I’m back for my thirteenth Love our Lurkers Day! I often wonder how our silent readers view this day. I'm guessing that many of you are saying one of three things to yourself.
1. “Geeze, can’t they leave us alone? I just want to read in peace. I’m not bothering them. Why do I have to say something?”
2. “There is no way I can say anything. Everyone will know it’s me and I can’t let anyone know I read spanking blogs!”
3. “I have absolutely nothing to add. I’m not spanked and don’t expect to be. I find it all very stimulating, but I don’t know what to say. I just want to read and think about it.”
When I first found blogs I was hesitant to comment due to a combination of reasons two and three. I didn’t understand blogs or exactly how they worked but I was afraid ‘someone’ would find out. Since I wanted to comment I just set up a completely new email, told no one in my real life about it and commented away under the name Elis, later changed to PK, and I’m still going strong and no one I haven’t told myself has ever found out.
Those folks held back by the third reason are the very ones we’d love to hear from. Every single blogger among us was at this point sometime in the past. Every one. By commenting that first time we allowed ourselves to accept our desires and be proud of who we are. I was able to not only find my voice here, I gained the courage to use my voice in other aspects of my life. And all this came about because I took the step to talk to others like me.
I admit, I live for comments. They mean more to me than any of you know. I’ve been here for a dozen years. The idea of closing the blog plays in my mind more and more these days. But I’ve held on because I love the contact with others. I know my blog is rarely on topic, but I see by my stats that people are still coming by. Yet only a small fraction speak to me.
IMPORTANT: I do my LOL Day differently than most. If you normally comment here, if we email often, if we’re friends on FB, if we talk on the phone occasionally or if we’ve met in person – please don’t comment today. Today is only for those who are usually silent. If you’ve never commented, if you only comment or email me two to three times a year, then I ask you to please say something today. If a public comment still worried you, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I wouldn’t have been here as long as I have if people couldn’t trust me with their emails.
The ball's in your court. I hope I get comments today. I’d love to hear from you and I’ll answer each one – a comment or an email. Thanks.