January 14, 2011

Delurking Day 2011

I love the smell of delurking in the morning. Welcome to Delurking Day 2011!


You know what to do. If you're a lurker, open of the comments and reveal thyself. If you comment frequently, well, go ahead and leave me a comment too.

Posted by Chris at January 14, 2011 6:33 AM

I'm delurking!

Posted by: Sandi at January 14, 2011 6:52 AM

Real Name : Samantha Jones
Age : 30+
Location : UK
Children : 2 girls
Profession : Developer

Pleased to meet ya!

Posted by: ChocolateChip_Wookie at January 14, 2011 6:52 AM

I wish you an exceptionally joyful de-lurking day! May nothing more threatening than a dust bunny emerge from BlogLand!

It's friday! We have Monday off!!

Posted by: jessica at January 14, 2011 6:53 AM

Good morning from Texas!

Posted by: Jennifer at January 14, 2011 7:07 AM

Happy Delurking Day! Thanks for organizing this.

Posted by: SciFi Dad at January 14, 2011 7:15 AM

Good morning, Chris. :)

Posted by: Jon (was) in Michigan at January 14, 2011 7:17 AM

long time reader! hello!

Posted by: Julia at January 14, 2011 7:23 AM

Happy Delurking Day to you too! My friend, SciFi Dad, forwarded me your emaail so I'm playing along too!

Posted by: mapsgirl at January 14, 2011 7:32 AM

Never a lurker....always have an opinion!

Posted by: Debbie at January 14, 2011 7:33 AM

I'm here!

Posted by: jodifur at January 14, 2011 7:47 AM

Good morning! Thanks for the Delurking Day reminder. I've made it today's blog post for myself as well.

Posted by: Average Jane at January 14, 2011 7:56 AM

I am officially De-Lurked!

Posted by: Jackie at January 14, 2011 7:58 AM

20 year old student from India. Happy to delurk. :)

Posted by: Plankton at January 14, 2011 8:16 AM

Not much of a lurker - I have way too many opinions! :) Happy Delurking Day anyway.

Posted by: Elizabeth at January 14, 2011 8:36 AM

Hi there! I'm a relatively new reader, not sure I remember how I got directed here. I like coming by to see what you're reading and what your readers are reading, but I stick around for everything else. :-)

Happy Friday. I hope it's a long weekend for you!

Posted by: shan at January 14, 2011 8:55 AM

Hi, Chris!

Posted by: Fraulein N at January 14, 2011 8:58 AM


Sorry to blind you like that.

Posted by: amy c. sanders at January 14, 2011 9:00 AM

Delurking - been reading you and Beth for years now but I don't think I've ever said anything!

Posted by: Aubrie at January 14, 2011 9:03 AM


Happy Delurking Day.

Posted by: Sarah at January 14, 2011 9:09 AM

I didn't use to be a lurker, but lately I am. Lurking lurking everywhere!

Posted by: Debra at January 14, 2011 9:19 AM

Hello from Fort Worth! I comment on occasion, but I'm mostly a lurker. Been reading you for years.

Posted by: Kristy at January 14, 2011 9:24 AM

Sigh. Delurking day always makes me feel so guilty, but I normally manage to ignore it. Guess I'll give in this year. Found you and Beth through a suggestion from Google Reader of all things and have enjoyed blog stalking you for quite a while.

Posted by: Amanda at January 14, 2011 9:25 AM

I'm a sporadic commenter but jump in when I really have something to say. :) Happy delurking day!

Posted by: mjp at January 14, 2011 9:26 AM

Just passin' thru, like I do pretty much every day. Thanks for your continued storytelling. :)

Posted by: Martin at January 14, 2011 9:30 AM

Well...crap on a stick. I TOTALLY forgot to do this.

Posted by: alimartell at January 14, 2011 9:36 AM

Hello my favorite liberal blog!! I do both...comment sometimes, lurk in the shadows other times... but I got an email from you the other day so I guess you know about me.

Posted by: Darren at January 14, 2011 9:49 AM

Good Morning Cactus family!! Have a great day!!

Posted by: Trish at January 14, 2011 10:00 AM


Posted by: alektra at January 14, 2011 10:01 AM

You know me. My De-Lurking Day is up also!
So, de-lurking from Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire!

Posted by: Maribeth at January 14, 2011 10:02 AM

I'm a married woman now! I can't just go about revealing myself to random men on the internets. The scandal!

