When You Work for the Church: What Readers Say Behind the Scenes

A fellow blogger laments that blog comments are dying, and another lists reasons why readers might not leave a comment:

the post is already so complete they don’t know what to add,
they take exception to what’s written but don’t want to argue,
there’s no concrete question to respond to,
they’re too tired or too busy,
no one else is commenting.
In my few months’ experience with this blog, I would also add: many readers would rather respond privately than in a public comment where they might be identified.