When I first started this blog, I posted almost exclusively cartoons. While I enjoyed drawing them, I have an extra child now, and I just don't have the time to do that, so I've expanded the blog to share some humorous anecdotes and talk about some issues that are meaningful to me in some way. If I didn't do that, there wouldn't be more cartoons--there would simply be fewer posts. But there are some people out there who don't seem to appreciate this shift.
If you want a person to show a particular behavior, there are two ways to encourage them to do so:
1) Give them positive feedback when they show the behavior
2) Give them negative feedback when they don't show the behavior
(Or 3) Do nothing and just hope they'll show the behavior)
I would say that the vast majority of people who want more cartoons have chosen #2 or the secret option #3. A lot of people take it upon themselves to complain about the lack of cartoons when I don't post them. But if I do post a cartoon? Crickets. Often just one or two comments, not even a "funny cartoon, I liked this."
For those of you who have complained about the lack of cartoons but fail to say anything positive when I post one, what is your motivation here? Do you think I owe you? Do you think my entire motivation for posting cartoons should just be to keep people from complaining? No, sorry. Not going to work that way.