Today is National Delurking Day, which is the only national blogging holiday that I look forward to every year with great(!!) excitement(!!)
(That could be because it’s the only national blogging holiday. But still.)
My favorite part of blogging is the relationships with you guys. And being that I’m so not a narcissist and yet I still have to do most of the talking around here, I relish the days when it’s all about you instead of me, me, and more me.
But this year, I love it even more.
At some point during the past twelve months, I had an epiphany: I REALLY appreciate my lurkers. About 80% of you have never said a single word to me – something that used to completely baffle me. But all of a sudden, I realized how cool it was that there are actually people out there that would come read my blog regularly, and maybe even find it marginally interesting, without a single bit of personal interaction, ever.
(It kinda shocks me, actually – I don’t know that I’d read my blog if I didn’t talk to myself.)
So today is more than just asking you to say hi, it’s also a day for me to say thank you.
No seriously – thank you!
Thanks for being interested in the ridiculously frivolous fluff with which I crowd the internet (and the occasional slightly more dense stuff), thanks for keeping on coming back even when I write a really stupid post or ten, and thanks for being a part of our life.
So. If you don’t want to say hi today or, like, ever, I’m totally cool with that. Because I am celebrating you (yes you!!), and appreciating your odd and inexplicable interest in reading this unnecessary corner of the internet.
But if you do want to say hi, today is your day!!
If you’re new around here and haven’t gotten a chance to introduce yourself yet, or if you say hello only on this day each year (I love you people!!), or if you’ve never said a word to me, I am now metaphorically handing you the microphone.
And if you don’t know what to say, here are a few burning questions that you’re welcome to answer, if you like:
1. Where are you from? What is something super fascinating about your city?
2. What’s the most awesome (aka most horrifying) stereotype you’ve ever heard about Alabamians? Or…what stereotype have I disproven (or proven) about Alabama?
3. What are your favorite blogs to read?
4. Do you have Armadillos where you’re from? Have you ever seen an armadillo? If not, I am so jealous of you. Do you have giant flying cockroaches? If not, I’m moving to your state.
Please accept this post as a token of my extreme gratitude to you – for sticking around even when I talk about vomit and poo. And when I rhyme the words “you” and “poo”.
Happy Delurking Day!