Confessions of a Blog Lurker

I'm a serious blog lurker.

As in I rarely leave comments anymore.

And there are plenty of blogs I read daily. Yes, daily.

Those blogs I feel really connected to and feel like I actually know them.

But they probably don't know me or think I fell off the face of the earth because I don't comment that much.

It's so mysterious being a lurker ;)

It takes zero effort. (Which isn't a good thing for bloggers for many reasons.)

I think most of the time it's because I read blogs mobily (not a word and I know it) and posting a comment from Safari on my iPhone is a pain in the arse. It's also a pain to comment from rss apps I use.

When I'm on a computer I can click and type a lot easier.

But computers are becoming more and more less of a part of my "free time" and tablets/cell phones are my preferred way to access information and keep up with my blogs.

Somebody make a rss feed app that makes commenting easier.

If that happens I promise to be more interactive.

Are you a lurker or a commenter?

26 comments:

  1. I totally agree! Luckily, with my job, I have a lot of free time on the computer. But when I'm reading from my phone... I almost never leave comments!!

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  2. haha same here! I hardly ever comment anymore, but no worries bc I am reading daily :)

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  3. I am commenting today! Lol But I'm also on a PC.

    I feel the SAME WAY about commenting on an iPhone! I can never comment on my iPhone without issues (they really need to work on this!). If I open a link in Twitter I have to click it through/over to Safari and THEN comment. It's exhausting.

    I also read plenty of blogs daily without commenting. You're not alone :)

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  4. Hahaha SAME BOAT. I am such a blog creeper now.
    I still read but I do it at work or from my phone so I don't have the time to comment as much...oops!

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  5. Commenting is so hard on anything but a computer! I'm on a Nook right now and doing the hunt and peck thing, lol. Takes forever. I try to be a commenter, but I definitely know how you feel. Even in my Mac's RSS app, I feel like it takes too much effort sometimes. They really need a way you can comment within the app.

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  6. Pretty sure I wrote this post...or it's in my drafts still. Ha! I do all my commenting from my phone. Or at least 90% of it. It amazes me how much more efficient I am when a comment is produced from all 10 of my fingers. And not just one thumb. I think it's ok to lurk. Creepy is totally the in thing these days. I almost had a heart episode the other day when I found out FB was going to start publishing what friends looked at our pictures and statuses. Like seriously, I thought my life as a lurker was over. But I think it was just a rumor. If not? I need to find new hobbies.

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  7. And yes, this comment was from my phone. Ha!

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  8. I am writing this from an RSS reader on my iPhone. It is a pain in my butt. I read all of the blogs I follow, but generally only comment when it is super important or easy for me.

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  9. I've turned into a lurker too... it's true. You and I both. I read your blog all the time, and RARELY comment. A bunch of other blogs I read and don't comment. Is it bad? I really don't know.

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  10. I mix it up and lurk half the time. I try to comment often enough to let people know that i read their blog but I don't always have something to say about what they are writing about.

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  11. I lurk and I stalk but rarely comment. Except when I feel the need to leave a comment on the topic of commenting.

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  12. both, some days i'm not in the mood of comment, but still i read blogs daily, and check their new post, other times, like this one, i made little comments, but not that frequently :)
    Being a lurker is great!

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  13. I'm a commenter but I totally understand what you mean about commenting with safari on the iphone. It's SUCH a pain!

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  14. Funny that you posted this today. Just today I had the amazing thought of..."Hey, I haven't commented on blogs much lately." So I've been making my rounds today and I've been trying to purposefully comment on most of the blogs I read. But I'm definitely more of a lurker. It really is easier :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  15. I've been more of a lurker lately especially when I read blogs in my reader. However, your post prompted me to come to your blog and comment so, progress!

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  16. Lurker. Comments are for real thoughts. Not lurkers. Esther Norine Designs

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  17. I'm for sure a lurker most of the time. I don't really get a lot of time to READ blogs during the week, so by the weekend I have so many to read that I don't really take the time to comment on things. Plus sometimes I feel dumb just being like "hey, nice post!".

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  18. Im a total lurker these days. My new job means even reading blog's is hard so like you im doing it on my phone. Maybe i should start commenting more.....x

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  19. Im a total lurker these days. My new job means even reading blog's is hard so like you im doing it on my phone. Maybe i should start commenting more.....x

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  20. in the irony to beat all ironies, I totally lurked on this post. I read it last week, thought about leaving a comment, but left your page before actually doing so...oops. anyway, I'm back now! I should get points for that, right? I'm a horrible blog lurker - I'm really making a concerted effort to be better about leaving comments and such because I want to build better relationships with my fellow bloggers. but sometimes commenting just requires more energy than I'm willing to expend.

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  21. I am a serious lurker too! But trying to turn into more of a commenter. :)

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  22. Wow! A lot of lurkers out there. I'm a commenter and clearly the last of a dying breed. I want comments now and again so I comment. Plus, I guess I just always want to put in my two cents. Also, I do read at work from a computer mostly so that makes it easier.

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  23. umm I'm a total lurker. like 100%. I can't even believe I'm commenting on this post haha ;-)

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  24. Ok, I'm busted. I'm a lurker. Hi there :) There is one blog I comment on a lot and I think I'm just trying to see if she will ever reply. lol

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  25. haha I try to be a commenter, but you're right, commenting from your phone is a huge pain. Huge!

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