My friend Margalit, author of the What Was I Thinking? blog (whatwas_i_think), alerted me this morning to the fact that National De-Lurking Week begins today. This effort, which was founded by Paper Napkin, is described as follows:
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.
You can find buttons for the week, as well as more information, on the official announcement entry. These can be saved, uploaded, and used on your posts.
A special note to my readers: There are some of you whom I’ve gotten to know well, because you comment frequently. Thanks for the comments, I hope you say “hi”. There are others who have never commented, but are reading my blog, either as stalkers (one-way friends) or anonymously. I do invite you to comment as well, and let me know something about you and how you found this blog. Who knows what will happen.