Thursday, August 7, 2008

Soap Box Thursday "Lurkers"!


Soap Box Thursday!


I will have to make this short, because I seem to have wrenched my back or something last night UGH. My husband was very kind to stay home today and help me with the kids. It's always something isn't it? lol

How do you feel about "lurkers"? I mean virtual "lurkers"? People who purpose to lurk? lol People who you know aren't "fans" of you at all but continue to visit your website everyday.. to see what they see.. Of course people can't comment everyday all the time.. but there are those few lol that like to just lurk.

I just don't understand the purpose.. of it really. If you don't like someone or you aren't interested in what they have to say then why visit everyday? It's strange to me.. It seems deliberate..but I hate to assume that.

Do you have trouble with lurkers? Do you mind lurkers? How do you feel about people you know in real life that find your blog and check it just for information? Tell me your thoughts lol

Please feel free to leave a comment or link your Soap Box Story up with Mr. Linky below!

11 comments:

beth said...

I don't like it when I know people are reading my blog, but not leaving me comments. It really bugs me...ha! From time to time I will find out someone has been reading my blog and I didn't know that they even knew I had a blog. Most of these are people I have not seen or spoken to in years. I guess I should setup a traffic feed, ehh?

Tara said...

Thank goodness I am not alone in this lol Yah traffic feeds are a good idea.. I have several lol Well, it just doesn't make sense to me if people have reading our blogs for a while and never said a word hahah its just weird lol Well thanks for leaving a comment and making me feel better about my "rant" haha :)

beth said...

How do I setup a traffic feed?

beth said...

I did it! I got myself a traffic feed!

Anonymous said...

I never leave comments unless something really impacts me. It is not a personal insult neither am I "lurking", I just don't really have anything to say. I check every so often to see how you are doing on your weight loss since I also am attempting to diet.

I blog and like the fact that I can tell when I reached people by the number of comments I recieve. I don't really appreciate the people that leave "empty" comments every day.

Tara said...

I really appreciate that you visit my blog to check out how I am doing on my weight loss. I really do! I hope I didn't come across unkind in my soap box..

Monica said...

ok, I want to know how to set up a traffic feed. Plus how did you do your weigh loss countdown?

Tara said...

ok www.families.com is where i get the weight loss counter.. just sign up and then create your ticker! I'll get back to you on the traffic feed.

The Farmer Files said...

Found your blog through Island Life. LURKERS.DRIVE.CRAZY. Do they not like me enough to comment, but just enough for entertainment? I don't get it. I use Google Analytics. It is embedded so people cannot see I have it. It cracks me up when I can see that people were signed into their blog acct and I can see who visited from what url. Well, for about 5 minutes. Then I wonder why they don't leave a comment?!?!

Mother Hen said...

I enjoy all the comments I get, but if everyone who visits left a comment that would be overwhelming. Also, I read a ton of blogs and I don't ever comment unless I have something to add that no one else has said, which doesn't happen very often. And I would rather spend more of my time reading the blogs than commenting on just a handful.

Tara said...

Oh I understand Mother Hen.. You are right it would be very overwhelming if everyone commented! I mainly wrote this "post" because of people I know in real life reading my blog.. not because they are interested or care but because they don't like me lol and just want information to pass along to others. That was really my reason for posting this about lurkers.. but I didn't want to put the headline "Family and Friends who don't like me but are reading my blog" lol

A little about me...



It is that time again!!!! I am thinking of attempting to lose weight for the 100 millionth time. haha. This time I know it will work :)

In November of 2007, I gave birth to my second child, a C-Section. Not only did that put me back physically, but I also developed high blood pressure. I am only 29. Talk about discouraging.

I started gaining weight in highschool. Seems to have followed me everywhere. My ultimate goal is to lose 120 lbs but I'll settle for 10 right now. haha.

There is absolutely no reason why I cannot succeed in this weight loss endeavor. I have exercise equipment. I guess that means I have to use it. Also, I am going to attempt the Carbohydrates Addict Diet. I have had some success with this in the past.

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