Thursday, November 10, 2011

Love Our Lurkers!

We bloggers love our lurkers, and if you are someone who reads but never comments, today is just for you! It's Love our Lurkers Day, instigated once again by our good friend Bonnie.

Every day, hundreds of readers visit Hermione's Heart, yet only a small number of them leave a comment. I wish I could get to know each one of you a little better. If you have never left a comment before, why not do it now? You don't need a logon ID or a Blogger account; you can choose the anonymous option.

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.

Don't  know what to say? Hello is fine. Tell me what the weather is like today where you are, what country you live in, or what you had for breakfast. Anything that you want to share would be great. You don't have to talk about spanking, but if you do, so much the better. (That is why you're here, isn't it?)

I would really love to hear from you.

 
From Hermione's Heart

88 comments:

Lea said...

Happy LOL Day to you, Hermione!

Michael said...

Hi Hermione, Happy LOL Day. As you say, we all start out as lurkers. I know the 6th Love Our Lurkers Day will be a big success with Bonnie leading the way.

PK said...

Hey Hermione,
I'm in the US, cold and clear, not sure what's for breakfast yet and I do love to be spanked!!! Wish it happened more often. Always come by and read you each day. So even we bloggers find ourselves lurking at times.

Hugs,
PK

Erica said...

Happy LOL Day, Hermione. I'm not a lurker, but I had cereal for breakfast. Thanks for asking!

Dioneo said...

Happy LOL, Hermione! I think I've regressed into lurkerdom over the past several months, but know that your site continues to inspire me--and it makes me laugh.

Sky said...

I lurk on your site and sometimes comment. I enjoy your blog!

Happy LOL Day!

Take care. Sky

SPANKEDHORTIC II said...

Almost forgot to have breakfast until I read the last bit (it's bread and coffee by the way). Have a great LOL day.

Prefectdt

Anonymous said...

hy, I am a lurker so you say, your blog is fine, I have no internet adress, I am a male from Germany beyond working. And when I was young I could feel the cane
kind regards, ralph

Chross said...

Happy LoL day, Hermione!

In my case it is rather a case of tight time management that prevents me from commenting as often as I would like!

Cheers
Chross

Mindy said...

Happy LOL Day, Hermione.

I'm one of the lurkers who enjoy your posts but seldom comment.

ronnie said...

Never a lurker here Hermione. Wet in my part of the UK and I've had apple juice and cereal for breakfast. Off to work now.

Enjoy the day.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

Mistress160 said...

Happy LOL Day!!!

Tenth Muse Top said...

Hi Hermione,

I enjoy your blog very much! Happy LOL Day

:) TMT

Jamie said...

Hi Hermione, happy LOL day, love your blog

Dee said...

You were one of the very first few that became a follower on my blog at the very early stages which helped encouraged me to keep going with it and I would just like to say thanku, I appreciate it :)
Oh..... And....... There's a wee break in the rain in bonnie Scotland today, 3 coffees and X ciggies for breakfast :))

Dee x

morningstar said...

waving to you from down the 401 (i figure the 401 is a safe bet seeing as it crosses Canada - grinning)

As for breakfast - well I am taking a "personal" day today - so am sipping a leisurely coffee as I wander from blog to blog this morning :)

come often - hardly comment - not sure why to be honest .....

Happy LOL day

Tim the Tum said...

Just a quick note to say Happy LOL Day; thanks for your ever entertaining and thoughtful blog.

All the best

Tim

MarQe's Study said...

Hermione ..... thanks for your comments at MarQe's Study over the years ..... have a fun LOL day !!

MarQe xxx

Our Bottoms Burn said...

Thanks for one of the more unique Blogs!
Cold front moving through.
Off to the beach for the weekend.
Breakfast is when Bacall gets up.

Kaelah said...

Happy LOL Day, Hermione! :-) I'm something like a part-time lurker on your blog, not commenting regularly but raising my head from time to time.

Season said...

Happy LOL Hermione! Your blog is on my daily "must read" list but I don't always comment daily. I enjoy your brand of humor as well as your warmth and intelligence. It always feels good coming to your place!

allystepsforward said...

Happy LOL Day... I am terrible about commenting but I do enjoy your blog.

Vixen4770 said...

Keep writing, love reading your blog

Happy LOL Day!

Dragon's Rose said...

Happy LOL Day! ! !

joeyred51 said...

Love your blog Hermione.

rebekah said...

Happy LOL day!! I am a blogger who turned lurker due to a very hateful anonymous comment. But I do want to let you know that I very much enjoy your blog and look forward to each post that you make.

Paul said...

Hermione,
I read you every day, don't comment much. :D
Tuna Patty on toast and coffee.
Have a great LOL day,
Warm hugs,
Paul.

Kendra said...

I love your FAIL photos... They crack me up!

abby said...

