Do you judge a blog by the comments and number of conversations happening there?

I was having a corridor conversation with a colleague and the discussion centered around blogging. During the conversation he made a comment that struck a sensitive chord in me. He said “Nowadays everyone thinks or pretends to be a good blogger but if you go to their blogs, you will see zero comments on most of their posts”.

Well that’s exactly the way my blog is, I thought to myself. Does that make my blog lousy? Well apparently by his standard it does. But I feel that it’s the wrong way to judge someone’s blog. I monitor my blog visitor statistics very regularly. I have a loyal group of subscribers and a decent amount of unique visitors monthly. Also the average time spent and average pages visited on my blog are favorably high numbers as well. Above all this I do get a lot of emails from friends and strangers after reading my post.
Once I had a Japanese man who wrote to me, how reading one of my posts made him believe in love again. But then why is it that my visitors don’t like to comment on my blog? I tried to come up with my own set of assumptions and answers

– My blog posts are usually feel good, motivational, inspirational or just my rants. I don’t write anything controversial that elicits anger or strong opinions. So maybe there isn’t much room for commenting?

– Many of my friends and other visitors prefer sending me comments offline on email or on messenger. Quite a few go on to discuss their private lives and how they related with my posts. Could they be shy giving these details on the blog?
– Maybe I haven’t marketed or connected myself well enough on the whole web 2.0 thingy?
– Maybe I haven’t established my self professionally or personally for people to pay attention to what I have to say?
– Or maybe there are few readers for the kind of content I generate.
But despite of this I am going to continue blogging as it makes me happy. Maybe I will get better with time and maybe peoples taste in content shall change. Hopeful
Comments anyone? (Nice try right 🙂 )