Thursday, 8 November 2012

Love Our Lurkers

Love Our Lurkers Day



Welcome Lurkers! I know you are there.  Today is your day, a day we celebrate and appreciate our silent readers.  

Today is Love our Lurkers Day organised by Bonnie over at My Bottom Smarts.

I was a lurker for a long time before I finally plucked up the courage to start my own blog and comment on others.  When we started our Dd journey I gained a lot from reading other blogs.  I knew I was not alone and that others were going through the exact same things I was and it gave me great encouragement in my own journey.  I also learnt a great deal from those a little further along on their journey than us.

However, that did not compare to the incredible friendship, support and advice I have gained from fellow bloggers since I finally 'bit the bullet' and started this blog and commenting on others.  I only wish I had de-lurked earlier.

I remember the first time I made a comment on a blog.  It was with great trepidation.  Will my comment make me look silly?  What will she think of me?  Will she reply?  To my surprise, the blogger did reply and was extremely warm and welcoming.

I appreciate everyone who visits, even if you don't leave a comment and make yourself known.  

If you are someone who reads but never comments, today I extend a hearty welcome and invite you to say hi. 

Don't know what to say?  Just a simple hi or I was here will do.  Of course, please feel free to share anything you want to with me.  After all, if you have been lurking here for a while you know a lot more about me than I know about you!

Go on, you know you want to!  Don't by shy.  You don't need a blogger account or ID.  You can simply use the anonymous option if you wish. 

I would really love to hear from you.  I promise to reply!


58 comments:

  1. ooops, I thought LoL Day was tomorrow!
    I need to go write a post!

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    1. Hi Mr BB, sorry for giving you a fright (maybe I should be spanked for causing confusion Lol). Don't worry you have plenty of time.

      As Wilma said, I am 'down under' and it is Friday morning and LOL day here. A beautiful spring morning here too, though still chilly.

      Happy LOL day!

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    2. That's ok... I still needed to go write a post to share today! or wait... is that yesterday for you? wait...
      Happy LOL Day yesterday, today and tomorrow everyone!
      That should cover it! LOL!

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  2. LOL....Mr BB she's in a different time zone!

    I'm obviously no longer a lurker on your blog Roz, but I do want to let everyone know that Roz maybe Scrappy, but she doesn't bite. Say hello. You won't regret it. I sure as heck didn't!

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    1. Hi Wilma, well, this is a turn up isn't it? I'm having my morning coffee and I guess you may not be far off your bedtime tea?

      It's a beautiful spring morning here too, though a little chilly still.

      Thank you for your words of encouragement to my lurkers, you are a real sweetie.

      an early Happy LOL day!

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    2. Actually 2 in the afternoon where I am Roz...but yes you are posting early today! :)

      Beautiful and sunny here. Nice for November though!

      Okay making way for lukers to come out now!

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  3. Watching LOL as it makes its way around the globe...what fun!!

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    1. A comment from Rogue - Yay! (doing my happy dance!). I noticed when you followed and have been hoping you would comment at some stage :)

      I only fairly recently de-lurked on your blog, but had been a long time lurker. I love your blog and learnt a lot from you. Particularly in the earlier days of ttwd.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting Rogue :)

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  4. I skype with a friend who lives abroad, so the time difference doesn't give me pause. But for some reason, the opposite seasons thing always throws me! It's crazy (but cool!) to think that your tulips (or whatever native spring flowers:) are blooming while my leaves are falling. Happy LOL Day Roz!

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    1. Hi Tess, Happy LOL Day!

      The different time zones and seasons always get me! We are in spring now although the weather is not quite there yet, beautiful day one day, raining the next ... :)

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  5. Happy LOL Day Roz. I am not a Lurker here so I'll just leave a quick note. Enjoy the day!

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    1. And you SNP. I hope you enjoyed the day :)

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  6. Hi Roz :)

    Happy LOL day! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

    ~Lucy

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    1. HI Lucy, Happy LOL Day!

      It was a great day, I had a lot of fun! Hope it was for you too :)

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  7. Hi, Scrappy! I'm a lurker, but usually not on your blog! I've been waiting for LOL Day all year!

    Lurkers, speak up! It's always appreciated by the blog authors if you just chime in to let them know you're here. You can select the option to comment as "Anonymous," but type a signature nickname by which they can refer to you.

    Roz, my D is off tomorrow, and he invited me on a date to see the new Bond movie while the kids are in school, but I'm sure I'll make time to make my lurker rounds. There are quite a few blogs I've enjoyed this past year, and I've been remiss in letting them know how much I appreciate them. Time to remedy that.

