Only the lonely (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)
Know the way I feel tonight (ooh-yay-yay-yay-yeah)
Only the lonely (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)
Know this feelin ain't right (dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)
     [Roy Orbison, Only the Lonely]

Blogging can be a strange endeavor. Sometimes you post something that you know - you JUST KNOW - is going to be a big hit. The post is going to get lots of comments. A ton of other folks are going to link to it. You are going to get rich and famous as people offer you interesting opportunities after reading your brilliance. You get the idea.

But then you get bupkis. Nada. Nix, null, the big goose egg. Some folks read it, but you get nary a comment, nary a link. Your post is lost in the Twilight Zone of the blogosphere. (And, then, of course, sometimes a post will surprise you and get lots more activity than you ever expected.)

So... let's give some lonely posts some love. Did you post something on your blog that was really, really good but didn't get much traffic? Did you run across a great post somewhere that you thought deserved more commentary? Do you know of a post that's just itchin' for some good conversation? If so, post the URL below as a comment (please use TinyURL or SnipURL) and let's unearth some of these hidden gems?

C'mon, each one of you can think of one or two. Take the time to share 'em with us...

P.S. Speaking of hidden gems, remember that it's never too late to recognize a great commenter!