A plea to all the lurkers: please come out of the closet!
Four years ago today, I wrote a short post where I challenged (begged and pleaded with!) all of the lurkers, the anonymous visitors to our site, to please post a comment. That simple post would end up drawing a larger amount of participation than any other single blog entry!
It’s important for people to realize that, as far as bloggers are concerned, comments and reader contribution are like nutrients, without them they wither and die. Well, perhaps that’s a bit melodramatic, but it is true that bloggers are typically more inspired, and motivated to continue to share, when they know that there are people paying attention, people who actually care!
So, to that end, if you’re reading this post, please post a comment today, even if it’s just to say Hi. It’ll make my day if we can beat the number of replies that we received the first time that we tried this. If you’ve been following along for more than four years, and you commented on that original post, please feel free to say hello again. It’ll be even nicer to know that some of the old-school readers are still around. 🙂
What will I be doing?
While you’re commenting, I’ll be busy working on part two of my Beginner’s Guide to Building a Website series. Hopefully I’ll have that ready for you tomorrow.
A million GOOD things!