Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Hello? Who's reading this thing anyway?

Lurk: Pronunciation: 'l&rk
Function: intransitive verb
Etymology: Middle English; akin to Middle High German luren to lie in wait -- more at LOWER
1 a : to lie in wait in a place of concealment especially for an evil purpose b : to move furtively or inconspicuously c : to persist in staying
2 a : to be concealed but capable of being discovered; specifically : to constitute a latent threat b : to lie hidden
3 : to read messages on an Internet discussion forum (as a newsgroup or chat room) without contributing
- lurk·er noun

"Lurking" has only recently come to my attention. At least as the term is used in the blogsosphere. Unlike the implied negative connotation in the definition above, I don't believe there are people reading this blog who have concealed, dark motives. If there are, no offense and please continue your stalking.

I feel like the majority of our readers fall into the the third category. There are, on average, 15-20 viewers of this blog every day, but we mainly receive comments from the same 3-4 people per day.

C'mon lurkers! Let your voice be heard! Today is your lucky day. October 3rd is "the Great Mofo Delurk".
The Great Mofo Delurk 2007

Take time today to post even a short comment. We welcome anyone who shares their thoughts with us. Do you enjoy the blog? Would you rather hear more about Peanut and less about my obsessions with books and movies? Or vice versa? Let us know. If you leave us a comment, and you have a blog (or myspace) we'll hit you back and probably say something nice in return. Or something snotty, your choice. We aims to please.

Also, feel free to partake in the My Life With Dogs trivia tournament. It's a ton of fun and good for some laughs. Or course, with themrs playing, we're all pretty much battleing for second place.

Enjoy and happy de-lurking.


Jen said...

Just checking in to ensure that I don't fall into the "lurker" category.

The Mrs. said...

Do I like your blog? Yes.

Should others join in on your trivia tournament. Yes.

Will I continue to reign supreme is the above mentioned tournament? I doubt it.

What do I want to see more of? Well, that's obvious. Peanut stories and lots & lots of pregnancy related updates. Oh, and more Peanut videos. Shortcake and I really enjoy those.

zztopdog said...

And Peanut photos! But I also enjoy your obsessing!

Tig said...

I realize I missed the official Great MoFo Delurk date, but I wanted to comment anyway. I happened to come across your blog while I was searching for other people who posted that Mike Birbiglia is thin and hilarious. I'll be stopping by on a regular basis now, don't try to stop me.

srios24 said...

I like the thought of being a "lurker"!!! Only I don't get to stop by enough! Oh well!! Great post!