Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Love our Lurkers

Every day Hermione's Heart gets several hundred visitors, but I know only a small number of you. So today's the day I'm inviting each silent lurker to step out from behind the tree and leave a comment.

Everyone starts out as a lurker. It can take days, weeks or even months to feel comfortable enough to leave a comment on a blog. Sometimes it seems like the other people who leave comments are all friends who know each other and outsiders' comments aren't welcome. That's not the case here or on most blogs. I love to hear from newcomers, and you'll soon feel right at home.

What should you say? Tell me what country you're in, what your favourite colour is, or something about your interest in spanking. (That is why you're here, isn't it?). Or just say hello.

I'd love to get to know each and every one of you a little better.

A big thank you goes out to Bonnie for organizing Love Our Lurkers Day again this year.

From Hermione's Heart


Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm married. I'm 34; my wife is 39. She's a corporate officer and travels a lot. I'm a free lance writer. I work at home nd keep the house up. Last week, on the night before she left for a two week trip to Europe and the Far East, she told me to lose 10 pounds by the time she comes home -- "or else.". I was standing naked in the bedroom when she issued the command. "Or what?" I said. "Or I will spank your bottom into next year." I was stunned into silence. As I slipped by jammies on, she said "Understood?" I still didn't know what o say, but I was secretly thrilled at he prospect. "Do you understand what I have said to you?" she said as I slipped into bed next to her. She turned out the light, and gathered me in her arms. I lay on my side, my face away from hers and finally managed to answer. "Uh-huh." Then I felt her cup my bottom, tap it a few times. "Good boy."

Now, here's the thing. I have always wanted her to take charge and to spank me soundly when I needed it. But I have never asked her to do so.

No question, she is a strong person, so strong in fact that she could easily subdue me physically subdue me. Now I'm ata crossroads: do I let her spank me? If I do, I am quite sure that I will be under her control forever.

PK said...

Hermione, not a lurker but mighty happy to be here anyway! And to your first commenter - I think it sounds like you would be very happy under her control!


grace said...


Still around, just not very commenty lately. (is commenty a word?)

Anyway, I still read your blog and enjoy you very much and hopefully soon I may even come out of hiding!


Anonymous said...

I'm a lurker mostly to your blog but always here reading. You are one of my regular reads. I'll try to comment more often. :)

LizzyBee said...


I know I don't comment as much as I should, but I am reading! Your posts never fail to make me smile!

Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...


good blog i read it every so often

Eliane said...

I read, and don't comment half as much as I should. Bad Eliane ;-)

Lauma said...

well, i have been reading this blog for more than a year now. it's not that i lurk, it's rather - i seldom have anything to say, being brought up in the silent culture of latvia (which is on the other side of the world for you, canadians).but i do enjoy reading your thoughts, and admire you for both having them and having the time and the courage to blog them.

Paul said...

Hermione, I do enjoy your blog, waves and smiles.
Warm hugs,

Anonymous said...

Hermione - I am not new and you know who I am but I don't know that I have ever left a comment here. Just letting you know I read here! :)

Keagen said...

Hey, Hermione! I'm not sure if I've commented here or not, before, but I read. :-)


Have a wonderful LOL Day!

ronnie said...

Hermione, Nnot a lurker but I had to stop by and say thanks, I really do enjoy your posts.


Anonymous said...

Hi Hermione,
You sure know a lot more about working a blog site than I do. I'm impressed.

I'm still reading. Keep writing and blessings to you, my friend.

Karl Friedrich Gauss said...

Hermione, I'm a regular reader here. In fact I've got your RSS feed on my Google reader.

I know I've commented here before but I just thought I'd check in with this LOL-day greeting -- from one Canuck to another!

keep up the good work!

R Humphries said...

Hermione ... Greetings to Canada ... Great blog ... great sense of humor ... Love it! ... Bottoms Up! ... RH

Cowgirl said...

Hi Hermione!

Greetings from the U.S.! I stop in often and enjoy your blog.

Chross said...

Hey Hermione,

regularly visit your blog, often find something good for my SoW, but rarely comment..!

So here we go :)


Ian said...

