"Dear World Wide Web,
So, World Wide Web, can you tell me if there really are folks who read and comment on blogs, or are they just another Santie Claus type legend?"
Don't be shy. Say hello. Say "P~~~~~~~~~!" if you really want to. Just prove to me that you're here, that you've at least pretended to read what I've posted. I'm very fond of Avoiding What I Should Be Doing (read: I *should* be writing, doing laundry, cleaning my house, organizing my sons' room... any number of things besides playing with my blog).