Lurk Your Heart Out
I have many reasons why I like lurkers. They go about their own business, reading when they can, smiling at their computer screens. They have real names and faces and stories.
“Lurkers” are those folk who read blogs, but never comment or indicate that they are reading. It is not a negative term, as you might think. Do not be alarmed, A lurker is not the same as a peeper.
Mostly though, I like lurkers because they often turn into bloggers.
It happens gradually, you know. First you might find yourself wanting to leave a comment. Then, you manage to get your comment posted. Then, you start thinking of little things you might write “if you had a blog.”
Then the devil, disguised as your inner censor, jumps in and says, “No one will read your silly blog.” Or, “You’ll never have time to write anything.”
But lurker, I believe in you. I do.