However, I really enjoyed this article on Meredith Farkas' blog. Her main point is that the information/knowledge you have is meant to be shared! Why do I feel so shy about sharing my own knowledge, but I encourage it in others? Maybe I am worried about my delivery. I would hate to be like the father of a guy I once dated, who would often interject, "Trivia question! Trivia question!" And proceed to ask a question only he knew the answer to. I hope that when I do share what I know, I do so because I'm excited about what I've learned, and that others are excited about it too!
In this foray into blogging, I was glad to learn that I was already using many of the 10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog. I found it intriguing that only one out of every ten readers comment...the rest are called "lurkers"!
There are a handful of non-L2P blogs which I read regularly. List of the Day is a good example of a blog whose posts often make me want to comment. The author will periodically post "Questions of the Day" and invite readers to leave answers in the comments. Also, there are a few photoblogs, e.g. Failblog, that have weekly captioning contests for their weird/funny photos. Readers can leave their ideas in the comments. It's interesting how encouraging your readers to interact can ease their transition from lurker to commenter!