Wednesday, January 10, 2007

De-lurking Week


Before I had a blog, I read a lot of blogs. A whole lot of blogs. Blogs written by seemingly nice, very talented people. And I never -- let me be clear: never -- commented.

I felt like people who commented were already in some kind of club, and I was too late to get in. I didn't really know what to say, either. In some cases, I worried I'd be all "Your paintings are really amazing! I'm impressed!!!" and then it would turn out to be Picasso's blog or something. Or worse, "Hey, Ansel. I'd love to see some of your color photos!" That would be mortifying.

(I'm gonna call myself "Picasso's Blog" when I take up spoken-word poetry. And it's gonna be slamming!)

Let me assure you that I am no Ansel Adams or Pablo Picasso. And, now that I have a blog, I realize that it is really nice to know someone has come by.

Apparently January 8-12 is De-lurking Week -- the time to leave a comment wherever you go. For those of you who already do, know that here at old Dr. B.'s, we're very pleased and grateful. For those of you who haven't or don't, test it out. See what you think. It will likely make someone's day.

13 comments:

Sidekick said...

*Sidekick emerges from the shadows*

Ur blog is teh shizzle!!!

*and vanishes once again into the ether*

tiennie said...

Just popping in to say Hi! I do comment already but just letting you know that I like visiting!

Kristy said...

I used to be just like you, never commenting. And now I have a sneaking suspicion that the people I visit are wishing I would shut the hell up sometimes! :)

Mue said...

I look forward to your postings everyday and I've yet to be disappointed!

Thank you for doing this.

kim said...

I used to fear seeming like a stalker, like my comments screamed, "Please like me." But when I find a site I enjoy, I figure why not let the person know? Love your witty entries. Oh, and also - please like me.

Nora said...

It's hard NOT to comment here - you're hysterical!

Nora said...

...and crafty! Very, very crafty. x

Nano said...

It's me again. Love reading your blog. I'm a commenter, on a few blogs. I can get wordy though. Just tell me when I my posts get too long. Not that that'll stop me. OK, that's enough for now...

Kirsten said...

Hey, I didn't know it was delurking week!
I felt exactly the way you did before I started blogging. Now I try to comment as often as I can. Although sometimes my comments are pretty lame, I know that it feels good just to know someone is out there reading.

LizKnits said...

I'd love to leave a comment in honor of the week. I read often and lurk always. Thanks for your continued posts!

Vanda said...

Oh, ok, right..

Hello!

seth said...

well, i'll delurk long enough to say i just started reading you, but i'm pretty sure i have a crush on you. you're delightful.

with, uh, all due respect to your manfriend.

Dr. B. said...

Operation De-Lurkify is officially a success! And your de-lurking did, as I suspected it would, make my day!

Thank you all for your sweet comments. You're too kind. (Which is my way of saying, "Woo hoo! Flattery! Gimme some up top! Down low! Too slow!")