Thursday, January 14, 2010

Delurk Yourselves, Year 2

Today in the blogosphere we celebrate Delurker Day—a day when us bloggers drop all sense of dignity and beg for all of you silent readers to come out from behind your electronic facades and alert us to your presence by leaving a comment.

I started this blog in order to create a record of my kids’ lives and so that my family and friends always had the ability to check in on the Geek Boy clan. I never gave much thought about who else would be reading it. But somehow, I've amassed a small but stable readership. It's been surprising and flattering how it's grown, especially this past year.

Sincere thanks to all of you who keep coming back to read my insanity. That said…comments are like crack for us bloggers. Once we get a taste of audience feedback, we crave more. And I'm jonesing here, man!

The most comments I have received on a post (discounting my replies) was for this one that got 19. My Delurker Day wish is to break that record. Help me make my dream come true!

Seriously comment or no comment, with all of the vast amount of options in the world to occupy your time, I'm truly touched that you choose to spend some of it with me.



Oh and if you're looking for a post where my pride is intact, check out Venus vs. Mars where I'm debating the merits of being emotionally invested in your relationship.

25 comments:

SciFi Dad said...

Goals are dangerous things; just look at what they did to me this year.

WannabeVirginia W. said...

I know, I could be doing something else that is earth shattering, but no, I am lurking your blog...I like the flasher thingy!!

My word verification is: eurvi... wtf?

stacslater said...

I am no longer "anonymous" and will be leaving commments all of the time now :) Watch out, it could become a problem!

Missy said...

I'm a reader... but I have over 100 blogs on my list, so I don't very often find time to comment.

Sundar said...

I have only recently started checking out your blog. It's still on probation and could get revoked if you start sucking. So: don't suck. :) But seriously, I have been enjoying so far.

ZenMom said...

I'm a habitual lurker. Yours is one of very few blogs I absolutely try to comment on almost every single post. How's that for ego-boosting? But it's true.

Off to surprise some other bloggers by delurking now. ;)

Danielle said...

I am here! De-lurking for the day.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I hope you obtain your Goal!!! apparently we made such good arguments on Real World no one but ZenMom dares to comment on that post...

sigh...

ANyway! Here's to 19+comments over here for de-lurker day!

kommishonerjenny said...

Standing to be counted...

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

I'm always happy to stuff the comment box (be sure to visit SciFi - he's gonna start tweeting!)

I like the Adventures of the Geek Boy Clan. There's always something interesting going on.

My highest comments are always on Random Tuesdays. Apparently people like it when I spout random drivel.

Severine @ Mama la Mama said...

Here's to breaking your record!!!

Always Home and Uncool said...

There. I exposed myself. You likey?

Megan {Velveteen Mind} said...

I've read a lot of quick Delurking posts today but this is one of my favorites. I can't quite say why, maybe because you are simply frank about the whole "crack" thing.

And I love that you set a comment goal. Let me see if I can help you meet that!

Mariah said...

k.k.k. I'm delurking today!! Yay me :)

Mariah said...

Oh, and tell your wife I am SUPER sorry about the glitter mess

Mariah said...

Oh, and when are you coming over again for some beers and air shooting?

Mariah said...

I'm making pot roast for dinner, that's totally irrelevant but I thought you should know

Mariah said...

I read a bunch of blogs, but can't always comment, sometimes it's too time consuming and sometimes I don't want to sound like an idiot, like I just did telling you about my pot roast

Mariah said...

#19!!! How did I get #19! this is my lucky day!! :) Give the family a hug and happy weekend to you!

Mariah said...

Your word verification thing just said Fluthsk , no kidding! That *may* become my new favorite word

Eric (Juggling Eric) said...

I am the record breaker!!!

Jessy said...

I also love keeping up with the clan, but don't comment often. Delurking now.

Captain Dumbass said...

I prefer exposure to lurking.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Thanks to you all for delurking yourselves and commenting. I adore all of you. Especially you.

James (SeattleDad) said...

I did the delurking thing last year and ONLY got comments from people I usually get comments from. Even my parents, who I made a personal plea to, still did not comment.

I may include a note in a Random Tuesday post trying again.