August 23, 2010

Delurker Yourself!

Hi everyone. Today is a busy day for me, and if I tried to write a post I'd probably just start whining (I'm ready for Thursday! Or a phone call. Or text message. Or anything. At all.). So instead, I'm going to ask you to step up today.

In case you haven't noticed, I've got quite a number of followers over there. >>>>>>>>>>>

I don't do follower drives, I don't really watch the numbers (SoldierMan does, though. He gets a kick out of it.) but I have to admit, I am kind of surprised. 226 (as of this writing) followers...and I average 8 comments a post.

Am I that bad? Or are you actually reading?

If you're like me, you follow a whole bunch of blogs, and reserve your energy for commenting on a few per day that really strike you. So, here's your chance to get a comment in for the day without a lot of effort.

If you're a regular reader but not a regular commenter, that's called being a "lurker." So, go ahead and de-lurker yourself. Leave a short comment introducing yourself. I'm looking forward to meeting you!

32 comments:

  1. I can totally relate. I have 171 followers. Lately, I've had 172, went back to 171, got a new follower, and then back to 171. I get about 8 or 9 comments on a post. If it something like an anniversary or good news, I get 20 some. It's frustrating at times :\

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  2. I share your frustration, however, I'm guilty of reading but not commenting often.

    I usually only comment if I think I can add something at least halfway intelligent to the conversation (which is not as often as one might think - hah!).

    If it makes you feel better, I ACTUALLY read, i just suck tremendously in the comment section :)

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  3. I really do read your blogs but with my boys i'm lucky if i can turn the computer on before someone is crying.

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  4. I don't really know if I have ever posted a comment before or not, but, guten tag! I am an Air Force Wife/Dept. of the Army Civilian living in Germany. Nice to "meet" you!

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  5. I'm with Noel. I'm always reading, but rarely comment unless I feel like I can offer something to the discussion or the post really struck me.

    I need to be better about not lurking on so many blogs!

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  6. I read your blog entries and I have comented on a few of them but usually I wait until I have something substantive to say because a lot of times I don't know what to comment... You are definitely not boring and your blog is one that is on the top of my customized reader.

    :) Just dropping by to say Im here!! I try not to be a lurker but I guess often times I am. Im sorry :(

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  7. I am just a horrible commenter. I will try to do better :-)

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  8. I actually just started following you a couple days ago! I'm normally a fairly normal commenter but I'm in the same boat as probably most people with the comments. Even if they don't comment on my blog I still make the effort to comment on theirs (which I might stop doing now ha ha).

    Okay, enough rambling. I'm Carmen from *We See the Same Stars* and I wanted to stop by and say hello! I promise, I'm pretty good at commenting so you will see me around quite often! I look forward to getting to know you more! =)

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  9. You know me...and you know I read! :)

    Your blog is one of my faves!!

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  10. Your blog is actually one of my favorites and I try to comment often to let you know :)
    So.. here's your comment! I appreciate your comments on mine as well.

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  11. Hmmm I don't have too much to add to this post, but I wanted to make your comment count go up a bit! I find it strange that some of my posts that I didn't put that much thought into get way more comments than the ones I'm really proud of and actually work at writing. People are funny!

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  12. I read your blog and love it! I think you know that already, at least I hope you do : ) I don't always comment as much as I'd like only because I'm often multi-tasking.. reading while I'm at work waiting on something like a report to run. I love that your husband watches your blog so closely!

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  13. I am a terrible commenter. I think partially because I feel like a sham reading milspouse blogs since I'm not one. I am a social worker for the Army and I want to be a milspouse. I am a total sucker for a man in Uniform. I help also run a nonprofit that helps wounded soldiers.

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  14. you know i read you... i just don't comment unless i have something good to say :)
    love ya!

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  15. i know what you mean!!!

    i have about 86 followers but, usually average 3 or 4 comments! boo!

    i used to comment on all the blogs i read...but, this season in life i'm super busy!!

    but, know that i am reading =)
    i'll try to do better!!

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  16. I read but don't normally comment unless I have something to say :)

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  17. I know what you mean- I try to comment on as many as possible, but sometimes it's just too much!!

    Anyway- I'm Meg from http://megslifeasanarmywife.blogspot.com/

    I love your blog and am always intrigued by your posts!!

    Thank you!!

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  18. I definitely feel your frustration. I only get a few comments here and there. :) Which is ok but with 80 followers I want to know who is reading :) I usually catch up on blogs at work and comment as much as I can.

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  19. I too am a bad commenter. I love reading your blog and do everyday! :) I just don't comment. Sorry :(

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  20. by definition... i am a lurker. basically based on my lack of comments. but, i'm not really a lurker since we're FB friends, right?

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  21. by definition... i am a lurker. basically based on my lack of comments. but, i'm not really a lurker since we're FB friends, right?

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  22. I really enjoy your blog and am a pretty regular reader! My name is Jhona and I come over from We Weirdos Need To Stick Together. We've lived at our new post for close to two months. I'm working on getting back into the swing of things. I hope to be able to find time to get my thoughts in order and comment more frequently:) Your blog is great! Many blessings!

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  24. I love your blog and read it everyday.. I'm just really bad at leaving comments! Sorry! I'll try to get better at it! Btw I'm Nicole and from VA. I found your blog via Kathlyn Wade, we went to school together!

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  25. I'm a new follower. I think I started following last week. I comment sometimes, but I'm more of a lurker on some post. It just depends on what the post is about. Nice to meet you!

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  26. I am a regular reader, but don't always get to comment. So here's my comment ;)

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  27. I read! I just don't always have time to comment but I definitely read!

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  28. I've been such a terrible commenter lately!!! But I soooo heart you girl.

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  29. I am sorry to say that I am a lurker. :/

    I usually dont comment unless I have something meaningful to add to the conversation, although, I do read. :]

    But, let me introduce myself...I am Catherine an Air Force Fiancee. :]

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  30. I too am a lurker! Forgive me, but I hate posting stupid comments. I like to comment when I feel I have something worthwhile to add. I love your blog and read it regularly! Thanks for writing an amazing blog!

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  31. This post made me laugh -- I confess that I am a complete lurker! My goal for the rest of 2010 is to do less lurking and more commenting.

    I gave you and your blog a shout-out today on my website. Thanks for introducing me to "O America" by Celtic Woman. What a great song!

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