Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Save the Date



That's right! This year will be the tenth time we have celebrated Love Our Lurkers. For those of you who are new here, once a year all bloggers get together and encourage their silent readers to come out of hiding and introduce themselves. Our dear friend Bonnie started the idea ten years ago, and dubbed it Love Our Lurkers.

What is it? Lurkers, anonymous readers, call them what you will. They are the people who read our blogs on a regular or occasional basis, but never leave a comment. On LOL Days, we encourage those people to be brave and leave a comment. Most blogs allow commenters to remain anonymous, so you never have to reveal your real identity.

Where is it? It's everywhere, but right here on this blog, I will put up a post and record the links to all bloggers who are participating in LOL Days. If you want to see who has joined in the fun, drop by here and you will see the list.

When is it? Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13.

Why two days?  This is a change that happened last year. We bloggers are located all over the world, and our time zones are vastly different. When LOL was on a single day, it was nearly over for some before others had even started. Bonnie, bless her, would stay up all night adding blogs to the list on her LOL post as other bloggers published their LOL posts. I don't have the stamina for that, so I might be lagging behind at the start. But I will catch up eventually, even if it takes two days!

What do I have to do? If you are a blogger, publish a post on November 12, encouraging your silent readers to leave a comment. "Love Our Lurkers" in the title will be helpful but not compulsory.

In a few days I will post some images that you can choose from for your LOL Days post. Or you can use your own. The choice is yours.

What do I say? Some bloggers ask questions for their lurkers to answer. Others have competitions, with a spank for every comment left. Still others only want all their readers to say hello. The important thing is to be friendly and encouraging to readers who might be apprehensive about leaving a comment. Please remember to allow anonymous comments, even if only for a day or two.

Any questions? If you have any questions about LOL Days, please let me know and I will try to answer them here.

Let's make this a celebration to remember!

From Hermione's Heart

12 comments:

Roz said...

Hi Hermoine, I love LoL day, it's such a great way to connect with fellow blog friends and meet new friends, Thank you so much for taking over this wonderful tradition. I 'm not sure yet if I will post as I'm hardly posting on my blog nowdays, but I will definitely enjoy following others posts :)

Hugs
Roz

Minelle Labraun said...

Hi Hermione! So exciting! I look forward to LOL each year! It's such a great way to meet old and new bloggers alike. The party atmosphere encourages all to join in!
Thanks for doing this again!

ronnie said...
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an English Rose said...

Oh I love this day, it's like a big party!!
love Jan,xx

ronnie said...

Date noted. Thanks Hermione.

I really do look forward to LOL day where we can all meet new friends. I love that everyone takes part.

Thanks for carrying on this tradition.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

Sorry for deleted comment.

Ni Na said...

Hi Hermione, thank you for the reminder, LOL day is great.

hugs

Nina

Cat said...

Thanks for the reminder Hermione...looking forward to more lurkers coming out of the 'closet'. ;)

Hugs and blessings...Cat

lindy thomas said...

Looking forward to LOL day as last year I was one of the lurkers. So will be good to meet new people and have fun on the day. Thanks Hermione.

Hugs Lindy

Hermione said...

It's great to have such enthusiastic comments. This will be a party to remember!

Hugs,
Hermione

Pearl Necklace said...

LOVE LOL days! There are so many readers out there who just need that nudge to say "Hello". Thanks for the reminder Hermione =)
XOXO Pearl

Ella said...

This will be my first year as a blogger, and it sounds like great fun. Please let me know if I am supposes to contact Bonnie myself. I am not sure what to do.

Ella Ever After

Hermione said...

Ella - Welcome. No, you don't have to contact Bonnie. When I see that your LOL post has been published I will add it to the list on my LOL Days post.

Hugs,
Hermione