    Hope your day down under it's going great! It's been a privilege getting to know you through your blog. Catch you later, Scrappy Doo! ;-)

    Irishey

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    1. Hi Irishey, always lovely to hear from you :)

      Thank you for your lovely words, and for the encouragement to lurkers to make themselves known. I really appreciate it.

      You are right, it is very much appreciated by us bloggers. I have really enjoyed LOL day and received some wonderful comments. I can't express how much I appreciate them all. As you may have gathered from some of my posts, I regularly suffer from lack of self confidence in my blogging, so the comments have also given me a real boost.

      I hope you had a lovely Friday and enjoyed the movie date :)

      Scrappy Doo :)

      BTW, Scrappy kinda came out to play the other day (thankfully not in a big way!) - I'll post about it!

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  8. Really glad you are here! I lurk so much more than I used to, but I'll keep trying to comment more!

    Hugs,
    PK

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    1. HI PK, Happy LOL Day!

      Hope you had a great day, I did! Lots of lovely comments which have given me a real boost.

      I'm afraid I lurk a fair bit too, but like you will try to comment more! I had been a lurker on your blog for some time before I finally started to comment, and I so glad I did:)

      Thank you for your kind words and for dropping by :)

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  9. Glad you are a lurker no longer.

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    1. Hi Sunny, Happy LOL Day! I hope it was a great day for you.

      Thank you so much. I am so glad I am not so much the lurker anymore too. You miss out on such great friendships, support and advice.

      Glad I stopped lurking on your blog. I love your ramblings, especially your stories :)

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  10. Hi Roz! I'm no lurker...just saying hi and telling you that I appreciate your presence on our blog block. Happy LOL Day.

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    1. Hi Susie, Hi, and I hope you and MM had a great LOL day. I know I did, such lovely comments.

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I always look forward to hearing from you and the wonderful support and advice you offer. You give me such great advice and food for thought. I learn a lot from your comments and your posts.

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  11. Hi Roz,

    Happy LOL 7 day! I'm a regular visitor to your blog, and always enjoy your posts.

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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    1. Hi Hermoine, Happy LOL Day! I hope you had a great day, I know I did!

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment and letting me know you are a regular visitor. It's so great to know people read (and maybe even enjoy) my ramblings Lol

      I enjoy your blog (your winds and fails are great) and am so glad I have recently de-lurked on your blog :)

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  12. welcome, I feel like such a newly released lurker. I love reading like you it's amazing being 'here' now.

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    1. Hi Minelle, Happy LOL Day! I hope you had a great day.

      This was my first LOL day and it's been so great and a lot of fun visiting 'old friends' and discovering new friends. The comments I have received have really given me such a boost. (You may have gathered from my posts that I sometimes suffer from lack of confidence about my blogging).

      I too feel such a newly released lurker Lol and am so glad I found your blog and recently started commenting.

      BTW - are you going to update us on your 'prize'? Lol

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    1. Hi Rebekah, Happy LOL Day! Thank you so much for visiting and for commenting and letting me know, I truly appreciate it.

      I popped over to visit you (love the look of your blog :) You have a great blog and I will definitely be back to visit!

      Not sure if I should 'out' myself, but I am a smoker and I know I really need to quit. It is so expensive now, not to mention the million of other reasons to quit!

      My husband Rick doesn't approve, but hasn't 'forced' quitting as he knows it is such a hard habit to break and also that I have to want to quit to be successful.

      Perhaps I should think about giving it a go. Maybe we could be quit buddies? It sounds like you are doing well with your quitting - way to go!

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    1. Hi Grace, Happy LOL Day! Hope you had a great day.

      This was my first LOL day so very exciting for me. I enjoyed catching up with 'old friends' and meeting some new ones.

      I enjoy reading your posts Grace, you have provided me with a lot of food for thought, great support and advice and I'm glad I no longer lurk on your blog!

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  15. hi ROZ i'm gmt +8 so i imagine i'm closer to you than to my american / british / european friends...

    have a happy LOL day. (It's now already saturday morning for me!!)

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    1. Hi Fondles, Happy HOH day!

      Thank you so much for visiting and commenting, I really appreciate it. I just 'met' you recently and I was so glad you left me a comment on my pervious post. It's always neat meeting new people. I have visited your blog and will definitely be back!

      A friend closer to home for me too, even better! It's now Saturday night for me (guessing it is for you too).

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  16. I think that this is my first visit here. Have a good LOL Day.

    Prefectdt

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    1. Hello and Welcome! Thank you so much for visiting and for letting me know by your comment, I truly appreciate it.

      I popped over to visit you, loved your LOL post! I will be sure to visit again - promise I won't lurk when I do! :)

      Thank you so much again for visiting and commenting.

