I’m about five months too late on this one.
I am not talking about Cinco de Mayo, which is a big deal around my neck of the woods.
I’m also not talking about tonight’s Super Moon, which had me scared I was going to go into premature labor simply due to that humongous, beautiful moon’s gravitational pull.
It’s National Delurking Day. It officially happened in January, but you know me, I’m a little late for the boat most days. That’s why I give Christmas presents in June most years.
Not familiar with the concept of lurking?
According to Urban Dictionary: “Lurk - To read without commenting or contributing, therefore effectively invisible to the rest of the group or community.”
The majority of blog readers are lurkers… and that’s ok! It’s my job to write something that challenges you enough to go through the process of filling in the boxes and writing your comment (or posting a like or response on Facebook).
I like lurkers! But… I’m also in this writing thing to build relationships and I’d like to know why you’re here, what brings you back, and what you wish I’d write about!
Plus, commenting is a very crucial part of the blogging process. It’s kind of like tipping your waiter… it’s just a good thing to do to keep up the social harmony of the world. Bumble bees produce more honey in direct proportion to the number of comments posted on blogs around the world.
OK. I made that up. Bumble bees don’t make honey. They also aren’t aerodynamically sound and shouldn’t be capable of flight. That’s not the point. I’m talking about stopping the lurker insanity.
I assure you, lurkers are always welcome here at StealingFaith! I, however, have made a commitment to comment at least one out of every three times I visit the blogs I read regularly. I’d love it if you adopted a similar standard!
So, if you’ve been around here for awhile but not really said much, let me know! If you comment all the time, keep it up!
If you need a writing prompt to introduce yourself, here are some questions to answer (answer them all or answer your favorite or just say, “Hi. My name is _______ and I read StealingFaith because ________.”).
1. How did you find StealingFaith the first time?
2. What other blogs do you read?
3. What topic do you wish I’d blog about?
4. Does the toilet paper need to hang from the top or the bottom of the holder? (Over or under?)
5. Where are you from and what do you like best about your locale?
Can’t wait to hear your comments and get to know you! Thanks for participating in my tardy Delurking Day!