Monday, March 15, 2010

Feel Free to Not Comment

There are no lurkers at my site. None.  If you are reading this without commenting, you are not a lurker.  You are simply not commenting on this particular post.

The word "lurker" just sounds so not-nice.  If I am reading a site, I may not comment for a number of reasons - no time, my computer is slow today, not wanting to add a 45th comment that says, "Cute idea. Thanks for posting,"  need to get back to school...dishes...laundry....but I'm not stalking anyone.  I'm not a Peeping Tom.  I'm just not commenting right now.

You are welcome to read without commenting!  You are not obligated to give me feedback.  Now, doesn't that take the pressure off? I might ask your opinion, hoping for some feedback, but I will never beg lurkers to come forward and leave a comment.  Why? Because there are no lurkers on my site!  There are folks who read, some of whom comment in this format. 

That said, I love comments.  I love to know someone has read a post and feels like saying so.  I have not had much of any problem with bad comments or spam, so I don't feel I have to add a "Type this word" feature (at least, not yet), and I allow anonymous commenting so that it is easy - you don't even have to log in to anything.  In fact, my very own husband comments occasionally, using "Amonymous," though he does sign his comments "PB" for Pluto Boy. So, feel free to comment.  And feel free to not comment.

7 comments:

Mildred said...

I like for folks to visit whether they comment or not. It is nice to get comments/feedback or an opinion from time to time. When I first started reading blogs I was scared to death to comment!!!! Hope you had a good start to your week.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

How funny! You know, everyone has reasons for not commenting. And they are good reasons. But I really love it when they do comment. Blessings K! B.

ScienceGeek said...

Strangely, I have been getting spam comments on my blog. I don't know why this is happening all of a sudden. I don't even understand how spam commenting happens. It is kind of annoying, though the comments are easily rejected.

K-Sue said...

I've had 3 spam comments between 2 blogs. They used a whole different alphabet, so I have no idea what they even said - I just know, based on the pictures, the source was not one to make sweet little comments on a homeschool mom's blog.

ScienceGeek said...

WOW! So far I've been spared any pictures. The spam content has been ads for shoes, low mortgage rates, and stuff like that.

Anonymous said...

Love it! =) Keisuzi

Anonymous said...

Boo! Did I scare ya?
I was just lurking... oops, I mean looking at your blog when suddenly, this guilty feeling overcame me;)
I am forever anonymously yours,
PB

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