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  17. Happy LOL Day Roz! I lurk more than I comment but always enjoy your posts. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Cat

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    1. Hi Cat, Happy LOL Day! I hope you had a great day.

      I am so glad to know you visit and that you enjoy my posts.

      I love your blog and think you play an extremely important role in our wonderful little community. You provide a place for us to go to relax and also have a laugh when we need it the most, when we are struggling, both with ttwd and life in general.

      Thank you Cat :)

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  18. Hi. I've just recently started reading your blog. Love your posts.

    Hugs
    Jodi

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    1. Hi Jodi, Welcome and thank you so much for visiting and for commenting and letting me know. It's always so great to know who my readers are.

      I am so glad to know you enjoy my post. I write here mainly for my own purposes, to help me process things so it is really good to know it's not all just me rambling Lol

      Please feel free to continue to leave me comments. I would love to hear from you again :)

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  19. I think this is my first visit. You have a lovely blog.

    Happy LOL Day.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Hi Ronnie, Happy LOL Day!

      Thank you so much for visiting and commenting and for the lovely compliment. I truly appreciate it.

      I have been a lurker mainly on your blog and enjoy your posts.

      Happy LOL Day! I hope you had a great day :)

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  20. *Waves* Happy LOL Day, Roz :)

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    1. Hi June and Ward, *waving back*

      Happy LOL Day! I hope it was a great day for you. This was my first LOL Day so it was so exciting for me catching up with 'old friends' and meeting new friends.

      Thanks for dropping in. Look forward to reading more dish over at your warm cozy place :)

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  21. Hi Roz!
    Not a lurker, but I wanted to say hi and Happy LOL Day!
    Emma

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    1. Hi Emma, Happy LOL Day! I hope it was a great day for you, I had a great time checking in with 'old friends' and meeting new friends. First LOL for both of us!

      Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Hi Renee, Happy LOL Day! I hope you had a great day.

      I enjoy your blog and lurk more than I comment. I'll try to comment more!

      Thanks so much for dropping by :)

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    1. Hello and Welcome! Thank you so much for stopping by and for commenting, I tryly appreciate it.

      Happy LOL Day! I hope it was a great day for you.

      I have seen you 'around' in blogland and have visited your blog as a lurker. I enjoy your blog and will keep visiting and try to ensure I comment in future.

      Thank you so much again for visiting and commenting.

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  24. Just started reading your blog! Have learned so much! Thank you. Still prefer to stay hidden for now but I will keep reading.

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    1. Hello and Welcome! Thank you so much for commenting and letting me know you are here, I truly appreciate it.

      You know, I mainly write here to process my own thoughts and feelings about ttwd. I don't really think of my posts being helpful to others. To hear that you have learned from me is both truly humbling and gratifying to me. I sincerely appreciate you sharing that with me. For me this is a process of constant learning. It seems it never stops! Lol

      Wishing to remain anonymous is absolutely fine with me. I hope you keep reading and please feel free to comment, or ask me questions.

      Thank you so much once again for visiting and for your comment.

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  25. LOL day is so much fun...And we can make it last more than one day too!

    I lurked for years. Looking back, I'm not sure why I thought it was so scary out here lol.

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    1. Hi lil, thank you so much for dropping by and leaving me a comment. You are right, we can make LOL last more than one day. It's always great to meet new people.

      I was the same, a long time lurker. I'm not sure why I thought it was scary either lol

      I have popped over to visit you. I don't think I have visited before but have seen you 'around' in blogland. I will definitely be back to visit. Looking forward to chatting with you more.

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  26. Happy LOL Day! A little late but did want to say hello.

    :)
    ~Todd and Suzy

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    1. Hi Todd and Suzy, thank you so much for dropping by and leaving me a comment. Never too late to say hi. I popped over to your place to say hi to :)

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  27. Hi Roz! So glad you have this blog, and so appreciate the support you give me in this journey.

    Stormy

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    1. Hi Stormy, thank you so much for your lovely words, I truly appreciate it.

      I love your blog and and learn a lot from you as I navigate my own journey. I love hearing from you and appreciate the support you give me.

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  28. Not a lurker but wanted to say Happy LOL day Roz! It's been wonderful getting to know you over the past year.

    -Chelsea

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    1. Hi Chelsea, thank you so much for dropping by and for your comment.

      I truly appreciate the work and effort you and Clint put into this community. Your blogs and the wonderful support and advice you offer. I have been reading your blog from the beginning but was a long time lurker there. I'm so glad I'm no longer a lurker there.

      Wonderful news on the LDD Forums!

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