While visiting with Sarah earlier today, part of our conversation was about this post. I actually wrote the following on 11.20.08 and never published it. This is one of a handful of posts I have saved as a draft that have never been published. I have no clue why I never posted them. But, for one reason or another, I didn't. So, I thought it would be fun to dig through the archives, find this lost post and finally share it. I thought this would be fun to do last year. I still think it will be fun so I am gonna take the plunge and do it...
"There is a phenomenon in Blogland that we all talk about. Most of us even admit we do it. Are you starting to feel a bit flushed? If you are, then you are probably guilty. BLOG STALKING!!! Oh yea...you know what I am talking about!! And please know I am as guilty of stalking as the next person. As a matter of fact, I subscribe to 28 blogs on Google reader. Of those 28, I personally know 11 of the "blog authors." The rest are complete strangers, who live in unknown locations. I have commented on 4 of the strangers blogs and have even referred you to one. (And I don't even think I have commented on that one. I thought about asking them if it was okay to reference them but chickened out for whatever reason?!??!?!) There are probably 10 or more blogs I stalk regularly but have refrained from subscribing to them in an attempt to make myself feel like less of a stalker.
I never even thought about this idea until I read this. Hilarious!! I felt the guilt so I had to break down and leave my first comment that day. What freedom I have felt to comment away on their blog since that post! Yet, I still don't comment on most others. Why must we follow in silence? Why am I afraid to let someone know I follow their story? Why do I follow the blogs of people I don't even know?
I won't name any names, but A.W. and H.M. are two self-admitted stalkers of my blog and I have emails to prove it!!! There are a few others I have heard of through the grapevine! Soooo, I was just wondering if there are any more faithful stalkers...I mean followers out there that are brave enough to admit it! I thought it would be fun to dare you to leave a comment! I know there are several people who can't seem to figure out how to leave a comment, N.K. being one of them. Then there are others who finally figure it out...after setting up 3 accounts and nearly cursed ME as if I was to blame!! (R.P.W and no, the "R" does not stand for redneck, but could!!! :) ) Anyway, you have freedom to make your presence known today!"
Okay, there it is! I posted it. Now, all you have to do is comment. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to hear from EVERYBODY who reads this!!! Even if you have posted in the past. Even if you are related. Even if you are my closest friend. Even if you are a complete stranger!!! Hey, you can even make it really fun and tell me how you found my blog and a little tidbit about yourself!! Maybe I will even have a random giveaway...okay...maybe not.
"Stalk no more", I say!!! Fess up and follow freely!!!!!!!!
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