Doesn’t that make all of us a lurker at one time or another?
I couldn’t possibly write a comment every time I read someone’s article or blog posting. I spend too much time reading all these things as it is!
Besides, a lot of time my comment would be something quite unconstructive like, ‘good article’ or ‘I liked this’. If you’re a struggling writer without many visitors [like me ;-)] then yes, these little comments are greatly appreciated — but if you already have a healthy readership, you already have lots of comments to moderate.
I read a lot — on a variety of topics. Once in awhile, I will leave a comment. But I want it to be valuable — not simply another pat on the back.
So, I’m sorry if what I’m doing is lurking [oooh, it sounds so secret agent like]. I think I am simply reading.