Are there any lurkers reading this blog?
I check about five to seven blogs quite frequently, and all of them are written by people with whom I've had some kind of interaction. A couple of those interactions were via blog comments, but still, they were genuine, two-way interactions.
There are other blogs that I check regularly, but not exactly frequently. These are written by additional friends and family members, people who don't update their blogs as frequently as the people I've mentioned above.
And then there are probably three to five blogs that I check even less often, but fairly consistently. These are written by people I've found on the blogrolls of other people, or the "blogs of note" link on blogger.com, or via google searches when I was looking for something specific.
None of these people know I that exist. If they saw me on the street, they would walk right by, not knowing me from Adam. And yet, I know all about their lives. I know that one of them recently purchased a new tent trailer, and that another one of them has a daughter that recently performed in her first ever ballet recital. I know about their vacations, their frustrations, their joys, the weird things that happen to them in the grocery store, and the wonderful things that happen to them in their living rooms. In short, I know a fair amount about their lives, even though I've never met any of them, and really don't expect to ever meet any of them.
So, I'm just wondering . . . do any of you reading this blog right now fall into that category?
If you do, and you'll indulge me, leave a comment and say so. It's totally fine with me if you comment anonymously, or you can use a fake name, or you can use your real name and/or a few details about yourself. It's totally up to you.
As I said, I'm just curious . . .