January 10, 2006


Multiple bloggers I read are touting the fact that it is National De-Lurking Week. Maybe it’s just me, but I find this annoying. I am probably one of the worst lurkers on the face of the earth. My standard operating procedure when I find a new blog is to read it for two to three months before I leave my first comment. Then I tend to lurk a while longer before I leave a second comment, and finally once I get comfortable, I will leave my comments all over your blog.

Since my sense of humor is a little off kilter, I like to get a feel for the author before I comment. All that lurking makes me more familiar with the blogger, thus I can better gage if they will appreciate my sense of humor or if it truly will be a comment bomb. (Comment Bomb: The blogging equivalent to having your dog leave a mess in your neighbor’s yard).

I read Harvey for 4 months before I left my first comment there. Tammi for five months, T1G for three months, Eric for 4 months, CalTechGirl for six months, Blackfive for just over a year now and counting. You get the idea; it can take me a long time to comment. Occasionally I violate that rule, IE if I meet someone or if I’m leaving a reciprocal comment, but in general I am a lurker.

Posted by Contagion in General assholery at January 10, 2006 04:18 PM | TrackBack

yes, but I saw you. That kilt sticks out of the bushes :)

Posted by: caltechgirl at January 10, 2006 02:22 PM

Good thing no one can hear you breathing heavy when posting on their blog, ya voyeur.

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at January 10, 2006 02:27 PM

But that's just because you're so damned shy...

Posted by: That 1 Guy at January 10, 2006 02:32 PM

Should I be honored since you commented on my blog when it had existed for a far shorter period of time than your norm?

Posted by: MathCog Idiocy at January 10, 2006 06:11 PM

I thought it was because you have an accent? ;-)

Posted by: Sissy at January 10, 2006 08:17 PM

How long did you lurk at mine? I don't think you ever lurked!

Posted by: Bou at January 10, 2006 09:45 PM

So you're a blurker that borders on cyber stalker?


Ya know, after seeing those pictures of Fitzfest, I swear I swear you're pulling our leg by saying your shy. Anyone that wears a Kilt in mid January in No Illois has got a pair that are bigger than bowling balls!

Just sayin'

Posted by: michele at January 10, 2006 10:52 PM

Kilt? Did someone say kilt?

Or did someone get kil't?

Either way, I don't remember if I've de-lurked here before. I've had you on my blogroll for some time in any case.

Best Regards,

Posted by: Consul-At-Arms at January 11, 2006 04:50 AM

Yes, I just lurk in cyberspace stalking all of my potential victims new regular reads.

Posted by: Contagion at January 11, 2006 07:13 AM

Yeah. We've heard that about you. Minions. Victims. Fan girls. Whoohoo!

Posted by: Omnibus Driver at January 11, 2006 09:06 AM

If I had *my* way, I'd just lurk here, but the court ordered me to leave at least one comment a week.

This blogchild support is killin' me... :-P

Posted by: Harvey at January 11, 2006 07:16 PM