I know the feeling of no answers to your own posts, when they seem so important to oneself. You can be assured though, that there's always someone reading your posts, even if they don't write something in response. I for example read each and every new post, but I only respond when I feel I have something meaningful to contribute.
I also read everything, but I try not to write too many posts that contain just smileys or messages like "Oh, that's great!" - even though that is what I think most of the time when reading a diary entry. But I have noticed how these kinds of posts, when they appear in large quantities, actually keep me from reading in other forums, because I find it so annoying to search for the bits of content-information in between all the "socially motivated" posts.
That explains a lot...
In the beginning, I found it strange as well, that there are less answeres than in other forums. But actually, I start to understand it and in the meantime, I start to appreciate that very much.
I didn t expect that, but it is not that easy, to cultivate my own forum style