Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Happy Love Our Lurkers Day!

I really do love lurkers. Probably because I'm pretty much a professional lurker myself. When Phillip proposed a 'power exchange' to me a few years ago, I had to google the words to see what he was talking about. They led me to this blog (which so happens to be called The Power Exchange). And after reading so many of mouse's wonderful posts, I stumbled across even more blogs. So many nights I sat up reading post after post of all these women out here who actually 'get how I feel'. I laughed...I cried... But I stayed silent and lurked here in blog land for well over a year before I got the courage up to ever leave a comment (and even then it was only because I was ordered to).

I lurk mostly because I'm both shy and quiet and insecure and lurking is my comfort zone. Phillip had me start this blog to push me out of that comfort zone last fall and despite life getting in the way this crazy past year, blog land has led me to some new and wonderful friendships and given me courage to speak up in so many other areas of my life. So I know de-lurking and stepping out of that comfort zone is a good thing.

Lately I've been back in that comfort zone by not posting and commenting very much. I'm actually supposed to be blogging once a week (it's in the rule book), but I've been bad about it and Phillip hasn't said anything...yet. But I probably shouldn't push it. So I'm gonna use this day to stop being such a lurker, and if any fellow lurkers out there want to join me, please do. Go to that blog you really connect with, be brave, and say 'hi'. (I left my first, very timid comment here in blog land on that first blog I found...and then proceeded to throw up. I still freak out every time I leave a comment.)

To everybody who reads, lurks, comments, doesn't comment, or just briefly passes by...Thank You!!!! 

And to anyone who wants to say hi and here, please do. Phillip even shut off the comment moderation. Or even e-mail me at becomingaurora@gmail.com.

34 comments:

  1. I'm a lurker :-) And now that I've started writing my own stuff, maybe more comments to come!

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    1. Hi Sassy Witch! Nice to meet you and glad you stopped by.

      Do you have a blog now too? I would love to come read.

      hugs,
      aurora

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  2. LURKY LURKY LURKY!!!!

    I am so happy you came out of hiding and started this blog!!!! So thank you!

    I am so happy to call you & Phillip friends.

    Happy LOL day!

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    1. Meeting you has been one of those great things about coming out of hiding. So glad you're my friend!

      hugs,
      aurora

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  3. I absolutely love that Phillip and mouse inspired you (or insisted that you) come to blogland and tell YOUR story.

    I have loved your blogging and your story ever sense. I lurk, I comment, and everything in between! SO HAPPY you are here!

    XOXO Pearl

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    1. Thanks Pearl! Your comments always mean a lot to me and I'm glad I've gotten to meet you here in blogland.

      hugs,
      aurora

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  4. Not a lurker but a follower.

    So glad tho you decided to blog.

    Hugs,
    mouse

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    1. Thanks for stopping by mouse! It means a lot to me.

      And a huge huge thanks to you for blogging!

      hugs,
      aurora

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  5. Happy LoL Day Aurora! Always enjoy visiting here. I'm so glad Phillip encouraged you to start blogging :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Roz! Your comments always mean a lot.

      hugs,
      aurora

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  6. Hi Aurora,

    Thanks for joining in on LoL 9.

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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    1. Thanks Hermione! And even bigger thanks for hosting!

      hugs,
      aurora

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  7. Came across your blog through the lol day post of all participating and I cant wait to read more! Happy lol day!

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    1. Hi Kenzie,

      Thanks for stopping by. It's so nice to meet you.

      hugs,
      aurora

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  8. I'm pleased you're blogging too. It is good to see you here.
    hugs
    DF

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    1. Thanks DF! I'm glad to be here.

      hugs,
      aurora

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  9. First visit here thanks to LOL. I'll be back. Happy LOL Day

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    1. Hi Leigh,

      Thanks for stopping by!!! Very nice to meet you.

      hugs,
      aurora

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  10. Long time lurker first time posting. Thanks for the blog. I'm trying to post different questions on the different blogs I look at. Apart from your own, which blogs do you most like reading?

    Frekeishly

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    1. Hi Frekeishly,

      Thanks for stopping by! And thank you very much for the question. That list is a little long so I'll answer it in a blog post.

      hugs,
      aurora

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  11. You have nothing to worry about, and should come out more often! But you know I get the stress of it all :)

    Glad you're here.

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    1. Hi Misty,

      Yeah...I know all my freaking out is my own fault because I think way too much. I am going to try to be better.

      hugs,
      aurora

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  12. Hello,

    Do love your blog design. Happy LOL Day.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Thanks Ronnie! And thanks for stopping by.

      hugs,
      aurora

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  13. First visit for me...found you through Hermione's LOL participant list...will come back and visit when I have more time.

    Blessings...
    Cat

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    1. Hi Cat,

      It's nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by!

      hugs,
      aurora

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  14. Hi Aurora, Happy LOL Day! I think this is my first visit here and will come back to read more.

    hugs

    Nina

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    1. Hi Nina,

      I think I just discovered your blog today too. It's nice to meet you!

      hugs,
      aurora

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  15. Thank you for sharing here.
    I would love to be told to blog. Am normally told to get off the computer though!
    Happy LOL Day.
    X

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    1. Hi Janey,

      Thanks for stopping by. Nice to meet you. Honestly, I think I'd rather be told to get off the computer than blog. LOL When I'm forced to do it that's when my brain likes to go blank.

      hugs,
      aurora

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  16. Happy Day After LOL Day.

    Jackie was here

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    1. Hi Jackie,

      Thanks for stopping by!

      hugs,
      aurora

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  17. I left town during the LoL time so I am really late at commenting.. I saw your comment on my blog so I had to come and check out you and your blog. I remember when I first came across all these blogs and I was just fascinated that there were all these other people like me (us). Thanks for stopping by and I hope you comment when you want.
    Where have you been? How did I not know about your blog before? Love it. I will be back.

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  18. Thanks Blondie so much for stopping by too!!! I will try to comment more.

    I've been here...I'm just really quiet. Working on that.

    hugs,
    Aurora



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