Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Love Our Lurker's



Hi everyone, it's Love Our Lurkers day. This is the 8th one, but the second one for me as a blogger.

I started out as a lurker. In fact, more of us than just myself started out that way.  Most of us have a similar story. We were looking for something. Something missing in ourselves, or something we knew was there but were too afraid to talk about or share with anyone. So we turned to the internet for information and found this wonderful community.

I know it can be a bit intimidating looking at that little white comment box. I often felt that way, like anything I said might sound really stupid, or just plain ignorant. The truth of the matter is, we are a pretty nonjudgmental, open minded, welcoming group of people.

We live an alternative lifestyle and no two couples do it exactly alike. We recognize and encourage that. That is why you will often see the acronym TTWD used. It stands for This Thing We Do, and yes, we all do it a bit differently. That's okay. We recognize we are individuals with individual lives. Everyone's situation is different.

Those differences, along with the basic similarities we share, mainly the desire to engage in TTWD, is what makes it all work. Here, in blogland you can talk about anything and receive support, advice, friendship and a good old kick in the pants if needed.

That support, advice and friendship comes from the comments we leave or are left for us. I have learned so much from the other bloggers and from the comments left not only for me, but on the blogs I read. I've made some great friends and they and this community, have been the support I needed to get through some extremely difficult times.

That is why we celebrate our lurker's, to encourage you to step out of the shadows and say Hi. It's easy and you never know when something you have to say may be of help, or lead to a friendship with someone. We know you are there, our stats tell us that. So, take a moment, jump on in and say Hi. We love hearing from you.

68 comments:

  1. I'm not a lurker but Happy LoL day anyway!

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    1. Thanks Chickadee, you're always welcome :)

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  2. Nope. Not a lurker either but happy lol day anyway!

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    1. Thanks DR, it's always nice to hear from you :)

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  3. Happy LOL Day, faerie. Hope all is well. Hugs!

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    1. Hi Riley, thanks for taking the time out of your very busy life to drop by. Hope the wedding plans are going well :)

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  4. Happy LOL Day, faerie! I hope you enjoy many, many more such days in the future! :D

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    1. Thanks Christina, I hope the same for you :)

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  5. Happy LOL Day faerie. Looking forward to reading hear for another year.

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    1. Thanks Sunnygirl, I hope I'm here for another year too, with something relevant to say even, lol. :)

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  6. Happy LOL Day Faerie! Don't often comment so guess that makes me a semi-lurker. ;) Hope you and MM are doing well.

    Blessings...
    Cat

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    1. Hi Cat, it's always nice to hear from you. MM and I are hanging there :)

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  7. Hi Faerie! Happy LOL day! All the best!

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    1. All the best to you Zoe, thanks for stopping by. :)

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  8. Hi Faerie, not a lurker, but glad to be a friend. I always love reading your posts - they are always heart felt and real and speak miles. :-) Hugs and Happy LOL Day!

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    1. Hi Terps, thank you for the lovely comment. I'm so happy to call you friend :)

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  9. it's my 2nd one too! Happy LOL day sweetpea!

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    1. Time flies in blogland doesn't it? Thanks for stopping by :)

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  10. Hi Faerie! It's been a long time since I visited, but I wanted to say hello. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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    1. Hi Ana, you're welcome to come by for a visit anytime :)

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  11. Happy LOL Day Faerie! We've visited before, but not sure we've ever said hello. It's nice to meet you!

    -Clint and Chelsea
    Learning Domestic Discipline

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    1. HI Clint and Chelsea, thanks for stopping by. We aren't a DD couple but I do stop by to visit at your place occasionally too :)

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  12. Happy LOL Day ! This is my first comment here.

    Mona Lisa.

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    1. Welcome Mona Lisa, you are always welcome to stop by for a visit and join the conversation :)

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  13. Hi Faerie,

    Happy LOL 8 day! I'm a regular visitor to your blog, and always enjoy your posts.

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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    1. Thanks Hermione, I regularly visit at your place too. I always enjoy your posts very much :)

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  14. yaay!! I am a lurker too! that's how I started out! and still lurking
    HUGS!

    Aluv

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    1. LOL Atiya, lurk away, though it is nice to hear from you when you decide to comment. :)

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  15. This is my second LOL Day too!
    It's nice to see the whole community come together to welcome quiet readers and catch up to say Hello to one another :)
    Happy LOL Day Faerie,
    # MrBBSpanker

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    1. Hi Mr. BB Spanker. It is nice to have this opportunity to visit friends and welcome all our silent readers. :)

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  16. Hi there! Your blog was one of the first blogs I ever started reading, almost two years ago, and I really enjoy it. This year I finally got up the nerve to say hello. Thanks for writing!

