Thursday, October 9, 2008

Soon-To-Be A National Holiday

I've been telling some of my bloggy peeps that I was going to do this. Today is the day, I have decided. Just like deciding to follow Jesus, there's no turning back. (Oh, come on...you old school Baptists...you got that, didn't you?)

I am proclaiming today, October 9, 2008, as National Delurking Day!

Not a week goes by that someone in my hometown doesn't mention my blog...and when I ask, "Do you read it?" and they respond in the affirmative, I nearly shout, "THEN WHY DON'T YOU LEAVE A DARN COMMENT?!?" I don't want comment padding...I just would love to know when my hometown peeps are stopping by Lulaville. Sherry Myers...I am looking at YOU!

Also known as "Ms. Sherry," she's the Children's Programmer at the Lee County Library, where my girls have grown up. My girls love her, I love her, Scott loves her, and yet she refuses to leave a single comment on Lulaville. Sherry tells me she reads my posts at 2 am. Well here's your early morning eye-opener, my dear. COMMENT! Please. Or I'll post more pictures of you and your infamous costumes. Or you with balls stuffed up your shirt. You know I will.


Weeeeeellll...aren't they just too cute for words? Kinda like like Barbie and Ken. (And she pretty much has a body like Barbie...yeah, puke now.) I'd hate 'em if I didn't love 'em. This lovely couple happens to be Scott's sister, Mandy, and her husband, Robbie. They claim to frequent Lulaville quite often. Robbie has commented once or twice. But not my sister-in-law. Not even when I post pictures of her beautiful daughters. I ask y'all...where is the familial love?




Josh Holloway. Oh, I dig you. You're married, I'm married, and our relationship is completely platonic. You're from Georgia, I'm from Georgia...we both love the Bulldogs...and this makes us kinsmen, without a doubt. And I'm not 100% positive that you're stalking Lulaville, but Site Meter informs me that someone in Hawaii has been visiting a lot since August. And I think true Lost fans know when shooting resumed on our beloved show. I'm just saying. Why don't ya leave me a comment. Or 87?

Oh, and Leslie Harless...if I had a picture of you it would be on here. Don't think I'm not going to mention your name, though. LESLIE HARLESS--leave me a comment every now and then.

National Delurking Day works both ways, too. I've been reading Dooce for almost a year and have never once left her a comment. I will amend that situation the very next time she does a post and leaves her comment section open. It'll probably go something like this: "I am not your demographic, but I love you anyway. The End." And she will be all, "LULA--I've been stalking you for months!" And then we'll be friends and regular comment lovers on each other's blogs.

Ahem.

So here's your assignment...all you peeps hanging out in Lulaville who have yet to make your presence known...leave me a comment, please. And all you regular bloggy pals...my peeps...my homies (yes, I said that!)...I know y'all are stalking other blogs without leaving comment appreciation. Today you must delurk and comment for the first time. Please.

Won't this be fun? Now...get to it. Please! Notice that I said "please" a whole lot in this post. I'm trying to keep it polite, y'all.

65 comments:

Trish said...

alright, I'm comin out...........

oh, wait, I've been out here for months.

hhmmmm, where do I lurk?

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Um...I used to be a lurker.

But I shall be NO MORE!

I am commentor, here me ROAR!

Julie said...

okay, so I am NOT a lurker...as you know... but I am curious as to how you are going to nationalize this day? I would love for all my lurkers to hear about this and participate... do tell. I am awaiting...

Tiffany said...

I think I am the opposite of a lurker... I am a shouter.

I LOVE LULA!

Kelly said...

good luck...i drew out a couple when i begged on my birthday. hopefully you can at least get your family, though they can be the most stubborn. because they can.

Truly Blessed said...

Lula, have you ever watched the show 'Reba'? Your relationship with Josh can be like Barbara Jean's with the Reverand Yummy Pants. :P Of course, if you've never seen it that just made absolutely NO SENSE! Sorry.

