I can still remember the very first blog that I ever read and how is subsequently led me to another, then another, then before I knew it was creating a blog of my own.
It was February 2007 and I was surfing the internet one day and came upon the blog 4tunate. I quickly became fascinated with this mom's journey of raising quadruplet boys. I then began reading some of the comments on one of her posts. One comment was from Kate at My Life as a Mom. So I started reading Kate's blog....This led me to a few of her friend's blogs. Shelly at Life as We Know It (who has recently become a contributor over at my review blog Peanut Butter and Pickle Reviews), and also found Brittany at 4 Little Men & Girlie Twins. And you can't forget the blogs that I have learned about due to them being in my BlogHer rotation. I have met Kerry at Just Us Gibsons. Who did the sweetest thing last summer when Gauge turned 1. She knew by reading my blog that he was having a Monkey party and mailed me an adorable Monkey bank.
Then there are countless others that I have found along the way. I use to visit each of them individually to read their latest post. I would usually leave a comment.....but then something happened. I opened up a Google Reader account. I could now read all of my favorite things in one place. Then I got lazy with my comments. Since I wasn't going to their site, I wasn't leaving comments anymore. That is why I believe that Google Reader has Killed the Blogger Comment.
I think that it has become true on my site as well. I don't get very many comments, but I love reading the few that I do get. I'm going to try better y'all to actually visit your sites and leave comments. I would love if you would do the same for me. So...that is why I'm calling for an unofficial De-Lurk. Don't let Google Reader make you lazy like it has done to me. Comment away.....you just never know who you might meet :-)