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National DeLurking Week.

It’s All About The Comments.

Did you know that it is National DeLurking Week?

What does that mean? It means that those of you that read this here blog (all seven of you) and those of you who don’t normally leave me any comment love, MUST DO SO this week.

In fact, you must do so on this very post.

Delurking was designed to draw out the people who haven’t commented.  I have always enjoyed delurking week because I usually *meet* new bloggers and new readers I wouldn’t have otherwise discovered.

Every blogger I know loves to receive comments. It makes our day. And not just for obvious reasons. For me personally, getting a comment is more along the lines of validation that I wrote something other people deemed worth reading. I absolutely LOVE it when a fellow blogger / reader can identify or connect with my words. That gives me a feeling I don’t know how to describe.

I have often wondered ‘how many comments’ I would /could get, if every reader of  this blog left a single comment, on the same post?

I think the highest number of comments I ever received for one post was 108? (That number included some of the lurkers that visit daily, but rarely leave comments or any evidence they were even here.)

Not to be an ego maniac or anything like that. It’s just that believe it or not, after reading someone else’s blog, I learned they think the comments they write might be better than their own blog posts.

Anywho.

I am curious to find out what the outcome would be…if I asked all of you to post WHATEVER YOU WANTED in these comments.

I would love to see THIS POST filled with COMMENTS from EVERY single: blogger /reader / friend / family member / stranger / lurker or passer by.

-Even if you have never left a comment-

What say you?

C’mon Make My Day!

Leave A Comment?

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  • I’m here!;)

  • Meleah

    Beth:
    That’s what I am trying to find out!

    Still lurking:

    Damn you.

    Homer
    :
    Hey YOU! Its about time you left a comment over here

    Selma:
    No YOU are the best!

    Heather
    :
    You rock.

    Noemi:

    Thanks doll

  • LeAnn

    I’m just a stranger and reader. I ran across your blog reading a friend of mine’s blog M-F. I really enjoy your stories. I’m too a single mom and still looking for love. Glad the magic words were said to you recently and hoping will happen to me someday soon. Your a fanatastic writer and will keep on reading.

  • Better late than never !!
    I hope that you reach your goal Meleah!

  • Jeez. I didn’t know anything about this. I toadally need my 2 lurkers to unlurk themselves. But a better idea? How about a day where the bloggosphere celebrates the person who consistently is the LAST to comment on a post. You know — the second before the author pushes the “publish” button on her next post? Yah. That would be sah-well. Muah. No lurker here, ever. Promise.

  • I lurk sometimes, but mostly I leave a message. Have a terrific day. 🙂

  • Always glad to leave a comment at one of my daily reads.

  • Meleah

    LeAnn:
    Nice to *meet* you.

    Manoj:
    Its never too late to comment over here!
    🙂

    KellyPea:
    “How about a day where the bloggosphere celebrates the person who consistently is the LAST to comment on a post”

    LOL LOL

    I love you.

    BobG:
    Thats because YOU are awesome.

    Comedy Plus:
    Thanks for dropping by!

  • diana

    major lurker here. but what the heck 🙂 thanx for keeping me updated on your life and pammer rammers 🙂 and of course the rest of you. i enjoy the pix and i also enjoy knowing what’s going on in joysey. i’m always lurking along. didn’t know there was a holiday to drag us out in the opened though. best wishes to you.

    love, d

  • Helooooooooooo!
    Hope you’re staying warm.
    It’s damn cold here.

  • Meleah

    Diana:
    I am glad to hear you enjoy reading about my life.
    And about NJ!
    Feel free to comment ANYTIME!

    Courtney:
    I am totally FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZING.

  • Jay

    Wow … what a lot of comments!!

    I didn’t know it was Delurking Week. Is it too late to join in?

  • I always lave comments, Monkey, but here is another one anyway 🙂 HUGS TO YOU

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  • I have tried to get the lurkers out of hiding and they just won’t do it. Every blog has them as you know. I think this is a great idea. Why lurk? Why do people do that?

  • Meleah

    Jay:
    Its NOT too late!

    Leslie:
    Your signature is CRAZY!
    xoxoxox

    Ricardo:
    I dont know why people lurk. Maybe they are shy. I think I managed to pull a FEW people out of hiding. But, I suppose I will never know ALL of the people who read this blog.

  • I’m so with you on this. I’ve found that I like receiving comments. My highest comment posts happen to be my Wordless Wednesday posts. Go figure. 🙂

  • i only *do* it for the comments. i sat down, one day, and said ‘i need more comments in my life, and what’s more, i want to keep myself up to 1am working to *get* those comments’

    oh it’s so worth it.

  • Hi It’s me Betty!!! lol!
    I don’t know what else to tell you about me. lol I’m always on twitter. I’m sure you know way too much already. Poor you! 😉
    I love chocolate, I enjoy a good glass of wine and I enjoy reading your blog. Tomorrow is mine & Joe’s 10th Anniversary.
    So happy to have met you on twitter. 🙂

  • I’m no lurker, but I’ll say howdy doodie anyway 🙂

    Thanks for checking on me, by the way.

  • Meleah

    Urban:
    Thats because you have posted some AMAZING photos!

    Betty:
    Oh Im so excited about your anniversary!
    Thats such a huge deal.
    Im glad I met you on Twitter too!
    🙂

    Holly:
    Totally Worth It

    Diva:
    You’ve been on my mind a lot lately. You know I had to check in on you!

  • Comment. I’m with The girl it does sound perverted! I’m delurking…. he he
    I guess it fits since that is probably what the sickos do anyway.

    🙂

  • There seems to be a holiday for everything. I hope we can come with a National Meleah week!

  • Meleah

    Loni:
    I love The Girl.

    Roshan:
    Yes please!!

  • 73 comments before mine.. I think you have unlurked a lot of past lurkers…lol

  • Donna

    I don t delurk often, but thanks for sharing with a world that needs a little beauty and warmth.

  • Meleah

    Lady:
    Aw. I guess so.
    But, I only see a FEW comments from people I didn’t know read this blog.

    Donna:
    Thank you.

  • A bit late but I’ll delurk myself. I’ve recently started dropping by to see whats going on.

    How are you doing? It’s very nice to meet you!

    So I guess I’ve officially delurked myself! 🙂

  • muah!!
    just checkin in on ya. I’ve been wrapped up in projects and haven’t been around the blog much. wanted to stop by and say hiya 🙂

  • Do you know I MISSED delurking week? How do you miss a whole week long event in Blogland??? I didn’t visit around much last week and now I know why it is best to stay on top of blog reading.

    YOU MISS IMPORTANT THINGS LIKE DE LURKING WEEK.

    Sheesh.

  • hi from the UK

  • Meleah

    Colblue:
    Welcome to my blog!

    TheMacMommy:
    Hi sweety!

    Jennifer:
    I love this week!

    GGOM:
    *waves back to you*

  • Jen

    I’m here! 🙂 wanted to weigh in to your numbers for this count! 🙂

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