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The State of the ‘Lurker’

Aah, the lurkers.

They spend their day going about their business, reading other people’s blogs, never commenting and being as invisible as they want to be. They are quiet, unassuming and often they are people that you probably know.

Every once in awhile, of course, the lurker comes out from their curtain long enough to comment on something that really got their goat or hit them where it counted. And while some bloggers treat that moment as a “Well, jeez. What took you so long to comment!?” moment, I instead like to treat it as a coming out party.

I mean, why not?

So from here on forward…when a lurker of WFME comes out of the shadows, I would like to enact such fanfare for that person on that day. For example, if John Doe comes out of the woodwork on February 21st — then February 21st will forever be John Doe Lurker Come-Out Day on WFME. And every time February 21st comes around we will celebrate all that is John Doe Lurker.

I will order the toast, the jam, the party horns and the jello. You just show up.

In other news, it has come to my attention that offering someone a ham for their “Words For Your Enjoyment 2.0″ idea is a financial risk I can no longer take. After using Will‘s idea for Friday’s WFYE 2.0, I promptly went to buy him a ham and realized that in today’s day and age hams cost like sixty-bucks.

Not to be an Indian giver, I promptly ordered Will his honey-baked ham and sent it on its way. (Should arrive on your doorstep soon, Will, so keep your honey-baked eyes open for it.) As for WFYE 2.0, I am no longer offering hams for ideas. From here on forward, I will have created “Words For Your Enjoyment 3.0″ in which I will be giving away imaginary automobiles. That’s where you tell me what car you want me to send you (any make, model, year) and I will tell you I’ve sent it to you and when you don’t see it I tell you “just imagine it’s there” and that’s your prize.

Creative, huh?

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