The first full week in January is International Blog Delurking Week. This year it runs from the 1st through the 8th, so you still have 5.5 days left to come out of hiding and leave a comment on any blog(s) you read, even if it's only a simple "I'm here."
I know I shouldn't obsess over who reads my blog, but let's face it, I do! It's not near as much fun writing posts if nobody reads them. And I might just cry if nobody ever commented (okay, I'm exaggerating. Maybe.). I always check back to see how many page views my posts get, and I spend way too much time looking to see if anybody has commented after submitting a new post. I know I should just forget about it and write for myself, but I've made some incredible friends through blogging and I can't help but want to continue those friendships and make new ones. It's also nice to know that other people really do find you interesting; or at the very least, think your babies-turned-toddlers are adorable and worthy of reading about.
I know there are several of you that are regular readers and commenters, but I also know that there are many of you who read and rarely or never comment. Are you a lurker? I want to know you! Please let me know you are here, even if it's only this one time. As I said above, you can keep it simple and leave an "I'm here" in the comment section below, or you can take it a bit further and tell me a bit about yourself (my preferred method). Tell me your favorite book, author, sports team. What are your hobbies? Do you have a blog too? You don't have to answer all those questions (unless you want to). I'm just trying to give you ideas so that maybe you'll leave a comment and let me know you really do like following my family's story.
That's all you have to do to celebrate International Blog Delurking Week!
Now, to answer my own questions:
- My favorite genre of book to read is a good love story/romance novel.
- My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, Julia Quinn.
- My favorite sports team is the Oregon State Beavers.
- My hobbies
areused to be scrapbooking, reading, going to movies, playing games, but who has time for any of that now. I'd say my only current hobby is blogging.
- Obviously I do have a blog (wink, wink).
Lastly, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all my readers. Whether you are a lurker or not, I appreciate you taking the time to read my babbles.
*I also want to give a shout out to Mel at Stirrup Queens for continuing to bring bloggers together and keeping International Blog Delurking Week a thing.