I’ve noticed an uptick in the quantity and quality of comments. That’s great! The most important difference between a public blog and a secret diary is that the former invites comments, either directly on the site or on other blogs. If I didn’t want reactions I wouldn’t muse publicly.
Keep it coming. If you’ve never commented, give it a try (do it anonymously if you wish). If you’ve commented on something already, thank you. I read every one and respond to many. My hope is that someday the volume of comments is so large I can’t keep up. That will be one indication this blog is making a meaningful (if only brief) difference in people’s lives.
(And no, I do not have a secret diary.)