De-Lurking Day, comment goddamn it.

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.

So blogs have lurkers, stalkers, trolls and passers-by much like any other forum of web communication, be it a place like Security Forums[/url], a Usenet group or this blog.

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.

Michael Ooi[/url] – This dude posts very regularly, one of the more prolific and entertaining Malaysian Bloggers. He rants, pokes fun and writes in a very sarcastic yet humourous way.

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.

vad3r[/url] – vad3r used to post a lot, I found him as he’s one of those blog stalkers, he hasn’t posted so much recently, but it’s still interesting to read him when he does.

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

Maddox[/url] – Possible the best and funniest blog in the world, some of this guys posts have actually made me laugh until it hurt. Not a prolific poster but definately worth reading the archives.

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.

Michele[/url] – One of the worldwide big name bloggers and a truly lovely person, always lots of interesting stuff and questions on her blog and has a huge community following.

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.




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25 Responses to De-Lurking Day, comment goddamn it.

  1. FireAngel January 5, 2005 at 11:57 pm #

    I wuv you! You can suck anytime! :PPPPPP

    U better post comments on MY blog or face the wrath of a million horny midgets with syphillis.

  2. Vader January 6, 2005 at 12:01 am #

    diu, FA beat me to it :X

    Keep it up !! TOsser !!

    (Me busy lately and uninspired..send me a hot blonde leggy bitch will ya ?? )


  3. franci January 6, 2005 at 1:27 am #


    heh heh heh

  4. tiffani January 6, 2005 at 1:32 am #

    *lurk* *lurk*

    I must confess I’ve been here but was too lazy to comment. shame on me. nice site you have here.

  5. lilian January 6, 2005 at 1:47 am #

    Teh ang moh, I am here and commenting now to avoid the curse.

  6. annette January 6, 2005 at 2:40 am #

    Hey … you forgot to put my site on your stalking list.



    Excellent post.

  7. suanie January 6, 2005 at 2:49 am #

    awww *sniff* bleh

  8. kimberlycun January 6, 2005 at 3:29 am #

    i’m such an amazing stalker am sure ST wont mind me whore my blog here…come read my blog people…cummmmmm

    p/s: i love this post

  9. Bluce_Ree January 6, 2005 at 6:27 am #

    commented. feel honoured!

  10. Janus January 6, 2005 at 7:44 am #

    Hi, been reading your posts. INteresting read. rather refreshing compared to the usual stuff! Oh and I follow all teh other blogs you’ve listed too 😉

  11. Betsy January 6, 2005 at 8:14 am #

    You came over and delurked on my site – and now I’m returning the favor!

  12. Beth January 6, 2005 at 8:27 am #

    Okay, so I’m a day late. Story of my life. Happy Belated De-Lurking Day!

  13. laura murphy January 6, 2005 at 8:40 am #

    g’morning! Thanks for the visit, compliment. Having visited you, I can appreciate what high praise this was, indeed! Your blog is well written, intelligent and funny. Good looking too. 🙂

    Thanks again!

  14. Adam January 6, 2005 at 9:13 am #

    :lurk: nice blog ST! Usually always got something interesting to say!

  15. Brandon January 6, 2005 at 9:25 am #

    Merry de-Lurking day… err day after de-lurking day.

    Sorry I missed this yesterday.

  16. ah seng January 6, 2005 at 9:56 am #

    oh well there you go… you were pimping yerself yesterday now yer linked. whore… 😛

  17. graceshu January 6, 2005 at 9:57 am #

    uh.. hi!

  18. Bev January 6, 2005 at 11:03 am #

    Thanks for stopping by my website! Great site you’ve got here!

  19. Kymmie January 6, 2005 at 2:48 pm #

    I don’t lurk! I don’t! I comment all the time! : P

  20. DOOM January 6, 2005 at 5:28 pm #

    I am a lurking horror.

  21. Raven January 6, 2005 at 5:39 pm #

    Just discovered your blog. It looks cool. I hope you don’t mind if I stay a while to read. love it so far. ~ Raven

  22. Michele January 6, 2005 at 5:53 pm #

    I am so very honoured to be in the list of your regualr reads (I am NOT big name but shh let me pretend for just a moment that I am).

    You are wonderful and so is your site.
    And see how I am commenting goddamn it!


  23. ShaolinTiger January 6, 2005 at 9:44 pm #

    Hey all, thanks muchly for all the kind words and comments, will be visiting you all again soon to see whats up.

    Feel free to browse around and check the links page for some of the more interesting posts.

    Laura I mistakenly thought you said I was good looking for a minute there, then I sadly realised you meant my blog..

    Michele you plain rock, just admit it 😀

  24. TheGreatFaggot January 6, 2005 at 11:22 pm #

    Beep Beep ! Kim Is The Noobest cHUNEST Chick…

  25. eyerings January 6, 2005 at 11:36 pm #

    oops. sowwy.. i am a slow lurker..
    and yes, i read your blog every other day.. but too lazy to comment 😛