Thursday, November 12, 2015

Lurkers...I Love Ya'

If you don't already know, it is the Love Our Lurkers event!

First off, I want to thank Hermione for making this happen! I encourage everyone to stop by her place, as her blog is full of fun.

I really enjoy this blogging event--not only do I get to say thank you for reading my words, see all the hustle and bustle around blogland, and find some new blogs to follow, but all of you lurkers get a chance to say hello...and maybe even think about starting a blog of your own. ;)

Blogging has its ups and downs just like everything else, but when I struggle, it is you -the reader- that keeps me going. I adore getting comments (talk about a confidence booster) and to see my numbers rise...it really makes me feel special. So, thank you!

For some, myself included, commenting can be so stressful. Each comment I make is not done without effort. Sometimes, I will write out a lengthy one and delete the whole thing for one reason or another and leave just a few words, or nothing at all. If you've ever wanted to comment and stopped yourself, please know there is no need for that at my place. Anonymous or not, I would love to hear what you have to say, even if you disagree with me (I find different point of views interesting and I'm open to new ways of thinking).

For the rest of you that don't stress about it... What's the hold up?! Comment, would ya'? :)

Even better than commenting, how about you start your own blog? Reading and writing have saved my sanity. Seriously. This is where I go to feel normal -to be around people like me- and I would love to have more people around. :) I have benefited greatly from sharing my thoughts and I bet you would too. Think about it.

I hope, whether you keep lurking or not, that you enjoy this time created for you!

Now, take a second to say hello, so I can thank you for being one of my lurkers...please! :)


38 comments:

  1. Hello Misty,

    Happy LOL day. I'm don't think I every commented here but I will add you to my blog list so I can visit again.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Hey, Ronnie! I'm totally a lurker at your place :) Thanks so much for commenting and I hope to see you here again.

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  2. Hi Misty, I have lurked but not commented here before. How rude of me;)
    I hope you have a fun lol day
    love Jan,xx

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    1. Jan, hello!! Thanks so much for commenting! LoL day would be much more fun if I had more time in the day. lol. I love this event though.

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  3. Hi Misty. I agree with everything you said. I'm not sure if I've lurked but I will be adding your name to my blog roll.

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    1. Leigh, thanks so much for the comment and adding me to your bog roll!!! Hope you enjoy reading here.

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  4. Hi Misty, happy lol day. I have also lurked here, but not commented before. I'll try to be better. :)

    hugs

    Nina

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    1. Ni Na, hello!! I lurk at your place, too. lol. Thank you so much for commenting!

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  5. Guess I technically delurked last week, and I think I commented once or twice in the past. I certainly haven't commented as much as I have read though :)

    Enjoy LOL. It used to be one of my favourite days when I had a blog!

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    1. willie, well, I sure do feel special knowing you read here whether you comment or not! No pressure, of course, but I hope you comment more often. The comments you've made here and ones I've seen around blogland are very insightful.

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  6. Hi Misty..certainly not a lurker...but lover reading here...it is real life.
    hugs abby

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    1. abby, no, you're definitely not a lurker, and I'm so glad you're not!! Keepin' it real is what I strive for. :)

      I'm wondering where Roz is, have you seen her around?!

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    2. Now that you mention it...I have not...that is strange.
      hugs abby

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    3. abby, it is strange! Especially on LoL day...maybe I'll look for her email...

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    1. Lilli, happy LoL Day to you, too!! Thanks for commenting and following :) (PS I like your name)

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  8. Hi Misty,
    Yes commenting is very hard for a male spanker in a female spankee led community. Not just because I stress over every comment attempting to be as respectful as possible but also because she who requires to be adored, Xena the kitten, usually lurks with me and all my attention should be on her not some stupid keyboard

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    1. Downunder Don, I can see your predicament :) And I can't blame her for trying, lol.. My boy (dog) was the same way, if I was sitting I was supposed to be petting him.

      Thanks for commenting! Tell Xena I'm sorry for the interruption.

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  9. Big lurker...I commented once so not sure if that counts or not ;) love your blog...you're kind of where I was 15 years ago.

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    1. DaniS, thank you SO much! I hope you keep commenting!

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  10. i enjoy your blog

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    1. Anonymous, thanks for reading, commenting, and the compliment!

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  11. Hi Misty, I've visited a few times can't remember if I commented though. So will try better from now on. Enjoy your LOL day.
    Cheers Lindy

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    1. lindy, thank you for stopping by the few times, I really appreciate it. Hope you are enjoying LoL day, too!

      Thank you for commenting!

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  12. Hello...on this day devoted to lurkers I just like to go down the list of people here and say hello whether I am a regular visitor and commenter, a lurker, or a first time visitor :-) So hello! Wishing you well and hope your day is great!

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    1. Terps, hello to you, too! What a nice thing for you to do--thank you for taking the time to comment!

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  13. Not much of a lurker here....more of a regular =). You are always welcoming, always supportive, and always one of my go to blogs. Happy LOL my friend!!
    XOXO Pearl

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    1. Pearl, I'm so glad you're not a lurker here, and, wow, thank you for the compliments! I always love your comments, so don't stop, okay? :)

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  14. Hi Misty, here I am :) Thank you so much for your email and checking in. I appreciate it do much. I have been awol. Life has kicked us in the butt this week...have replied to your email.

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Roz, I couldn't help but notice your absence. I always look forwards to you comments...so maybe I'm kinda selfish, lol.

      I'm really sorry life got the best of you this week! Know I will be thinking about you.

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    1. Hello, FD! Always nice to see you around. Hope you are doing well :)

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  16. Hi Misty happy LOL day! I'll be back to read more!

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    1. Minelle, hello! Happy LOL day to you, too. Thank you!

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  17. Well here I am visiting your blog for the first time, this is what I really love about our LoL days. I love meeting new blog friends. I will be back to read more. I really don't lurk well so you will see me around.

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    1. Blondie, welcome to my blog! I also love finding new people :)

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  18. Hi Misty,

    I love your suggestion to start a new blog. This medium isn't for everyone I realize, but these past ten years have been amazing for me.

    Hugs,
    Bonnie

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    1. Hey, Bonnie! It isn't for everyone, that's for sure, and there are definitely some struggles that come with blogging, but it is such a great opportunity.

      Thanks so much for the comment!

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