Sponsored by Schmutzie at Milkmoney or Not, it’s time to encourage blog readers to post comments. For those new to the blogosphere, a “lurker” is one who reads and never comments. A comment is simple: click on comments, type your thoughts in the little box, and click post. some blogs (mine included) require a quick word-recognition task to prove that you’re really a person, not an mass producing comment robot. So say a few words, folks, and let us know that there is life out there! It’ll save us writers the time and trouble of checking our stats obsessively.
>De-lurk? Like this? 🙂 You know I’m here for you Daisy.
>I’m here! I think you know I’m here, even though I am a rare commenter. But now I have proof!
>Thanks for joining in! I’m hoping that come Wednesday everyone is jabbering up a storm. The internet won’t know what hit it.
>While as a blogger it would be nice to know that I’m not just writing for myself.
However as a reader the problem is as a reader, is in having something worthwhile to contribute to the discussion at hand that is more than just a blatant link back to your blog or site.
A lot of times I read blogs, and either don’t feel strongly about the subject, or don’t know enough about the subject at hand to feel my opinion is worthwhile.
>I comment occasionally, but mostly, I guess I am a lurker.
That just sounds kind of dirty. 🙂
>OOh, thanks. I am going to put this one up on my blog. 🙂
I try not to be a lurker, but sometimes…
>What do you get when you cross a blogger with a lurker? A Blurker. Tell Amigo please.
>guilty as charged, I’m a perpetual lurker, but I’ll try not to make this my only comment ever!
>On the internet, any 14 year old with a keyboard, an attitude, and an internet connection can say whatever they want.
I long ago figured my comments couldn’t be worse than that (this is not meant to diss all 14 year olds, many of whom make great comments).
>This is great! I will admit, I lurk blogs now and then. There is one blog in particular that I ALWAYS read, but rarely comment on. The blog is so deeply personal that I feel like an eavesdropper and have nothing proper to say. Yes, I am working on this. 🙂
>I am not really a lurker…
>Not really a lurker, just a newbie to your blog!
I might steal this button. I always wonder if there are lurkers out there and what I can do to make them feel more comfortable about commenting.
I hope you get a lot of bloggers comming out of the lurking closet!
>I enjoy reading your blog–I think I found you through the “MomWrites” blog. I rarely comment in general on blogs other than my own.