Thanks to Sara, I’ve learned that this week has been declared Blurker Amnesty Week! Yo! You! There in the corner? Long time listener, it’s time to be a first time caller. I want to know that you are out there, so give it up and leave a comment. It’s ok. We love you.
As I said back in 2002, you can avoid the blurker label. It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s painless. It takes seconds to leave a comment and hit submit (especially thanks to the whiz-bang speed of WordPress) and I think you should go for it. Oh, wondering what a blurker is? It was coined (at least for me) by the ultimate blurker herself, Liz. Mike & I just worked on writing up the definition:
Blurker (BLUR-kur): n. 1. One who reads many blogs but leaves no evidence of themselves such as comments behind; a silent observer of blogs. 2. One who reads many blogs but has no blog of their own; a blog-watcher or blog voyeur.
It’s ok to be a blurker, but it’s a good idea to come out into the light every once in awhile. Here is your chance – with amnesty even!