Wendyburd1 said...

Hi Lula, this is the first time I lurked, but I love the post!! And Josh Holloway pics, and a pic of Spike from Buffy? It's like you gave me a present today!!
You're a peach! ;P

CaraBee said...

I get the same thing! My friends and family will be like, "I loved that story about that one thing," and I'm like "Hello, did you see the comment section? Use it!!"

No lurking here, but I'll be sure to spread some love! Happy Delurking Day!

Amy said...

I'm a commenter too. I would love the people who live in the places that visit a lot to comment. You are on to something here Lula....

a Tonggu Momma said...

My best friend reads my blog every day and has yet to leave even one single comment. Probably because she is so tech-hopeless she can't manage to navigate it.

I lurk here. At least, I don't remember ever leaving a comment before. Maybe I have. But this is me waving hello. Hello!

heathersister said...

Come on all you "peeps". I am not a blogger, just a blog stalker. You don't have to be a blogger to be able to leave comments, I do it everyday. Give Lula some comment love, I just did. Love you Lula!!!

1bitrcountrygirl said...

Happy De-Lurker day Lula! I have this trouble on my blog too so your totally not alone!

KimmyJ said...

We need a delurking ribbon - for awareness and all.

Becky said...

I'm totally with you on this! I love that my friends and family read my blog...but they don't comment. Now I know some of them can't because they don't have an account set up, but it sucks!
Oh and btw...you sil and hubby really DO look like Barbie and Ken!

Sidney said...

OK, well, I lurk AND comment....so there...plbbtt (that was me blowing raspberries at you...)!

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

I have decided
To leave a CAH-ahment.....
No turning back,
No turning back.

Though none click with me,
Still I will CAH-ahment...
No turning back,
No turning back.

Yep, one of your hardcore Baptist homies, delurkin and kickin it old skool. :)

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I'm not gonna comment, I'm just gonna laugh at steph cause that was FUNNY!!!!

LMAO!!!!!

Michelle said...

I have posted here before but not lately, so I'm posting now! Love you Lula!!

Heather said...

Dear Lula,

You are the sun in my sky. The peas in my carrots. The gravy on my fries. Yes, my love, it has been me reading your blog from Hawaii and it's high time I came out of hiding and declared my adoration. I'd also like to sit down with you and a pumpkin spice latte and tell you every Lost secret. There are so many it may take a few days so I've taken the liberty of booking us a suite in my favorite hotel overlooking the set on the beach. I hope you don't mind that I abhor wearing shirts.

Love, Josh

Funky Kim said...

Comment. Hah!

Heather said...

I hope this post works to get those lurkers out of the woodwork and onto your comments.

But if it doesn't, well, at least you still have us regulars.

Thanks for sharing that pic of Libbey...she is BE-YOU-TEE-FULL!

P.S. I love Heather's letter from Josh. I had no idea she was his personal secretary!

Katy Lin :) said...

well...thanks to you and steph i will be humming that song all day. there are worse songs to hum all day i suppose!

i don't know if i qualify as a lurker, but i don't comment as often as i should. i'm sorry and will comment more frequently :)

{i}Post said...

For some reason, i have no problem leaving comments. i guess i just like to hear myself talk...or type...or something! ;0)

April said...

Sorry! I'm new to the blogging world and didn't know I was expected to comment. Love reading you!

ParentingPink said...

I comment, I swear! Looks like a pretty good crowd so far - 24 comments. Hey, wait a second, that's double what I get left on my blog - I need your hometown to leave comments for me too! LOL

Elena said...

Whew, good thing I delurked a few days ago. I LOVE this and I am copying it for my own blog.

Brandy said...

Oh I've been de-lurked for sometime now...pestering you on a daily basis.

But I there are a few sites I lurk on every now and again.

I promise comments for ALL today in celebration of your holiday.

Kelsey said...

