April 23, 2005

Take a moment and introduce yourself, if you would be so kind

[UPDATE] I'm sticky posting this at the top for a week or so as answers seem to be still trickling in. [/UPDATE]

Mia had an excellent idea which I am borrowing from for here and which she took from fellow Munuvian, Eric. She asked:

A while ago Eric at SWG asked his readers if they would leave a comment after a post to say if they were lurkers and/or bloggers themselves and he was surprised by the amount of comments he received. I like that idea because that would mean if they had sites themselves I could have the chance to go read what they were all about and I'd not feel so vulnerable as I do sometimes (when I see from my stats that someone has spent the last 3 hours reading my archives). So ....... if you have a moment, drop me a comment and perhaps tell me who you are? Lurker, commenter or blogger . Thank you.

I'm not feeling vulnerable, particularly, but I am curious. I figure that in a normal day, fewer than 5% of visitors as counted on my statmeter actually leave a comment. So, like Mia, I'm wondering about my visitors. Are you lurkers? Casual visitors? Google search visitors who, having found what they are looking for simply read and move on? Regular readers? Or just a good buddy (and you know who you are and I do, too) stopping by to see what's up?

Please do leave a comment and say, hello. At least that way I can get some sense as to who is reading, if anyone.

Posted by Random Penseur at April 23, 2005 08:27 AM

I'm one of your daily readers and I'm a blogger and sometimes commenter .... How did I come across you in the first place, via Helen I suspect.

Posted by: Mia at April 12, 2005 08:49 AM

i'm a lurker! found you through buffalo wings & vodka.

Posted by: emily at April 12, 2005 10:08 AM

I'm a blogger too. I actually found you through an ocomment you left on a guys blog. He was/is going through separation/divorce and you left him some very good advice...

Glad I found you!

Posted by: Wicked H at April 12, 2005 10:19 AM

fellow munuvian who (very) occasionally leaves a comment :)

Posted by: Ted at April 12, 2005 10:33 AM

Casual lurker here - you're a daily read for me, but I don't always have something to say back!

Posted by: GrammarQueen at April 12, 2005 11:43 AM

Regular reader; occasional commenter!

Posted by: nic at April 12, 2005 11:58 AM

lurker here. Found you on Amber's blog. No blog of my own, just a reader of others.

Posted by: jules at April 12, 2005 12:36 PM

Recently a regular reader. Found you through Irish Elk when Mark posted something nice about both of our blogs at once.

Posted by: Amy at April 12, 2005 12:44 PM

Unabashed Fangrrrl.

Found you in the Munuvian Secret Induction Society and would read you if you posted your grocery list.

*sheepish grin*

Posted by: Margi at April 12, 2005 01:55 PM

I'm a lurker! I like the sound of that for some reason. I enjoy your blog daily but I'm afraid I cannot remember where I found you.

Posted by: laurel at April 12, 2005 02:38 PM

Regular daily reader. No blog of my own. I think I heard about your site from Amber. Damn, I miss her.

Posted by: Azalea at April 12, 2005 03:02 PM

I'm a regular reader and a blogger, and I found my way here from Mia's site actually.

Posted by: Stereotype at April 12, 2005 03:10 PM

:waves: You already know who I am. :)

Posted by: Hannah at April 12, 2005 03:21 PM

Hey fella,

I am a sometime commenter, though I seem to compose responses to many of the things you write about in my head (probably proof that I am a loony). I found you through Critical Mass.

Posted by: Mandalei at April 12, 2005 03:28 PM

Lurker, I guess, and an occasional commenter. Oh, and a one-time emailer. ;)

Posted by: d at April 12, 2005 03:32 PM

Fairly regular commenter, emailer and debate starter (or sh!t disturber if you want)
I read your site everyday, I think I got here through a comment you posted on my blog, but I'm not entirely sure.

Always amused and delighted by the GC and BC stories.