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    1. Hi SH, thanks for leaving a commenting and letting me know you are here. Feel free to join the conversation any time. :)

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  17. Hi there Faerie! :) Happy LOL Day to you! I've been meaning to come by, as Terps mentioned your blog to me! I look forward to getting to know you and reading here. Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

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    1. Nice to meet you Katie, I'm looking forward o getting to know you better too :) This is a wonderful community to make new friends in :)

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  18. Not sure I've ever said hello so here goes: hello
    I read a lot but have realised today how little I comment.
    Janey

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    1. Hi Janey, thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment and letting me know you are here. It's always nice to have a name to put with the numbers :) Please feel free to joint he conversation anytime.

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  19. Hi Faerie, Happy LOL Day. Your blog was one of the first I found before I blogged and simply lurked. I'm still mainly a quiet follower and come by to wish you best.
    hugs
    DF

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    1. Hi DF, I know I have a special attachment to those first few blogs I found, though I don 't comment on them as much as I probably should. Quiet or not, you are always welcome :)

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  20. Hi Certainly not a lurker, but dropped in to say hello!
    hugs abby

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    1. Thanks abby, it's always nice to hear from you. You always give such great advice and support :)

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  21. Hi faerie!!
    *waves*

    I am mostly a commenter and not so much a lurker.

    Hugs and Happy LOL8!
    fiona

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    1. Hi Fiona, I'm so glad you are mostly a commenter. Your support and words of encouragement have been greatly appreciated :)

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  22. Hi Faerie,
    I lurk around your blog every few days and am encouraged by you to explore new experiences. Happy LOL day

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    1. Welcome Don, it's nice to know I can inspire someone. Feel free to join the conversation and share your new experiences, if your comfortable, any time. :)

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    1. Thanks Blondie, hope you had a Happy LOL Day too :)

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    1. Thanks Prefectdt, I think I missed you yesterday, but I do lurk around your blog when I can.

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  25. I love that you're here. I'm always by to read, mostly I comment, but I do lurk at times. I'm glad you're here of your second LOL!

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    1. Elis, my friend, it is always nice to hear from you, no matter what form it takes. Yanno, I have you to thank for my presence here. You have been a huge inspiration for me :)

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  26. Faerie Wings, just discovered your blog recently. I'm looking forward to reading more about journey.

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    1. Hi HS, I just found your blog too and am looking forward to following as well :)

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  27. Happy LOL day!!!
    Love your blog!

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  28. Not a lurker...I always read! I am so glad you are here. You were there to welcome me in the beginning!

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    1. Hi Minelle, I'm so glad you started writing, I visit you often too :)

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  29. Hello Faerie

    Thanks for the Comment. You where one of the first i commented on around 18 months ago now. I still visit, just run out of time now and again.

    Hope your well

    Love and best wishes

    BOB Bx

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    1. Hi Bob B, I understand the time restrictions, I deal with them myself. Which is why I usually just lurk around yours. So much to read and never enough time :)

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  30. Happy LOL Day Faerie! I've only recently found you blog. This is my second LOL Day too.

    Hugs,
    Roz

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    1. Hi Roz, funny, I just found your blog too. I'm looking forward to reading more about your journey. :)

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  31. Happy LOL day and thanks for stop by my blog.

    FD

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    1. Hi FD, I know I haven't been commenting much lately, but I never miss a post. Thank you for all your support and encouragement :)

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  32. Hi Faerie! Happy belated LOL day. Yes, I think I do lurk these days...I'll see if I can do better. :)

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    1. Hi Susie, I've been mostly a lurker myself these days. I too need to work on that :)

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  33. Thanks for coming by yesterday! Honestly, mouse didn't have much time to go visiting blogs so she's doing it today.

    <3
    mouse

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    1. Hi mouse, I love your blog and always read, though I rarely comment. I just haven't had as much time as I would like. I'm hoping to be better about that though. You are always welcome to join the conversation :)

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  34. Hi faerie, belated happy LOL, (Sorry its late, must do better!) I often read and enjoy your blog so thank you for sharing, it really does make a difference to my life to know there are so many of us out there so thank you so much.

    Best Wishes Grace M

    PS I always adore the artwork

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    1. Your very welcome Grace. It's never too late the conversation here :)

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