Lurkers of the World, Unite!

Word on the street (thanks, John!) is that this is “National De-Lurking Week.” Wikipedia calls a “lurker” one in internet culture who visits interactive systems, but rarely joins in. Is that you? Well, welcome! I’m sure you have a nice reason for not saying “hello” back. If you’ve been stopping by my blog, but rarely add your two cents, here’s your chance to introduce yourself.

As a side-note, one of my 2007 resolutes is to leave my posts more open for discussion. And not so, “thus saith Jenelle.” I’m a work in progress.

If you have the time, tell me your name. And if you’re really feeling buff, let me know for how long you’ve been reading, and what you’re interested in reading more about. Grazie. Obrigada. Thanks.

12 Responses to “Lurkers of the World, Unite!”
  1. cari says:

    Hi Jenelle, thanks:) You’ll be happy to hear I did join Emerging Women. Or at least I emailed Julie, and I got the email to join, which I’ll figure out soon. (I think I have to ge a or whatever). I enjoyed reading your thoughts on spiritual warfare and several other people’s as well. Sorry, that’s kind of bad grammar. I am more than excited to get your letter in the mail and start writing letters again. And Lisa Borden sent me a letter today in the mail, thanks Jesus! I love her and it was good and made me cry. Freedom! We are so free! So I love you and I’ll talk to you soonish or laterish, and I hope you do something memorable during the three day weekend, like make pesto or walk in the wind or something. Heart!

  2. jenelle says:

    Thanks for all the friendly “lurkers” sending me email messages rather than comments!

    And thanks, Cari! I always love when you let me know you’ve stopped by. I hope I do get to walk in the wind this weekend. Looking forward to seeing you post on Emerging Women.

  3. Mike says:

    ahh yes the lurkers. nameless facelss hits on the stat counter.

  4. Amy Swacina says:

    Ok, I’m a lurker. My name is Amy and I am with Christian Associates in Madrid. I found your blog through Lisa Borden’s. I check your blog every so often and really enjoy your style of writing. I appreciate your honesty and candor. God bless!

  5. jenelle says:

    oh! Nice to meet you, Amy! I’m going to the SCO next month so maybe I’ll see you at some other staff conference some day.

  6. Rachel says:

    Hi. I’m Rachel. you know me. : )

  7. lisa says:

    for the record, i don’t feel like people should feel pressured to comment on my blog. I do love it when people let me know they read it cuz it encourages me, but “lurk away” is what I say. I don’t see what the big deal is.

  8. stew says:

    Lurking encourages my “mystery man” status…

  9. Anonymous says:

    my name is jane. some call me sowada. i think we’ve met once or twice… and what can i say…i’m a lurker! i love hearing you think out loud 🙂 keep on keepin on nelly!

  10. jenelle says:

    Thanks, Lisa, Rach, Stew, and Sowada! For the record, there isn’t any big deal, I just wanted a chance to interact with people I rarely get to interact with! It’s been fun so far.

    I say “lurk away,” too.

  11. Susan says:

    My name is Susan. I just realized that I’m becoming a lurker! I regularly read Melissa Boles’ blog, and today I decided to look at her list of “fellow sojourners”. Some of the names I’m familiar with. But this morning I decided to venture to one of the “unknowns”on her list and, ta-da! today was your day! I like your photos and, eventhough I’m not a whiz at navigating the internet, after trying for a few minutes, I finally found some of your writing! (haha! can you tell I’m proud of myself for finding my way around?) I saw your entry on Lurkers. And that’s when I realized that I’m slowly becoming something I’ve never heard of before (that is, in the world of the internet….I’ve always thought of them in dark alleys, etc)
    So, I thought I’d let you know I “lurked” on you today and it was fun! Maybe I’ll come back again sometime.
    Hope you meet more of your lurkers in the future!
    Susan (a lurker newbie)

  12. Melissa says:

    hey nelly… i just discovered that your new lurker “susan” is my mama… go figure 🙂

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