Say Hello, Dammit!

I’m apparently about a month late to the party (what else is new?), but National De-lurking Week is a neat idea, so I figured I’d give it a shot. Like a lot of bloggers, most of what I write here is primarily for my own benefit. At the same time, it’s always nice to know that someone is reading, and I wouldn’t publish it on the internet if I was writing only for myself. However, one of the frustrating things about blogging is that it can be difficult to know who is reading. I have been lucky enough to have a small group of regular readers, most of whom comment regularly on the blog (thanks guys!). And I’ve picked up a few more regular readers over the years as well, though many of them tend to be lurkers – people who regularly visit, but don’t comment.

This post is aimed at that second group of people. To be honest, I’m not even sure how many there are, but if happen to be a regular reader of this blog and haven’t commented, please do so! As Sheryl puts it:

…I just read a Psychology Today article which notes a direct correlation between weight loss, and commenting on your favorite blogs, so leave a comment because it will make you skinny. Not that you’re fat, because you’re not!! So tell me how long you’ve been reading my blog, or your favorite book, or the first word that pops into your mind when you hear the word shish-kabob, and remember, if you don’t leave a comment, you’re letting the terrorists win.

And heck, if you’re a regular commenter (or someone who doesn’t comment often), feel free to comment about whatever you like. After all, I have a feeling there aren’t going to be so many comments on this post, and I’d love to hear from everyone.

It's National De-lurking Week. Say Hello, Dammit!

Update 2.11.07: Well then, this was not so much of a success. This is mildly strange, as I can see from my referrer logs that there are people coming here that have not posted. Either they’re not reading this post, or they’re being rebellious. Strange. Thanks to all who commented, though:)

9 thoughts on “Say Hello, Dammit!”

  1. I think the secret of commenting is that you work for about two years on something with almost no recognition – then people start to hang on your every word, you get a couple of comments each post!

    Then you lose interest in your subject matter and you write a different part of your site about something else, which statistics prove that almost nobody reads.

    It worked for me!

    Would the last person on the internet please turn the lights out?

  2. I read just about every post but only comment on a few, but I doubt you consider me a lurker. For those who are real lurkers, however, go a head and leave a comment. It’s fast, easy, fun, and BTW, Mark already has your IP address, so why not?

  3. Regarding the update, I have commented before, so I didn’t think this post had anything to do with me. My modus operandi is to comment on anime posts only and thus provide the positive encouragement. There weren’t many of them recently though.

  4. No worries Pete! Thanks for the comment (and you’ve linked me from your blog too). More anime posts will probably be coming at some point…

Comments are closed.