Calling All Lurkers

Now I know that you exist. Yes you, the one that never comments, but reads. The one that has me on your blog roll, but never let me know. The one that is too shy to say hello or mention that you follow me on Twitter.

And while I usually talk about myself on this blog, today is about you: the silent ones.

Say hi on Twitter. Send me an email telling me about your blog, or your shop, or your dog. Send me some snail mail. Or comment below with the short little survey I have for you. Even if you do comment on a regular basis or talk to me on Twitter, feel free to fill out the survey or shoot me an email/snail mail so I can get to know you even better.

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Name:

Blog Link:

Shop Link: If applicable.

Twitter Link: If applicable.

5 of your favorite things:

3 things about you:

A favorite post, picture, or link:

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I’ll fill all of this info + then some out next week so if you’re new to following, you can get to know me a bit better, too! But please, please, please just take the time to even say hi! I want to know who’s reading, see what you’re like, and what your blog is about!

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Comments

  1. Ok, I'll start. I suppose I'm a lurker since I am sort of a different type of crafty person… I craft with food! :)

    Name:
    Yasmeen

    Blog Link: http://www.wanderingspice.blogspot.com

    Twitter Link: http://twitter.com/#!/wanderingspice (@wanderingspice)

    5 of my favorite things:
    Baking, photography, travel, commuting by bike, and languages (+music, +live shows, +writing, + + +)

    3 things about me:
    I'm Arab-American, I finished my Masters in Sociology in Amsterdam last year (I wrote my thesis about female romance tourists… interesting stuff), and have been lured from those lovely canals to my new home in Melbourne by an irresistible Australian Man.

    A favorite post, picture, or link:
    At the moment I have too many to name… I love http://www.threethousand.com, which is a Melbourne food/arts scene site. Not to shamelessly promote, but I also am really loving blogging on Wandering Spice. It's my space to figure out my new surroundings and share all the delish food that comes with this new journey.

    Thanks for bringing me out of my lurker shell ;) Hopefully others will join and we can share creative ideas!

  2. Mallori @ aiukli says:

    Name: Mallori :)

    Blog Link: http://nushkoboaiukli-chokvshweki.blogspot.com

    Twitter Link: twitter.com/mbattiest

    5 of your favorite things: food, movies, cell phone, fun long chain necklaces, and reading

    3 things about you: I just recently got a big girl job, I love the color purple, and I'm a recent college graduate.

    A favorite post, picture, or link: http://nushkoboaiukli-chokvshweki.blogspot.com/20
    This is where I got real with my readers.

  3. Hey, love! I guess, since I read all the time but RARELY ever comment, I’m a certifiable lurker. ;) (No easy task from a cell phone, I tell ya.)

    But I certainly love and miss you! :)

  4. Name: Erin

    Blog Link: http://gracefulstjs.blogspot.com

    Twitter Link: http://twitter.com/#!/MommaStJ

    5 of your favorite things: writing, pancakes, poutine, wristlets, cookbooks

    3 things about you: I'm a working mom. Never recieved lower than an A- on any written assignment in HS or college. I am the founder of a non-profit group.

    A favorite post, picture, or link: http://gracefulstjs.blogspot.com/2011/03/thoughts
    Post about my daddy who is suffering from ALS

  5. Name: Paige

    Blog Link: http://finalclothesout.blogspot.com

    Shop Link: http://littlewhitechapel.etsy.com

    Twitter Link: http://twitter.com/#!/paigeronchetti

    5 of your favorite things: reading, shopping, blogging, making jewelry, and food

    3 things about you: I'm half self-employed and half real-employed, I'm happily married, and I can't believe Harry Potter is about to be over for good.