Hi!! I just found you today so I have an excuse for not commenting before.
I totally agree with you on EVERYTHING about the comments. According to Statcounter I have a ton of people from all over who read my blog, but not too many of them are commenting!!
It drives me insane; I want to "meet" them!!
Great idea for the day, I might copy you.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hmmmm, I have never done the stat counter thing like some do to even see how many people visit. I'm just glad I am not talking to myself anymore. My hubby visits daily but doesn't leave me comments but that's alright. And a couple of best friends who visit and never comment. A little alright but would be nice.....

hey - posted the pumkin crisp today.

Kristina P. said...

I love this. I have something sort of similar on my sidebar.

My family and friends stopped commenting, once all the strangers started. I need comments from both, people!

Me said...

your the cutest thing ever.

Amy said...

I read you everyday, even if I don't comment. I am de-lurking somewhat!

JourneytoFamily said...

Well you know I'm not a lurker either but I can't NOT leave a comment on this post, for sure! This was a fantastic post. No one in my family leaves comments (except my sister occasionally) and none of the people that know me in real life leave comments. So rude! So good for you! Let's make this a national holiday!

And I had to scroll all the way down to leave a comment just now and saw your lovely widget down here. HOLY COW, the third and final trailer is in just 10 HOURS!!!! Woo hoo!

Tam said...

I am guilty as charged...I stop by from time to time to lurk!

scargosun said...

Aw...man! I would have participated in delurking day if you'd told me! I KNOW there are people that lurk, people that are my friends and all. Sheesh.

angela | the painted house said...

Hey, Lula...haven't commented lately but have been reading...so I guess I have lapsed back into lurkerdom. Shame on me!!!

And, I Have Decided is a favorite with the kids at bedtime. :)

Michelle said...

I just found you at SITs the other day. But I think I responded!!

When I started my blog it was just for family and far away friends. They would all tell me that they enjoyed the blog but none of them would leave messages. Most don't blog so I think the whole comment thing scared them!

KDLOST said...

I'm a stalker! :) Your love of LOST (and Josh!) is admirable. Hehe. I AM OBSESSED with that show. It's really bad.

Aheemmm. Now I promise I'm not a big weirdo. Anyhow, love your blog! :) Cheers.

Marrdy said...

I left dooce a comment once and felt like a complete moron. Now all I do is stalk her and look at pictures of Chuck. She scares me. You're warm and fuzzy.

Debbie said...

I am so the opposite of lurker. I love leaving comments! It's like leaving little presents to complete strangers...and yes I would love to know who all those faces are that pass through my sitemeter daily!

Kat said...

You changed your comment comment :-)

I don't lurk. Except at Pioneer Woman because she gets 10,000 other comments. I am just saving her some precious time.

I dont' understand why people dont' say hello. My lurkers are quite shy. I have tried to pull them out...but they refuse.

Yaya said...

Hey!

Shannon said...

Technically I guess I am not a lurker... 'cause I have been here before. Just not regularly. Sorry about that!

greedygrace said...

(I'll have to read the hunger games)

I don't think I'm able to leave a comment for dooce. I think I would be too catty. It would go something like, "we're the same age. We have the same degree. We write about the same meaningless drivel. But you're famous and I'm not. Please explain."

sassy stephanie said...

Ha ha. I called my IRL lurkers out awhile back. Only one has stepped it up to comment. They call and email me, talking about my blog. I say "you know, it would have been much easier to tell me that in a comment and much less time consuming!". Two started blogging!!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

Great Idea!!!
I do not think I am lurking, I just forget to comment when it is
2am and I am delirious.....
But here I am.:)

Vicki said...

I'm definitely not a lurker on your blog. I actually don't lurk on any blogs. If I'm going to read them I'm going to try to leave comments regularly. I have released myself from having to comment on every single post, which was killing me for a while. Now I'm a happy blogger.

