Hello, my Name is Don, my brother’s name is Jim, and we want to speak directly to you…the lurkers. We know you are out there. You come to the website every week and you look at what we post, and you read our comments. You find this site entertaining so you keep coming back, but you don’t interact, you just watch.
See…we have a problem with that. Now I don’t want to be harsh, but the plain fact is that we LOVE interacting with our readers, and if you lurk we can’t do that, so you see it makes us sad because we know you are there but we can’t talk to you. You have to initiate the contact. That is what this post is about, to get you to talk to us! It’s the only way this works. We know you are there and we know some stuff about you too. Here is what we know:
You are mostly white, college educated males that don’t have any kids. You do pretty well for yourself, and you are mostly between 18 and 49. This is much more information about you than we had last year when we did this. Last year we just knew you existed, but that was all. We want you to be comfortable to talk to us, so we will let you know that Jim and I both still fall inside all these parameters too…see, we already have something more in common than you thought!
Based on these metrics, we are pretty sure you don’t look like this:
Last year we did this, and it was a huge success, we got about 40 people to come out of the shadows and many of them are still commenting regularly. Sadly it is still less than 2% of our audience that actually engages in conversation. We want to increase that number this year! C’mon you lurkers, step out of the shadows and into the light, we promise it won’t hurt a bit.
Leave us a comment and let us know why you visit the blog regularly, what is your favorite drink, and what you would like to see done to improve things around here. Now’s your opportunity to make your voice heard!