First, there are the blogs that no one ever reads. I would say 80% of blogs fall into this category. These are mostly written by middle-aged men and women about their 3 cats or their “hilarious” trip to the dry cleaners. These are rarely updated, even more rarely read, and fade into oblivion within 6 months.
The second are blogs that are read often but not commented on. Right now, this describes WBGV. Due to the miracle that is SiteMeter, I can see that people come and go on a regular basis throughout the day — everyday. Trust me, this is a reassuring feeling that you’re not simply talking to yourself via the Internet. We appreciate the readership, but there’s a third level that we have not reached — yet.
That third level is the pantheon of blogs. They include Deadspin, Kissing Suzy Kolber, With Leather, the Big Lead, etc. These are all popular blogs, yes, but what distinguishes them is their commenter base. Each and every post is greeted by numerous response from the readership, providing both further insight, humor, and feedback. And dick jokes. This is what WBGV strives for, dick jokes and all.
Now, don’t hear me wrong. We’re not Deadspin and will never be Deadspin. If we are half as humorous as Deadspin, we’ll be successful in our own minds. But we still crave the comments. As I said above, comments make this site better. I know there are WVU fans out there that read this site and are 126% funnier than us or know 1,347% more about football/basketball, so why not leave your mark? Through comments, this site can get stronger.
And besides, if you don’t comment, the terrorists win. You’re not a terrorist, are you?
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