There is a word being bounced around in the blogosphere these days that I find interesting. It refers to those beloved visiters of your blog (you are all beloved) who arrive, read, look around at the links and the pictures and anything else you may have offered up to the cyber world, and then just leave. No comment, no way of knowing they were there, accept for the imprint they leave in your stats.
So many of you are already in my life, meaning I see you at church or work or other places, and you tell me you love reading my blog. Some of you have left me encouraging emails, so I don't consider you guys "lurkers".
Others of you really are silent. I know you've been stopping by. I don't know your names but you come, invisible and quiet, and I respect that desire for you to remain annonymous, but I feel I am missing out! Why not speak up? After all, I have put a part of me out here for you to see...it is safe to assume that people who do such things are not afraid of criticism. And after all, why do bloggers blog? To enter into another social setting and to communicate. And I suppose some of us are under the impression that we have something to say that someone might want to hear.
I think I started blogging because I needed an outlet, I needed a type of journaling and I think that there is something theraputic about blogging, at least for me. I feel I am "connecting" to you all. It feels like a friendly little neighborhood and I really enjoy reading other bloggers and commenting and making on line friends. There are some very special people in this community.
So I want to encourage my "lurkers" that I really care what you think and I would love for you to get brave enough to enter the conversation.. Tell me what you think or what you like by clicking the "comment" button and typing your response. Let's get to know eachother. Go ahead, "delurk". You won't be sorry!
I want to thank my commentors...you guys rock. I can feel the love and it makes me want to keep writing and sharing. It really matters that you're here.
ps. As you can see, the pictures here have nothing to do with the topic...I just felt like blessing you with a little green grass, sunshine and a reminder that it really will get warm soon!