Monday, 18 April 2011

Do You Blurk?

Are you a blurker?  Do you even know what a blurker is?  A blurker is someone who reads a blog this blog, maybe smiles at a photo of my son, nods in agreement at something I've written, perhaps even admires a scrapbook page I've shared ... but never, ever leaves a comment to say they stopped by. 

Is that you?

If so, then please break that habit and leave a comment to say why you read about the daily doings of my life.  I'm not looking for compliments, although feel free to chuck in the odd one or two, I'm interested to know what makes my blog readable and perhaps how I can improve it. 

And because I like a post to be illustrated by a photo, here's my son amusing himself with the in-car entertainment system ...

** This post was brought to you by Beyond Blogging for Scrapbookers: Prompt 1 **

26 comments:

Alison said...

I LOVE your in-car entertainment system!! I AM one of your commenters...as I have just written in my own Blog, I like mixed -all-about-life blogs..just like yours!
Alison xx

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

I admit to Blurking occasionally. Not on this one of course as I would be in the dog house if I did that :0)

Beverly said...

Blurking lol love it! I usually comment excpt for days that I am in a hurry or am on blog #21. I enjoy seeing other people's day to day lives. I like watching your boy grow (mine are 18 and 23 :< ). I adore the pics of him with grands. I enjoy your writing style. I like hearing about your projects. I like you ;)

humel said...

I don't blurk lol - you know when I'm here!! ;-)

I love that your blogging is so 'real', that you include the everyday and (literally!) snapshots from your life, and I love your scrapbook layouts too xx

Cherry said...

Think I am a blurker - great word btw. Really like your style in blogging and scrap booking. I have a three year old so like seeing I am not alone in the ups and downs of child-rearing. Will try to comment more often from now on in Ruth. You are appreciated. Hugs Cherry XXx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

There are places I comment & places I blurk.

I comment here. :)

Irene said...

Love to see what the life of a SAHM is like!

debs14 said...

I don't think I ever blurk with your blog! I try to comment on the blogs I watch via my own blog, but sometimes I click on new ones that I see in other people's sidebars, and then I may have to confess to a little bit of secret blurking!

Hilary J said...

I'm a blurker. I regularly pop in to see what you're doing and admire your photos, layouts etc. Yours is one of my favourite blogs - and now you know I'm here.

mcscraps5 said...

Not sure if I've commented before or not, but for the sake of today's post I wanted to make sure that I took the time to say HI!!
I enjoy reading a little of everything and I like at least one photo in a blog post, too.

Melissa said...

I rarely blurk unless time is of the essence, then I scan all blogs and try to comment the next time around. So happy to see the little one with books in the car!!

Amy said...

I'm with Stacey on this one - rarely don't comment if I've been over here!

I have not read the prompt yet - perhaps I should!

jo said...

Time to come out of the closet so to speak! I enjoy reading your blog - maybe because I know you - but it is lovely to see your DS grow up - cannot believe he is 4 already - where has the time gone?

Lynn said...

Hello - I used to be a "blurker" until I did shimelles bfs class now I try and comment when I can. I have been enjoying your blog since taking the class and its one of my favourites.

Ladkyis said...

Sometimes everyone else has said what I want to say, leaving me the boring old "me too", which, incidentally, someone told me means "lady with a big nose" in Greek. I have no idea if it is true or not but thought it would make my comment a little different.

Sian said...

I think blogger just ate my comment. That nearly made me a bkurker, which I'm not - unless my Google Reader is absolutely stuffed. But I do read every post. Wouldn't miss it.

Cheri said...

Since adding you to google reader, I have read all your posts. I comment when I have something to say and skip when I don't - which maybe gets you comments on half of your posts??? Not sure. Usually when I don't comment it is just because I'm too busy to really engage.

dogmatix said...

Definately a blurker...will try harder next time lol
I love the mix u have on ur blog, always interesting and a great read x

Mum said...

Hello!

Nicole said...

Hello! I'm actually brand spankin' new to your blog and LOVE your term 'blurker'! :) I am also in Shimelle's class as well as One Little Word. Consider yourself added to my feed reader.

Lizzie said...

I so like that word, "Blurker", though it does sound like some sort of unpleasant illness...

Me? I don't "Blurk" (or not here anyway). I'm too nosey and too fond of my own "voice" for that...

Well, actually, I comment here because I like your blog and you often post about stuff that's interesting; it seems a bit rude to enjoy a post, then not say so...

Lizzie said...

... um, speaking of which, I forgot to say that I like your low-tech approach to in-car entertainment. Rather like our "system" too! I think I'd like to read that book - it looks very nice.

Heather said...

I read your blog but dont comment every time especially when time is short. Your son is so cute & his in-car entertainment is the best there is!! xx

Anonymous said...

I'm a champion blurker... I rarely ever comment on the blogs I read. I forget how I found yours, but I liked it and have read it ever since. Your little guy is so cute!

Nancy Peacock

Valerie said...

Hi Ruth. I am taking BB4S along with you, and I confess that I'm a blurker (and didn't even know there was a word for it). Thanks for sharing the amazing photo!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sorry, that's not me! I am a blogger. LOL! You know I leave comments. I'm a magpie. I can't help chattering.

XO,

Sheila :-)