Every once in a while, I come to my computer in the evening only to find that I've completely missed out on something major in the internet world while I was doing something silly like, oh, say, working. Today, I came home to find out that today is apparently a Delurking Day. Woohoo!
I played this game once before, calling out my lurkers and hoping for the best. I got 12 comments, which, at the time, was a lot for me. But more importantly, I met some awesome bloggers who I now consider to be my friends (as well as daily reads). All in all, it was a great experience for me.
So I'll play again. I've been feeling petty comment jealousy lately, which is stupid, because what matters is that those of you who are reading and commenting are awesome for sharing your thoughts with me. I just feel like maybe I peaked a few months ago, and my writing has decreased in quality since then, causing my readership to decline. But maybe I'm just paranoid.
Still, I know I have some lurkers out there. Hell, I know some for sure: I know J. reads but doesn't comment; I know Mom and Seeser both read, as well as Seeser's roommate N.; I know Jitta reads - sometimes while sitting right next to me! So if you're lurking, I have just one thing to say.
Say HELLO or something already!
Okay, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to shout at you. But still, leave the lurking behind and come into the light. I don't bite. (Very hard.)
To inspire you, I'll take a hint from Aly and Ali (ha!) and give you all a topic to discuss: Toothpaste. Crest, Colgate, other brand? Paste or gel? What are the most important factors for your dental hygiene?
Talk amongst yourselves. (Non-lurkers too!)