If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The State of Lurking

Last week in a fit of vacation-filled delirium I decided to revisit my "reader issues" with Google Reader. I used to follow my ever growing list of blogs via BlogLines but the site seemed inconsistent and troublesome. Since then I've been following off of my own bloglist, that now notifies me when there is a new post. However this too has been failing, so I'm trying out Google Reader. I like using readers but I'm less likely to comment. I'm not sure why, as its really not all that hard to click through and I do like seeing each blog, but once you're in the reader mindset its hard to get out.

Serendipitously, MFA Mama has informed me that it is National Delurking Week. I've never asked people to delurk here before, yet I do find myself curious about my lurking readers. I'm going to try and take advantage of delurking week and comment on sites where I both do and don't frequently comment. Hopefully this will get me comfortable commenting through GoogleReader. As for the rest of you, feel free to delurk and give us a chance to meet you.

12 comments:

Drax said...

No.

I refuse to comment.

Seeking Solace said...

Not a lurker, just wanted to say "HI"!

JaneB said...

Hello! ::waves::

MFA Mama said...

I don't comment very often but mostly it's because I admire you so much. No, really. You're over here being all sage and sensible and writing sweet posts about mothering in its various incarnations and I'm over at my place shrieking about my earache and giggling over sodomy. But I'm always reading :)

MoxieMamaKC said...

I haven't been blogging as much lately, but I'm still hopelessly devoted to your blog!!

Betty M said...

I lurk! Have been coming by since an Icomleavwe ages and ages ago when you must have visited a bunch of IF/loss blogs possibly including my, barely ever updated, blog.

Annie said...

Just writing to say hi, and Happy New Year, to you, and to Drax!

joannichols11 said...

I hate the term "lurking." It sounds so sinister. Why not just "reading?" I read your blog. I love your blog.

JustMe said...

i read. do i lurk? i'm not sure...but i love it!

Lee said...

I read, but don't often comment!

Julie said...

Okay, I admit it. I'm a lurker who never says anything...haha! Oh, if only you were so lucky:)

Have a great week!

ruth pennebaker said...

I'm another quiet lurker. Really enjoy your blog.