Love Our Lurkers Day (LOL)

I know I’m one day ahead of schedule ( I have a crazy work week) but I wanted to blog about the now annual “Love our Lurkers” (LOL) Day scheduled for Friday, October 12, the brilliant brainchild of the fantastic blogger Bonnie of My Bottom Smarts fame.

Get your LOL on, people!

Thusly, if you have not left any comments as of yet on some blogs, Friday (or anytime really) is a fine day to stop on by some spankblogs, say hi, leave a comment, introduce yourself if you’d like — or just leave some feedback on a post.

The ratio of blog visitors to comments left by blog visitors is typically tiny for most blogs–the idea of “Love our Lurkers” day is to change that and make our community of kink more interactive and fun.

It seems to me a misconception by a few blog readers I’ve heard from, that bloggers don’t read their comments or they are unnecessary in someway.

Perish the thought!

Bloggers *love* comments and feedback.

Looking at one’s statistics might be rewarding in a somewhat limited way (“Gee whiz, I’m big in Slovakia!”) but reading some feedback shows folks care enough to post their opinions and take an active cyber-role in the spankosphere.

And at the same time, this motivates and inspires bloggers to keep their blogs going instead of fading into the ether of cyberspace.

Lack of comments is one of the major reasons many blogs die and go to blog heaven.

Also, if have a blog of your own and leave no feedback on other blogs, yet wring your hands and moan about your own blogs’ lack of comments, well, you have nothing to complain about. Take part in the community and leave your feedback on other blogs — you’d be surprised at how the number of comments on your own blog will slowly start to climb as you make connections with similar spankblogs.

More on “Love our Lurkers Day” — According to Bonnie:

Those who participated last year will recall how much fun this event was. This year, we hope it will be even bigger and better.

The idea is that each of us, on one designated day, will post a message inviting our silent readers to leave a comment and introduce themselves. If we all ask, even the most bashful might be inclined to poke their heads up.

During last year’s LOL, 46 spanking-oriented blogs posted messages and they received 919 comments. Better still, we met many, many great people. Quite a few remain regular readers to this day. Several have become successful bloggers in their own right.

This year, we are inviting 141 bloggers to participate!

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26 thoughts on “Love Our Lurkers Day (LOL)”

  1. Doh! I was plotting to be the first LOL poster. I figured that posting my LOL message just after midnight in England would win that race, given that most bloggers are American. Obviously you work faster! Well done and best of luck with the comments!

  2. OK You got me. Great blog, but don’t ruin the mood by cheering on the Red Sox. And why in the world would anbody name a ballpark
    “Fenway”? And isn’t spanking banned in Boston anyway?
    Another former delurker.

  3. I am a regular lurker on your blog. I think you’ve got a great blog and hope you keep writing for a long time!
    padme amidala

  4. Hey Dave,

    I’ll need to get with it and post on my blog as tribute to LOL day.

    I wouldn’t characterize myself as a lurker, but I did take a leave of absence for the summer.

    Great blog here…!


  5. Great blog Dave,
    I am also a blogger and forgot to drop Bonnie an email. But I have a love our lurkers day post up to. Hope you get lots of comments.
    Purple Angel

  6. You know me! But I rarley post comments. Maybe I should more often.

    A little less lurking, a lot more spanking!



  7. Awesome Blog

    love those HOT pictures

    im one of your 12 readers

    on your other new blog

    which is very HOT

    keep up great BLOG’S

  8. I am not a lurker- I usually leave comments when I can’t keep my mouth shut about something… I do love the motivational posters- I can’t wait to see more.

  9. I chose a good day to check-in. Here’s the long overdue, “HI DAVE!” that I owe you. Site looks awesome. The Sox look even more awesome tonight. I think it’s 7 – 1 right now.

    … Thanks for the heads up about LOL Day. I just added a post to Devlin’s Blog. I didn’t want it to look like we weren’t with the program — which we *weren’t* until I read YOUR Blog. 🙂 Best, GWEN

  10. Thank you all for the great comments! wow love it!

    I’m feeling very warm and fuzzy right now, and that’s not just from the beer I’m drinking.


  11. Dave! Hi.

    I’m not so much delurking as I am de-staying-away-from-the-computer-because-it-makes-me-angry-and-I-am-crazy-enough-these-days, but I still had to stop by and say hello as I have been a horribly lame blogofriend or whatever the less cheesy name is. Obviously I love your page, as do we all. (You are on everyone’s link list. Everyone’s!) I wish you a wonderful weekend and many perky bottoms in tiny shorts.


  12. Yours is one of my favorite sited because it is named after my favorite color. At least, it’s my favorite color after getting or receiving a spanking.


  13. Have you ever really received so many comments Dave??? It seems that lurkers´ day works.
    It´s a very good initiative because bloggers really appreciate comments of readers.
    I believe I am going to promote a similar initiative in the spanish spanking community.

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