… lurking … watching … reading ….
Seriously, have you ever wondered how many people you have lurking around your blog, reading your words, traveling on the road of cyberlife with you, but remaining silent in the background? Shadows on the path of your life, darting and flitting and dancing just out of your eye’s direct line?
I didn’t either until recently.
My buddy Sherri has interesting things to say, and one of the things she did was to publicly thank her lurkers for being there.
I think that’s an awesome idea. For those of you – if there are any, of course – who lurk but say nothing in comments, I’d like to thank you. Thank you for taking time from your busy lives to come here, spend that time reading the spew I vomit onto this space, and coming back time and again. I don’t know if you’re out there, but if you are, I’d like you to know I’m grateful for you. I’m grateful you find enough interesting things here to pass your time with. You could be doing anything else – reading a book, watching TV, visiting another (truly) interesting blog, shopping online, watching midget pr0n – a million things. Instead, you come to my tiny corner of the Internet and share with me whatever it is I happen to say that day. If anything.
Some of it’s irrelevant to you, I’m sure, but maybe you read it anyway. Some of it is profound and touches you in some way. How wonderful that is! Some of it makes you laugh. I’m so glad I could give you a small piece of joy. Some of it’s just random and weird, but you’re here following along with me.
Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. You don’t know how much it means to someone like me, who wasn’t even sure a blog could be more than a journal, a personal place on the Internet to store my own internal thoughts and workings, never to be seen by a soul other than mine. (Well … me and my wife, anyway.)
This post does nothing more than thank you for being there. I hope you’ll come out and say “hi”, let me know you’re there, but if you’re not willing to, that’s okay too. I read plenty of websites and don’t say anything. I don’t always feel I have something to say, and nobody’d want to read it even if I did, so I keep quiet.
I want you, however, oh dear and valued lurker, to know I do care. I do want to hear from you. I am interested in what you think, what you feel when you read the things you find here.
So, if you’re interested in taking a chance, come on out and say hello. I’d be happy to meet you.
And if you decide not to, well … thank you for being around.
God bless you all.
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