Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We'd Love to Love Our Lurkers

We'd Love to Love Our Lurkers, but we can't if we don't know you're there.

Looking back, I know I lurked for years. Actually its a nasty word, to lurk, no wonder no one wants to own up. It has a kind of sleazy, hanging round stage doors or bookies shops, rymes with murky, feel about it.

But it doesn't have to be like that. We're not asking you to start posting blogs (unless you do already). Its just that we get off on being noticed. If I was writing this entirely for myself, I'd use a notebook and pencil. We are all just ordinary people, each of us maybe revealing a little more or a little less about ourselves than is obvious, but I believe that all the blogs I follow are real. When I look back over them I can see moods cycling through the swings of everyday life. We need to applaud with posters' happinesses and hug them through the downer bits. The only way we can do that is by adding comments to their blog posts.

Its not essential to sign up with any particular blog service. All comments options have an Anonymous button and you can just add a (fictitious) handle to the end of your comment to identify yourself if you want to.

We would all love you to just pop your hand up and say "Hi". It need be no more than that. I've met people in real life, who on being introduced, said "Oh, its you, I read your blog." I get a real buzz from that. You might think that you are looking for notice or wasting electrons by commenting. Not so, even the smallest handwave from out there tells us that someone in the street has noticed our busking. That's often enough for us.

We bare our souls to you a little bit. We hope that it may help you to get braver. I know that reading blogs was how I discovered how this world works and gained confidence that I could trust the occupants. I'm so very glad I did. Through reading blogs I've met some really friendly people, a few of whom I've been lucky enough to meet for real, and they turned out to be just as nice as I thought they'd be. There are others I really look forward to hoping I get to meet sometime, somewhere.

So that's it. We love our followers, including our lurkers, and we'd really love to know that you're out there, pretty please ....... If you don't wave back we might stop writing, and then you'd have to go back to paying bookshops when you wanted a good read.


  1. Hello, I know I'm not *really* a lurker, but I don't comment as much as I should!

  2. Yeah, same here. Keep up the good writing. :-)

  3. From a sunny Barcelona, thanks. You've allowed me to test the WiFi in the apartment we've rented for the next week.

    And EEEk, all the Google and Blogger pages are in Spanish. Maybe we shouldn't have votedYes to Lisbon the second time (and I know its in Portugal, its just the general European thing.

  4. Hi!

    I'm a regular visitor to your blog.
    LOL day is so much fun!


  5. I hope that I'll be lucky enough to meet you two in person some day. Thank you so much for your kind and sympathetic friendship. :-)

  6. Actually today is the first time I have found your blog and I like what I have read so far. I will try to return regularly and will leave comments from time to time. Thanks.

  7. Happy LOL Day. Just recently found your blog... bit do enjoy it.

    ~Todd and Suzy

  8. Long time listener, first time caller here. I rarely comment on blogs but today I must say that I know you both as being two exceptionally nice and dare I say, 'young at heart' people. Keep up the bloody good work.

  9. I always enjoy reading your pieces: it's good to hear a male view of the spanking hobby, especially one with a sense of humour! Keep up the good work and reward your delurkers with more posting!
    Best wishes - kannakat

  10. Hello darling! Can't remember if i ever wrote an actual comment before - willing to delurk anyway! Have a lovely holiday!
    From your very own bandree XX OO XX

  11. Master R,

    I'm not a lurker, but I do enjoy your blog. That's for being a part of our annual LOL Day celebration!

    With warm regards,

  12. I'm not a lurker in any respect, having the pleasure of knowing you on and offline, but happy LOL!

  13. Hm. A week later, I'll admit to being a lurker. But then again, maybe I've commented once or twice? I can't remember.

    And, hm, I love that the date stamps are sensible instead of the American way of putting the month first (day, month, year... wOOt!)


  14. An utterly reasonable request, Master Retep.
    I really enjoy reading your blog, hearing about your wonderful growth and learning with B. Enjoyed chatting with you last night, too.