I suspect that the urge to have more comments is the urge for adult conversation. I don't crave "Ooo, nice picture" comments as much as "I identify with what you are saying and where you are coming from" comments. And the best way I have found to get those is to comment on like minded bloggers posts and to reply to those who do comment on their own blogs.
I do. And I get so few, I feel like jumping up and down and screaming when one finally shows up :-)
Hubby caught me one day going around with a foolish grin one day and when I explained about the comment, he just didn't get why a total stranger's words meant so much to me.
Comments are the holy grail of blogging. Proof that someone in the blogosphere is actually reading and reflecting on our thoughts and work. We all crave feedback. I am always appreciative of the time and effort someone takes to comment. Please visit me and comment. I am going to make an effort to be more active at commenting! www.backcounterbuffet.blogspot.com
Oh.. I love comments.. When getting one from someone new, I walk around on a comment high for a week.. I kid you not. And I talk about my comments to everyone I know in real life.. They just roll their eyes.. I'm not really sure how to go about getting more.. You can comment on others blogs, but that doesn't necessarily mean they will leave you one, or if they do comment that they will even come back again. The best place I get visitors from is other women's/mom's blogs. If they link to me I get tons of hits from them (I know I do even if they don't comment, I check googleanalytics constantly).. I console myself that even if I'm not getting comments, People are reading me.. Now if I could only get those lurkers to leave me a comment.... (I'm thinking begging may not be below me..)