First off, this is Benson speaking...Michelle is upstairs and fast asleep, not knowing what I am doing. I want to share a basic psychological idea with you all, that of Pavlovian conditioning. It is really a simple prinicple. Right before Pavlov would feed his dogs, he would ring a bell. He would then feed the dogs. Because there was food present, the dogs would begin to salivate. With enough pairings of the bell and the food, Pavlov could get the dogs to salivate by simply ringing the bell. The food wasn't even necessary to begin the salivation process.
You may be asking yourself, what does this have to do with the Weinberger's blog? Well its actually pretty simple. Across the last few days we have received some requests that we post more stuff, I guess the old stuff has become "boring." Herein lies the problem, Michelle has become conditioned, much like Pavlov's dogs, to post when she gets comments from her previous posts. If there aren't many comments, her desire and energy to post goes down, hence less posts. If there are many comments, then the desire and energy to post goes up, hence more posts. So, if you want more posts, then by all means leave a comment. Even something simple like "looks good" would make her feel better.
I know this sounds like I am begging for compliments, but not really. The comments don't even have to be nice, just post something! For those of you who might say, "well, I don't blog, so I can't leave a message". Let me tell you, you have a lot of nerve! Just kidding, but it is possible to leave a comment without having a blog address, you just have to do it under the anonymous tab.
That having been said, I am going to step off of my soapbox. And I really don't expect this post to be on the blog that long before Michelle deletes it!
And for those of you who might think that we are hypocrites because we do not leave comments on your blog, well, once again, you have a lot of nerve!!! But, seriously we will try harder to leave comments, if you do to!