Just for shits and giggles.
When I first posted (Inter)National De-Lurking Week, I started a counter. You see it on the right. As I write this it is showing 237 visitors in 28 countries. WOW! So my comment section should be bursting you say? You think? Not!
I got eleven comments. Eleven. ONE ONE. That's it.
Now, account for people who accidentally got to my site,(clicked the wrong link or something) or were searching for something weird. (like buddy from Saudi Arabia searching for 'evil tower' or another buddy from Finland, searching for 'Evel Porn', sorry buddy) So, if that constitutes (lets say) 50 of the lurkers. What's up with the rest of you?
On Radmila's site, a commenter revealed that the reason they rarely post is that they did so at one site and the next time they went back, the site was set as private, because "unwanted people were reading it and posting" . Who the hell puts comments on their site and then closes the site because people are posting? For that matter, who the hell puts up a site (on the INTERNET) if they don't want people to read it? Perplexing.
Anyway, that got me thinking. Why don't you comment? Let's hear from you, anonymously, of course. If you think I am being an asshole, say so, I can take it. Hell, sometimes I post that way just to see if I can get a rise out of ya. At this point, I would settle for a flame war. I have never had one and I am starting to feel put out.
And another thing...if you think this is just my online persona you are sadly mistaken. This is me, warts and all, online and off. I know for a fact there are plenty of people that would love to tell me off, if not to my face. If they had the slightest inkling that I had this forum they would be all up in my shit. If you only knew what a great opportunity you were missing out on.
The reason I include the comments is because I invite the interaction. What keeps you from posting or just saying 'Hi' even if I were to ask you to specifically to do so?
In the interest of scientific research, I beg of you, tell me why!