Saturday, September 29, 2007

Delurk, I say, de-lurk already!!

The Great Mofo Delurk 2007

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.


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Blogger mammacheryl said...

De-lurk? Like this? :) You know I'm here for you Daisy.

9/29/2007 12:52 PM  
Blogger MOM-NOS said...

I'm here! I think you know I'm here, even though I am a rare commenter. But now I have proof!

9/29/2007 1:50 PM  
Blogger Schmutzie said...

Thanks for joining in! I'm hoping that come Wednesday everyone is jabbering up a storm. The internet won't know what hit it.

9/29/2007 2:24 PM  
Blogger Bare Bones Gardener said...

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.

9/29/2007 3:33 PM  
Blogger Butrfly Garden said...

I comment occasionally, but mostly, I guess I am a lurker.

That just sounds kind of dirty. :)

9/29/2007 3:44 PM  
Anonymous boogiemum ( said...

OOh, thanks. I am going to put this one up on my blog. :)

I try not to be a lurker, but sometimes...

9/29/2007 8:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you get when you cross a blogger with a lurker? A Blurker. Tell Amigo please.

9/29/2007 10:44 PM  
Blogger ames said...

guilty as charged, I'm a perpetual lurker, but I'll try not to make this my only comment ever!

9/30/2007 2:10 PM  
Blogger Club 166 said...

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).


9/30/2007 5:17 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

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. :)

10/01/2007 6:56 PM  
Blogger Amy W said...

I am not really a lurker...

10/02/2007 7:42 AM  
Anonymous Momish said...

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!

10/02/2007 10:46 AM  
Blogger Mary Jude said...

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.

10/03/2007 9:53 AM  

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