No, not in a deep, existential sort of plane. I wouldn’t recognize “normal” if it jumped up and bit me, and this applied even when I didn’t feel completely unable to perform adequately in any area of my life. I could be plugging along, succeeding at things and feeling optimistic, and I still didn’t feel normal.
I mean, for your blog. What is a normal number of hits per day versus comments? I read a post earlier from someone who was upset at having gotten only a third as many comments as hits for one day. A third? I would lose my mind if a third of my visitors left a comment. (In a good way, that mind-loss… not the bad, weepy, more-common-of-late sort of way.) I get an average of 300 hits a day, and it is a rare day in which I get more than 15 comments.
So I thought I’d poll, among those of you who bother posting comments – because of course I want more comments, if I didn’t want comments I’d just keep a private journal and be content with that – what feels normal to you? What percentage of your readership actually lets you know they’ve been there?
Because if I’m the only one getting a single-digit percentage, I’m going to… well, nothing, probably, because I do get some feedback and because, let’s face it, I’ve been kind of a one-note wonder lately and I’m tired of me, so I have to imagine you all are, too. But still, I’d like to know. Inquiring minds, and all.