Monday, January 11, 2010

National De-Lurking Day 2010!

I heard about thisfrom Rachel.

So apparently, January 10-12 are National De-Lurking Days. A Lurker is a person who reads a blog or listserve or forum or whatever but does not actually comment. If you don't actually comment on the web, no one ever knows you are there except us savvy bloggers. We know you are there because you appear in our stats. We just don't know who you are.

Soooooo....I know you're out there. Maybe you've thought of commenting but did not want to leave your personal information out there on the internet for everybody to see. No problem! I allow anonymous commenters.

Maybe you have thought of leaving a comment but don't know how (Nana<--not that I would call anyone out or anything). All you do is move your mouse so that your pointer is over the words "Post a comment" or there might just be a number and the word "comments" like "3 comments". Then you click the left button on your mouse once.

If you decide to post anonymously please just leave your name in the comment box so I might have an idea of who you are. If I know you already, nice to see you here. If I don't know you yet, it's nice to meet you and I look forward to getting to know you better.

Oh wait, I'm supposed to give you some encouragement for de-lurking. I spill a lot of my thoughts about my kiddo and life here on the blog. I'd love to hear your thoughts or tell me the latest greatest thing the little or big people in your life have done.

Happy Commenting!


8 comments:

sheila said...

Gosh, I SO agree! I wish everyone who read mine commented so I could get some satisfaction! lol. I may jest borrow this image!

Jamie said...

I'm really sad that I'm a blogger AND a lurker. I really do tend to read and read in Reader and then never click over to the real thing.

I do so love your bloggy!

Marie said...

Sheila--Hahaha...it wasn't mine anyway. I took it from Rachel. I tried to google where de-lurking day came from and I could not find it.

BUT you are the only one that commented so far! Grrrrrrrrr......

Oh wait! Jamie jumped in too!

Jamie--awwwww, thanks for taking the time to click over. I'm loving getting your blogs via email and must sadly admit that I often forget to click over. Going over now though!!!

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

National De-Lurking Day! That's great.

I get comments in person about a blog post or on facebook... that's nice, but it's just not the same.

Brian said...

Hey Marie, I hope you don't mind but I 'borrowed' this for our blog too. I would've commented this morning, but I was just checking things quick at work and couldn't until lunch now. We love keeping track of Jack and the family. As for the latest and greatest with our little one, Isaiah is getting real close to walking on his own. He walks with us holding him steady or cruising along holding the furniture everyday now. More and more now we're seeing him try to stand up on his own from a half kneeling position. He gets about 3/4's of the way up and plops back down.

Michelle said...

Not a lurker, but still coming by to say "HI!" :)

Lianne said...

Faithful reader, occasional lurker--that's me. :)

alpharat said...

OK, I'll delurk myself here. I don't have kids but I do read you regularly for parenting tips to tuck away in the eventual date that it does happen. I'm a bit of an overpreparer with some things.