Why are people afraid to comment on stories?

I'm not posting this because I'm a person that wants a bunch of comments on my stories, I just wonder WHY people don't comment on stories. I comment, multiple times, on stories I enjoy and read on a regular basis. I can have 50+ readers and still only a handful of them comment. I truly appreciate those who comment, not only to tell me that they like/dislike my story, but to give me honest, constructive feedback that I can use in the future.

I like comments because it shows me people are processing what I'm writing, and that they're able to synthesize it, or it affected them in some way. I LOVE that. I like to know that what I wrote made them happy or sad or mad, that they hated it or loved it.

I don't know, that's just what I think.
January 12th, 2014 at 06:55am