International Blog Delurking Week 2016
Back in the olden days of the Internet, the first full week of January was declared International Delurking Week, and I still celebrate this ancient holiday. It runs this year from the 3rd until the 9th, so you have about seven days to slither out of the reading closet and check in with an “I’m here” comment.
It is fairly easy. Leave a comment in the comment section below admitting that you’re here. You can simply raise your hand and meekly admit that you’re here with a simple, one-word “here” comment; or you can proudly raise your hand and tell us all a bit about yourself (my preferred method); or… you can tell me your favourite book (see, I’m trying to make it easy for you by even providing a comment prompt).
The point is that I want to know about the people who read me, since there is a huge discrepancy between the number of readers in actuality and the number of readers I actually know are reading. Or a tongue-twister like that.
And that’s all you have to do to celebrate.
So (clears throat to nudge you along), who is here?
And just to answer my own question, I am partial to the Harry Potter series. And almost anything Tolkien. And Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale. And Voltaire’s Candide.
* I make a badge every year to mark the occasion, and I give you full permission to right click and grab it for your very own.
Side note: tomorrow is also #MicroblogMonday. So get writing!