    A favorite post, picture, or link: I'm pretty proud of this picture I took about a month ago when we were in San Fran: http://pinterest.com/pin/31999993/

  6. Name: Danielle (Changing.Lanes)

    Blog Link: http://amomseyeview-lulu.blogspot.com/

    Shop Link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thechanginglanesshop?ref=si_shop

    Twitter Link: http://twitter.com/#!/droy500

    5 of your favorite things: jesus, family, vintage, travel, food

    3 things about you: left business world, stay at home mom to 3 under 5, began blogging + vintage etsy

    A favorite post, picture, or link: http://amomseyeview-lulu.blogspot.com/2011/06/yohoho.html

  7. Name: Katie

    Blog: http://www.hazelandmare.com

    Shop: http://www.hazelandmare.etsy.com

    Twitter: @hazelandmare

    5 of your favorite things: haikus, Shel Silverstein, petting dogs, sewing, and mashed potatoes

    3 things about me: I really want to write a children's book of goofy poems; I would like to be the one to finally find, and perhaps ride, the Loch Ness Monster; and I went through a pioneer phase as a child where I only wore long dresses and consistently turned off all the lights in my house.

    A favorite post, picture, or link: Here's today's post, about how platypuses are so ridiculous and amazing! http://www.hazelandmare.com/2011/06/daily-haiku-j

    You're so sweet and talented and I hope you have a great day! Thanks for letting me lurk on your super cute blog! ;)

  8. I've been a lurker of your blog for about a week now :)

    Name: KT

    Blog Link: http://ktrefinishingschool.blogspot.com

    5 of your favorite things: cooking, reading, horses, music, travel

    3 things about you: We are moving to a new city (South Bend, IN) in less than a month!, I am a newlywed of just over a year, and I am contemplating going back to school to be a teacher :)

    A favorite post, picture or link: http://ktrefinishingschool.blogspot.com/2011/05/l

  9. Alright, you got me, I'm a total lurker most of the time, hahaha.

    Name: nova

    Blog Link: novarella.blogspot.com

    Twitter Link: twitter.com/novaisawesome

    5 of your favorite things: cats and dogs, tattoos, reading, snacks, sun showers.

    3 things about you: I am practically blind without my glasses/contacts, I ruin every pair of shoes I own in only a few months due to all the walking I do, I love honeybees.

    A favorite post, picture, or link: I am really enjoying doing Things I Love Thursday posts these days. Here's a link to them: http://novarella.blogspot.com/search/label/TILT

    I think I may take this idea for my own blog. I have no idea who most of my readers are!

  10. Name: Heather

    Blog Link: http://cynicaltoast.blogspot.com/

    Shop Link: na

    Twitter Link: na -don't even own a cell phone.

    5 of your favorite things: strong coffee, my absurd writings, the smell of new clothes and old books, humor, and my Honda.

    3 things about you: I quit my job a year ago to start my life -started writing a novel and begin focusing on dating someone. I nursed a dog with a broken back for two years, he passed away this last October. Long Live the Wiener Dog Prince! I love using my blog to highlight the music and art that are the soundtracks to my ridiculous life, fairly frequently.

    A favorite post, picture, or link: This is the one for my first date in five years (happened March 31st) http://cynicaltoast.blogspot.com/2011_03_01_archi

  11. Name: Zayda

    Blog Link: http://www.fallinginlight.blogspot.com

    Shop Link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/thebouncyscottie

    Twitter Link: http://www.twitter.com/FallingInLight

    5 of your favorite things: Cameras, Dogs, Necklaces, Chocolate & Water

    3 things about you: I hate my job and your blog is encouraging me to quit and find something different // I don't think I'll ever do a vlog or an outfit post. // I have a hard time finding shoes. // (I am a little random.)

    A favorite post, picture, or link: Fav link: http://www.questionablecontent.net is a web comic that I absolutely love. Very entertaining.

