Love Our Lurkers
♦ My name is Blacksilk and I am a lurker. Not here, admittedly, then there wouldn’t be anything for you to lurk at, but I lurk. I have been known to lurk. As a blogger, I feel I should know better. I love to get comments. Sure, I write in part for the joy of writing, but c’mon, everyone likes to feel appreciated. But, of course, as a blogger I also know there is NOT ENOUGH TIME IN THE WORLD. I barely have time to blog, let alone comment on other blogs. So, naturally, there are some blogs where I can just about manage comment or even comment regularly and others where, well, I lurk.
I’m sure it’s the same for you too. Maybe you’re a fellow blogger like me and you just don’t have time to say hello because you know there posts to be posted and blogs to be blogged. Maybe you’re a reader of blogs who has other things to be doing than propping up my sense of validation. We’re all busy. I know that.
Or maybe it’s not that. You’re shy perhaps? You’re not sure I’d like what you have to say? Or maybe I’ve never said anything powerful enough to move you to comment? Maybe you commented once but never again? Whatever your reason for lurking, I understand because I do those same darn things elsewhere on the web. Sometimes I enjoyed the post but feel I have nothing to add. Sometimes I don’t comment because the post has SO MUCH love already that I wonder who’d care to hear from little old me?
But today, for just today, why not say hello? It doesn’t have to be anything more complicated than that, but if you want to, that’s great too. Tell me how long you’ve been reading or what your favourite posts are. do you have something you really love or hate about what I write? Get it off your chest. Today is Love Our Lurkers day and, whilst I’d love you to come back and comment again, today is your day for popping your head over the parapet, saying hi and re-lurking if you want to.
Your comment, yes, yours, would make my day.
And even if you don’t end up de-cloaking and de-lurking for LOL day? Never mind. I loves ya anyway. Thank you. Thank you for stopping by, whether it’s now and then, regularly or even your first time, and taking the time from your day to read my ramblings. I mean that. Just because I’m here shouting into the void, it doesn’t give me any right to have readers. You guys are a privilege and I’m honoured that you choose to spend even a little of your time listening to, and maybe even liking, what I have to say.
Dear Lurker, thank you.♦
P.S. Yes, that is a Lurker from old school Dungeons & Dragons at the top there, if you were wondering whether you were right. And if you were, why don’t we talk more often? :)