The second week of January marks National Delurking Week, the time in the blogosphere when all of you silent readers are encouraged to come out of the woodwork and post a comment or two. As Paper Napkin described it in 2006:
Many of you made resolutions last week to lose weight, or quit smoking, or stop beating your children (oops, maybe that was just me), and I just read a Psychology Today article which notes a direct correlation between weight loss, and commenting on your favorite blogs, so leave a comment because it will make you skinny. Not that you’re fat, because you’re not!! So tell me how long you’ve been reading my blog, or your favorite book, or the first word that pops into your mind when you hear the word shish-kabob, and remember, if you don’t leave a comment, you’re letting the terrorists win.
So, with this post, I’d like to encourage all my silent readers to say something. If you are on my friendslist but rarely post, let me know what’s happening with you. If you are not on my friends list, please speak on up. I don’t bite. If you are reading my journal through its RSS or Atom feed, c’mon over to Livejournal, create an account (it’s free). But even if you don’t want an account, come over and comment anyway. You can do so anonymously (but do sign your name, if you are so inclined) or you can authenticate via OpenID. But come on over and say something.