It’s amazing to watch my statistics slowly increase month to month, but it’s more invigorating to read and respond to new comments. Yet these happen less often than expected.
So I offer those people who lurk upon my site a great opportunity: Leave a comment today! Tell everyone about yourself. You’ve surely read about me by now, so now it is your turn! Take a chance, show up your self and skills. Say “Hello!“, please!
Tell us about yourself – Who you are, Where you are from, What you do, Why you like the internet, and What else you like about my site! I am all ears. This will encourage me to post much more frequently!!
Most importantly, it will allow all the lurkers upon my site to know each other better, and then invite them back to your blog/site — thus increasing the traffic for all our web sites!
Great idea, eh what? I think so! Come on, leave a comment about yourself, right now!
Wait, there was an interesting word in that last sentence: LURKER. No, not plurker, though I bet a few of you come from Plurk.com! They are an interesting phenomenon upon the world-wide-web that needs careful explanation. Let me explain it my way:
Many blogs get many visitors on their traffic-meter, but very few comments by comparison. This is generally because of lurkers.
A lurker is a human (usually, though not always) who likes to read more than he writes. They read discussions on the internet, but rarely participate in discussions. They rarely leave comments, so it’s unknown how much additional traffic comes from one lurker.
But the good news is that, generally, they are normal people like you and I, but a little shy. Sometimes they have trouble communicating their thoughts, yet they are very smart in their field. They are probably building up to a big idea, but don’t know where to start.
So you can see that lurkers are not people doing any harm at all, they merely are the reason why some blogs have massive traffic!
To those who enjoy lurking around my blog and site, I freely encourage you to leave a comment on this article! I welcome you to tell us more about yourself. Plus – Feel free to advertise your blog. (These may be edited.)