I’m trying to get back into the blogging swing of things–right in time for BBAW–even though I’ll be leaving on Friday for Europe. If you follow me on Twitter, you probably already know about the trip, but on Friday we fly into Frankfurt and will travel around Switzerland, Austria, and Czech Republic before heading back to Germany. Crazy, I know. My husband is actually staying in Europe for another month after I leave, so things at home should be pretty quiet–lots of time to read and blog.
This week’s Sunday Salon topic: Silent Visitors (aka Lurkers)!!
It’s been a long time since I’ve been much of a lurker in the book blogosphere, but I’ve started browsing around quilting and cooking blogs and those lurker feelings have come back a little bit. When I first started blogging, I don’t think there was a time when I didn’t feel comfortable leaving comments at all, but there were certain blogs that intimidated me for some reason or another and I always felt a little timid about leaving a comment. Maybe a feeling that what I had to say wasn’t relevant or that my comment was dumb or that I was infringing on a private conversation. Now I mostly don’t give two thoughts to commenting on book blogs.
Have you ever gone through a period of lurking? Do you still find yourself lurking around certain blogs? What makes you feel comfortable interacting on one blog and maybe not another? Are there some blogs that you love reading but just don’t have anything to comment on?
I’d like to think that everyone is comfortable leaving a comment here, but as my subscription numbers go up I realize that the number of regular visitors is greatly unproportionate to the actual number of subscribers.
With BBAW rapidly approaching, I’d like to reach out to some of those readers who silently come by. Say hello today–and I’ll even give you a question to answer:
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? Don’t like ice cream–fine, we’ll go back to the book question. What’s the most memorable book you’ve read? Of course if you’re a regular Chatty Cathy here, let me know your answers too. :P
Hope everyone’s having a great weekend! We’re raining here in Dallas. Boo!
Oh, and my favorite flavor of ice cream is usually Chocolate Cookie Dough. Right now I’m on a Banana Split kick, though (chunks of banana, chocolate, caramel, nuts, cherry, and other yummy goodness). And my most memorable book. Duh–Wuthering Heights!