There was a time I would post an article, go for a cup of coffee, return and two or more articles by other users would intercede.
I’d post the second, check email, and when I returned, two or more items by other writers would be in place.
Now, I post, I shut the computer, I go o the supermarket, take my time, (getting into discussions of great importance, such as Football (Soccer) or the latest episode of Power. I return, put away my purchase, sit at the computer, and there is my article.
No one else has posted.
So I can wait two or more hours before posting again, or just post again.
If someone commented, I can see the first sentence, but nothing more. I liked comments because in some ways I could learn if I made/missed the point, or if the topic was a bit more complex than I had thought.
Now it is lonely.