Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Delurking

The Great Mofo Delurk 2007 In case you hadn't noticed, today has been declared a delurking day. Which means you need to leave a comment. Stat.

The background on how this new holiday came to be is simple. Several bloggers were dismayed to notice that their entries were getting fewer and fewer comments. Where was the love?

My theory (because it's true in my case) is that feed readers are to blame. It's easy to go to Google Reader and read all your blogs. I have to really have something to say to click to the actual site and leave a comment. Because all that clicking? Is work.

But today? Today is a crosstraining day on my 5K training schedule. And all that clicking definitely counts, right?

So get your exercise and click the "leave a comment" link and then type words. Because that will burn calories.

And, just because I love you, I'll be teaching you a couple of wonderful recipes on my other blog this week. Making bread and my family's favorite soup. Just because it's almost 90 degrees outside doesn't mean I can't pretend it's really fall.

18 comments:

Kelly O said...

Research shows that commenting not only burns calories, it also increases sex appeal and makes you cooler and smarter.

Good luck with the 5K!

slouching mom said...

Hope the 5K goes well!

zoot said...

click DEFINITELY equals cross training. I used to call "shopping" cross-training as well.

De-Lurking!

Ms. Theologian said...

Oh, the love is here!!!

Noodle said...

I delurk on occasion, but I'm overjoyed to find out that it's considered cross-training! :)

jacqueline said...

I am here... I like to leave comments. I figure if you took the time to write it and I took the time to read it I can say thank you... well, most of the time. :)

julian said...

wow... i do feel cooler, sexier and smarter already. And I think my pants are a little looser as well from burning extra calories. tah-dahhh, I'm de-lurked today.
Jules

Lizard Eater said...

(pokes head out, sees her shadow, scurries back inside.)

Doesn't 6 more weeks of winter sound so DELICIOUS right now?

nylonthread said...

I love to leave comments. But you're right, I've been getting much fewer on my blog lately, what's with that?

ooooh! I'll go check our your recipes now...

TFO said...

i have a feed reader, but i definitely prefer going to different sites and experiencing the whole page.

Mom said...

Only because you're going to see me soon! Don't notes to you count for anything?

NotAMeanGirl said...

De-lurking :) hihi. I read you daily... on a feed reader ::abashed look:: I sowwy.

Kristabella said...

I lurk far too often because of my feed reader.

And now I will get on my soapbx and recite to you my soliloquy because I need to burn as many calories while SITTING in a chair as I can.

Good luck with your training!

Hot Librarian said...

I never really understood what "crosstraining" means, so I don't see why typing and mouseclicking can't count.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Good lord. Why didn't anybody tell me today was delurking day until like 4:00pm? I'm in a panic!

dawn224 said...

Delurking for today! Hello!

Heather B. said...

Feed readers are oh so helpful, but it's true, unless you have some burning desire to say something poignant about a bloggers post, then all of that clicking, etc. is a lot of work.

I am lazy. I don't like to do extra work.

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