Until last year, I didn't.
The idea behind this week, which takes place the first full week of January each year, is simple. Do you read blogs where you never comment?
Go to those blogs today (hoping mine is one of those) and leave a comment. That's it!
I participated last year (most of my post from 2015 is below, updated) and then forgot all about it. Until yesterday.
Make a blogger's day today. I look forward to hearing from my non-commenting fans.
Here is part of my 2015 post, updated:
Did you know that this week is International Blog Delurking Week?
I didn't know, either, until a fellow blogger at Alphabet Salad told me. Just like she had done last year. (Thanks again, Laurel!)
I'm guilty of lurking at some blogs - never commenting - and maybe you are, too. I'm also guilty of falling behind in reading my comments. Very guilty. Oh, so much very guilty. Guilty....
You know what? There is nothing like getting comments to make a blogger happy (except for spam, of course, which doesn't make any blogger happy. That's a topic for another day.)
International Blog Delurking Week lasts from January 4 to January 9. So, you still have a couple of days to join the fun.
All you have to do is comment on my blog, then go to Stirrup Queens and comment, there. And, then, grab the badge above. (This badge was created by Melissa at Stirrup Queens, who has given all blogers permission to use it for anyone who wants to do their own International Blog Delurking Week 2016 post.)
You can leave one word (a nice word) like "hi!"
Like Stirrup Queens, I'll even give you a prompt if you want: what's your favorite food?
But only if you want. (My favorite food? Dark chocolate.)
You can even go to my Facebook blog page and like me. OK, I made that part up - it isn't part of the official celebration. But you can do it if you want.
While you are at it, check out Laurel's blog, Alphabet Salad.
So, if you are here for the first time, or the 50th, please comment so I know you are here. (If you have commented before - thank you!) Then, why not join the fun and spread some blogging love?
It will only take a minute.