Lurking is easy. That involves reading something on social media or elsewhere on the internet and neither liking, commenting, nor sharing. The content creator rarely knows if someone lurks.
Starting in 2009 and many times since, I asked blog readers to delurk. Here’s an archive of those posts.
Delurking sounds scary but it is not. If you can write someone an email, you can add a comment. You can write a sentence, a paragraph, or as long as you want. It’s your comment.
Also, it’s not for me. It’s for everyone else. As much as I enjoy reading comments, history indicates that comments are typically added because other people commented first. People like replying to each other.
First, if you’re reading this in an email or somewhere else, please visit this blog post.
Second, scroll to the bottom and fill in a name. It can be your first name or a full name. It can be a nickname. Then, fill in your email address so you can get notified if you get a response.
Third, write the actual comment. Do you have an accomplishment to share? Did you recently read or watch something that other people might enjoy? Are you excited about the economy reopening? Are you scared?
Fourth, submit it.