WordPress tells me that so far I’ve written 1,266 posts, with 32,417 comments from readers. Whew.
When I do the math, this means that the average number of comments for a single post here has been 25 and a fraction.
Back when I started this blog, one of my goals was to have a lively comments section. I initially envisioned it as a place where “changers” could hang out and talk—and there has been a bit of that, although eventually the comments have evolved a bit differently. But it’s still one of the major satisfactions of my blogging experience that this blog has become a place for (mostly) intelligent debate on a wide range of topics from the regulars and the infrequent flyers, the mix of people from around the world, and even now and then the trolls and the near-trolls (well, those last two categories help make it lively, anyway).