Posted by: Dawn at January 14, 2011 10:05 AM

I just thought I'd share with you, on this 2011 Delurking Day, that I rarely comment on the blogs I read, but I comment on yours frequently. (Frequently for me, a non-commenter.) That's about the highest blog-compliment I can pay you. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Erin at January 14, 2011 10:08 AM

Happy Friday and if you get MLK day...Happy 3-day weekend!

Posted by: Kris H. at January 14, 2011 10:20 AM

I left a comment, praising and extolling and then it said I had left too many comments. Which is weird since I was only introduced to you YESTERDAY! :)

Greeblemonkey pretty much forced me to join, so RudeCactus Dude, here I am!

Posted by: Carissa at January 14, 2011 10:20 AM

Happy delurking day to you from cloudy California.

Posted by: LeeAnn at January 14, 2011 10:29 AM

I'm here! Happy delurking day!

Posted by: Kim at January 14, 2011 10:33 AM

I don't comment very often, so HI!! :)

Posted by: Randi at January 14, 2011 10:34 AM

Hello from Boise. I don't comment often but read everyday. Have a great weekend!

Posted by: kali at January 14, 2011 10:35 AM

I'd say I'm somewhere between a lurker and a commenter. Happy Friday!

Posted by: Hope at January 14, 2011 10:44 AM

A proud delurking partner of King Cactus here! Happy delurking day! :)

Posted by: oakley at January 14, 2011 10:44 AM

Lurking from northern California. I miss you on the weekends.

Posted by: Debbie P at January 14, 2011 10:44 AM

Frequent commenter - HDD!

Posted by: bacioni at January 14, 2011 11:03 AM

Happy delurking day! Still reading and enjoying as always!

Posted by: Laura at January 14, 2011 11:03 AM

Certified lurker here, making my annual "coming out" comment on your blog. :)

Posted by: Heather @Critter Chronicles at January 14, 2011 11:08 AM

Here I am, a non-lurker delurking.

Happy weekend.

Posted by: Ann Elizabeth Adams at January 14, 2011 11:25 AM

I have never been to your site before, but I got the De-Lurker email and jumped on board! So happy happy De-Lurker Day... I also threw you under the bus on my blog... thought I should let you know. :)

Posted by: Shelle-BlokThoughts at January 14, 2011 11:26 AM

Hello from Florida... Have a great weekend!

Posted by: Karla at January 14, 2011 11:33 AM

Look at my wang!

Posted by: Brad at January 14, 2011 11:40 AM

been reading your blog for a good year now :)

Posted by: Heather at January 14, 2011 11:41 AM

Hi, you got me to delurk! And even to write a post on my blog for the first time in January.

Posted by: Hillary at January 14, 2011 11:41 AM


Posted by: Julie at January 14, 2011 11:48 AM

Happy DDL 2011!! Thanks for reminding us.. Thanks for making GreebleMonkey poke me and tell me about this.

Thank you for being you!!

Oh.. and thanks for commenting on my blog!

Posted by: Suzanne (Crunchy Green Mom at January 14, 2011 11:57 AM

Love your blog! Have it saved as a favorite!

Keep up the good work :-)


Posted by: Julie Andel at January 14, 2011 12:15 PM

Happy Friday, Chris Cactus!

Posted by: Mindy at January 14, 2011 12:29 PM

Long time reader, sometimes commenter! Happy DeLurking Day from PA!!

Posted by: Amy at January 14, 2011 12:37 PM

Well, hello! Delurking here to say "hi" from Portland, OR! I'm not much of a commenter on blogs in general, but I do enjoy reading many! Love your posts about your kids. Happy Friday!

Posted by: Hadey at January 14, 2011 12:41 PM

I do lurk sometimes, but I love it here. Coming out, and promising to lurk less. Thanks for doing this!

Posted by: Kimberly Hosey (Arizona Writer) at January 14, 2011 12:42 PM

Joyeux jour de delurkage !

Posted by: viviane at January 14, 2011 12:42 PM

Delurking from Portland! Happy to have added you to my list of daily reads:)


Posted by: Tai at January 14, 2011 12:43 PM

Long, long time reader who rarely comments. Happy Delurking Day!

Posted by: Lesley Barr at January 14, 2011 12:43 PM

I've become more of a lurker. I think it's a time thing.

Anyway. Hi Chris!

