My Life and Times

An Engineer Poet explores the world

Archive for December, 2006

Merry Christmas to all!

Posted by macengr on December 22, 2006

Lessee, Today is December 22, and my last post was…

Oops.  Sorry for the lack of posting but the holidays have been nuts.  I’ll resume regular posting after the new year, but what I’ve been working on is trying to establish more of a theme for my blog as opposed to randomly doing one subject after another mixed with family posts…

In the meantime, let’s all remember the real reason for Christmas – Jesus’s birthday.  While that’s most likely not the day He was actually born, it is when we celebrate it.

And if you’re not a Christian, well, just lift a glass to peace and goodwill towards all!

Posted in blogging, Christian, Spirituality & Religion, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Where I’ve been to date

Posted by macengr on December 1, 2006

Definite northwestern deficit.

I’m not gonna bother to put up the world. I’ve hit three continents (not bad for a Pittsburgher) but only 12 countries.

Posted in Travel | 1 Comment »

Blogging, Comments, and Feeds

Posted by macengr on December 1, 2006

One thing I’ve noticed in my blogging time is how hard it is to get people to comment.  I’ll post an entry with a question at the end, ask for opinions, etc., and get no response.  It’s perplexing.  Especially if I think it will be a controversial question.  I guess that’s not uncommon, but I’ve found blogs are more interesting when they’re a two way conversation.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that when you read a blog through a feed such as bloglines, your tendency to comment is probably even lower.

So I guess my question is, how do you boost comments?

Posted in blogging | 1 Comment »


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