Lurker (n) : a person who reads discussions on an internet forum but rarely or never participates actively.
Since this week is dedicated to my 1,000 blog posts, I thought I'd give a little shout out to my lurkers. I know you're out there. And I love it! Confession time to the lurkers.
I lurk on blogs too. And I would feel really weird if I actually had to confess it to a few of them. Some of them are people I don't know. It's the linking phenomenon that's done this to me. That said, don't ever feel awkward about lurking here (unless of course you're a maniacal stalker). It's not private for a reason. I don't think you're weird.
Silence. A few of you 'lurkers' have broken the silence and commented. I doubt I ever responded. And I feel guilty about it...like I just never returned a friend's phone call. I am terrible at returning to posts for follow up. Comments come into my email and I rarely get back on to respond. I just wanted to say out loud...I am so glad you read and I always get really excited when I discover who is actually peeking in here. Shoot me an email sometime. I am better (though not very speedy) at replying to those.
Filling in the gaps. I do still send out a monthly newsletter with some details about our overseas journey that I don't normally feel inclined to post here on the world wide web. If you are more curious about our life abroad and want an off-the-blog scoop, drop me a line at gmail : lrdawkins
Two days is enough blog nostalgia for all of us, right? Back to daily life tomorrow!