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lurky mclurkerson…

I was reading a highly hilarious blog the other day… and the highly hilarious author was writing about how she sometimes follows blogs anonymously. she went on to say that she thinks she does this because she reads tons of blogs and doesn’t always have time to comment on every one she reads… and she doesn’t want to be found guilty of… you guessed it… lurking.

well my friends, I am TOTALLY guilty of this. no shame. I am an even worse lurker on twitter. I check twitter several times a day… and I’ve maybe posted fifty times… which is nothing compared to the thousands of tweets that go out daily… and I love reading them. I’m nosey! twitter makes it incredibly easy to BE nosey! sometimes I follow people just so I get the WHOLE picture of the conversation… don’t lie, you’re guilty of that, too…

with blogs I try to comment when I have time or feel compelled to do so. but when I started blogging and meeting fellow bloggers I felt I had to comment… which let me tell you… is lamesauce. because here’s the thing… when I forced myself to comment because I thought I had to… it took all the fun out of it and frankly, all the intelligent thought straight out of my head. blip! gone. so I told myself you’re being ridiculous, sara… be genuine! it’s more fun… for everyone… no one likes comments like… “nice post. cute pics.” which is about all I could manage with all the self imposed force action going on…

I suppose what I’m getting at is… I don’t think it’s all that bad to be a lurker. we blog to share our lives, right? why does everyone have to have a public opinion about it? sometimes I don’t have opinions I want to share… and honestly, sometimes I’m too drained to have an opinion at all… of course I love to comment and I love getting comments… but I don’t force it. which means when I do comment… it’s because I was genuinely compelled to do so… and that’s pretty rad, if I do say so myself…

so here’s to you… my dear lurky friends… if you want to comment now and again… I won’t hold it against you. just thought I’d throw that out there… being so pro-lurking and everything…

that’s all I’ve got for you tonight. no exciting g moments I’m afraid. had a long day at work again today and basically got to bathe him and put him to bed. he would not stop smiling though… and it was enough to make my day. he’s a great kid and I swear his personality is growing and shaping everyday… it’s exciting to watch.

john and I are going to texas next weekend to find a house. very, very excited about this. can’t focus at work… I’m that excited. I’ve never been to texas… so it’ll be nice to actually visit my new home state… and it’s all being paid for by the company… airfare, hotel, rental car, meals… it’s gonna be like a nice little paid getaway… and let me tell you… it cannot come too soon…

nighty night fellow lurkers. until next time, toodloo…

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