You guys are killin' me. Before I took a hiatus from The Death Rattle last year, I used to get tons of comments from everyone (well, not TONS, but a good amount), and now that I've been back for a few months, not only have I been getting a significantly smaller amount of comments, but I even lost some followers! The weird thing is, I gained a handful of followers during the hiatus when nothing was being posted on here, and then I come back and people are suddenly unfollowing me (Should I name names? Nah). Did me suddenly posting again do something to make people angry enough to UNFOLLOW me? You guys are weird. I know I'm not the greatest at leaving comments on other blogs, but I try to leave feedback on posts that interest me when I can. All of that being said: no, I'm not posting some big dramatic, attention-seeking statement about how I'm closing up shop on The Death Rattle (I've already done a few of those); I'd like to know why everyone has suddenly lost interest and stopped commenting!
Does the lack of comments and feedback on The Death Rattle make me toss and turn at night? No, but the feedback you guys leave - no matter how brief - DOES make me happy. I'm not asking any of you to suddenly start posting a crazy amount of comments on my reviews and whatnot, but instead I will be doing something special to say "thank you" to the people that do. Starting October 1st, I'll be doing a monthly thing where I give free shit away to the people who leave feedback on my posts. Every time one of you leaves a comment on a post, it automatically enters you into a monthly giveaway I'll be doing. The more posts you comment on, the better your odds are of winning. At the end of the month, I'll put everyone's name in a hat and pick someone, and that person will be sent a mystery package from yours truly. It could be anything: a book, a DVD from my collection, a brand new DVD that I purchase especially for you, a Wal Mart gift card, an original piece of art, a pair of my used underwear, a pair of Matt-suzaka's used underwear (don't ask), or all of the above. Who knows! Maybe I'll even come to your house and cook you dinner. If you want, I can even do dirty things to you. Wait... what? Never mind.