International Delurking Week 2015

That DOES have a nice ring to it! De-lurking πŸ™‚

It strips away the facade of stealth and welcomes you into familiar territory. What a lovely word! On Laurel’s blog yesterday, I heard about International Delurking week for the first time. Naturally, I was curious!


(This badge was created by Melissa, and she has kindly given permission to use it to anyone who wants to do their own International Blog Delurking Week 2015 post.) Thanks for this, Laurel!

What is International Delurking Week?

International Blog Delurking Week traditionally takes place in the first full week of January, and is an opportunity for bloggers (in this case, me)Β to find out who reads their blog. (From Laurel’s blog)

It’s on till the 10th of January, by the way, for those interested in doing so πŸ™‚

As it turns out, it is the day when you call upon all those million readers of yours (who am I kidding! πŸ˜‰ ), to come out of the ‘Like’ zone and leave a comment on your post. I understand why most of us don’t have the time to leave a comment. I mean, hello! We have lives in the real world, am I right? Clicking ‘like’ on Word Press is infinitely simpler. It also seems to say, almost without saying so, ‘Hey, I read your post and I liked the way you said whatever you wanted to say, but I just don’t have the time to leave a long comment right now, so kindly excuse me, but I will follow and love your blog forever!’ Or something along those lines πŸ˜€

So, just for today, I have a request. If you have liked or followed this blog and have read my posts and maybe even enjoyed them (gasp!), do leave a short and sweet comment for me, please? Just so I know where I have to send this year’s Christmas gifts when December swings around πŸ˜‰

39 thoughts on “International Delurking Week 2015

  1. I love the idea, Shailaja!
    Read about it from Bikram’s blog, who has read from your blog! Nice chain here:)
    I appreciate & love your creativity!
    Great to be in great company!
    Thanks! Keep blogging & inspiring:)
    I love Christmas presents!!! πŸ˜‰

  2. I’m a new follower of yours and am enjoying your sharing.
    I too have lurkers who might send an email or even plug by blog on their Facebook page. All which is welcomed. But I guess “like” is too strong a word or action?? Best wishes for your future blogs.

  3. Hi Shailaja! No lurking from me. I’m probably the opposite and am too yappy for you! Mwhahaha! I love your writing and think you are the loveliest of ladies, too. So fortunate to have met you online like this. I love being part of Blog a Rhythm and thank you for making it a fun and supportive place to share our writing.

    By the way, I can relate to what Jan said about people lurking and commenting on my blog when we meet up in person. It’s happened to me with my sister in law and people in my choir. It does feel strange knowing people lurk but don’t say anything. Kind of like them peeping in the window and then running off before we spot them.

  4. I am sure I have always put a comment..whenever I have come to your blog. I personally hate the like button because I find it lazy to not comment.
    Yes we have a real life but so does the blogger who has written something and posted and 2 or 3 words as a comment are not going to make anyone late. .

    All the best

  5. Oh Shailaja, you ‘should’ have a million readers! πŸ˜‰ You are a terrific, wonderful, amazing, and delightful writer: I so enjoy it and I am sure A LOT of other readers would agree! πŸ˜‰ Oh, and by the way, can I have YOUR book for Christmas? Oh, you didn’t write one…yet? Well, perhaps it’s time! πŸ˜‰ <3

  6. If I comment rather frequently, am I still a lurker? Either ways, I like presents for Christmas πŸ˜›
    Stay strong and keep writing, Shailaja. Interesting concept, by the way.

  7. I am no lurker on your blog Shailaja, but just leaving a comment to say I love the idea of de-lurking :). Might borrow it if I get over my laziness and actually write a post ;).

  8. I certainly love your writing, your blog, everything and you know that πŸ™‚ (umm.. can we shift the Christmas gifts to early Jan sankranti or something gifts? I mean, the sooner the better πŸ˜‰ )
    Best Wishes!

  9. Glad you are carrying this campaign forward. It’s weird to run into people who reference something in my blog but never ‘like’ anything or leave a comment. It’s so weird. So LURKY. Anyway, thanks for shining a light on this issue and compliments for how sleek and lovely your blog page is. Beautiful.

    1. Good point, Jan. My question is, how do you know they reference something in your blog? DO you mean, on their own blogs? Thank you so much for the compliments about the page. I have been thinking of a design overhaul, but maybe I will hold off on it for now πŸ˜‰

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