Posted by: Oorgo at April 12, 2005 07:58 PM

I read. I blog. Oh, and sometimes comment.

Posted by: Simon at April 12, 2005 09:13 PM

I'm a day or so late and a dollar or two short to the party. Nothing new there.

But plenty new here.

I found you through your finding me. And leaving lovely comments in your wake, for which I thank you.

I'm looking forward to reading more, and soon.

Posted by: Jennifer at April 12, 2005 09:37 PM

daily reader. late one night i was doing research and came across snooze button dreams (odd story, ended up not doing the research and just reading blogs for the rest of the night), which eventually led me here. i do particularly like the stories about the boy child and the girl child, and your other posts about culture and whatnot.

Posted by: rudy at April 12, 2005 09:58 PM

i am one of your fellow munuvians. (Gee? Ya think ;)) I pop over generally when I see a fresh piece o' cake next to your blog's name on my blogroll.

Posted by: Kathy at April 12, 2005 11:03 PM

I am a daily reader and lurker who keeps coming back to hear your GC stories. I believe I came here after you made an astute comment on making light, but my memory on that is fuzzy.

Posted by: Terri at April 13, 2005 12:20 AM

Thank you all, very much, for your comments. Some of you are well known to me but I appreciate just the same your taking the trouble to leave a comment. But many of you are new and I really am very glad to meet you.

Thanks again, y'all!

Posted by: RP at April 13, 2005 09:28 AM

Another fellow Munuvian here. I like to stop by and see what's happening to the Girl and Boy children. They sound so delightful.

Posted by: Jordana at April 13, 2005 03:34 PM

I'm a daily visitor. I should probably comment more often.

Posted by: JohnL at April 13, 2005 10:06 PM

Regular reader, commenter, friend, fellow traveler through this incredible journey we call life. Or, to paraphrase Meredith Brooks...

I'm a bitch, I'm a blogger,
I'm a child, I'm a father.
I'm a joker, I am straight,
I really enjoy cake!

I'm your bud, I drink beer,
I comment over here,
And no you wouldn't want it any other way!

...or something like that. ;)

Posted by: Jim at April 15, 2005 12:13 PM

Regular reader. I think we joined mu.nu about the same time and I remember you posted something about Louisiana v Mississippi drivers. I commented, you replied, and we've been commenting/replying ever since.

And anyone who offers to send me BaTampte pickles is a friend for life. :-)

Posted by: Howard at April 15, 2005 05:09 PM

regular reader, comment less frequently than i would like, found you through citical mass

Posted by: Ivan at April 15, 2005 09:35 PM

I'm a failed blogger who reads you now and again. You have a good way with words, and tell nice stories. I came upon your blog on a link from Everyday Stranger, whom I read on a similar basis. Sorry about your aunt, the C monster has affected all of us at one time or another.
Some day, explain about mu.nu. I read about munuvians, and have had several blogs switch over to it, but I know not what it is. Be of good cheer.... Tom B

Posted by: bigTom at April 17, 2005 02:28 AM

i read as often as i can. i tend to comment in spurts. my blogging is best described as.......split.
i found you? or you found me? not sure. i think it was through Mick.

and i like the 'sticky posting' idea, and how it was said.

(and Jim - great version of that song! lol...)

Posted by: sn at April 17, 2005 01:26 PM

Just found your site via Amber. I've been blogging for a few weeks about starting life over again after 40. All three of my readers find it very interesting. LOL

I've also fought headaches for years, so I'll scan down and post about that. Take care!

Posted by: ez at April 17, 2005 02:57 PM

Regular reader (okay, I admit, sometimes I'm lazy and just SKIM), only post sporadically. I've already forgotten how and why I stumbed onto you...whoops.

Posted by: Allison at April 17, 2005 03:12 PM

Fellow (and very recent) MuNuvian here. I think I found your blog through a comment you left on mine. I don't remember for sure. Or maybe I found you via John at TexasBestGrok. Either way, I like your blog and writing.

