Last week I learned from bubandpie that it was Multinational De-Lurking Week, a time for folks who read blogs but don't usually comment to reveal themselves and say "hey." I made the discovery late in the week, so I missed the opportunity to participate in the official event, but in these parts we're not afraid of showing our developmental delays. So here I am - a week late, with an open invitation to "out" yourself.
I'll say this, though: I've got nothing against lurking. I do it all the time myself. If you'd like to continue to lurk, know that you're welcome to and that no judgments will be made. If, however, you've wanted to pop up for air but you haven't known what to say, please take your cue from Marilyn and surface!
I was mining the archives of Bub and Pie recently, and stumbled upon this post, in which bubandpie writes:
I have been lurking for awhile on some blogs by mothers of autistic boys, but I don’t feel comfortable yet poking my head out to say hi, perhaps because I don’t really know how to introduce myself. "Hi, I’m the mother of a son who probably isn’t autistic (but might be)!"
That sounds like a great introduction to me.
If the open-ended "say anything" invitation is too ambiguous and you'd like to have something to respond to, then tell me something you enjoy reading - a book you love, a magazine you keep in the bathroom, a comic strip you never miss, the best cereal box in your cupboard, a blog that makes you laugh out loud - anything! (And "regulars" are welcome to pipe in, too!)
Or not. It's all challenge-by-choice around here.