Yesha Callahan

Lurking In The Shadows


It’s amazing that during any given day my site receives upwards of 200+ visits (which is in no comparison to some sites that receive upwards of 5K visits a day). They literally come from everywhere, but mainly through other blogs that have me listed on their page and from Technorati. What amazes me is that people hardly ever let it be known that they visit.
Every so often I’ll receive a comment here & there. When I had my email address displayed in my profile I would receive a random email as well. I think I’m going to start a “Lurkers Anonymous” group, for those people who lurk.
You can now raise your hand and repeat after me, “I am a lurker”.
I used to be a lurker as well on some of my favorite blog sites. One of my favorite sites that I lurked on was, The Field-Negro’s blog. I don’t even remember when or on what post I made a comment on but I guess that officially put an end to my lurking there.
Now, I’m not going to say that there’s anything wrong with lurking, but I do enjoy interacting with those who happen to come across my blog. A while ago someone sent me an email saying that they’ve been reading my blog since I started it, late last year, but they didn’t want to put their name in a comment. Well voila, a simple solution to that is to remain “anonymous” when you do post a comment.
In any event, I definitely appreciate those who come across my blog, especially the ones from Afrobella, which is one my favorite blogs when it comes to fashion and beauty. There’s no pressure at all to delurk yourself, but don’t ever be afraid to comment or say “HI”! If lurking is still your preferences, here’s a short list of blogs that are definitely “lurk” worthy!

  • The View From Here– This group of women based out of the DC area definitely will give you something to think about!
  • Afrobella– Everything beauty and fashion with a touch of culture and style!
  • The Field-Negro– This man definitely isn’t afraid to share his opinion about the state of the government and those who run it. He proclaims he’s hasn’t had a sip of the Obama-Aid, but he definitely isn’t sipping on Hilary-Aid either.
  • Conversate Is Not A Word– Yes people CONVERSATE is NOT a word!
  1. March 23, 2008 - Reply

    Hi Funkyblackchick!
    Yes I’ve been a lurker for a while! I enjoy your wit & sense of humor. The “Anonymous” option is pretty nifty!

  2. March 24, 2008 - Reply

    Via Afrobella!!

    I enjoy reading your blog! Keep it funky!

  3. March 24, 2008 - Reply

    In response to the comments on my blog:

    LoL! I didn’t think about health benefits. And… LISA TURTLES UNITE! I’m currently involved in a dramaship with a mixed breed but if this one ever ends, back to my white boys it is!

  4. March 25, 2008 - Reply

    i also found your blog via afrobella and i enjoy reading it. peace

  5. April 17, 2008 - Reply

    thanks for the shoutout! glad you enjoy the blog. i do some lurking over here as well.

  6. July 25, 2008 - Reply

    Hi My Name is Mimi and I am a lurker. LOL…actually I just started reading your blog today, but I read quite a few of your entries and didn’t leave comments. I guess that would make me a lurker :). I promise to leave my thoughts or a simple “Hi” from now on

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