A small minority of bloggers (some of them not much more than the spammers of the genre) block comments from readers.

The rest of us are gagging for them.

Comments show readers want to react to us.  They show we’re communicating.  They show someone’s looking at our blogs.

That’s why lots of us ask questions in our posts.  We hope they’ll prompt comments and even better a conversation.

Sometimes they do.  Sometimes they don’t.

I’m getting the readers (and in increasing numbers – thanks, folks) but maybe I haven’t quite mastered the art of writing to draw a response.

All ideas to help me get better at this are very welcome.

In the meantime, here are questions from five of my posts that haven’t prompted any comments in the hope that they will now.  You’ll have to click through to the related post to get the context.  And yes, comments are welcome.

  • QUESTION 1 What was the stuff at work you were never told that could have saved a lot of turmoil and made things easier as you moved on in your career?
  • QUESTION 2 Does anyone know of a better [the word was used ironically] generic conference keynote contributor than a minister of the crown?
  • QUESTION 3 Maybe there’s something in the idea of Taiwan’s musical garbage trucks that could be adapted to our particular circumstances…Any brainstormers out there with bright ideas?
  • QUESTION 4 What are the ideas whose time has come in local government?  And what would people’s list be of past local government ideas whose time came?
  • QUESTION 5 Measurement [of customer standards] can be a great thing but at the end of the day whose service do you value more – John Lewis or your bank?