First off, if someone likes my comment, I get a feeling that the person actually read it and liked what I wrote. It feels strange, but it makes me want to write better comments. And there are some people whose likes are extra special, because I find their comments insightful myself.
The other thing is that here, I am just Fnordius. No attempts to make me be my “real” identity, and if I wanted I could go full Discordian Saint Fnordius as I do elsewhere, but I don’t feel the need to be so silly and pretentious here. Besides, I dropped the Saint about a decade ago.
But most of all? This feels like a chosen family. I just had to say it.