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Thursday, January 14, 2010

De-Lurking 2010 with a Q&A


One item of business: This week is De-Lurker Week in the blogger world.

What is a Lurker and why would I want to De-Lurk them? A Lurker is someone who follows and reads your blog but may never post any comments. Some people are old friends, family, people I know but have never met in real life, and others are people that stumble on my blog because they are searching for someone like themselves or with similar experiences and have questions, or just for the love of reading blogs. I keep my blog open to the public because during my pregnancy complications I wanted to find people who had experienced what I was going through and could share how they dealt with the many decisions and hurdles we've had to make. Along the way I've found an amazing support group of people and have received some wonderful feedback. I know I have helped people who've had micro-preemies, people who have kids coming home on an oxygen supply, kids who have feeding tube issues, and other parents of multiples, so I feel like maybe I'm doing something small but good for someone out there. It's the only way I can think to repay the kind favors that others have done for me in the same fashion.

So with that, I learned of De-Lerker week from my friend Sara over at Twice As Nice and so I'm jacking her post idea and throwing in the Q&A too. Thanks Sara!

To everyone out there: Here is your opportunity to step up to the mic and show yourself. Don't be shy! I would love to hear from every one of my regular readers this week, especially if you don't usually leave a comment. Just leave me a little love (aka-comment). If you don't have a Google account, that's okay, you can leave a comment anonymously. But it would be much appreciated if you could just sign your name so I know who you are :-) If you have a blog, I will come give you some blogger loving back too.

And for something new, I'd like to combine this post with an answering question session. I have never done this before so I know you all have lots of burning questions you want to ask. Maybe things like: How are you not completely insane? Why are you never in the pictures? Where did you get those shoes? Are you aware your kitchen floor is gross? How many vomited shirts do you go through a day?

Anything is up for discussion, I'm a pretty direct and open person.

So come on! De-lurk! Just stop in to say hi! Ask me anything! 'Cuz seriously...

10 comments:

Claire Green said...

I am a lurker! Thanks for making me feel not so alone in preemie world!your boys are beautiful!

Jen said...

I've been following your blog for some time now. I actually started way before I got pregnant and then before I had my daughter who is a preemie herself. I love following your blog and your boys. They are just so adorable.

Newman Family said...

I follow your blog. I think I have commented before. I am njkaren on the bump. My son Brandon was born at 26 weeks, 1 day on July 5, 2008.

Kevin said...

I agree, I think people should comment on the blogs they read, especially if those blogs are written by people you know,but haven't met in real life. (hint, hint) :)
Don't have any questions at the moment. Although I do have an answer to one of the ones you mentioned. Why aren't you in (most of) the pictures ? Hmmm, could it be because you're the one taking them ? It's a crazy theory, I know, but I think I might be right.
Seriously, I think you do a great job with this blog and I hope the boys feel better soon.

Chrissy said...

I've been a lurker for a while. My son is 16 months old, not a preemie, but he does have a G-tube and sensory issues. We don't have a blog, mostly because I work full-time outside the house and can't figure out when I would make one for him. I love seeing the progress your boys are making and could totally relate to your post a couple weeks ago about showing them how to eat Mum-Mums. I do the exact same thing with my son.

Blue Moon Mama said...

Not a lurker because I like to comment! I love reading about the boys. They have grown into such amazing little guys, so supercute! I hope my boys and yours will always be buddies. :-)

kozer1 said...

I've left comments here and there in the beginning mostly...I have twins born the same gestational week as yours for the same reason (what's the chances of that?)...My twins names are Evan and Leah. Leah has a g-tube and was the one with IUGR due to the umbilical cord issue. I was also one of a few that referred you to parent-2-parent if you remember :)I love following your blog and reading about your amazing boys!! :)

Christi said...

Looks like your blog is serving it's educational purpose...I am glad you still have it open because I am sending students to it next chapter! :)

<3 Loo Hoo <3 said...

Hello, I found your blog from the preemie board on the bump. I check it from time to time because your boys are too stinkin' cute.

The Byrds said...

I'm a lurker! :) I like to read about your little guys! I'm also from the Knot/Nest and the Bump too. I'm in MD too and my son's in the Infants & Toddlers program. Your little ones are so adorable and doing so well!!

Adrianne