Thursday, October 24, 2019

Save the Date!

Once again it's almost time for the annual Love our Lurkers celebration. This year we will honour our silent readers on Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15.

For those of you who are wondering what I'm talking about, we bloggers set aside two days each year to encourage our silent readers to come out of the shadows and leave a comment. We all have readers who have never commented, and this is the time we gently encourage them to introduce themselves in some way.

A little history is in order here. Fourteen years ago, Bonnie started the tradition. For the first few years, it was very hush hush and meant to be a surprise, so no one but the bloggers themselves knew about the actual date. But as Bonnie's blogroll increased, it became impossible to email each blogger individually to tell them the date and encourage them to join in the fun. Invariably, some bloggers were missed and never received the email. So the emails were replaced with a blog post well in advance of LoL day. I also added a second day so that latecomers can join in without feeling they have missed being a part of the festivities.

If you are a blogger, all you have to do is put up a post on November 14 and 15 encouraging your readers—especially the silent ones—to leave a comment. I will have more details for you in the upcoming days, but in the meantime please spread the word to your readers. let's all try to make LoL 14 the best one yet!
From Hermione's Heart


Anonymous said...

Duly noted. Mostly I am a lurker, but do leave comments.

I’ve thought long and hard about doing my own site with a combination of fact, fiction and fantasy. But writing is a slow process for me and I worry I would not attract much of an audience.

I enjoy Hermione’s Heart quite a bit - great mix of stuff and whimsical attitude - even though it’s the dominant women thing that obsessed me.

- Rosco

morningstar said...

I've marked the date down Hermione :)

ronnie said...

Hermione, thanks. Looking forward to it. I'll put up a post next week.


Spankedhortic II said...

I am glad to see that this tradition is still alive and well. It's time to do a little brain racking for a post idea. I hope that lots of people join in.


Bonnie said...


PK said...

I'll be here!

Roz said...

On my calendar Hermione. Always enjoy LoL day. Thank you for organising.


Hermione said...

Thanks, everyone, for your enthusiastic response.


Windy said...

I want to play again this year! Thanks for the heads up! Hugs, Windy

Lindy Thomas said...

Love LOL day thanks Hermione. Looking forward to encouraging readers to come out to say hello.