  12. I'm not a lurker (I comment!), but I love reading everyone's comments and such, so here we go…

    Name: Nicole

    Blog Link: http://mommymoxie.com/blog

    Shop Link: Right now, http://www.mommymoxie.etsy.com but soon everything will be at http://mommymoxie.com

    Twitter Link: http://www.twitter.com/mommymoxie

    5 of your favorite things: family and friends, sushi, martinis, baby bumps and massages

    3 things about you: I'm super tall (5'11), I love creating new things but stink at finishing projects and someday (after the kids are gone), I hope to travel the world with my husband for a year

    A favorite post, picture, or link: Pinterest is my latest obsession-find me there (www.pinterest.com/mommymoxie) to see all the things I love. If you need an invite, just let me know!

  13. Total lurker here.

    Name: Courtney

    Blog Link: http://nobody-too.blogspot.com

    Tumblr: http://knitsilanti.tumblr.com/ (You didn't ask, but I'm putting it here anyway since I don't have a shop or Twitter account.)

    5 of your favorite things: summer, libraries, cats, crafting, traveling

    3 things about you: I just finished my master's in library science, I love watching bad movies (the cheesier the better), and I read Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury every summer. (Quite the random list, I admit.)

    A favorite post, picture, or link: http://nobody-too.blogspot.com/2011/04/pizza-trac

  14. I think you KNOW that I read, but this is fun so I'll do it anyway :)

    Name: San

    Blog Link: theinbetweenismine.com

    Shop Link: If applicable. Not yet :(

    Twitter Link: If applicable. http://twitter.com/#!/san_in_ca

    5 of your favorite things: crafts, books, coffee, music, family

    3 things about you: I work as a geologist by day and craft at night, I am from Germany, but am married and live in sunny California now, I love my iphone :)

    A favorite post, picture, or link: us

  15. I find it so funny that you wrote this post today! I have been reading your blog for weeks now through my iPhone's RSS app, always with the intention to go to your blog and leave comments, but I always get sidetracked. And today, the one day I finally visit your blog from my computer and plan to leave a comment, you write this. So ironic!

    Name: Leilani

    Blog Link: http://www.soleilselene.com

    Shop Link: If applicable. http://www.soleilselene.etsy.com

    Twitter Link: If applicable. http://www.twitter.com/soleilselene

    5 of your favorite things: Baskin Robbin's Mint Chip Ice Cream, LOST (the TV show), The Real Housewives of (insert major city here) series, long walks, spending time with my family.

    3 things about you: I live in the SF Bay Area, I have two girls born exactly one year apart (same birthday), and I'm still in school working on my Bachelor's.

    A favorite post, picture, or link: My favorite post has to be my very first one, my birth story: http://www.soleilselene.com/2010/08/from-the-begi

  16. EEP! You caught me! hehe I have been lurking for almost a week now and really enjoy reading :) as per your request, here is some info <3

    Name: Lindsay (The Craftafarian)

    Blog Link: http://craftafarian.blogspot.com

    Shop Link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheCraftafarian?ref=pr_s

    Twitter Link: http://twitter.com/#!/TheCraftafarian

    5 of your favorite things: animals, photography, chai tea, good friends, sewing. (sorry I have more: veterinary medicine, science, and blogging)

    3 things about you: I am a vet tech with 12 years of experience in veterinary medicine field (I LOVE LOVE LOVE my job), I am kind of a modern hippie, and I am really gaining a new appreciation for making new friends (via blogosphere) and keeping up with old ones.

    A favorite post, picture, or link: Goodness, favorite stuff…I think my favorite blog is http://thecuriouspug.com Alycia is just awesome. Any photos I have posted on my blog are probably my favorites. I really wish I could share photos of me assisting in surgery at work but for some people it may be yucky.

    I would love for anyone to come check out my blog or any of the social networking. I have really enjoyed making new friends thru my blog.

