Thursday, January 10, 2008

DeLurker Day










So it's National DeLurker Day! Won't you delurk and show me some love?


I've never really understood why some people feel that it's rude for people to lurk on their blogs. I used to lurk on every blog I read. Most of the time, I just couldn't think of a creative or witty comment or anything I thought of had already been said by someone else. And I didn't want to just leave an "Oh yeah, me too!" comment. And recently, I've realized that I read blogs the same way I read novels. So I'm not used to making comments on what I read. I've had to learn that the people who write blogs want feedback (of any form) and that I should say something, sometimes to show my support, sometimes just to say hello and mark that I was there. Starting this blog and reading the lovely comments that people have been generous enough to leave me has been the main way that I've come to see the value of comments. So today, won't you stop and say hi?

14 comments:

Tessie said...

I'm here! I think I've commented, I don't know...occasionally? Is that a technical measurement?

I used to be the same way with lurking. I still do lurk on a lot of blogs.

Alice said...

i'm still a major lurker, too. especially on "famous" blogs. but hello! here i am! not lurking! :-)

hello insomnia said...

Can I delurk even though I've delurked here before?

Shelly said...

Hey tessie! I hoped you still read me! You've commented before and you're always welcome, commenting or not!

Shelly said...

Hey Alice! Yeah, I almost never comment on the "famous" blogs. Anyone with over 100 comments? Someone has definitely said what I thought of to say! Unless it's a post about someone passing away, in which case I will still leave my condolences, because those always matter, no matter how many comments there are.

Shelly said...

Mona, you can delurk here anyday. You are always welcome. : )

JMC said...

I'm here too! I just discovered you recently, as it seems you have me. And I'm glad I did (and you did)!

Shelly Overlook said...

I'm here, too! & I have to say that you have, by far, the coolest name on the planet!

The Hotfessional said...

Hi Sweetie. I'd have to un-delurk to delurk, so I don't think that really works.

I love it when I see a new post from you. Just want you to know that.

Shelly said...

Hey jmc! Yeah, I had seen your comments on other blogs I read, but had never clicked through to your blog until recently. Glad I did, 'cause you are hilarious! And I'm glad you like my blog! Thanks!

Shelly said...

Hahaha, Shelly! Yes, we do have the coolest name on the planet. : ) I'm so glad we've become friends.

Shelly said...

Aww, Hot, you're so sweet! Thank you!

Constance said...

I used to not comment because I felt like I was...intruding, or something? Then I got a blog of my own, and started seeing commenting as, like, leaving a calling card. But I have trouble working up the energy to comment if there are already a lot of comments.

Shelly said...

Hey "Constance"! I *love* the calling card analogy. That's it exactly!