Hello there! (Inter)national De-lurking Week

Word filters through slowly to us marginal British blogging types, but I am reliably informed (via the excellent Cosmic Variance) that this is National De-lurking Week over the other side of the pond, and I thought I’d get in on the action.

What’s a lurker, you ask? Well, statistically there’s a 90% chance that you, the person reading this, are one. Lurkers are those who read a blog but never click through and comment. I get maybe a hundred subscribers a day here, and perhaps ten people who actually pipe up with something to say every once in a while.

So, (Inter)national De-lurking Week is designed for you – click on through and say hello. You don’t have to say anything clever or funny – maybe just say where you’re from, or big-up your own blog (if you have one). Get to know one another. Hey, you never know who you might meet! How cool would it be if VCTB brought together a couple destined for a great future together – I’d have an excuse to buy a new hat!*

While we’re doing the dialogue thing, I’d just like to apologise again for the slackness this week. But a new influx of hardware (which is finally all set up and running smoothly) should ensure that no more nasty computer disasters knock me off the straight and steady path of delivering what ever it is that keeps you coming back here. Thanks for your time. Now, take the right hand off the mouse and type something! You can spare thirty seconds, surely? Your boss’s meeting isn’t due to end for another half hour at least …

[* Making an obscure cultural reference to the UK iteration of ‘Blind Date’ – that’s just how cool I am, yo.]

6 thoughts on “Hello there! (Inter)national De-lurking Week”

  1. Thanks for checking in, ladies and gents. Interesting that you are all fellow UK residents … come on, Statesiders, you’re letting the side down! Say hello, why don’tcha?

    Ms. Washford – pleased to meet another library staff blogger! When you mention Library 2.0 projects, do you get the same stonewall incomprehension from your LMT (and complete stubborn ignorance from your IT services department) that I get where I work, I wonder? 😉 I’ve added your blog to my Reader and the sidebar, and shall be watching with interest.

  2. Hello Mr Raven
    I recently spent ages trying to explain why using a wiki for a staff manual would be a better idea than trying to put the manual on the intranet (oh how I hate the intranet!). Me: “You know, a wiki, like wikipedia” Colleague “What’s wikipedia”. And yes this is one of the more IT literate members of staff! Looking forward to hearing Karen Blakeman speak on 2.0 issues at Basingstoke Library next month, maybe there’s some hope for the south of England?!

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