  17. This is my first time to your blog and I love it! So I figured I would do this little questionnaire too!

    Name: Camille

    Blog Link: http://thelovelytheory.blogspot.com/

    Twitter Link: http://www.twitter.com/camillewynn (@camillewynn)

    5 of your favorite things: Photography, my new blog, pugs, baking, and my loving boyfriend

    3 things about you: I'm a student in my last year at UCSD, I do wedding photography too (and can't wait to do it full time), and I was born in Utah but I've grown up in California

    A favorite post, picture, or link: It's a tie between my last two posts http://thelovelytheory.blogspot.com/2011/06/r-e-dhttp://thelovelytheory.blogspot.com/2011/06/becom

    Thanks so much! This was a great idea :)

  18. Caitlin says:

    Name: Caitlin

    Blog Link: http://apurpledress.wordpress.com/

    Shop Link: N/A

    Twitter Link: http://twitter.com/#!/caitlinbm

    5 of your favorite things: Tea, Pictures, My Wonderful Boyfriend, Food, Blogging

    3 things about you: I am a senior in college and a major in Evolutionary Anthropology. I have a brother who is 6 years younger than me and a sister that is 10 years younger then me, and they are both adorable. I love watching TV shows and movies.

    A favorite post, picture, or link: Here are some of my favorite pictures from my blog: http://apurpledress.wordpress.com/tag/photos/

    This is such a fun idea!

  19. I've been a lurker as of late. But you already know me and I know you. It's been crazy busy with fiscal close at work. As soon as it's over, I promise to be a better commenter lovely!

    xo.

  20. i think i've commented once or twice, but mostly a silent lurker

    Name: emily.

    Blog Link: thenalongcametheboy.blogspot.com

    5 of your favorite things: the boy, days off, nice weather, laughing, sleep

    3 things about you: I'm born and raised in the Midwest, love to eat fresh fruit, and a pro at Excel

    A favorite post, picture, or link: http://thenalongcametheboy.blogspot.com/2011/03/s
    my first ever blog post…and one of my favorite photos!

  21. I’m a frequent commenter :)

    Name: Caitlin

    Blog Link: http://tomakelovestay.blogspot.com

    Shop Link: N/A

    Twitter Link: http://www.twitter.com/ElectricCaitlin

    5 of your favorite things:

    -Photography
    -Foreign languages
    -My beast
    -My husband
    -Happy people

    3 things about you:

    -I have a hardcore phobia of trains and other machines that have no visible operator.
    -I have synesthesia, so I picture number lines in my head and ascribe personalities to numbers!
    -I prefer to watch movies and TV shows I’ve seen over and over rather than watch something new.

    A favorite post, picture, or link:

    http://tinybuddha.com/blog/10-simple-tips-to-live-happy-wild-and-free/
    Not sure if you meant one of my own posts, but I’m loving this this week.

  22. Yes, Lurker is right! I usually don't have time due to the babies.

    Name:Maria Black

    Blog Link: http://www.mariajblack.com/designloved

    Shop Link: http://www.designloveshare.etsy.com

    Twitter Link: @mariajbdesign

    5 of your favorite things: my babies, reading, painting, nature, modern furniture

    3 things about you: I'm only 25 but have been married to my soulmate for 6 years and we have 3 beautiful children. I'm a graphic designer. I am new to the blog world.

    A favorite post, picture, or link: Can't think of one right now. Mountains!

  23. This is fun! I’m relatively new to your blog (found you through, Mama Marchand) :)

    Name:Sarah Schuelke

    Blog Link: http://sarahschuelke.blogspot.com

    Twitter Link: @sarahschuelke

    5 of your favorite things: Iced white chocolate americanos, campfires at the camp I grew up going to, my ‘remember’ necklace, my pearl earings, to-go mugs.

    3 things about you:

    -I am a 25 year old working at a children’s home parenting 13 girls (7-18yrs old). I live with these girls 5 days a week and life is always crazy. :)

    -I have been running (well, jogging) for almost a year and a half. After next Sunday, I’ll have completed 3 half marathons (slowly) and several 5Ks. I have a strong love/hate relationship with running. Something keeps drawing me out to the pavement…and I’m glad I haven’t figured out what that is. I haven’t seen much improvement in the past year, but I’m enjoying it more each day.

