Thursday, November 8, 2018

It's almost time...

Love Our Lurkers days are coming up at the end of next week, and I want you to participate. It's the time when our silent readers are encouraged to come out of hiding and leave a comment. The details are:

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. If you are joining in, please leave a comment on my post after you publish yours so that I can include you.

When is it? Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17.

What do I have to do? If you are a blogger, publish a post on November 16, encouraging your silent readers to leave a comment. "Love Our Lurkers" in the title will be helpful but not compulsory.

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.
How can I help right now?
If you have not already done so, I invite you to post an advance LOL Days announcement soon, so that all your readers know about it too. Not all bloggers read this blog, and we want to be sure nobody is left out.

My creative friend Enzo made the images at the top and bottom of this post, and you are welcome to use one of them in your post. If you would rather choose your own distinctive graphic way of encouraging lurkers out of their shells, then go for it!

From Hermione's Heart


Terpsichore said...

looking forward to another LOL day! :-) Thanks, Hermione

Hermione said...

Terps - I know it's going to be loads of fun!


Barrel said...


Katie said...

I always love LOL days! Looking forward to them, Hermione!:) Thanks for all that you do to make these days happen. Many hugs,

❤️Katie xoxo

EsMay said...

Can't wait to join in. Thank you for putting up a list when it happens, and putting it together. :)

QBuzz said...

I'd like to participate, but I've had feedback from commenters that it is difficult to post anonymous comments because Blogger makes you go through a ridiculous number of verification checks (e.g. having to do many 'pick out all the pictures of roads' tasks in a row).

Is this a common problem?

Roz said...

Hi Hermione, thank you for hosting this wonderful event again. Look forward to visiting everyone:)


ronnie said...


Thank you. Look forward to it. Shame I'm only around the one day.


NoraJean said...

Thanks for organizing the event, Hermione ... I look forward to joining in the fun!
nj ... xx

DJB said...

A Voice in the Corner is in - many thanks and good luck ;)
DJ Black

Dr. Ken said...

Hermione --Please add Spanking Minnesota to the list of blogs that are participating. And, as always, thanks for doing this!

Hugs and spanks,
Dr. Ken

Princessimp said...

Hi Hermione,

I am looking forward to participating in LOL Days. Should be fun!