Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Welcome


Welcome. Especially if you are a new reader. Thanks for stopping by. Please stay a while and check out some of the links over on the right in Favorite Posts or Boating Blogs. If anything provokes or interests you, please leave a comment. You don't have to sign up for Blogger to leave a comment. You can make up a name or even do it anonymously if you prefer.

You'll probably work out that there is a group of twenty or so people that regularly write the comments here. Many of us write blogs about boating and read each others' blogs. But we are not an exclusive club or clique. Newcomers are welcome.

I know from my stats that many people other than the regular commenters read this blog. A lot of you arrive here via a search engine and only read one page; but quite a few of you dig around for a while. But you hardly ever leave a note saying hello and expressing some opinion on the ramblings here. I wonder why?

Just lately for example I've had a fair number of visitors from Australia thanks to the NSW and ACT District Laser Association who placed links to a couple of my jottings in the What's New section on their website. But as far as I can tell, hardly any of these visitors have left a trace. Tidy blokes these Aussie Laser sailors.

How can we welcome these silent mysterious visitors? What would make them want to interact? More provocative subjects? Competitions? Prizes? Lots of questions at the end of every post? What do you think?

10 comments:

AdriftAtSea said...

You could always offer a day of sailing with the Tillerman as a prize. :D

Tillerman said...

Hmmm. Second prize -- two days of sailing with Tillerman?

Zen said...

Fourth prize
a custom made duct tape cup holder

Nice new look to the site T-man. or is it just a color change...

or is it just me...

I read somewhere that a warrior leaves no trace of his passing...

I guess we bloggers get a lot of warriors passing through...

or they are secrect agents just checking us out...

or Shaolin Priests who are looked for but can not be seen...

or people with only a mouse on their computer and no keyboard...

or Bush's menions looking for terrorist activity...

or folks who just like to watch...

blogging to no comments is like playing music to a room full of people talking.

a Zen koan;
Q: What is the sound of one hand clapping?

A: A blog with no comments!

;-)


blog on dude, we got your back!

Tillerman said...

What was third prize?

Yes, color scheme has changed, profile rewritten, there's a new subtitle, and some of the clutter has been removed.

The menions from DoJ used to drop by my blog a year or so ago but now they read my mind instead.

Zen said...

3rd prize:
a matching pair of custom made duct tape cup holders, with your boat's name written in magic marker
by the Tillerman

Tillerman said...

All my hand-made duct tape cup holders are distinctive and unique. There is no such thing as a matching pair.

EVK4 said...

Posting a picture of some hairy ass feet at the top of your blog is certain to engender commentary. Thanks, I just ate dinner.

Tillerman said...

Parental discretion advised. Viewers are warned not to read Proper Course if they are of a sensitive disposition.

Pat said...

Carol Anne's cat Tres has a sensitive disposition and already does quite a bit with her computer. We'll warn him about some of the blog pictures.

Theblonde said...

Hello Tillerman, I'm still reading but not sailing. I have a bigger plan though.
I often don't answer because I just can't think of anything worth while to offer forth.
Hope you're through the worst of the cold of the last week and out there enjoying being out on the water again.

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