Thursday, January 7, 2016

International Blog Delurking Week 2016

It's time for the time honored Internet blogging holiday "International Blog Delurking Week".  Did you even know there were Internet blogging holidays?

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....

I should know better.  After all, I've been blogging since 2009.  I know how easy it is for a blogger to become discouraged.

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.


  1. You are so right about enjoying comments. And I am lucky that I have not had to deal with too much spam in my comments. Unfortunately, I do not always comment on the blogs I read regularly so this is a great idea.

    1. Thank you for visiting. And, in turn, I don't thank my commenters enough. Thank you!

  2. I took part in International Delurking week last year. I still have time if I decide to join in this time. Last year a few of my lurkers commented and made me happy. :) And my favorite food is anything with chicken in it. :)

    1. Thank you, and thank you for following me on Facebook.

  3. Sometimes I wonder if anyone is out there, reading the blog...then I get a comment, and I know I'm not alone.

  4. Howdy! There are just too many good blogs out here! It's hard to keep track of them all, let alone keep track of all the comments on them all. I need a time-turner. ha!

  5. *waves*

    I'm here, and glad you jumped in on delurking week! :)

  6. Oh I seem to have missed the week by a day but nonetheless thanks for putting up this post. As a blogger who hardly gets any comments I know how disheartening it is not to get any comments. Wishing you a year of cheery and supportive comments!

    1. No, you still have a day left. Quick, post it, and I hope you get more comments to encourage you.

  7. How interesting. I did not know there was a delurking week. I lurked for a long time on many blogs. Now I pretty much leave a comment on every blog I visit.

  8. A blog day? Is delurking a word? I have so much to learn!

  9. I started a blog a day challenge 20 days ago and I'm loving it. Really exciting opportunities have been opening up. The next thing on my challenge list is to create a short 2 to 3 minute video every day for a week and upload it to youtube.

  10. I get lots of traffic, but very few comments (an very few links on other blogs.) On my last blog post I had 40 views since it was posted, but one comment. This is typical.

    I read your blog, although not daily. It's nice to read your comments about my old hometown and Oakdale neighborhood.


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