Monday, September 29, 2008

LuRKinG...

The 411 on...dun,dun, DuN....LURKING!

Let's begin with a SoNg...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cHWcFcTOcs (this is the first song that came to mind when researching this topic..I do not agree with this artists choices, but he sure is an awesome entertainer and changed the way music, especially in the video genre, is viewed today) So...through the lyrics of Mr. Jackson...

I AlWaYs feel like, somebodies WatchiNg Me...



and I have NO PriVacy...OOo..O.o


intr.v. lurked, lurk·ing, lurks
1. To lie in wait, as in ambush.
2. To move furtively; sneak.
3. To exist unobserved or unsuspected: danger lurking around every bend.
4. To read but not contribute to the discussion in a newsgroup, chatroom, or other online forum
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This has become quite a CoNcern among many bloggers in this AmaZing, InTriCate, HuGe and InForMative...community. Just googling images for this word is ScaRy! Now I know we ALL do it, and for some it is DaiLy. We LoVe the "LookieLoUs" and also AppriCiate those who take the time to CoMMent..."Who Take the TIME." TiMe being the operative word here. Since I purchased my Laptop I spend probably too much time on it.. posting, visiting family/friends/new friends via this amazing thing we call blogging, and yes...CheCkiNg out different blogs. I receive many HiTs (non-abusive) a day (ThanK you by the way). I take no offense if you JuSt stop by to look...If you LeaVe a comment it just makes it so FuN, because then I get to check you out (OOOoo). Kinda reminds me of a PopULariTy contest...I wanna be QueEn (Marcia, Marcia, Marcia)!!! So, the next question is...Should I be OFFended if I leave a comment and NEvEr get one back???

19 comments:

Karolynn said...

I am more of the stalker type.... LOL this is so funny and creative! I have to keep reminding myself that it is a honor to have stalkers (lurkers) it means that they are interested in me. I have been leaving comments of blogs instead of just stalking, but have noticed that they don't tend to comment back, so I am back to my stalking habits...

angie said...

Well, I personally always try to comment back. Maybe those people just suck. J/K. I actually have had a regular lurker for more than a year now. They always stop in during the week, but never stay for more than 0 seconds. So, what's the point? It kills me not knowing though! :)

Holly said...

I'm a stalker, not just of you but lots of bloggers out there. I feel stupid to leave a comment. I get around 70-100 hits a day and I get about 10 comments. I hate it.

stefanie said...

Cute post! I'm a lurker. I have already gone public on that! I usually lurk until I find something that I am comfortable commenting about. If they visit and comment, I feel more confident in commenting again. Otherwise, I just lurk some more until I get brave and try again. I have a couple of lurkers, and it makes me wonder what I can do to get them to say something. I am SO nonthreatening!

Cecily R said...

I rarely stalk, but lurkers don't bug me either. They used to, and then I just decided to take Sitemeter off my blog and not worry about it anymore. If people want to read and not comment, whatever. It just means I can't reciprocate the comment...

Straight to Your Hart said...

In the time frame that I put up this post, which was about 11ish..has had almost 40 hits (not alot I know) ...that's excluding Friends. So I have to conclude they just want me for my HOTTNESS-JK!!tehe...I understand the other side but not much I can do except try to poke a little fun at the OdDly AdDicting nature of blogging (cause I am a part of it, however I do try to comment back)!!

Weeksie50 said...

I feel the same way. The other day I had 311 hits on my page and 38 comments. How crazy is that..

Christie said...

I try to comment as much as possible...sometimes it just doesn't happen. But I REALLY do try!
I loved this post - so cute and creative!

sharon said...

This is a really cute post Mel. I try to leave comments, because I know how good it feels to find some on the things I post. I have no idea how many hits I get - maybe it's good to just not know. Anyway, I always enjoy your creative pictures and journaling. Keep it up!!!Love you!!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

Cute - you are like me - I feel sort of offended, but try not to be if I leave comments and I get no response. I know some people just don't respond and others are just too busy with their lives. But I do, if you visit me and comment - I will return the same to you.

DeAnna said...

Great Post!! I think you have a talent for doing a wonderful Blog.We all enjoy what you do and some people are afraid to comment.Keep up the good work.

*.Kennedy.* n' ~McKoy~ said...

i LOVE YOUR BLOG i LLOOK AT IT EVERYDAY! and ya i dont leave a comment all the time but I love your comments! im sorry it isnt fair! im pretty bad at leaving comments but I love to read them!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i like to comment back...and i like to see who is on my blog and not commenting. weird. i love comments...don't we all?

Karolynn said...

Why don't you come and spank me for being a naughty lurker! I need a spanking. Oh and I can't get that song out of my mind. I always feel like someones watching me, don't get no privacy...ohoh... THANKS ;)

The Murray Files said...

I am a lurker! That is all I have time for. I didn't even know the poster would know! ooopps

Melissa said...

I always try and give good comment. If someone stops by then I try and return the favor..and hey, I'm a comment whore so I love it when anyone drops one my way!!

As for lurkers? I have my fair share..I so wish I knew the people that are lurking in my area...those feel a bit stalkerish to me.

Hope you get tons of comments.

Angie said...

I'm a lurker/stalker AND a commenter. I like to leave comments but sometimes I don't see them so I dont know if they were rejected or never made it in the first place.

I've tried very hard to respond to comments but sometimes it gets a little confusing. I think I do pretty well though.

Good N Crazy said...

I need to know if this worked? I've had long conversations with Bonnie from THEZOO about commenting and getting comments back or not???

repeat after me...This is for me...not them..for me...not them

I know, didn't work for me either.

imbeingheldhostage said...

What's hard is when people respond to you in their own comments box (and yes, I do sometimes). Because really, after you've read a few blogs, do you really take the time to go back to that post and see if you've been responded to?
I like being able to respond back with an email-- seems friendlier and less generic.
I wonder how many times I can use the word respond in one comment.