The most popular post for commenting on, at least in recent memory, was the post about toothpaste. When I mention this to others, they say “You wrote, on your website, in front of the whole world about why toothpaste is minty?!” So I wondered why that post was the most interesting. My guess is that it is because, either:
- It actually is something people are interested in.
- It’s easier to comment on than other posts, as it’s much more “commentable”; in that, there is a question to the post. As opposed to, say, the music posts which are more “closed”.
- Minty toothpaste strikes a chord with people.
- People felt compelled to tell me not all toothpaste is minty (all the flavours sound really odd — cinnamon in particular seems popular — but I may try some one day).
Any other ideas as to why that post got more comments?