It’s Not All Mary Poppins

National De-Lurking Week

I’ve been reading about this here and there, but it was at Grumppopotamus that I found this picture, and had to join in just so I could post it!

Isn’t that a great picture??

Do I have lurkers? If you’re out there, pop in and say “hello”, and then you can sneak away again. I won’t ask again for another whole year.

January 10, 2006 - Posted by | random and odd


  1. Yes you do. I read your blog most days and really love your stories. I don’t have children but I’m taking notes for one day in the future!


    Comment by Anonymous | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  2. I’m not exactly a lurker, but thought I’d say hello anyway. The pic is great.

    Comment by Sharkey | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  3. Hehehe.. ok, I confess, I’ve been lurking. Like Catherine, I don’t have any little people of my own, but I quite enjoy the stories!

    Comment by Jacqueline | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  4. Clearly not a lurker, just saying hi!

    Comment by misfit | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  5. I’m a lurker and an admirer! I’m trying to get pregnant right now, and I’m seriously considering printing out your archives and getting them bound. Who needs “What to Expect…” when you’re around?!

    Comment by Angstyjen | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  6. Halllleewwww!

    Comment by ieatcrayonz | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  7. Hello, I am a lurker I guess. I enjoy your site and the hilarious stories you provide.

    Comment by Christine | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  8. I have a blog stat thing of sorts on mine… if everyone who “lurked” left a comment… WOW!
    I think i might leave a link to this your blog so everyone can see that pic!
    And just for the record, when I stop in I say hey!!

    Comment by Nancy | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  9. *Raises hand* waves “hi1”

    Comment by Anonymous | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  10. Hey! I’ve been lurking for a few months now and I love your site. I especially love the snow pics since we don’t get snow here in Louisiana. I’m expecting my first child in July and your child rearing tips have been awesome! Thank you!

    Comment by Lisa | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  11. I don’t lurk, but I am saying hello, anyway! 🙂

    Comment by jen-o-rama | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  12. Hello. Hello!
    – Jerry

    Comment by jw | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  13. Master lurker popping out to say Hi!

    Comment by e | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  14. I too, am a lurker. I check in every day. Love your posts!

    Comment by Anonymous | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  15. Very cool! Who knew you had so many lurkers?

    Whoever started “national de-lurking week” clearly has a sense of humour. Over at Lory’s blog, the message is, “if you don’t comment, you’re letting the terrorists win”.

    Comment by Q | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  16. Catherine, Jacqueline, Angstyjen, Christine, Anonymous 1, E the Master Lurker, Anonymous 2:

    Wow! Thanks for popping out of the woodwork. How fun to know you’re all there, enjoying. Nice to have met you! Okay, you can go back to lurking now.

    p.s. to Anonymous 1, “raises hand”, etc.: I have a strong suspicion you’re a Brit. Am I right?

    Everyone else: I did this post only because I wanted to post that picture. The thought of lurkers has never annoyed me, as it does some. Now, though, I’m so glad I did, because I had no idea there were so many regulars! How about that?

    Q: This was started by Sheryl of PaperNapkin, who should have been credited in the post!

    Comment by Mary P. | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  17. ha – totally busted. love the site, always good for a laugh!

    Comment by Rebecca | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  18. first time here.
    i will definitely be back 🙂

    Comment by Ali | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  19. Sometimes I lurk, sometimes I don’t; it pretty much depends on the amount of vomit in the story!


    Comment by Simon P. Chappell | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  20. hi, I lurk, but that should be clear from the post I did on blogging baby last week that I hope sent you some traffic.

    Comment by Dutch | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  21. Rebecca: Nah, you busted yourself. I’d never have known you were there, but I’m glad you popped up just this once.

    Ali: Welcome, and hope to see you again soon. I popped over to your funky pink site, too, and had NO IDEA who that chunky, homely, trailer trash-y chick was until the seventh or eight commenter identified her. Whoo-eee…

    Simon: Vomit or innuendo: You’re too much the gentleman to go there. Tomorrow’s post involves boogers: stay tuned!