Hi, Hello, Howdy, Bonjour Hermione,

Been whizzing around the spanking blogosphere for the past hour or so posting comments regarding this special day for bloggers.

As with the others I'm a regular visitor to your excellent whimsical personal blog which is definitely one of the best spank themed blogs around. As long as you keep it up - er the writing that is BIG WINK - I shall forever be a devotee.

All the best for the future.

Florida Dom said...

Hermione: Thanks for posting on my blog on lurkers day. I was glad to hear you're a regular visitor. And I hope you'll keep commenting more on mine and I'll do the same on yours although you already have a lot of readers who comment on your very good blog.

And to your very first poster if he's back and reading, if you want her to take control, tell her you want her to do it and start submitting. I think doing that will change your life for the better And start a blog and let us know about your jounrey.


Anonymous said...

Ok, I must confess that I have been reading your blog for quite a while with much interest but as far as I can remember, I have never commented. So I am de-lurking myself here for your amusement. LOL. Only seems fair since it is that day of the year to do so and I wish more of my own readers would do likewise. Thanks for the great read and I will be back to follow and maybe even comment more.

Bethie said...

Hi, Hermione! Even though I'm not a complete lurker here, I wanted to drop by to let you know how much I love your blog. I'm here quite often even if I'm not very chatty.


Dr. Ken said...

Happy LOL day, Hermione!

Dr. Ken

Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...

Hi Hermione,

I've been here much more often lurking before I got the blogging bug. I will make a point to return and comment - I promise! First reader: You will be the winner - Hands Down!! All puns intended ; )


Katia said...

I love visiting your site often. You always have such great topics on here.


Anonymous said...

Hi Hermione.
Not a lurker but have been kinda quiet lately.
I do read your blog alot, and I enjoy it emensly.
Keep it up girl.
Hugsssss to you and Ron.

S.N.M. said...

Hey Hermione. I too have lurked on your site from time to time. I guess I'm not technically a lurker, since I've also commented anonymously, but since I have an actual name and personality now I might as well post.


Indy said...

I guess I am mostly a lurker on here, but your posts often bring a smile to my face in the mornings.


Anonymous said...

Ooooo, Your lurker picture is soooo creepy, lol.

Happy Love Our Lurkers Day!!!

Anonymous said...

Lookit at these comments! :-) I'm sorta lurk-ish, I guess -- I should comment more often. Happy LOL day! -- Erica

Lady Koregan said...

Hello back,

I don't get a chance to comment often, but I do read every one of your posts.

I think I owe you a special thank you, Hermione. If I hadn't stumbled across your question about birches some time ago I never would have found Recidavist again, or found many delightful new blogs.

I'm very glad you're here.

Ms. Betty

MarQe said...

Wow! 31 comments ... 32 now! Thats great !! I think you should have to gget as many spanks as you get comments Hermione !! Fair!! Thanks for your LOL comment

MarQe x

Daisychain said...

Hey, Hermione!
I thought I posted on here this morning, but it seems not! I'm not a lurker, though I started out that way!! Your blog is among the best here...love n hugs, Daisy xxxxxx

A.S.S. said...

We're not lurkers... but, we do want to thank you for blogging and say Happy LOL Day.

~Todd and Suzy

Our Bottoms Burn said...

Not a lurker, but remiss is letting you know we appreciate your Blog.

Season said...

Hi Hermione! I love your blog and read here often. BTW - your thanksgiving day story was yummy!

Meow said...

Hermione, Happy Lol Day! Always love your blog! Meow

mouse said...

Delurking to say hi! I live in North Western US. I'm a TPE slave to my Master Omega.


Anonymous said...

I read your blog, and I'm pretty sure I've commented before, but all the same, I wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your posts. ^_^

LU said...

wow Hermione, quite a following you have. i do try to stop by your blog whenever i can. i do always enjoy your take on things. thanks!!! i think you know all that other stuff about me. happy spankings and pizza for you! haha!

Nici said...

Great turn out today!

