Thursday, October 21, 2010

Love Our Lurkers Day!

Have you been hanging out in the shadows? Do you hide in the internet’s version of a closet, shielding yourself from all exposure with a cloak of anonymity? Many of you don’t, many more do, but whatever your choice is, it’s alright. You don’t have to give up your comfort zone to be a member of the community. All you have to do is find a way to participate.
One such way is to comment, as an anonymous visitor or using an alias. No one needs to know who you are, but that you exist and have an opinion does matter. I, like most bloggers, would love to hear from you no matter whether you want to comment positively or negatively to what I’ve shared. Of course, it takes time to become comfortable enough to do that, even behind the cloaks of the anonymity. If you aren’t ready, there is no pressure here, take your time, but if you’ve been thinking about saying something, to me or to another blogger, maybe today is a good day to give it a try. See how it feels, you might just like it.
For all my silent readers, thanks for reading and enjoying. For all those who interact by leaving comments or sending emails, thank you for encouraging me to continue. That’s really what it comes down to, if you like what I write or what someone else is writing, letting them know that you are there, that you are reading, is the best way to encourage them to continue with their efforts. So, take a minute today, if you feel ready, and say a few words in a comment to the blogger(s) you enjoy reading.


Karl Friedrich Gauss said...

I know I don't always comment, but yours is one of my favourite spanking story sites.

Sara said...

Hmmm, I don't think I have ever been here before. I will be sure to come back and look around. Happy LOL day from a fellow participant!

Hermione said...

Hi Ashley,

Happy LOL day! I like your blog and visit it regularly.



Happy LOL day.


♠ace of spades said...

I think I lurk enough to post here. Happy LOL day everyone!

Anonymous said...

Ashley J,
I really appreciated the Quest Five Series and was quite wrapped up in it.
I found it difficult to leave comments and always was kicked out.

But your efforts are much appreciated. Looking forward in purchasing the Spanking Days of Summer.


Paul said...

Ash, I'm not a lurker, and I think you know how much I like your writing.
Just waving hi as I pass.
Love and warm hugs,

Bonnie said...

Hi Ash,

Thanks for participating in our Love Our Lurkers Day celebration!


Ashley J said...

Karl, I love to hear from you whenever you feel like it and certainly don't expect that every story I write will inspire you to comment.

Sara, Welcome and feel free to come back as often as you like. I'm in a bit of dry spell at the moment with a rather demanding schedule keeping me away from my keyboard, but there are quite a few stories in the archive.

Hermione, I enjoy your blog as well although I don't comment often, I do view it almost every week.

Prefectdt, Thank you.

Ace, I would never call you a lurker. It's always nice to hear your perspective and you've given it many times.

GentBB, Quest Five was a lot of fun to write and I do plan to continue the story at some point, but of course for now, the ideas are simmering until I'm in just the right frame to continue. I never could figure out why it wouldn't let you comment, but it's nice to hear from here.

The Spanking Days of Summer is still in progress, but I promise it will get done.

Paul, No, you certainly are not a lurker. I truly appreciate all your comments and support.

Bonnie, Thanks for organizing the day again. If my site is any indication, it appears to have grown in success once again.

Hugs to all,