    -I LOVE camp. I grew up going to a camp in the Northwest and have been leading at the camps since I graduated high school. Camp is without a doubt my favorite place on earth.

    A favorite post, picture, or link:
    http://sarahschuelke.blogspot.com/2010/11/i-love-

  24. What a lovely idea! I've been a reader for a while now but haven't really commented. I suppose you could call me a 'lurker.' ;)

    Name: Kate

    Blog Link: http://www.littlesomethings.net/

    Shop Link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/littlesomethings17

    Twitter Link: http://twitter.com/#!/katebri17

    5 of your favorite things: Photography, Blogging, Cooking, Blog/Graphic design, Reading

    3 things about you: 1. I was born and raised in Oregon and love it here! 2. I am on the computer entirely too much and check my blog every other minute. 3. I despise hot weather. If it's above 80 out, it's a struggle to get me to leave the house!

    A favorite post, picture, or link: Hmmm… either this one: http://www.littlesomethings.net/2011/06/my-wildes… or this one: http://www.littlesomethings.net/2011/06/sweet-sum

  25. But "lurker" sounds so stalkerish…

    Name: Rachel

    Blog Link: http://bertschirae.blogspot.com

    5 of your favorite things: Earrings, chocolate, photography, laughter, and Jesus

    3 things about you: I teach science and math to middle schoolers at an English school in Germany, I may or may not be addicted to iced coffee, and I have an irrational fear of birds (but only in real life – that little twitter bird is so cute, and I'm kind of obsessed with owls in jewelry right now… explain that one…)

    A favorite post, picture, or link: I get my daily laugh at CakeWrecks – http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com. Sometimes the imagery is a little PG-13 but most of the time it's good clean fun.

  26. Gillian says:

    Hi! Here's all my fancy info, nice to see all the sharing going on here!

    Name: Gillian /Craftzilla

    Blog Link: http://craftzillaconquerstheworld.blogspot.com/

    Shop Link: http://craftzillaconquers.etsy.com

    Twitter Link: http://twitter.com/#!/Craft_zilla

    5 of your favorite things:

    crossword puzzles

    Mis-matched socks

    petting soft yarns

    walks in nature

    chocolate

    3 things about you:

    1) I have one near-sighted eye and one far-sighted eye–why I could never catch a ball properly as a kid is solved!

    2) I own the best cocker spaniel/poodle mix ever– Jesse! (alternate names, Jessington, Jessington T. Dog, with the T standing for Tiberius, a la Captain Kirk) http://www.flickr.com/photos/30211531@N03/5821287
    3) I'm currently back in school doing a Bachelor of Social work degree

    A favorite post, picture, or link: –

    post I did for my mom's birthday –she liked it so much she printed it off to keep in her purse for "those times she needs a pick me up" :P http://craftzillaconquerstheworld.blogspot.com/20

    Picture: This was a poster posted on my street, KILLS ME WITH LAUGHTER every time
    http://craftzillaconquerstheworld.blogspot.com/20

  27. Hi Ashley! Nice to meet you :)

    Name: Cathy

    Blog Link: http://cupcakesandscissors.blogspot.com/

    Shop Link: If applicable. coming :)

    Twitter Link: If applicable. @cupcakesscissor

    5 of your favorite things: my family, my fiance, coffee, sewing, and the outdoors

    3 things about you: I'm engaged to my best friend. My goal is to work from home doing creative things. I want to make a difference in the lives of others & honor Christ.

    A favorite post, picture, or link: my favorite post for today: http://yellowsongbird.blogspot.com/2011/07/favori… :: loving mason jars right now!! Favorite pic: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SQg23HTKuLM/Tg3p6yJiFwI… My niece and nephew. So precious!