A. Lurker said...

Hi Hermione,
Belated Happy Thanksgiving from a fellow Canadian. I have been popping in now for about a year and a half. My husband and I have been married for almost 30 years and decided to add some spanking play to spice up a Valentine’s celebration. Of course that involved serious ;-) research which led to Bonnie and an assortment of her friends.

I enjoy your whimsical approach to the subject and the way you find spanking related themes in everyday life. In fact I thought of your blog at the grocery store the other day when I picked up a package of Dom smoked salmon!

Happy LOL Day!

Anonymous said...

Hemione, thanks for stopping by at my blog today. I check your blog out pretty often. It's often quite entertaining--you can be a real hoot!

turiya said...

I'm not a lurker, but I am a new visitor thanks to LOL day! Looking forward to reading your blog!

Sarah Jane said...

Hi Hermione! I decided to link to your blog for LOL, because I read it often enough and for some reason it never made its way onto my list.

I'm 23. My favorite color used to be shiny, but now it is green. Some days, red. Most of the time, I don't really think about favorites. I am in the great country of Oklahoma. It's like a different one than the rest of the United States I've lived in.

Also, I had a law professor who used to call me Hermione, so I love your blogger-name... :-D


Rose Cleome said...

Hello Hermione,

I read your blog every day, and love the sense of humor and fun your writings impart!

My husband and I thought of you this summer as we shopped together at a kitchen store for a wooden spoon! It has not yet seen the kitchen!

gail said...

I love your blog - thanks for putting a smile on my face as often as you do !

kind regards

Anonymous said...

Happy LOL Day! I have to agree with you that LOL day is a lot of fun!

focus on focus said...

Love the blog! Thanks for stopping by mine, and taking the time to post!

Cydni (Her Secret Corner)

Master Retep said...

Thank you for your LOL day comment. I read you, but I'm afraid I'm not that good at commenting - must improve feedback, must improve feedback, must improve feedback, ....

(And the captchka for this post is "subte", how does it know??

Michael said...

Hi Hermione, not a lurker but just wanted to add my thoughts to the others on what a great blog you have. I enjoy it immensely. :)

Hermione said...

Thank you so much to everyone who left a comment here in celebration of LOL day.

Anonymous - Yours was the first comment. I don't know if you read the advice a few other commenters left for you, but I agree with them. I think you should let your wife spank you. But you should also talk about it, either before or after, and decide where to go from there.

PK - thanks for stopping by.

Grace - Don't worry, I know you're still around.

padme - I'm glad you dropped in.

Lizzy - I'm glad you enjoy my blog. Yes, I did have a great Thanksgiving.

Anonymous2 - Thank you for commenting.

Eliane - That's okay. I'm glad you read my posts.

Zauris - Yes, you are quite far away from me. I'm sl glad you enjoy what I have to say.

Paul - It's always a pleasure to see you here.

Ally - I'm not sure either, but I'm glad you left one today.

Keagan - Welcome! I'm having a wonderful time.

Ronnie - Thank you, and I enjoy yours.

Maryann - I do my best. thank you for the encouragement.

Karl - I always love to hear from Canadians.

R Humphries - And another one! Bottoms up to you too.

Cowgirl - Hello down there. Glad you could make it.

Chross - This is indeed an honour!

Ian - Bonjour, and thank you so much for your generous praise.

Florida Dom - It's a deal. And I agree with your advice.

Pink Poppet - Welcome! It's nice to meet you.

Bethie - Thanks for stopping by. I've seen your visits on my stats.

Dr. Ken - And right back at you.

Recidavist - You win the prize for the shortest comment! I'll let K present it to you.

KayLynn - There's nothing like a good intentional pun.

Katia - I'm glad you enjoy your visits here.

Jay - I intend to do just that..

SNM - I'm happy to meet the real you.

Indy - I'm so glad they do. Smiling is a great way to start the day.

Cultivated - Yes, it is kind of stalkerish.

Erica - A typo! Folks, you saw it right here.

Ms Betty - I remember that question. And Recidavist isn't the sort of person you want to lose track of :-)

MarQe - I'll have to run your suggestion by Ron and see how it flies.

Daisy - You probably did. Blogger can be funny. Welcome again!

Todd and Suzy - The pleasure is all mine.

OBB - Thank you so much.

