Sunday is the official day but why not celebrate a little early? With over 200 posts and almost 900 comments we’d like to say a big Thank You to everyone; for writing, reading, visiting and participating!
And a Happy Birthday to Archives Outside – to the bloggers, guest posters, commenters, readers and lurkers. Lurkers? Yes, lurkers! We have declared this to be a new and exciting day in our calendar – today is now the official Archives Outside Annual Lurkers Day.
Are you a lurker, by definition?
In Internet culture, a lurker is a person who reads discussions on a message board, newsgroup, chatroom, file sharing or other interactive system, but rarely or never participates actively. Research indicates that “lurkers make up over 90% of online groups”…
We don’t bite
We want to let you know that even though you might not comment here we appreciate you visiting all the same. We don’t want to force you to comment if you’d prefer to simply read the posts here…but in case you change your mind… in case you’ve been wanting to take that tiny step towards making a comment, we want you to know that de-lurkification is possible.
It won’t hurt. All our friends here who do comment are really very lovely. We think you’re lovely too, even if you want to remain in lurk-land, that’s ok.
A virtual hug
This is very easy to do.
Simply scroll to the end of this post where it says Leave a Reply and type in your Name, Email (never, ever published) and a message in the big box. If you tick “Notify me of followup comments via email” you’ll see the replies that are made after yours in your inbox. A virtual hug goes both ways; you’ll definitely see a follow up comment :-)