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Monday, January 8, 2007

Come out, come out, whomever you are!

lurk /lurk/ –verb (used without object)
1. to lie or wait in concealment, as a person in ambush; remain in or around a place secretly or furtively.
2. to go furtively; slink; steal.
3. to exist unperceived or unsuspected.
—Related forms
lurker, noun
lurk·ing·ly, adverb

From time to time, friends and acquaintances will mention to me that they've had a visit or two to the Queen MAB Manifesto, and they found my blog utterly irresistable, wildly hilarious, and overly self-indulgent. I promptly ask, "well, why don't you comment?" Most drop their head and start to shuffle their feet, while mumbling incoherent jargon. You know who you are, you silent lurker, you!

In honor of National De-Lurking Week, I present to you a brief tutorial for making a comment.

STEP ONE: (Does anyone else feel like breaking out into some NKOTB right now?) Click the link labeled "X comments" at the bottom of the blog entry.

STEP TWO: When the comment box opens, type your comment into the box. Witty remarks, incessant praise, and harsh criticism are all appreciated.

STEP THREE: Complete the random sequence of text in the Word Verification box. This is like an obstacle course for your fingers, but it really exists to prevent spammers from infiltrating my blog.

STEP FOUR: Choose your method of signature:
a) Log in by using your Google Account (If you don't already have one, click here).
b) Sign as "Other," and leave your name and website/blog (if applicable).
c) Sign as "Anonymous." Be sure to sign your name in the comment box, unless you truly intend to make a lurker-like comment.

STEP FIVE: Publish your comment (preview first if you like).

It's that simple. So what are you waiting for?


Blogger Sarah said...

I thought it was "Step one: cut a hole in a box." Maybe that's why I've been having so much trouble with the comments thing lately......

8:55 AM

Blogger Kristen said...

Put your junk in that box...


10:48 PM

Blogger lauren said...

haha. I remember that NKOTB song. I think I was in 3rd grade.

Im letting the cat out of the bag: My secret is here: Click me

I also hear this is good, so Im going to try and incorporate it into my routine to keep me in my youthful state :)

2:11 PM

Anonymous Melissa Duke Toms said...

...you can have lots of fun. Step Two...There's so much we can do.--Oh yeah, I was supposed to be delurking. I just got so caught up in the music :) I enjoy you MAB, you are brilliant, I tell you , brilliant.

p.s. I also watched those two SITC episodes on the night you spoke of above. I feel better knowing I am not the only one catching every episode on every channel. I thought it was just me.

1:19 AM

Blogger The part-time drama queen said...

Love your blog - and especially love that I'm not the only one who immediately thought of NKOTB.
Happy New Year - and congrats on the laptop.

12:57 PM


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