Thursday, January 15, 2009

Expose Yourselves!

If you’re here … expose yourself.
I’m not going to mix words, plain and simple, come out!

I spent the past few days catching up on reading posts from my favorite bloggers. Do you know what I found? Many of them are celebrating (That’s what they call it.) National Delurking Week. It’s the first I’ve heard of it. I guess I’m still a rookie.

Anyway … I researched it.
It seems to have originated at Breastfeeding123.com.
I know. I know. Who would want to lurk around a website like that? All those moms talking about boobs and such.
But, apparently, readers do lurk. Not me of course.
I was there just doing research … on “lurking” not “boobs”.
Hey! Stay on the subject.

So these other bloggers have asked their readers, who never comment, to “delurk” or “expose" themselves by commenting and saying hello.
An example would be …
“Hi PracticallyJoe … I’m Louie the Lurker and I admit I’ve been coming by to read your posts without commenting, you are a pissa!”

See … pretty easy, right?
You can even come out anonymously if you’re too shy to say whom you are … although I think it’s a bit creepy. I don’t care. Do it anyway.
But if you do post anonymously … a clue would be nice … I love guessing.
BTW … MS Word changed my “who” to “whom” … you see … Microsoft has been lurking and is playing along!

I’ve witnessed hundreds, even thousands of lurkers coming out of the woodwork at the posts I visited celebrating this phenomena. I expect nothing less.
You crazies who expose yourselves here regularly … I’d like to hear from you as well. Do you have lurkers?
Have they ever exposed themselves to you?

25 comments:

Vyolet said...

I'm not sure if I'm a lurker as I have commented before but for the record... ahem...
"Howdy Joe! You're blog rocks! Love, Vyolet"

Ken said...

Well younow I'm always here, but I'm more the stalker type. But joe your really not my type, I like red heads... lol. Just ask Just a girl or Midlifeslices. But I do fallow your posts.

Leah said...

I'm de-lurking although I already did. Just thought I'd join in the fun. I wonder whether I have any lurkers...

scarlet-blue said...

Hi, I'm Scarlet and I'm fully exposed.
Sx

Bonnie said...

(Kinda difficult to follow miss scarlet above...)

From the land of the National Western Stock Show - Yeee haw Joe!

I think I only have three or four readers total (thanks for enduring!) so I don't have any lurkers. I don't think. Oh great. Now I'm paranoid.

MadWoman said...

Well, Joe, I'm not exactly a lurker, I'm around a lot. And because I'm around a lot, I feel comfortable exposing myself to you. What would you like? Boobs? Ass? How about a little shimmy?

K, I'm done exposing. It makes me feel all vulnerable and stuff.

Can't wait to see what kind of lurker folks you attract in this here joint!

Anonymous said...

I know a secret! Who am I?

just bob said...

You already know I'm here and not at the Golden Banana.

just bob

SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...
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Malach the Merciless said...

SHHH, I am Lurking, you'll blow my cover

Bee said...

Here I am here I am!! Can you see me? I'm standing behind the tall woman with the big hair!

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JustMe said...

I have too poor a memory to know whether I'm a lurker at your site or not. Thanks for your little poem about Isabel on her birthday.

Just look at how popular you are! Hope you don't get too big for your britches what with your newfound celebrity status.

KaraBeagle said...

hey, Beagle here. We don't usually lurk, but bark here and there. Although, sitting at the feet of Scarlet-Blue, we might not get noticed much (scratch, scratch)--dang, that flea you were chasing the other day found me. That's what I get I guess for going into any ol' blog and sniffin around. Maybe it came iwth that big scary bear? (pass the flea powder, will ya?)

nursemyra said...

well I comment here regularly so I don't qualify as a lurker. i also didn't know about delurking week. maybe I'll put up a request to delurk with my Friday corset shot. that should bring out the perverts :-)

Heather said...

I wish I could just lurk. I think I am probably more of a stalker than a lurker, I comment on too many sites. And I don't think I have any of my own lurkers either. How sad.

Jay said...

I ain't no lurker. Just thought I'd say hi. LOL!

Mike said...

I like to lurk and expose myself. Wait a minute, that didn't come out right. Here, let me close up my raincoat...

Frogs in my formula said...

Just me, big bad frog lurker girl. Excuse me, woman.

SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...

Forgive me as I might be the stalker, mmm lurker as my comments seem to have been deleted. I kept trying to notify what I wrote.

I don't mind lurkers and I wish they would comment. But if they don't its okay. Its the creepy one(s) as I refer to as Bob who I don't like lurking.

Practically Joe said...

Vyolet: "Howdy Joe! You're blog rocks! Love, Vyolet"
me: Thanks for pretending to be a lurker, Vyolet.

Ken: "I'm more the stalker type."
me: I'm not sure you should brag about that.

Leah: "I wonder whether I have any lurkers..."
me: I was wondering that myself and 20 comments later I recognize all but one anonymous.

Scarlet-Blue: "Hi, I'm Scarlet and I'm fully exposed.
"

Me: I wouldn't want it any other way.

Bonnie: "From the land of the National Western Stock Show - Yeee haw Joe!"
me: You spelled Stalk wrong.

MadWoman: "I feel comfortable exposing myself to you. What would you like? Boobs? Ass? How about a little shimmy?"
Me: Is this going to cost me money? Because I don't have very much.

Practically Joe said...

Anonymous: "I know a secret! Who am I?"
Me: Now that's just creepy!
Are you my therapist??? Dr. Delve, is that you?

Just Bob: "You already know I'm here and not at the Golden Banana.
Just Me: How did you know I was there looking for you?

Malach: "SHHH, I am Lurking, you'll blow my cover"
me: Okay okay nobody heard you.

Bee: "Here I am here I am!! Can you see me? I'm standing behind the tall woman with the big hair!"
Mee: Hmmmm ... I see a big woman with tall hair. Is that who you mean?

JustMe: "I have too poor a memory to know whether I'm a lurker at your site or not. Thanks for your little poem about Isabel on her birthday."
Me: I remember the poem. I'm glad you're here. I'm declaring you my first official lurker! Good job!

KaraBeagle: "that flea you were chasing the other day found me. That's what I get I guess for going into any ol' blog and sniffin around."
Me: I told you ... the doctor cleared me! My wife changes my collar evey two weeks. No fleas here. But keep coming back to sniff.

nursemyra: "maybe I'll put up a request to delurk with my Friday corset shot. that should bring out the perverts :-)"
me: Oh Lord, Nursie. You will surely bring down the wordpress website.

Anonymous said...

Ha! You guessed wrong!

Practically Joe said...

Heather: "I wish I could just lurk."
Me: I'm just like you Heather. I just have to put in my two cents worth.

Jay: "I ain't no lurker. Just thought I'd say hi. LOL!"
Joe: You're a real pal for stopping by anyway, Jay. Thanks.

Mike: "I like to lurk and expose myself. Wait a minute, that didn't come out right. Here, let me close up my raincoat..."
Me: Please do! You are a very funny man.

Froggie: "Just me, big bad frog lurker girl. Excuse me, woman."
Me: Woman, Frog, Girl ... I love all of you!

Diva: "my comments seem to have been deleted. I kept trying to notify what I wrote."
me: I was wondering who was lurking behind those deleted comments. Thanks for coming out.

Practically Joe said...

Anonymous: "Ha! You guessed wrong!"
Me: Crap! I need another clue. Let's see.
You know a secret ...
Are you one of the Beatles? Do you promise not to tell ... woh oh oh wohhh.