I've always wondered who all these people are that have subscribed to my feed. There's anywhere from 600 to 900 of you but I still only see comments from the same 50-odd people. Now's your time to shine, lurkers! Just pop a comment here, no reason to be shy. Let us know who you are, where you're from, what you do, whatever. It will help you get to know some of the other lurkers and will even give you a few hits to your site if you have one. Think this was a great idea? Well it's not mine. It comes from Bryan who got it from Veerle who found out about it via a napkin. For those of you still scratching your heads as to what a lurker is, Bryan's got your back:
So most people know what a lurker is, if you donâ€™t, let me pull you out of your hole by saying that a lurker is a person that decides to stay shy in either a chat room, a forum or a blog, by not contributing their comments and electing to just watch the babble ensue in front of them. Now that made no sense, but Iâ€™m sure you got it.And yes, if you are one of those regulars you can comment too. If you run a blog as well, I think it would be a great idea to get to know some of your lurkers too. You might even find some people that live across the street or always go to that StarBucks you work/study/live at - you never know. I'll try to resist the urge to blog too much so this one stays on the frontpage for a while.