11.05.2009

Is This Thing On?

I read a ton of blogs.

I read blogs for work, fashion blogs, popular blogs, friend's blogs, family member's blogs, irreverent blogs, cooking blogs, design blogs, mommy blogs, crafty blogs, funny blogs and a whole bunch more.

But the thing is, I’m a lurker. That’s right. I’m admitting it. I read a bunch of stuff and I rarely ever comment. I sneak in and sneak out leaving no trace of my presence. I hungrily consume and I selfishly don’t thank. My blog reading is a one way street, all take and no give. Not too fair, and something I'm trying to change.

So, when the comments around here are sparse… and I know you’re reading, because I see the stats… I can’t really be disappointed. You’re only doing EXACTLY what I’m doing - reading and not responding.

So, at the risk of sounding like an aging rockstar in the middle of a packed stadium begging you to sing along with my winded ass (seriously, don't you hate that? I didn't pay $75 to hear myself sing the hits. I say, "Work for your money, lazy bones"). Please, consider this an invitation to comment. I think I would love to hear what you have to say – the good, the bad and the ugly. Feel free to respond when I ask a question or even tell me to “shut my whiny trap” when I'm waaaaay too self indulgent. (I’m going to regret that if you guys turn mean on me, aren’t I?) No, no, feedback is a good thing and constructive criticism is something I need to learn to digest. So, if you're out there can I hear from you?

**crickets chirping**

Maybe then I won’t feel like I’m talking into a microphone with no amplification.

5 comments:

angelonwheels said...

Sometimes your points are so clear, there is nothing worth adding. No, i'm totally not sucking up to the writer lol, I mean it!

christina said...

believe it or not, i still read your blogs. i do however, feel like i gave up my right to comment. doesn't mean i'm not a fan. :)

:-) Cricket said...

It's on bb. The volume is up. We can hear you. I don't have a blog, I have nothing to say. I suck up your life, and laugh, or shake my head, or talk to the computer, as if you can hear me. I am not witty, nor a writer and this thing doesn't have spell check....hence......crickets chirping....its all the noise I can muster, at the 1-5am hours I have 5 extra mins. to try and catch up with you. Selfish child, (head shaking) KIDDING!!! Love you.

Molly said...

Woo Hoo, love knowing you're all out there.
TJ, thank you :)
Christina, not really sure why if you're reading the blog you don't have a "right to comment"? Go for it!
Cricket, You're funny. Thanks for sharing your limited free time with me!!!!

Erin Peterson said...

I am a sneaky blog reader too, I am also a nosy little picture viewer. If someone I know is tagged in an album I look through the whole album. Fine you have made me admit it, now what do you want??? My mom and I read your blog all the time(I guess the apple does not fall far from the tree) and we talk about how funny you are and how you should be a writer.