I’d rather call it “poking around”. I never really sought out new people on Vox. I can only attribute that to never feeling at home there. But with the demise of Vox and movement by many to WordPress I’ve been reading some new blogs.
I find these blogs after seeing comments in a friend’s post or looking at a friend’s blogroll. I decided that if I find someone interesting I should leave a comment and even put the person’s blog on my blog surfer.
I don’t mind if people lurk around in my blog and don’t comment. I’ve been blogging for almost 10 years now and this is my “public space”. Friends and family can come and see what I’m doing. Maybe some random people will stop by as well. Of course if you’re reading I don’t mind and encourage commenting but if you’d rather lurk that’s fine as well.
And I also welcome suggestions from friends on a blog (or more) that you think I should check out. Be a match maker of sorts. WordPress is one of those tabs that’s always open for me. I have enough friends here to do that.
I use Google Reader more as my online newspaper. I read blogs there just for fun. I typically don’t post comments. There are some posts I skim or even skip over if the subject doesn’t interest me. But here I usually at least read every post on my blog surfer and will comment if I have something to say (I’m not one to comment on every post I read).
I will be making more of an effort to make a comment on a post that I’m reading if I’m visiting the blog for the first time (or haven’t yet commented). In my poking around I should stray from being a lurker.