"Hi, my name is Stacey and I am a lurker."
I admit it.
It all stems from being nosey, or interested however you choose to think about it, about other people and their lives. I have been doing it for as long as I can remember; anywhere in public or on television. I still have to stop for a few minutes if I am ever channel surfing and come across a "Real World" episode or an "E True Hollywood Story". Don't you? I even watched a little "Laguna Beach" a few times, but it was seriously painful to listen to them talk (especially the opposite sex conversations) and I would almost have heart failure wanting to reach through the screen and save them from the embarrassment.
But just so you will not abandon me here, I want you to know that I have moved on.
As far as television, I have moved on to more adult-like nosiness such as "Little People, Big World" and "John and Kate plus 8". I don't watch all that other stuff anymore.
OK, maybe a little.
As far as public lurking, well, it can't be beat!
Now, blog lurking, that is my new thing.
First I did it just to read about people I didn't know. Because of course, they care! Then I did it to see how this whole blog thing worked. I never left comments and now I only leave comments occasionally.
But now, I understand the power of comments. It is just fun when you get them and sometimes good for the soul! Or, I am just jealous that I can talk about something with no comments and then a week later a more famous blogger can talk about the same thing and get 37 comments.
Now, I know more people stop by then leave comments. About a month ago, I installed a counter. I don't really care about the numbers. I am more interested in who and from where. Of course! It allows me to see where people are from and how they got to my blog. I don't necessarily know who they all are.
I have my regulars, some that comment and most that don't. But I have had visitors from all over the country and the world as well. UK, Romania, Germany, China, Illinois, Arizona, Tennessee, California, just to name a few! That is exciting! I know some probably got here by accident after googling a word that linked them to me, but I am hoping most are actual readers.
Which leads me to this thought. I REALLY want to know who you are. At least once because you might not ever stop by again. I know it can be a pain, especially if you are just doing some quick surfing around blogsville. And maybe, you really don't have anything to say about my particular post you land on.
So, here is the deal.
I am going to leave this post at the top for a whole week. I know, I know. Some of you are saying, "how boring". But really, this will be fun. I will leave my comments open (as long as they stay clean) for everyone to read. You might find some new visitors yourself by visiting them off my comment section. And of course, you don't have to have a blog to leave a comment.
I would love EVERY visitor to comment at least once and let me know:
* Who you are
* Where you are from
* How you found me
* Your favorite food
* A fun fact about you
I will personally thank each of you and then let everyone else know the results in a later post. Please pass along this post/blog site to everyone you know because I would LOVE to see if I can get all 50 states and as many other countries as possible.
And just to add to the excitement, I will give a SURPRISE to the person who comments and is the farthest distance from my location here is Texas!
Thanks for indulging me! I can't wait to meet everyone!!