Delurkation

I caught this notion from Nursemyra who caught it from someone else who… well, apparently it’s a national week for owning up that you visit someone’s blog.

I have to admit it piques my curiosity. I am sure I speak for us all when I wonder: do the hits on individual posts, usually double or triple the number of actual comments, simply represent roving sex maniacs who were surfing on random terms like “masturbation” (it did work to put that in a post title), “drag queen,” or “near-death experience”? (You know, auto-erotic asphyxia, that kind of thing…)

Or are there shy people out there who peek every day or two but can’t quite overcome their inner wallflower?

Come out, come out, whoever you are.

4 thoughts on “Delurkation

  1. In my case, people were nervous or afraid to leave comments at my blog. I guess there’s a sort of commenting anxiety that people get. Or maybe people just don’t have anything to add.

  2. I think we may actually have missed the “official” delurking week, but wtf.

    I admit I read more than I comment … must remedy that situation I think, especially as I love it when people comment over at my place.

  3. Ah ha. I’m very, very new to blogs and blogging, despite being a huge computer geek. So yes, I found one by accident, and became so fascinated I read everything posted for years (like I’m doing to you now). I never commented, and never even read the comments! His kind response when I finally said how much I liked his blog was my inspiration to start one. I didn’t read the comments because I didn’t want to see hatred and trolling. Now I know we don’t have to put up with that nonsense.

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