Your blog is an interesting mix of so many things. I check on it often, comment only occasionally. abby

Christina said...

Cool picture! Happy LOL Day!

padme amidala said...

Happy LOL day! I'm a lurker and have commented on a few posts but usually I'm in the shadows. Love your blog though. Hope you will continue blogging for a long time to come. :)
Hugs,
padme

sara said...

Happy LOL Day Hermione! Sara

Raven Red said...

Hope you are going to have a great LOL day. Still love your blog to bits...even when I am only lurking.

Hugs

Raven

Michael M said...

Hi
I always stop by your splendid entertaining blog and I apologise for the infrequent comments. Definitely a spanking offence.
Have a good day out of the rain- its dry here.
Michael M

Molly said...

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog for the 1st time today and for leaving me a lovely comment. I have not been here for ages but when I very first started down my journey into D/s about 3 years ago now yours was one of the very first blogs I ended up reading. It is rather lovely to see myself back here again today as it reminds me of how far I have come since that time.

Mollyxxx

Ps... I promise to be back more often now.

Rogue said...

Happy LOL Day! I may not comment much, but I always read!! :)

Fizzy said...

Happy LOL Day Hermione! Your blog always makes me smile. :-)

Fred Bloggs said...

Happy to de-lurk on this site.
Regards
Fred

Susie said...

I do lurk on your sometimes. I'll try to send you a note more often!

faerie said...

Hi Hermione, Yours is one of the first blogs I started reading. I've not been very good at commenting but I've always enjoyed reading. I have spent hours reading my way through your blogroll thanks for the helping hand in my exploring. Have a lovely day.

Stephen said...

A beautiful day here in Bonnie Scotland
Muesli and fruit juice then walk the dogs in the autumn countryside

I sometimes think there should be a circle of lurkers where we can all stand up and say "Hi my name is XXXX and Im a lurker"

Is there a collective noun for lurkers. Maybe a "Stare of lurkers"

James said...

Happy LOL Day, we appreciate your blog.


James

Anonymous said...

Hi Hermione,

Love your blog! Thanks for visiting mine...often. Hope some of your fans will take a peek too.

Can I give a shameless plug?

http://someonesandy.blog.com/

Hugs
Andy

HEDONE said...

Happy LOL!

I enjoyed your Beats, Beets post. LOL as in "lots of laughs"

-H

P.S. Thank you for stopping by my blog
The Pleasure Principle

sixofthebest said...

To a beautiful Canadian lady called Hermione. Happy Lurker's Day #6. And like birthday's more of them to come.

Anonymous said...

You certainly have a lot of commenters. Love your posts - you have sucha wonderful sense of humor. I usually get my daily chuckle from your posts.
Can't seem to post under my google acccount
livinezlee@gmail.com - keeps telling me I don't have permission so I will just post under
anonymous.
Sunny Girl

Greenwoman said...

Hello Hermione! It's been awhile since I last commented but since I do actually comment occasionally, I can't really be called a lurker. Nevertheless, I wanted to thank you for your comment on Green Rootsdown and thank you for all the really fun, interesting and endearing writing you do. You really make the community of bloggers a fun, welcoming place. Blessings and keep on writing. Happy LOL Day!

Dave Wolfe said...

The tree carving kinda looks like the opening titles to that old TV show, "The Many Girls Spanked By Dobie Gillis!"

I lurk in here very now and then and your blog is always a treat, Hermione! Thanks!

Country Spanker said...

Happy lol day, your blog is always a good read.

Purple Sky said...

Hi Hermione,

Happy LOL day.

I really enjoy your blog, particularly the humour :)

kiwigirliegirl said...

Happy LOL day hermione. I love your blog its unique and cheeky and funny and lovely - and judging by the amount of comment you have then i dont think im the only one that thinks like that.
Love and hugs kiwi xxxx

lunargirl said...

I do think this is my first comment on your blog, although I do read often!

Love it, along with the content. Wonderful blog. Absolutely wonderful!

Lunargirl

Chief said...

wow, if I could ever get these amount of comments! *grin* happy LOL day

A'marie said...

I read all the time, just seldom comment. <3

Anonymous said...

Hi, Hermione,happy LOL day. I'm a regular lurker and enjoy your blog, would probably have commented before now but can't work out how to do it except anonymously,

Alice

Anonymous said...

Love you blog and your real life stories

Kaki

Quai Disciplines said...

Hi Hermione,

It's hard for me to believe I haven't checked out your blog before. I feel like you're the awesome friend of friends that I've heard so many great things about, but hadn't met til now :-)

I'm looking forward to exploring here. It seems you have a lot of folks who love you!

Regards,
Quai

TemptingSweets99 said...

Hi Hermione: Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment. Now that I've discovered your blog, I plan on returning to enjoy it some more. Happy LOL day!

~ Sweets

morgaine said...

