Friday, November 9, 2012
Did you know that there's a day dedicated just to you? Yep, really there is--today!
Today various members of Blogland will be posting in your honor and hoping that you de-lurk for just a moment to say hello to us.
Thanks to Bonnie of My Bottom Smarts for coming up with the idea of Love Our Lurkers day. I think that many of us bloggers enjoy it tremendously, and it's nice to acknowledge our silent visitors.
I know that you come through quietly, leaving only a blip on my dashboard to tell me that you were here. And I'm sure that there are reasons for your silence. So if you don't want to say hello today, that's okay--I appreciate you anyways.
I have this theory that lurkers, are for the most part, people who are really searching for something. And I do hope that you have found something here upon occasion--even if it was nothing more than an excuse to consume copious amounts of coffee in an attempt to make sense of my mad rambling.
I'll let you in on a not-so-secret secret--at least 3/4 of the bloggers around here were originally lurkers. I am a recovering lurker myself.
I lurked for years. I even did a lot of lurking after I started this blog. Believe it or not, I'm actually a rather shy person.
I know that some bloggers will be generous and offer bribes such as receiving a swat for each comment on their Love Our Lurkers posts.
Having some personal experience with masochists, I know that inside every good masochist is a sadist just waiting for the opportunity to pounce. So I will not be brave like them lol.
However, I did try to think of something you might like that would be at least semi-painless for me (apparently I'm still working on that whole "selfless concept).
So...I thought that I would turn my blog over to you--if there's a subject or a particular question that you would like me to tackle in a post, but have been to shy to mention or ask, let me know in a comment or an email.
I'll do a post on that subject.
If you arrive here and see that others have already left comments with ideas, don't let that stop you from making a request of your own--I'll do them all (no physics, or math please. I can be a bit slow). By the same token, if you read this the day after today, or sometime further down the line, don't let that keep you from leaving a comment!
I know that's probably a poor attempt at bribery, but bribes have never been my strong point lol. Maybe next year I'll be braver...
I do love my lurkers and their day. So much so that I usually go around and comment on blogs where I don't lurk...Just to say hi lol.
If you want to go on quietly about your day, I don't mind. But I would love it if you took a just a moment to say hello.
Posted by lil at 5:00 AM