Thursday, May 17, 2007

Loud Laughter--- "Am I a Creep?"

So as I was looking around a friend of a friends blog, I came across this post which I am going to share with you because I just can't help myself. As I was reading it I couldn't help but laugh because I was doing exactly what she was talking about, and then when i saw she had 17 comments, i thought I would take a look and what I found was absolutly hilarious. So to all you fellow bloggers who can relate, I ask this question... are you a lurker?

So here is the post I came across and a few of my favorite comments! Its titled... AM I A CREEP? ENJOY!

Am I a Creep?

"I may or may not be a creepy person. I am relying on your comments to determine if I am. I love visiting other people's blogs. It usually starts by reading over a close friend's or family member's blog, but soon I am discovering little gems: links that lead to other blogs. I visit some of these blogs regularly. It's really a strange thing because I know so many little details of a complete stranger's life, even to the point of having some of them appear in my dreams, and yet they know NOTHING about me. And even still, part of me feels like a "bad friend" for referring to these people as a "stranger". It feels so creepy...and yet I feel like I'd be losing a friend if I stopped lurking around their blog.

It got me thinking...do I have any lurkers? I won't flatter myself and assume that anyone has thought twice about my life or my latest date to an Inidan restaraunt. But I am fascinated by the most simple details of others' lives through their blogs. I want to know about their latest craft project or their child's latest obsession or why they're having a hard day or the nice thing that their next door neighbor did for them. Somehow, it helps me appreciate the little things in life a little more. So, thanks. If you are a lurker, chances are that I visit your blog daily and have learned so much about life from you. So, please, whether you are my best friend from 2nd grade or we've never met...let me know if you're lurking."

Comments Below:

Shelly Brown said...
You are so not a creep! I have read your blog a couple of times...linked from Tiffany Dansie's blog I think. Then you left a comment on my sister's blog (Ashley @ Joy) and I clicked on your name and I thought to myself, hey, I've read this girl's blog before! I love reading blogs too! It is so fun to "lurk." haha! (and totally not creepy!)

ashley hollis said...
It's not creepy at all. At least that's what we tell ourselves to make ourselves feel better about it right?!?! ha ha!!! I'm so glad that you delurked so we could come out of hiding.

Marlo said...
well candra...i feel like we are on a first name basis since i read your blog, but I don't even know you. I read Chenae's blog and then found yours...so I guess I am creepy too!! I always tell my husband about "random" blogs I read and I'm sure that he thinks I am crazy, but lurking is better than TV.


Spencer Family said...
Hey Candra,
I'm Luke Spencer's wife--remember him? We are both good friends of Tiffany and I've met you once or twice and a couple of your sisters. I am totally a lurker too!

Alli and Makay said...
Hey, this is Alli--Lacey's sister. I thought about leaving a comment everytime I was in lurking action just out of sheer respect of your privacy; however, I never did. So here it is: I lurk. I am a lurker. The real question is: who doesn't lurk?

DJ & Candra Probert said...
Thanks, everyone! I love all the comments...and love knowing that I'm not the only "creep" out there! Thanks for lurking! I don't feel so alone anymore!

love, Candra

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Spencer Family said...

Haha, Hey Shantay, I'll be the first to come out--pretty embarrassing since I was one that you listed off of Candras too. Hopefully you remember me. I am a friend of Tiffanys and you knew my husband Luke. We were excited to find your blog and see that you are married and have the cutest baby--congratulations!

Dansie Family said...

Funny post! You know me, so I'm not weird for looking at yours! But boy am I a serious lurker of anyone and everyone's blogs! I look at people's blogs that I've never met in my life! Pretty pathetic, but it's a new hobby of mine! Haha. Funny enough, Shelly Brown said she got to Candra's from my blog and I don't believe I've met her... but I do know her sister and I do love to look at her blog on a regular, constant basis! Keep the pics of my future daughter-ib-law coming! Love ya!

linzcoudron said...

I have to admit that it is fun to look at other people's blogs:) I miss you guys!!! Zaylie is so adorable.

linzcoudron said...

Shan, I would love to have a reunion. It might not be possible until we are finally done with school, but count me in. Love ya.

Anna said...

So, it's really random, but I just came to "lurk" on your blog because I saw your post on Ashley Klein's blog (Mclairn now?). I'm not sure I know you at all, but think it's hilarious that during my lurking I found your newest post was on the very subject! Anyway, it sounds like a lot of people do it, so I don't feel all that bad :) Hey, maybe it's a good way to meet new people? Anyway, thanks for letting me take a look at your blog. I keep thinking that with the rule of 7 I'll find someone's blog that I do know by chance.

The Smith Family said...

So, first I just have to say...HOW ADORABLE is your little girl. Okay, now not knowing you at all and saying THAT definitely sounds creepish. I am Alicia Spencer's cousin of all people, and I too am a blog lurker. I hate to say it, but its kind of my secret hobby. I love to share my fun filled life with my two girls and husband through my blog, so I figure that everyone else does too! I love your little slide show, and I might just have to steal the idea, if thats okay?!? Well, just wanted to let you know that your totally not in a league of your own. Lurk on girl, its what we do while we have a minute or two while our kids are napping. :)
Shelley Smith

DJ & Candra Probert said...

Yo. I got a couple things to say:

(a) HILARIOUS that you posted my post on your blog!! I had no idea. I just went to "check up on you" today and scrolled down to see one of my older posts.

(b) I've had my eye on your blog since your pregnant days. I'm a true lurker.

Bethany said...

Shantay! I just found your blog TODAY. I believe you may have mentioned it to me once before, but I must have forgotten. So here I am and I see that I am a link on your blog! So thank you! I know I have lots of lurkers and I ALWAYS want to know who they are. I love blogs, I try to get all of my friends to join in. Anyway, cool dude. And way cute baby girl!