Over the last three years, I’ve come across the concept of ‘blog delurking’ a couple of times but never got around to joining in, even though it seemed like a great idea. This year, thanks to Parul and her timely post, I decided there’d be no better time than NOW to jump right in, so, here I am.
Now, in case you’re wondering what the idea behind The International Blog Delurking Week is, let me tell you, it’s a lovely tradition that unfolds in the first week of January, when bloggers find out about their real readers—people, who not only stop by their blogs, but also leave comments on the posts—somewhat like raising their hands to show that they were around. These are the delurkers, as opposed to those who simply lurk, i.e., those who visit quietly and leave without commenting or leaving a trace to let the blogger know that they were around.
If you’re a blogger, you already know that there’s nothing quite like getting to know who your real readers are and nothing feels more encouraging than to read what your readers have left for you in the comment box.
This brings me to why I’m here. I’d love to know who you are, dear readers and where you’re coming from (not just your geographical location but your virtual one too, as in your website/blog/platform etc) and when you first discovered/stopped by this blog. So, if you’re reading this, please do leave me a “Hi” or just about anything that you’d like to share with me. I’ve never done this but I suppose it will be quite exciting to see if the number of comments matches up to the number of people actually reading this post. If you’re game, do join in and leave your thoughts/comments below.
I cannot think of a better start to my writing year than by conveying my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to each one of you, dear readers— you’ve been with me through thick and thin, over the past four years (yes, MYSOULTALKS will be turning four this January!), left me with encouraging words, appreciated me most generously when you’ve liked my posts and always assured me with your gentle and warm assurances to continue every time my muse has abandoned me and I’ve found myself at the crossroads, contemplating if I should seriously consider giving up blogging/writing. You insisted I stay and I listened—So, today, I have to tell you that you’re the real reason I still blog, in spite of my intermittent breaks, which seems likely to happen almost every year, when life decides to get in the way.
But, I’m here and so are you, dear readers! And, now, as you’re done reading my post, I’d love to see you leave me with something lovely in the comment box. So, wishing you all a fantastic year ahead. I’m trying to ensure I blog more frequently this year, so hopefully, we’ll get to spend more time together in 2019. Thank you for stopping by and see you around! 🙂
(Linking this with Parul’s post.)