By "coming out" I don’t mean telling your families and friends that you’re gay or lesbian, although if you’d like to choose this week for that, then go right on ahead! When my sister steeled herself to come out to us it was entirely anticlimactic. She sat us all around the table for a formal family meeting, which usually is reserved for big news of Oh Shit!!! proportions. She sighed, took a deep breath, and in a gust of rushed words told us that she was a lesbian. And we all started at her. Then in unison we said, "And???" Nonplussed, she said, "Did you hear what I just said? I’m a lesbian!" Then we exhaled sighs of relief because we all thought she was about to tell us that she was pregnant again. "Is that it? Geez, Chanel, we knew you were a lesbian forever ago. Scare the shit out of us, why don’t you?" But I digress….
This week, I challenge all the lurkers to come out and say hi. Not just on my blog, but on any blog that you normally read but never comment on. I don’t get loads of traffic yet (and I might not ever), but I do like to take several peeks at SiteMeter and Feedburner to see who’s been dropping by each day. I’m always thrilled when repeat visitors or someone from a different country has found their way here and stayed to read about my dumbassishness for a while. Hey, New Orleans – how’s it going down there? You from Paris – voulez vous leave me a comment just to say hello, okay? Cuyahoga Falls, what’s crackin’? G’day to the two who stop in from Australian locales. Livingston, UK – how do you do? I always wonder about the people on the other end of the digital distance.
So, when you read your favorite bloggers this week, come out of lurkdom long enough to drop ’em a quick line. Coming out coming out isn’t necessary, but if you want to share, then hey, that’s good too.