When I found out about Love Our Lurker's day I loved the idea and knew I had to participate. What a cool concept. Thank you, Bonnie, for creating such a wonderful event! I used to be that lurker until recently. In fact I didn't even realize that bloggers even cared if you commented on their blogs. I know...funny thought now. I thought the idea was to just present information or stories for their readers to enjoy and then move on. I thought forums & groups were for community and blogs were for information. Wow, was I wrong! I was really missing out all of those years of sticking to the groups. Blogland is a vast community full of very special people sharing their lives, their thoughts, dreams, angst, advice and talents.
In this last year I have been blessed to meet some simply incredible people that have become some of my dearest friends. I was blown away by the support when my Mom had a stroke this last summer. Never could I have guessed that virtual stranger's would be exactly the buoy that would keep me afloat in such a troubled time. I love that not only can we giggle over altered photos of Joe Manganiello made over to be the spanking God we all fantasize him to be, (See what I mean? Look below! Thank you, Laura for hooking all of us!) but we can lean on each other when we aren't getting enough spanking or maybe too much where we've really gotten into a heap of trouble, or we are struggling in our real life.
I love sharing TTWD with all of you! I think it creates a very special bond. Today is all about the lurker's. If you lurk or even if it's your first time here take a second to comment and let us know that you are there! Today in your honor I am giving away a book of your choice from Blushing Books to one random commenter. If you are a lurker and never have commented on my blog before you get two entries! This drawing is open to everyone though! Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win!
Here are some questions to get the comments going! Feel free to talk about anything you would like to though!
What is your favorite thing about blogland? Are you typically a lurker or a participator?