June 04


Thoughts on blogging….Don’t forget the lurkers

I am a lurker

Just to clarify not in a ‘creepy-stalker-run-away-from-the-mad-woman’ way, not a real life lurker but very much a social media one.

I love reading blogs but rarely comment on them.  I subscribe to loads of Facebook pages but seldom do I click like.  I watch lots of YouTube videos but I don’t give them the thumbs up very often.

I'm not a creepy lurker, honest!

I’m not a creepy lurker, honest!


Bloggers must hate me, there they are, trying to create an online community and I’m the kid in the corner that doesn’t want to join in.  The only way my attendance has even been noted is one more number on their site visit stats.

I’m not sure why I am this way online.  In real life I enjoy conversations and meeting new people.  I relish having a good old chinwag with someone with similar interests.  Maybe that’s why….I use these sites to gather information, catch up on news and listen to other peoples opinions so that I am more informed in the real world.

So to all the bloggers, tweeters and YouTubers out there that I love but don’t tell them on a regular basis, this is my message to you.

Keep doing what you are doing!  

Do it for the love of it, don’t worry if you don’t have many likes on a post, there are people out there just like me who are enjoying what you are doing.

When lurking on the internet, this dog is my spirit animal

When lurking on the internet, this dog is my spirit animal


And to those of you who read my blog but don’t comment, I’m totally fine with that.  I can see you’ve visited by the numbers on my stats and I’m just glad that anyone is reading at all!  So feel free to have a good old browse around.  No pressure to do anything at all, other than enjoy!