behind the numbers in my statistics. Thirty-nine people have read today's instalment of The Snowman so far, and a hundred and fifteen read the first three chapters; I wonder who they are, where they are, whether they like horror, whether they're Catholics or agnostics or anything else, whether they're old and young, male or female, and so on. And the same with all my other posts. I sometimes hope to spark some discussion with them.
I used to put my email address on the bottom of my Catholic Voice columns, thinking people might have some response to make, but I only ever got one email so I stopped doing it.
So I suppose this little post is just to say, I do deeply appreciate it when people comment, even if it's to disagree with me. I like knowing I have a reader in Sacramento and one in Sardinia and one in Santry. (And, indeed, one in the Phillipines and in the UK and in Kilkenny!) I know you might not have anything to say, but if you ever do, don't be shy. Tell me about yourself! Or if you have a prayer intention you'd like me to put up, anonymously or otherwise, don't be shy about that either.
But, even if you'd rather lurk, I do appreciate you reading, and thank you.