Posted by: Eric at April 17, 2005 03:25 PM

What Stephen said.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at April 17, 2005 03:45 PM

A regular reader...I think I found you from Amber's blog. Being married to a lawyer, I relate to a lot of your writing :-)

Posted by: Jocelyn at April 17, 2005 04:35 PM

I tried to comment on this last week, but had troubles and gave up...

...so...hello! I stop by almost every day. I've only commented a couple of times. I blog sporatically. Guess I'm primarily a lurker who likes iced tea ;)

Posted by: C at April 17, 2005 10:43 PM

...oops. and I found you through sn.

Posted by: C at April 17, 2005 10:44 PM

Last May a comment you left on another blog prompted me to ask you a personal question. Your answer helped with my youngest daughter. I have been a faithful reader ever since.

Posted by: Annie at April 18, 2005 11:02 AM

semi-lurker? Occasionaly comment, but not as often as I read.

Posted by: Rachel Ann at April 18, 2005 11:49 AM

Lurker. Blogger. And, I like to think, friend :)

Posted by: Helen at April 18, 2005 12:33 PM

I lurk. I am not creative enough to blog. I found you while lurking at Helen's...

Posted by: Kathy at April 18, 2005 02:36 PM

Hm. Interesting. I'd like to ask the same @ my blog but wonder if I'd get many responses. This is my 1st time at your blog, I followed you back via your comments at my blog.

Posted by: Kelly at April 19, 2005 11:10 AM

Occasional reader, occasional commenter, and I started reading you when you started commenting on my gf's blog.

Posted by: Victor at April 20, 2005 09:53 AM

Lurker, non-blogger, and sometimes (twice, I think) commenter. Found you via John Bruce's site, and I read a couple times a week.

Posted by: tex ritter at April 20, 2005 06:27 PM

Sometimes a lurker, sometimes a bona fide visitor, sometimes a passer-by, sometimes just a transient. I do enjoy your blog and to be quite honest, I have been visiting you for a while and I know you have occasionally visited me so I've quite forgotten how we became acquainted.

Posted by: Roberta S at April 22, 2005 03:52 AM

I stumbled in herte from a link from TexasBestGrok and I thought I would take a lok around. I've been blgging myself for about 10 months, but only recently started doing it seriously. Well, as serious as i get...

Posted by: James Wigderson at April 22, 2005 03:15 PM

I'm a fellow blogger who found you via Kathy's blog.

I really liked your idea, and have already shamelessly ripped it off... hope you don't mind!

Anyway, I've only skimmed over a couple of posts so far, but I like what I've seen, so I'll come back later for some more "in-depth study."

Posted by: TeaFizz at April 23, 2005 12:43 PM

first time here - hi

Posted by: Mish at April 23, 2005 03:11 PM

Before 5 minutes ago I was completely unaware of your existance in the universe. i found you through Teafizz


I will at least lurk now...

Posted by: Tulip at April 23, 2005 07:57 PM

I read, I rarely comment. Generally speaking, by the time I get around to reading posts, someone has said what I wanted to say MUCH better than I think I would have :)

Posted by: Emily at April 25, 2005 01:02 AM

First time visitor; my blog's been up for about a year, but only blogging steadily since this January.

Posted by: Jodie at April 25, 2005 04:30 PM

... stopping by to visit after noticing traffic from this direction... *waves* Hi munu neighbor!

Posted by: Princess Cat at April 25, 2005 09:57 PM

Found you via TeaFizz via Blog d'Elisson. For today just a new visitor - at work right now so no time for a good read...

Posted by: Cowtown Pattie at April 28, 2005 01:19 PM

I was looking for a tan thru swimming costume & found you!! I don't even know what blogging is but have spent a very pleasant 20 minutes here!

Posted by: Lou at May 6, 2005 08:38 AM

First time visitor! Found you while searching for the story behind BaTampte pickles which I purchased for the first time on Tuesday.

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