You’re smarter I am, so don’t forget to read the comments

Left: Results from a survey: “How do you consume the content on Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang?”

Well, that’s an understatement really. The readers of this blog are collectively smarter than any author, and I recognize that.

If you’ve been reading me for a while, I ask questions, as I want to know what people think. I read every single comment, and often respond to comments , questions and followups.

I recently ran a survey to find out how people are using my blog, and most are reading this blog via RSS in a feedreader, they’re not even visiting the site. While feedreaders are great for getting content when you want, where you want, and in the format you want, you’ll miss out on the wisdom being generated in the comments.

For example, last week’s post on Six Career tips generated dozens and dozens of juicy tips that can help you in your career, but if you’re reading that only in the feedreader, you’re really missing out.

So I encourage you to once in a while come back and visit to see what’s happening in the discussions, that’s where the real value is.

Update, a few hours later: A few people in the comments requested a summary. Ok here’s a comment summary: A few people requested a comment summary. This is the last time I’ll be doing a comment summary, ha!


Related: Shoemoney, a master at search marketing doesn’t take his commenters that seriously, I know many of those who have commented, I have a high degree of trust for my commenters.