Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Just Saying Hi

I wouldn't disagree with anyone who says that blog-stalking can be a little creepy. I mean, consider all the people's blogs that you have seen who you DON'T EVEN KNOW. Ever seen someone in public and think do I know that person or have I just seen their blog before? It can be awkward. Going private is totally justified as well. We live in a crazy hugged-up world and as a result we tend to be overly paranoid. No doubt, it could be argued that when it comes to parenting, there's no such thing as overly paranoid. I'm amazed at how many people I've been able to connect and re-connect with via blogging.
Including but not limited to:

  • a long lost friend from my college days as a Coug who I thought I would never find again unless we ran into each other at Target.
  • cousins who live in other states (or cities) who have super cute kids and super cute lives.
  • oldie but goodie friends from Jr. High who take me back those good times as an awkward teen.
  • friends from High School who I have lost contact with, but am genuinely happy to know about the good things in their lives.
  • parents of friends, siblings friends, friends of friends.
  • I could go on and on here, but I won't.
So where am I going with this anyway? Oh right. I just wanted to say hi to any blurkers out there that might stumble across this blog accidentally, or not. I'm also committing myself to be a courteous blurker. If I find myself clicking over to your blog on a semi-regular basis you can guarantee that I'll leave a comment. If for no other reason than to just say hi, I'm here and looking at your blog and p.s. I'm not a total creep or pedophile but just another blogger out here in the blogosphere who loves to look at pictures and find unexpected bits of inspiration from others. I'll be doing myself a favor (guilt-free stalking at last!), and other bloggers a favor because we all live for comments, right? Comments are the warm and fuzzy validation of our blogging efforts.

Happy commenting.

-love blurker

30 comments:

Two Wheeler said...

Blurker burker bo burker, banana fana fo furker... I like that word.

Kami said...

She almost said a bad word.

I like your blog and I do think that there are so many good things that come from blogs that out weigh the bad.

So thanks!

Tiffani Ford said...

Oh Gina, you are so damn witty! I love laughing and that is exactly way I keep you around. Also because you are my BFF!

Marriott & Ali said...

Did you coin that Gina? I love it... Hopefully April is a better month for ya babe!! Maybe you shouldn't work so hard & come down & play more often! Just a suggestion :)

gina bina said...

Ali, no I didn't coin Blurker, but I wish I did. I saw the term used on someone else's blog...can't remember exactly who though.

I'm only 3 days into it, but April is so far so good!

gina bina said...

Found it! Blurker came from Kami (above), who I blurk. Her definition is Blurker: someone who reads blogs but doesn't comment. So appropriate, wouldn't you say?

Jessie said...

When you wrote about living for comments it reminded me of the movie You've Got Mail... same type of thing right?! =) It's true though.

Parker Family said...

I better comment now, because I love getting them too. You are so funny Gina and I love reading your blog...it's fun to keep in touch and know what's going on back in the home state!

Tiffany said...

I have to comment because I'm a blurker. I don't blurk you though, I have blurked Kami. And she posted a link to your post about blurking today. I have blurked Kami because she is friends with a friend of a friend of mine...follow? Oddly enough, I posted about looking at other peoples' blogs today, but it's not near as funny as yours! Feel free to help me out with my post... http://rainandrays.blogspot.com/2008/04/fof-blogs.html

heather said...

Thanks to Kami, I am now blurking you! Great word!!

Tuttles said...

I totally love getting comments on my blog! I love being a blurker on your blog!

Mia said...

I just came over from Kami's blog and I have to say this was very funny! Hope you don't mind another blurker ;)

Molly said...

Not officially a blurker, cuz I've commented before, but still here and lovin' it!
(I too am glad to see March go, BTW)

gina bina said...

I love all this blurking love I'm getting...thanks blogging buddies!

Shauna said...

Oh cuz, you are toooo funny!! I usually get a good laugh from your blogs. The blurker thing is sad but true and I am guilty of it!! That's so great that you put it out there.

Andy and Alex Thomas said...

Well since I am a fellow blurker I mind as well just say hiya! I loved the post. Fun, fun in the sun...

Amy said...

Loved this post... I also found you through Kami and her "Thankful Thursday" list... You cracked me up and I will visit more often. Thanks!

Amy said...

p.s. My favorite thing on your blog is the disclaimer. Way to go!

Lacy said...

I just about thought you were going to go private then I would have to go private because I have to do anything that Gina does!!!

Lisa P. said...

I love your new header. This is a good reminder to be a better comment leaver. Kami gets after me for that as well. I think your April is going to be fantastic, you have good carma.

Pedaling said...

love your blog!
and what i even love more are the things you have written and posted on your side bar -all very well stated- sounds like a good life, and keeping it real-my kind of style

Mindi said...

ummmm....i might just be a total creep. but i hide it well. and i just came over from kami and am wondering why i haven't been over here before!!! i think you left a comment on my giveaway?? anyway, i just put you on my list cuz that's how i roll.
hope it's okay as i'm NOT a pedophile. ;)

brandy said...

First time blurker here. I found you through Kami's blog. You are so funny! I agree...this whole blurker (love the new word) is crazy! I just wanted to say hi and tell you that you have a darling blog! Go David Archuleta! We love him around here!!

The P*dunc's said...

Weird, weird, weird! This whole blurking thing is so weird. I am over at my former neighbor, Alice's blog (imsofunny.blogspot.com), she lives in TN. She's getting comments from all these people and then I come over to your blog and now they are here commenting on yours.

(Here's where you can choose to insert the tune to "It's a Small World", or "The Twilight Zone".)

Kass Martin said...

I popped over from Kami's blog. I love the term Blurker and think it was quite genius of you to come up with that. I am going private for many reasons but am sad about all the good things about blogging "private free" I too have gotten in touch with so many people I love and I love it. I hope that I can continue to meet people, get in touch with long lost friends...and add them to the private list. We'll see how that goes! :)

CHUNTZ said...

BLURKER!!! I love it!

Bree said...

(KAMI'S SISTER IN LAW)

By Coug do you mean Cougarette? If so, I was also a Coug (2000-2003). Interesting!

gina bina said...

Bree,
No, I wasn't a Cougarette...by Coug I mean just your average home-grown zoobie 2000-2004. I'm sure we crossed paths along the way somewhere...

Ginny Richman said...

Gina, you're awesome. Thanks for the chuckles! I Love You, MOM

Rachel said...

I'm a blurker, DANG IT!!! So to be a "polite blurker", do I have to leave comments!?!?! I will admit I too LOVE getting comments, and I do wonder often who all really is "blurking" me! G, you're the best! Love ya tons! Can't wait for the ZOO!!!