    Dutch: Granny (Ann) emailed me the link – you must’ve seen me over there. Thanks for the link. I’ll have to check my stats for the week, see if there was a blip – or even a surge!

    Comment by Mary P. | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  22. Quite clearly not a lurker…I take up far too much of your comment space…but I try to follow directions!
    Hello, Dammit!

    Comment by LoryKC | January 10, 2006 | Reply

  23. Hi
    I lurk 🙂

    Comment by Adam Jacob Muller | January 11, 2006 | Reply

  24. Lory: There’s no such thing as taking up too much comment space!! Well, yes there is. I’ve seen some true conversation hogs out there – but you’re not one of them!

    Adam Jacob: Glad to see you. I’ve just returned from a lurk on your site. I particularly liked that Lennon tribute image with the roses – where did you find it? (If you’ve fulfilled your comment quota for the year here, you can always email me.)

    Comment by Mary P. | January 11, 2006 | Reply

  25. I’m a regular reader. I do comment on most posts, though. Love the stories about Arthur. hehe.

    Comment by Kristen | January 11, 2006 | Reply

  26. a regular reader & iregular commenter, but hi. I’m a few posts behind, but I’ll try to help ND-LW along on my blog too:-)

    Comment by Mrs.Aginoth | January 11, 2006 | Reply

  27. Not a lurker – a conversation hog perhaps?

    Hi and happy de-lurking week.

    Comment by Granny | January 11, 2006 | Reply

  28. Kristen: I’m happy to include you in my stable of regular commenters. Thanks!

    MrsA: “Regular reader and irregular commenter” describes me on most of the blogs I read. I called myself a “part-time” lurker on a couple of blogs.

    Granny: You? A hog? Not for a moment, because what you have to say is always interesting and apropos and responsive to the post and other commenters. I like long comments, if they’re well thought out and interesting. (Besides, I have a tendency to leave looong comments, so you won’t see this glass-house-living person casting any stones!)

    Comment by Mary P. | January 11, 2006 | Reply

  29. Yes, yes, I admit it. I lurk. I consume. I greedily gobble up your stories without so much as saying ‘thank you’, ‘great writing!” or even a ‘8-)’. Here you are, each day working your little fat kid’s pencil down to a blunt nub, and what appreciation do you get from me? Just another anonymous tick in your visitor’s counter.

    But rest assured that those of us who don’t actually raise our noses above the fence and say something still do truly appreciate your never-ending stream of well-written anecdotes. Keep up the good work!

    So thanks for the prompt for me to ‘delurk’. Nothing wrong with a bit of guilt-inducement now and again… Keeps me on the up-and-up!

    Comment by Zero Latitude | January 13, 2006 | Reply

  30. Zero Latitude: Wow. That’s quite the testimonial! I figure, if that’s the quality of blatant flattery, er, well-thought-out comments I’m to get from you, you are justified in only doling them out once a quarter or so… Thank you!

    Comment by Mary P. | January 13, 2006 | Reply

  31. belated hello!

    I’m not sure if I’ve commented here or not. I know I have commented on Q’s blog definately.

    Love the blog Mary it makes my day!

    Comment by michael | January 14, 2006 | Reply

  32. As you can see from the time lag, I don’t read every day, but I do read and I also make sure I don’t miss any of your posts! It always feels a bit… strange… to comment on a blog for the first time, so I’ve never got round to saying anything to you. I really enjoy reading your stories. And it’s fascinating to hear about your approach to bringing up children.

    Comment by Claire | January 15, 2006 | Reply

  33. Michael: I’ve seen your name on the stat counter – good to know you’re enjoying the blog!

    Claire: Thanks for this comment, and fun to know that some of those anonymous addresses on the stat counter belong not to random one-time-only visitors, but readers who are enjoying regularly. Feel free to visit as quietly as you like, as often as you wish.

    Comment by Mary P. | January 16, 2006 | Reply

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