Season - Welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed my fantasy.

Meow - Thank you.

Mouse - Welcome. Don't look up. Meow is watching you.

Dragonmage - Yes, I think you have, but glad you're here anyway.

LU - I didn't realize how much of a following I had. You've got it right about the pizza though.

Nici - Yes, it's fantastic.

R - Happy Thanksgiving to you. I'm so glad you found Bonnie and the rest of us. Dom smoked salmon? I'll have to watch for that.

Mick - Thanks. I do try to see the funny side of things.

Spirited One - Welcome, and I hope you enjoy what you find here.

Sarah Jane - Thank you for the link. I've never been to Oklahoma but I've seen the musical. You must tell your readers why your prof called you Hermione.

Rose Cleome - So, if the spoon isn't in the kitchen, where is it, pray tell? I love your name; Cleome is one of my garden favourites.

Gail - Welcome. I'm so pleased I can make you smile.

Iggy - Yes, it's great to spend a day out visiting the neighbours.

Cydni - Thanks for stopping by here too.

Master Retep - My blog has never been used for writing lines before. And you've got to laugh at some of those capcha words.

Michael - Thank you so much. I always look forward to your comments.

Hugs to everyone,


Sorry to be sooooo late but I just got back on line. happy LOL day it looks like it went well here :)


Bonnie said...


What more can I say? I couldn't do it without you. Thank you.

Hugs and high fives,

Anonymous said...

Greetings Hermione!

I am glad that you stopped by my blog, and now I found yours! I am trying to catch up reading your posts, how delightful!!!

I hope to read more, and will be a regular!

Have a super day!!



wee one said...

Hi, Hermione.

Not a lurker... yet. I actually only found you today from seeing your comment on another person's LOL Day post. What a great way to meet new bloggers.

You have a fun way about you. I look forward to reading more. I'll try not to be too shy and comment more.

wee one

Hermione said...

Prefectst - Aww, too bad. Curse your bad luck, but I'm glad you dropped in.
Bonnie - I can't say anything either, cuz you've made me cry.

Laurie - Hi! This is a fine way to meet other bloggers. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Wee One - Welcome! I hope you come back soon, and don't worry about commenting if you aren't comfortable with it.


Ludwig said...

Happy LOL day to you, Hermione, from a fellow blogger and occasional lurker around here. Keep up the good work!

Take care,


EmmaJane said...

OK, as I commented with Casey, no idea how I've not commented on here in all my lurking! So finally I'll say hi :)


Emma Jane

Nisha said...

Just found your blog today thanks to your comment on mine. I love your blog and I'll be back to see what you are up to often I'm sure!

dazygal said...

Ok. I'm a day late and a dollar short, but wanted to say how much I enjoy reading all the same!


mina said...

Hello there! Stopping by to say hi because you stopped by our place to say hi. :)

cutiepie said...

happy LOL DAY!!!

smack and kisses naughty girl:)

Caroline Grey said...

Awfully late, but I just wanted to say hi, because I do read your blog a lot, and hardly every comment! I just wanted you know know you're appreciated!

Hermione said...

Ludwig - Thank you. I will.

Emma Jane - I think you have, but hello anyway.

Nisha - Welcome! I'm glad you like it.

Dazy - There's no time limit. I'm glad you stopped by.

Mina - Hello again.

Cutiepie - Naughty? Moi?

Caroline - Thank you. That's very kind of you.


Anonymous said...


Can I chalk it up to getting carried away with the joy of LOL Day? :-) -- Erica

Hermione said...

Erica - Of course. And it will be our little secret.


Ophelia said...

Hello Hermione!

Not a lurker, and it's not even LOL day any more, but I've not been around much lately, and since I'm here again I thought I'd say hello again. :-)

I'm in the UK and my favourite colour is purple. And right now I have a stinking cold, but still seem to be in a thoroughly good switch-space at the moment, which is marvellous.



Hermione said...

Ophelia - Hello! I'm so glad you could make it.

Robin said...

*waving embarrassingly because I'm a week late*
Hi, my name is Robin and I'm a lurker.
*slinking back into lurkitude*