While twittering a couple of days ago, Sweetney, Jenandtonic, and I lamented the recent drop in comments we have each had on our respective websites, and it seems that we are not the only ones who have noticed this. I have been up and down this internet over the last few weeks and found that there seems to be a drop in comments everywhere.
And I do mean everywhere. From small twenty-hits-a-day weblogs to ones that receive thousands of visitors before noon, people are falling silent when it comes to entering text into the small, white comment boxes, and quite frankly, no matter how many hits you get on any given day, it is a little disheartening to have your comments drop from three to one or from 500 to 250.
In a way, I am kind of glad that this is a widespread problem, because I was about to start checking my armpits (yep, I'm wearing deodorant) and my shoes (nope, no animal dung) and testing to see if I had been using my outside voice too much again (I don't think I have). So, it is not just me! And it is not just you!
It is the commenters, (which are also you and me), who have been falling down on the job. There has been a sharp rise in mofo lurkers around this here interweb, and they need a great big shove into the light of day, because it is not healthy for anyone to leave them, (which may also be us), hiding behind the bushes underneath our respective windows.
All of the above is why Sweetney, Jenandtonic, and I are bringing The Great Mofo Delurk 2007 to you on Wednesday, October 3rd. It is time that all you lurking mofos delurked, and we have given you six days to prepare yourselves (and ourselves, ahem). On October 3rd, delurk you mofos! Say hello! Share who you are! Put an end to your m*th*rf*ck*ng lurking and leave a comment!
We want to hear your voices in our comments, and we will love you mofo'n lurkers for it. We really will.
If you would like to participate in The Great Mofo Delurk 2007, feel free to use one of the following 135x135 buttons. Simply copy and paste the code below the buttons into an entry or your template and bring those mofos out of hiding next Wednesday. Remember to retype the word "colour" in the code below as the colour of the button you want to use. The available colours are: purple, red, pink, orange, grey, green, blue, and black.
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