How often do you say hello?
I mean, online. In the blogging space. If you are a fellow blogger, you know what I am talking about: comments, people! If you are a reader who always reads silently, this is the time to come on out and say ‘Hi’.
It can be a shy ‘hello’ or a rollicking ‘HI’ with a lot of back-slapping. Virtually, I mean. Please don’t slap me in person. I have a sensitive spine. Or should that be shoulder blades?
Anyway, coming back to the point, this here is International Blog delurking week, 2018, hosted this time by Parul at her blog.
As stalker-like as that sounds, all that it means is you have to stop lurking and come out and comment on my blog post.
Do away with the ‘like’ button. Take a moment to write a few words saying ‘Howdy, nice blog you’ve got there with all the words coming together nicely.’
Actually, don’t use nice twice in the same sentence. It’s not nice. Two consecutive sentences? Bit better, but still not good. Point being, say hello and see what you hear back.
If you’re here for the first time, I’ll start off.
Hi there! I am Shailaja, a flash fiction writer, personal essayist, parenting blogger, social media and blogging junkie and lover of all things tea. (That MAY have sounded a bit like a Linkedin bio.) I love to write, read, blog, learn things, re-learn things, be nice to people (mostly) and get excited when things go well: like the days when my blog doesn’t hang or die or go into a state of limbo.
If you’re not a first-timer here but a lurker, I say, come on and tell me which of my posts you adore:
(B) Flash Fiction
(E) All of the above (Hint: THIS is the right answer)
And if you are a regular reader AND commenter (should be commentator, no?), I love you and send you heartfelt wishes and blessings for a lovely 2018.
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