Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Narcissism unbounded


According to Tony, we find ourselves in the midst of International Delurking Week. I've never ventured into this before, but having been in India during the equivalent RevGals fest last November, I guess it would be quite fun to know who, if anyone, is reading undetected.

For an inveterate chatterbox like me, blogging is a wonderous thing, protecting my nearests and dearests from a flood of verbiage that they couldn't possibly hope to attend to in full. It even allows me the illusion that I'm communicating with all sorts of unguessed at visitors,- so in one way I'm reluctant to shatter the dream by inviting delurking. On the other hand, if other bloggers are brave enough, who am I to demur? And unless I play, there's no way to use the image helpfully provided by Sheryl.
"So, " (deep breath) "If you have been, thanks for listening. Do sign the visitors' book by the door!"

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am lurking, although whether my computer will let me tell you is something that I will find out when I try to post this.

Widening Circles said...

I have loved reading your blog ever since I first discovered it months ago. Thanks so much for sharing!

sparks said...

I read you, but through an rss feed. (So you'd never know I'm here)

Lorna said...

signs the book - waves and skips off again.

Preacher Mom said...

I sneak in quietly quite often. Delurking for today, though!

Anonymous said...

Hello there! (Waves over the Med from Cyprus). Can't remember if I've commented before but I've been reading your blog for a while.

YourFireAnt said...

Hi, I've been reading you for about two weeks, after having seen you on Jo(e)'s page. I'm getting to like how you think.

Thanks.

FA

Anonymous said...

Present and accounted for!

Roberta said...

mia culpa! i've been lurking/reading your blog for over a year! i'm from the USA - state of Washington! love your thoughts -thank you for taking the time & effort to enlighten us.............

Ger said...

I've been reading your blog since the summer - really enjoy it!

Amanda said...

You are still my favorite blog, and I have just squirreled away yet another good poem to use in worship one day, maybe even on our Follow your Star trail next Sunday!

Thank you!

Tony said...

Yay! Keep up the good work!

maggi said...

hello, and goodnight, and take care x x

Mary said...

I'm here too....

Rachel said...

And I'm here too...not sure I've ever commented, partly because I often am playing catch up due to lack of time daily to read posts!

Anonymous said...

spidey, delurking. miss you!

Kathryn said...

How lovely to have a party! Thank you all for coming...I'd love to go visiting in return, if only more of you had links that worked.
Amanda,- we've just done "Follow that Star" with OpenHouse last weekend; 2nd year running because it worked so well the first time. Do hope yours goes splendidly.

MGBF said...

I read this! I just never comment because I never have anything good to say :(

Sophia said...

Hi!

I lurk around here a lot too! You have a wonderful blog.

I keep finding myself making notes of some of the innovative things you've done, such as the prayer trail with youth.

If you ever have occasion to visit NY, USA, I'd love to be your personal tour guide to the Episcopal seminary here and all things Episcopalian in NYC!

Sophia said...

Hi!

I lurk around here a lot too! You have a wonderful blog.

I keep finding myself making notes of some of the innovative things you've done, such as the prayer trail with youth.

If you ever have occasion to visit NY, USA, I'd love to be your personal tour guide to the Episcopal seminary here and all things Episcopalian in NYC!

Caroline said...

Adsum

Caroline Too

Anonymous said...

Happy I say I call in frequently!

Anonymous said...

I'm here - but then I think you knew that ;-)

chickvic said...

I have been reading you for about a year - I am working in a nearby diocese, but have never commented... Your creativity and honesty have made me think and made me smile. Thank you. Your mothering sunday post last year gave me a way to make what is one of the worst days of the year bearable as I led worship. I wanted to write to you personally then but never quite got around to it. So this is my opportunity!

Kathryn said...

Chickvic,- thank you so much.
I would love to talk properly one day.So glad that some of the MumSun stuff helped,the misery of the day when I was busy miscarrying for England (which I did for the first few years of my married life) is not something I'll forget ever...Nor the difficulty of not having a mother around when so many of my contemporaries did.
It's a stinker, and you have my love and prayers.If you ever feel so inclined, my email is revmyfirstname at googlemail dot com
Take care

the reverend mommy said...

Boo!
I've come and gones a few time and had problems with the commenting... because I misspelled my own name.
pfft!
(hugs)