Posted by: Issa at January 14, 2011 12:48 PM

Hello, again! It's been a while. :)

Posted by: Pammer at January 14, 2011 1:08 PM

Just saying hi, I don't comment often but I love reading!

Posted by: Karen at January 14, 2011 1:15 PM


Posted by: michelle juhase at January 14, 2011 1:21 PM

I am a lurker! Thanks for calling me out. I love your blog!

Posted by: Fabs at January 14, 2011 1:30 PM

Happy Delurking Day to you!

I have to admit that I've been a very bad lurker lately. Barely lurking. Must remedy that. More lurking promised in the future. And I suppose if I'm going to lurk... I may as well delurk once in a while too, huh?

Posted by: Colleen at January 14, 2011 2:54 PM

I'm a semi-lurker.. maybe kind of .. I read more than I comment. :) thanks for the entertainment!

Posted by: molly at January 14, 2011 2:55 PM

Hello. I am definitely a lurker. I occasionally think about commenting and never get around to it. I really enjoy your daily commentary on your family and life in general.

Posted by: Liz at January 14, 2011 2:59 PM

Happy Delurking Day?

Posted by: COD at January 14, 2011 3:00 PM

Howdy... love your blog. Its on my google reader...

and now a brief commercial announcement of who I am

a recent appearance...

and....my favorite


keep up the awesome blog !

Posted by: David at January 14, 2011 3:28 PM

I love the word 'lurk'. I would actually lurk more, if I had the time. But DElurking it is, so.


Posted by: Her Bad Mother at January 14, 2011 4:09 PM

Aww, I thought it was yesterday! And I only got one faithful commenter to delurk, though she did comment 8 times. Maybe I should try it again today...

Posted by: Jess at January 14, 2011 4:47 PM

Derlurking! Delurking! (And I swiped the graphic and tossed it on my own blog to thus share the loooove...) :)

Posted by: Violet at January 14, 2011 4:52 PM

Howdy ho, good neighbor!

Posted by: Mr Lady at January 14, 2011 5:08 PM

I comment occasionally, but not often. Happy delurking day!

Posted by: Michele at January 14, 2011 6:56 PM

Happy Delurking Day!

Also, will Owen be scarred for life because it's not his name is the evil spambot box?

Posted by: Missy at January 14, 2011 7:25 PM

Delurking to say hi! :D I only leave an occasional comment, but I read every day. :D Have a great weekend!

Posted by: Manda at January 14, 2011 9:31 PM

Happy delurking day!

Posted by: alfredsmom at January 14, 2011 9:39 PM

Happy Delurkie, Chris! And thanks for the reminder. :)

Posted by: Nenette at January 14, 2011 10:07 PM

Delurking --- I'm a bit past the official hour but still...

Posted by: Kelly at January 15, 2011 12:28 AM

Hi! (It's still the 14th on the west coast.) :)

Posted by: Pirate T at January 15, 2011 12:36 AM

oops, I missed the actual day but i am still delurking ;~) i'm blaming the missed deadline on the 3 year old and 11 week old! oh and i follow your lovely wife too!

Posted by: Jessica Greivell at January 15, 2011 8:11 AM

Oops...one thing I reminded myself to do was to remind myself to de-lurk, but did I forgot! ;) Looks like it was a success!

Posted by: Cyndy at January 15, 2011 8:20 AM

missed it, but still delurking. i admit i haven't visited any of the blogs i used to read in some time. i did see photos on flickr of mia and owen. they're getting so big!

Posted by: denise at January 15, 2011 9:43 AM

It's just me.

This might even be my second time delurking this week.

Posted by: Sarah at January 15, 2011 2:36 PM

present! as always! i've just been slacking on commenting lately...

Posted by: kati at January 15, 2011 5:52 PM

Hi! I haven't commented in a while, but I'm still reading and enjoying your blog. Cheers!

Posted by: blepharisma at January 15, 2011 9:11 PM

I had to turn this into Delurking WEEKEND because I didn't have time for blog-reading on Friday, but I hope it still counts! Thanks for keeping this annual event going.

Posted by: Florinda at January 15, 2011 10:24 PM

Happy belated delurking day!

I don't know that I truly consider myself a lurker - maybe an infrequent commenter, incredibly regular reader?

Posted by: Melissa at January 16, 2011 6:22 PM

Ummm, yeah. I'm a day (or two or three) late and a dollar (or more) short, but here I am, delurking.


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