    Can't wait to interact more and get to know you :) :) :)

  28. This is a great idea! I'm gonna "borrow" it :D

  29. Happy to have found you today! This is a great idea…I know what you mean about wanting to know who's reading!
    Name: Joy

    Blog Link: happycandido.blogspot.com

    Twitter Link: @happycandido

    5 of your favorite things: photography, frozen strawberry lemonade, singing, running, and le pens!

    3 things about you: I married our family's foreign exchange student from Brasil :) I love finding new blogs to follow and I am also self employed!

    A favorite post, picture, or link: http://tinyurl.com/4yfkld7

  30. shelbyisrad says:

    Name: Shelby

    Blog Link: http://www.shelbyisrad.wordpress.com

    Twitter Link: wwww.twitter.com/shelbyisrad

    5 of your favorite things: family, my roommates and close friends, cats (and animals in general), taking pictures, painting my nails.

    3 things about you: I live at the beach but I'm ridiculously pale, I love sending and receiving mail, I am fiercely loyal.

    A favorite post, picture, or link:
    This post about my birthday party: http://shelbyisrad.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/birth

  31. I love this idea! I have a bad habit of lurking on most of the blogs I visit, something I should probably work on!

    Name: Jess

    Blog Link: http://onceuponaperch.blogspot.com

    5 of your favorite things:
    - Photography
    - Being married!
    - DIY projects or anything crafty
    - Discovering new interests, blogs, recipes, tutorials & tv shows
    - Getting snail mail, as long as it isn't a credit card offer :)

    3 things about you:
    - I hope to someday escape the 9 to 5 I dread everyday!
    - I'm new to blogging but love it already
    - I met my now husband in Italy during our semester abroad in college and we've been inseparable since :)

    A favorite post, picture, or link:
    I'm loving this skirt tutorial from Elle Apparel and can't wait to try it out. http://elleapparel.blogspot.com/2010/09/socialite

  32. Name: Jen

    Blog Link: http://mellowbeing.com

    Shop Link: http://mellowbeing.etsy.com

    Twitter Link: http://twitter.com/#!/mellowbeing

    5 of your favorite things: Knitting, buttons, chocolate, dandelions and bicycles

    3 things about you: A web developer, an only child and a mutt :)

    A favorite post, picture, or link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fs9vRtZsMz0 (great song)

  33. Hey girlie! You know I'm reading…albeit, a little behind. ;) Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks again for your wonderful guest post! :)

  34. Megan Robinson says:

    Name: Megan Robinson

    Blog Link: megancamille.blogspot.com

    Shop Link: not my products but I run the business side of my sister's http://www.etsy.com/shop/rhianiel?ref=ss_profile

    Twitter Link: megancamille

    5 of your favorite things: books, oreos, my family, flowers, old movies/musicals

    3 things about you: i just graduated from BYU in Human Development, i wish i had the force (like from Star Wars) because i'm lazy, and i just read Pride & Prejudice for the first time (i know, i'm behind on the times!)

    A favorite post, picture, or link: too many to choose a favorite!! but a lot of them are on my pinterest account pinterest.com/megancamille :)

  35. Informative article, just what I needed.

  36. Hiya! I’m new to your blog and stumbled across this. I love getting to know my readers so I thought I would do this. :D

    Name: Jenn McClure

    Blog Link: jenn-mcclure.blogspot.com

    Shop Link: If applicable. n/a

    Twitter Link: If applicable. jlcmcclure

    5 of your favorite things: twizzlers, Nightmare Before Christmas, crafts, Halloween, my Dumbo stuffed animal (childish I know… but there is a reason I have it)

    3 things about you: I’m engaged to be married to a goofy guy, I am a soldier in the US Army currently deployed to Afghanistan until Sep 2012, and I love meeting new people

    A favorite post, picture, or link: I like your “A Year in Posts” idea. I may do that whenever I reach a year. It helps recap some of the more important posts you’ve shared along the way, and its a nifty idea for new readers to go back and learn more about you (Like I did) so thank you for sharing that idea. I love your blog so far and can’t wait to read a little bit more before I hop off to work

    <3 Jenn

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