Hi Hermione thanks for stopping by my site :), i'm a 40ish collared submissive living in the midwest. Glad i found you!


~~morgaine

Uncle Nick said...

Hello Hermione, how's this LoL day for you?

OldFashionGirl said...

Happy LOL day. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi, I've been reading your blog for several months. Always had an interest in spanking but never had the nerve to explore it much. -Susan

Alyx said...

Hi Hermione,

To be honest I don't get to read many blogs (just too busy) so I don't always have a chance to check yours out regularly. But when I do read it, I enjoy hearing about what you two have to share about a successful spanking relationship! So I am a lurker now delurking...thanks for all you do for the community. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello. I am not really a lurker, more an occasional poster, but I don't think I have commented on yours before. So keep up the good work!

Ernest

Bonnie said...

Hi Hermione,

What was the question again? I've forgotten.

Thanks for being a big part of making LOL Day 6 a success! I particularly appreciate you checking my links. At 5:00am, my fingers don't work very well.

Hugs,
Bonnie

Daisychain said...

Hi, Hermione, my dear friend, happy LOL day!! Doing a quick round here, before getting back to work! xxxxxx

A. Lurker said...

Hi Hermione,
Just popped in to say “hello” on LOL Day. I guess I am no longer a lurker as I do comment and even email occasionally (though I am still
A. Lurker :-) ).

I remember when I first came across your blog I was ambivalent – yeah right! Spanking everywhere? But I would pop in every once in a while and guess what? You were absolutely right! Spanking is everywhere! I now notice references on mainstream TV, in ads and even in passersby. Your blog is a lot of fun and I’m glad I “met” you.

Oh, I never realized that “From there to here, from here to there . . . “ is actually a take-off of a quote from Dr Seuss’ “One Fish, Two Fish”. Cute!
Take Care,
R.

Elysia said...

Hermoine, thanks for all of your fun posts, and your photos just screaming for captions. I always have fun here on your blog. And I want to help you out here, in case Ron is reading. The consensus around the Blogoshere is that *NOT COMMENTING* on blogs on a regular basis IS indeed a spankable offense, and by the number of visitors here, you should be spanked from here to next Sunday! At least one for every comment here to start! (This is record from what I've seen!) Thank me later.
Happy LOL Day! Hugs, Elysia

R Humphries said...

Lurk! Lurk! Lurk! ... Whop! Whop! Whop! ... you are a very funny lady ... have fun today ... Bottoms Up! ... RH

Serenity said...

Hi Hermione!

I read all of your post in google reader, so I guess that counts as lurking. Happy Lol day!

CedenoGems said...

Hi Hermione. Not a lurker. I love your complete the caption posts!!!

Happy LOL day!

Kelly

A.S.S. said...

Happy LOL Day. We're big fans of your blog, though don't comment near often enough. It is a must read for us though.

:)
~Todd and Suzy

Pink said...

Hermione, we've had our first snow and it's sticking! People are driving like morons (probably I'm no exception).

Anyway, I lurk quite a lot on your blog. Like daily. So does that make me a stalker?

XX

Indy said...

I always seem to be about two weeks behind these days and so rarely comment, but you regularly make me smile. I also love "From the Top Shelf."

Happy LOL Day!

Indy

sweetpea49 said...

I have really enjoyed your blog; it is so much fun. I look forward to it each day.

Sweetpea

Kady said...

Happy LOL Day, Hermione!
Kady

Ferns said...

Dropping by to have a read after following the comment link you left on my blog. *wave*

Ferns

Sierra said...

Thank you for posting a hello on my blog. I'm going to read yours and follow :). I love to read a great erotic story too!

Dr. Ken said...

Happy LOL day, Hermione! Your blog is always a day-brightener!

Hermione said...

I want to thank each and every person who stopped by and left a comment. It really made my day!

Lea - You're the first! Thanks for your comment.

Michael - It was indeed a wonderful success.

PK - I'm sure Nick will serve you something delicious. It's cold here too.

Erica - What? No Bacon?

Dioneo - I'm so glad you enjoy my blog.

Sky - Thanks for dropping in.

Prefectdt - How could you forget breakfast? Don't you feel hungry?

Ralph - Thank you for introducing yourself, and welcome.

Chross - I know the feeling well. Too much to do, and too little time.

Mindy - Thanks for commenting today.

Ronnie - That sounds like a healthy start to the day. Our predicted rain never happened.

Mistress160 - Welcome. I'm glad you stopped by.

Tenth Muse Top - I'm glad you like it.

Dee - My grandfather was from Aberdeen. Do you participate in the haggis hunt each year?

Morningstar - Good guess. We are just off the 401, mere hours away from you.

Tim - Welcome, and thanks for commenting.

MarQe - My pleasure. Hope you had a fine LOL day.

Our Bottoms Burn - Unique is a perfect way to describe the blog, and me!