This is an idea you should take further and promote. Create a button, spread the word. Pick a day sometime in the future that we can all advertise for. I want all the people lurking on my blog to shout out every once in a while. Or maybe the six people that regularly comment on my blog are the only ones reading it... Anyway, a blogosphere-wide campaign is actually a good idea.

mkosboth said...

I think I have commented before, but here I am again. Now go read my blog and make a comment for me! You have waaaaaaaaaay more traffic than I do.

Insane Mama said...

Dear Lula-
Lay off of my men! Seriously, I don't want to have to hurt you.
I love you-
M

Greg said...

Hello, its me Jackie! (I don't have whatever kind of account necessary to leave a comment) so sorry it has taken me so long to comment. The problem is I read at work, but the comment function is blocked. anyway, here I am! happy day to you! thanks for writing!

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

You know I'm always here, girl! I only don't leave comments on blogs that have about 500 comments on a post about a recipe of chocolate cake or if I have absolutely nothing to add or say.

sunshine said...

Girl,
I've been stalking you for years.. :)ha.

I thought to myself, "Hmmm, wonder what LA wrote today.." and decided to come check lulaville out...Little did I know you'd guilt me into commenting..

let's chat soon.
xo
stungun (you know who I really am:)Ha)

Jori-O said...

Ugh, this week has been so busy I have been more of a lurker than a commenter, but in honor of the newly proclaimed national holliday, here it is.

Hi from Vegas.

That's the best I can do tonight.

Rhea said...

Oooh, fun idea. I hope everyone de-lurked.

I know there are family and friends who must read me but don't ever comment. I need a delurking day too.

But what if I have one and NO ONE DELURKS?!!

* TONYA * said...

ha. What a great idea. I might start posting pics of my lurkers too ... like my parents, brother, sister, aunts, mmmmmm.

PhatMom said...

I'm not really a lurker but only comment every once in a while. I've been busy, sorry. I am on book 3 of "the series" finally. I must admit that it has me wanting to see the movie.

Ms Sherry said...

Here I am, the person who lurks at 2:00 a.m. I do enjoy reading your blogs. And I'm guilty as charged but wouldn't you know it, the one time you have a blog about ME, I didn't read it. And I wouldn't have cared if you had posted the picture with the balls in my shirt. I would have laughed with everyone else. Keep up the good work and yes I will continue to read at 2:00 a.m. and yes I will post a comment since I have gotten myself a name. Love ya Lula

stefanie said...

Well, I lurk often and comment occasionally. As you can see, I sometimes read a few days late too. I'm near Philly, so if you're wondering about that dot on your stat map, that's me. I really want to know who my Oklahoma and Washington dots are. I think I have local lurkers too, unless it's just me getting counted even though I told them not to count me. I asked everyone to come out a couple of weeks ago, but there weren't any surprises. Hope you got some!

dddiva said...

I confess I don't always comment- I have, on your blog at least :P and now that the little diva doesn't dislike bd as much as she did the first time through- do I get some Lula-love even though she isn't totally obsessed yet... well now she is about the movie and counting down the seconds but you aren't gonna hold it against me are you? ;)

Lori said...

Hi! I just found you the other day via Julie (purple)....

Great, great blog, I'll be checking often! :)

Lori said...

Hi! I just found you the other day via Julie (purple)....

Great, great blog, I'll be checking often! :)

Gramma 2 Many said...

OK, you kinda know me. I read you often, but rarely leave comments.
Wish I had thought of this, then maybe I would have at least 10 comments on one of my posts.
Happy, Lurkers coming out day.

Gramma 2 Many said...

OK, you kinda know me. I read you often, but rarely leave comments.
Wish I had thought of this, then maybe I would have at least 10 comments on one of my posts.
Happy, Lurkers coming out day.

Mama's Losin' It said...

Delurker day is FUN!!!

I'm gonna start leaving my comment section closed like Dooce does. Now that my comments are reaching the multi hundreds it's just getting ridiculous.

Angie's Spot said...

Well, since I missed it, I resolve to de-lurk on many blogs tomorrow. How's that?