Delurk yourselves!

It’s International Delurking Week

AT blogged it so it must be so. (image courtesy of  paper napkin)

Now I don’t know where this all started, who started it, and I certainly don’t have time to dig.. but I sure know why it started. 

It started because some poor blogger was out there sitting behind their computer screen wondering… "Is it all worth it? All this baring of the soul, sharing of photos and intimate peeks into my life. You blog and blog and see the hits come in, but no one comments.    With no commentors, and all the aggregators out there, it’s hard to tell if anyone’s out there.  Hello… hello?"

I’m sure that’s what started it all, and I feel for that poor little blogger.  I mean, I know, some of my posts suck… but come on… blogs are supposed to be ego-centric. Aren’t they?  At least I’m not posting pictures of my dead cat. 

I’m getting hits from people searching for Elexa vibrating rings and "little blue pills", which I gather is a code name for Viagra, so there’s certainly some interesting people popping in for a read.  Why aren’t they saying "hi", sharing stories of silly products named after them?

Okay, enough of this… I have work to do.  I’m working way to hard to even do a regular blog posting.  6 days to deliver the book to the printers and content is flying to the left, and to the right.  I finally got the last bl**ping restaurant to answer their phone yesterday to finish the fact checking – hurrah! So what am I doing writing this… Oh ya,

Would it kill ya to leave a comment?

You there! Yes, you! Delurk yourself! 

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

9 thoughts on “Delurk yourselves!

  • January 10, 2006 at 11:04 pm

    LOL – you hit the nail right on the head. I get soooo few comments, but I know people are coming. What can I say? I’m a commentaholic. I treasure EACH ONE. 🙂

  • January 11, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    I came here through Flickr. I just love to read blogs, and to do my own one. Lately I did not have the time to write my own, but if you have a look you might recognize some of the pics.
    I will bookmark your blog, and be sure to check in more often in the future.

  • January 11, 2006 at 5:16 pm

    nikky, thanks for visiting! Your message a little crypto work for me to figure out… I don’t txt. I know, I’m just not hip.
    So, which “|con” did mz.mac u53?

  • January 12, 2006 at 5:00 pm

    Oh the peer pressure is killing me.
    I’d tell you to post a comment on my blog but I really haven’t posted anything in a while myself.
    Hope the book is coming along. People have started asking me when the next Ottawa book is coming out.

  • January 12, 2006 at 9:14 pm

    good for you for caving! Way to go!
    Next Ottawa book is coming when we write it. Are you ready to get rolling?

  • January 13, 2006 at 12:42 am

    *ack! I’m being shoved into the light! *thpht*

  • January 16, 2006 at 11:49 am

    Hi again.
    I know how you feel. I decided to only have as many contacts on flickr as I can communicate with, but it all takes time, and I admit it, I lurk more than I comment, dumpsterdiving as I call it.
    Have checked out your blogs before:):):)


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