My Mom says to me, "Since you started advertising on your blog people don't leave as many comments." Personally, I don't think it has anything to do with my "pandering" (as my friend JenF called it) but more with the fact that I haven't had time to comment much on other peoples blogs so they don't comment on my blog. The funny thing is - most of my regular readers don't leave comments. Steph comments the most but pretty much everyone else chooses to remain silent. I enjoy comments and I know there are readers who come back more than once a day to read the comments. Perhaps you should comment.