Friday, July 13, 2007

Hey Lurkers!

That's such an ugly word isn't it? Lurkers...

Well, Mr. and Ms. Anonymous that's what you are! But you aren't alone, a study by Jakob Nielsen revealed that 90% of users in online communities are lurkers who never contribute and only 1% contribute regularly.

So, I guess I can't begrudge you your silence--you're part of the majority but...

I'd love to hear from you! It's so disparaging to see so few comments on my blog when my google analytics tells me I have readers from all over the country. It makes me think that either, A. You're not interested in commenting or B. Google Analytics is lying to me.

Either way, try and comment more often. You can comment anonymously I don't mind that but I'd love to open up a dialogue.

Look at all the people from all over the world who have stopped by just this month:

United States
California
Los Angeles
Irvine (Hi Joan!)
San Francisco
Stockton (Hi Aunties!)
Orange
Pleasanton
Winnetka

New York
Buffalo
Hicksville
New York (Hi Corey!)

Massachusetts

Yarmouth Port
Waltham
Cambridge

Texas
Austin (Hi Mandy!)
San Angelo
San Antonio

Georgia
Austell
Augusta

Hawaii
Honolulu

Virginia
Norfolk

North Carolina
Midland

Florida
Tampa

Washington
Seattle

Australia
Northern Territory

Canada|Quebec
Montreal

Bulgaria|Sofija-Grad
Sofia (Hi Gabriela!)

United Kingdom|England
Poplar (Hi Janea!)

South Korea
Busan Metropolitan City
Seoul City

I know you are out there so comment people! Or if you have questions email me at petals.blog@gmail.com.

6 comments:

Gabriela said...

Hi there Krisserin!
Great blog you got!
We still do not know each other, but soon... in a few weeks:-)
Waiting to see you, here in Bulgaria!
Kisses to you, Boyan and sweet little Heidi:-))

Gabriela Bratoeva

Lurking Mr. Anonymous said...

Maybe you left off option #3. Bots, scripts and automated crawlers? Or are they excluded from your analytics?

I also get oddball hits on my blog, according to Google. The oddest part is many of them spend exactly 0:00:00 on the site. How is that even possible unless it's just some sort of indexing thingy?

Pedro Prasil said...

Hi,
I'm enjoying very much your blog, and it was interesting to know that so many people are lurkers.
Well, I don't wanna be a lurker anymore, lol!
I'm from Brazil, but now I'm living in Japan.
Bye :)

ke said...

Hi Gabriela,

You have no idea how excited I am to finally meet you and the rest of the family. I'm counting down the days and keeping busy with work and dress fittings. I have pictures of the dress if you want to see, just let me know. =)

ke said...

Hello Lurking Mr. Anonymous,

I'm not quite sure how Google analytics works--I think a few of my hits could be from bloggers "next blog" function, although some of the more random cities are regulars. Thanks for coming out of the darkness =)

ke said...

Hi Pedro!

Thanks for commenting all the way from Japan. Doozo yoroshiku! I hope you keep reading and commenting.