Today in the world of blogging is a speshul day, today shall be named De-Lurking Day.
That means all you lurkers out there reading have to post comments or face the wrath of a million horny midgets with syphillis.
First of all the etymology of lurking, it’s a proper English word for once as can be found in the Dictionary, but the meaning on the net comes from Usenet and the silent majority.The activity of one of the “silent majority” in a electronic forum such as Usenet; posting occasionally or not at all but reading the group’s postings regularly. This term is not pejorative and indeed is casually used reflexively: “Oh, I’m just lurking”. Often used in “the lurkers”, the hypothetical audience for the group’s flamage-emitting regulars.
Today it’s a call for all lurkers and silent stalkers to make themselves known.
As a blogger, getting comments is addictive, some people pimp for comments, some people are just plain comment whores hard selling their blogs and ramblings as something that everyone needs to read.
I am fairly well versed in the area of Internet traffic whoring and pimping being the co-founder of a forum that with the initial effort of just 2 people, now has over 20,000 members.
I haven’t been such a blatant whore with this blog, but I have put a fair amount of effort in pimping it.
Most webmasters and especially blog owners love comments, they check their stats and referrers regularly and find which search terms people use to find their corner of cyberspace, for me it’s often references to DOTA[/url], Tamakeri[/url] or recently a lot for Kung Fu Hustle[/url] Torrents.
So tell me you love me, tell me I suck, tell me to shut up, tell me I bore you, tell me I’m right, tell me I’m wrong, just post something so I don’t have to wander around thinking you are all figments of my over-active imagination.
For my faithful followers who regularly comment, many thanks, you make my life worth blogging 😀
Shouts to Kimberly[/url], FireAngel[/url], Suan[/url], TheGreatFaggot, God[/url], Letti, vad3r[/url], Ethan Hunt, Lillian[/url] and everyone else that has commented.
Apologies to anyone else I missed out.
While I am on the note of mentioning people I thought I’d give a lowdown of the people I link to and why I link to them..Those I Stalk
Suanie[/url] – Suanie the great, Suanie the rambler. The one who first got me interested in Blogging, you bad girl. I helped her set-up her first proper blog and move her away from static HTML (which I also helped with). She’s funny, quirky and loves to rant, good all around blog. In real life she’s like my little sister.
FireAngel[/url] – The original ranter, after seeing her link from Suans blog, I thought hey this blogging business looks like fun. I read her whinging regularly and find it interesting, perhaps you should try it too.
Kimberly[/url] – Found this blog in a forum, she’s young but writes well, is hot and has a lot of opinions, likes to rant sometimes, vent sometimes, post pictures of yummy food and lots of herself. As I’m a visual person I dig blogs with photos.Those I Read Regularly
Hustler Diaries[/url] – This guy is outrageous, naughty, lewd, offensive and shoots from the hip, very entertaining and well worth a read. He tends to play on stereotypes but often brings a smirk to my face.
Bryanboy[/url] – The original new-moneyed classless bitch from hell, a gay male version of Paris Hilton, bitch, catty and funny. If he was a women he would just be plain annoying, but coming from a guy it’s amusing to say the least.
XiaXue[/url] – Probably the most famous blogger in Singapore, looks pretty good photoshopped up, writes well, can be very sarcastic and has a lot to say. Worth looking through the archives if you are bored.
The rest I link to I read at least once a day, but these are the ones that must be seen, the highlights of my blogroll so to speak.
Happy new year everyone, let’s hope this year is a good un.