You do realize that Delurking Week is actually more about the blog writer than it is about the blog reader, don't you? We stand on our blog platforms and use the delurking post like a digital loudspeaker:
HEAR YE, HEAR YE, ALL THEE FROM THE FAR CORNERS OF THE WORLD THAT DOEST READ HERE! SCRIBE A MESSAGE ON MINE COMMENT SCROLL AND MAKE YOUR PRESENCE KNOWN! YOUR PRESENCE HERE DOTH MAKETH ME FEEL SPECIALETH, SO PLEASETH MAKETH ME FEELETH LIKE NECTAR AND HONEY SO THAT I MIGHT KNOW HOW MUCH I ROCKETH!!
Or something like that.
But seriously, when I first started blogging here two years ago, I had a minor obsession with watching my StatCounter to get a glimpse of who was stopping by to visit. It was and is something of a thrill to know that someone on the other side of the country, or even the world tunes in to read my drivel. I wonder what they think and if what they read while here is some of what they were looking for.
Self-centeredly, I wonder what it is about me and my writing that keeps you coming back for more. You-centeredly (I totally just made that word up), I wonder about you and whether or not what you take from here improves the quality of your day, even if at just a microscopic level.
So, please delurk and do me the honor of fulfilling my self-centered desire of knowing who you are and why you like visiting. Also, how did you first find me?
And since I'm being all it's all about me right now, please, PLEASE have your own personal moment of self-centeredness in the comments and give me the low down on what's going on in world. Shamefully, I've been practically as absent in others' blogs as I've been on my own. I have over 600 posts backed up in my reader, and though I hate to do it, I'll have to wipe the slate clean and start fresh if I have any hope staying caught up with commenting again. It would help me out tremendously if you could give me the Cliffs Notes version of what you've been blogging about in the past month or so. I know; I'm lame.
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