I am of course very grateful to the people who leave comments on my blog, regularly or sporadically, and hope they will continue. But I am also thankful to those who do not comment, who content themselves (and me) with a simple “like” or even no visible sign at all. Often there is not much to say, a perception or an affect are shared, and that is enough.
Sometimes I see other philosophy blogs with piles of comments, but I cannot feel jealous. Most show no restraint, just jostling for attention, sounding off and opining about things having nothing to do with the original post, showing off their superior knowledge. So many noisy unproductive comments sections – unfriendly places.
Some people have told me they read my blog from time to time, out of affectionate curiosity to see what a friend is saying. Non-philosophy is also that, warm-hearted no comment.