Kaelah - I'm always pleased when you leave a comment.

Season - I'm glad you find my blog a warm and inviting place. That gas fireplace was a good investment:-)

Ally - I'm glad you like it.

Vixen - I certainly will keep on.

Dragon's Rose - Thank you.

Joey - And I love your faithful comments. You're always first.

Rebekah - I'm so sorry you had to stop blogging. Why not try again, under a different alias? Glad you keep on reading blogs.

Hugs,
Hermione

Hermione said...

Paul - It's good to see you again. That sounds like a yummy breakfast.

Kendra - Thank you. The credit mostly goes to Failblog.org

Abby - I'm glad to know you are reading.

Christine - Thank you.

Padme - I intend to continue, God willing and the creek don't rise!

Sara - And the same to you.

Raven - I did have a wonderful day, and I'm delighted you are still reading.

Michael M - It's dry here too, and I do think lack of comments is a spankable offense. Any excuse for a spanking :-)

Molly - Welcome back! It's so nice to know I was there at the beginning of your journey.

Rogue - That's good to know.

Fizzy - I'm glad. Thanks for stopping by.

Fred - I'm pleased you are blogging again.

Susie - I'll look forward to that.

Faerie - I'm so flattered! I hope you enjoyed the exploration. Happy blogging!

Stephen - Wouldn't that be interesting, to have a lurkers anonymous group. "Stare of Lurkers" - I love it!

James - Thank you.

Andy - Plug away. I hope you have lots of visitors, and not only today.

Hedone - Thanks! Ron has to take the credit for that post.

Six of the best - Dear friend, thanks for the greeting. I hope LOL day will run into double digits.

Sunny Girl - That's annoying, but anonymous will do fine. I think it might be an Internet Explorer 9 problem.

Greenwoman - I do my best to see the fun side of spanking. Thanks for stopping in.

Dave - I remember that show; watched it faithfully. I especially liked the episode where Dobie's father spanked him.

Country Spanker - Thank you.

Purple Sky - I'm glad you like it. I try.

Kiwigirliegirl - You seem to be in agreement with my other commenters. I'm amazed by the large number!

Lunargirl - Thank you so much for the kind words.

Hugs,
Hermione

Hermione said...

Chief - The number is overwhelming to me too, but in a very nice way.

A'marie - Thanks for dropping in.

Alice - Anonymous is fine!

Kaki - Thank you.

Quai Discipline - You're too kind! Yes, I have many good friends in the blogosphere.

Sweets - I'll look forward to seeing you again.

Morgaine - The feeling is mutual.

Uncle Nick - It's been a wonderful day of fun and friendship.

Oldfashiongirl - Thanks for visiting.

Susan - Thank you for introducing yourself.

Alyx - It's my pleasure.

Ernest - There's a first time for everything, and I hope it won't be your last.

Bonnie - I'm always happy to help. As for checking links, that's just the editor in me; she never takes a day off.

Daisychain - It's been a busy day for us all. I hope you manage a few more visits.

A Lurker - You are a regular, as far as I'm concerned, and I'm glad I met you too. Someone had that quote on their office wall, and I "borrowed" it; it seemed just right.

Elysia - I'll run that suggestion by him and see what he thinks. Yes, it is probably a record number of comments for me.

R Humphries - Thank you. I really did have a fun LOL day.

Serenity - It certainly counts. I'm pleased to know you're reading my blog.

Kelly - I always love the caption you come up with. There's a good picture scheduled for this Saturday.

Todd and Suzy - Thank you for your faithful reading.

Pink - People always forget all their winter driving skills over the summer. Stay safe! Stalker? Quite possibly :-)

Indy - I'm glad you like Top Shelf. It's one of my favourite features.

Sweetpea - How sweet.

Kady - Thank you.

Ferns - I'm glad you dropped in.

Sierra - Hooray! Another follower!

Dr. Ken - I do my best. Glad you enjoy the blog.

Hugs,
Hermione

Dee said...

Hermione - I'm not a million miles away from Aberdeen :) Sadly I have not participated in the Haggis Hunt, I'm way too lazy for that, I just eat what others catch lol :)

dave north england said...

hi hermione,glad to have found you I thought it was only us dave north england oh, a full english then otk tee hee

Hermione said...

Dee - The golden ones are especially delicious :D

Dave - Full English- yum yum! And no, it's not just you. There are plenty of folks just like you.

Hugs,
Hermione

SometimesSpanked said...

Boy, I don't get here NEAR enough... but love you and your blog! Usually I post when I come by... sometimes I don't have anything witty to say :)

Got my spanking today, wife was pretty devilish with the paddle!
Thanks hon!

Vixen4770 said...

*waves*

better late than never

Hermione said...

Sometimes Spanked - Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you and the paddle connected!

Vixen - It's never too late!

Hugs,
Hermione