I (and i assume pretty much anyone who writes about their lives and makes their writing available to the entirety of the planet, via the internet) really appreciate knowing that people are reading what i write . . . and hopefully not scoffing.
Because i am interested in having peeps read, i install things like statcounter on my blog so that i can see how many people are checking me out - and sometimes what they're reading and how many times. What i can't tell, especially if you don't comment, is who you are and why you're reading.
And maybe you don't want me to know. That's cool.
The other night, i got curious about an influx of new followers i see on my profile. So i went to each followers profile to see what i could see. But for most of you, there was still very little information.
Bear with me, i'm coming to a point here.
The point: A few minutes ago, i learned that today, January 14, 2011, has been designated, by the influential authorities of the blogosphere, "National Delurking Day." This means that this day is specially set aside for those of you who lurk (read but don't comment) and those of you who don't lurk, to not lurk, or continue not lurking.
Meaning, it would tickle me 3 shades of orange if you quiet readers would say hello. You don't have to sign in. You can comment as anonymous. I would also love it if those of you who already comment from time to time, would comment today.
You don't have to say anything special, but if you need help thinking of something to say, i would love to know why you read this blog, or which types of posts you enjoy the most, or which types of posts you can't stand to read, or if you like my chickens and haven't been getting enough of that lately, or if you write your own blog and want to post a link, or if your favorite color is . . . whatever your favorite color is, 'cause i think that kind of info tells lots about a person. Say whatever you want. I'm not picky. But if it's obscene, i'll have to delete it. And i promise to read each and every comment. I always read every comment. It's what i do.
One more thing. While we're doing this, the other day, i got like 3000 hits on my bread making post. Since i don't normally reach 3000 people, or any thousand people, i'm very curious to know on what website or whatever a link to that post was placed to generate so much traffic on my tiny little 60-hits-in-one-day-is-huge personal blog.
One other more thing. I really appreciate you. And to get things started, my favorite color is orange. ;)