Looking through history, it's funny, it's exactly a 2:1 ratio of Give Rep:Receive Rep over a set time period. But, to the OP, it's a much longer time period than you!! (i.e. 'given' goes back to 4/3). But, I'm really sporadic these days in when I'm on the site.
My reps often devolve into ramblings re. the particular post or the topic - if I don't feel like posting in the actual thread or just want to add side commentary. Half the time I'm challenged w/ the space limitation, lol.
"...On and on and on and on he strode, far out over the sands, singing wildly to the sea, crying to greet the advent of the life that had cried to him." - James Joyce