A lurker is a person who reads blogs without commenting. They lurk in the anonymity of silence. I am a lurker. I religiously read family blogs. I enjoy knowing what is going on. I laugh at the jokes. I discuss the shared items at the dinner table. However, I do not comment…unless Jocelyn goads me into it.
Jocelyn has some tips for commenting:
- Don’t stress about having the perfect thing to say. Not all comments will win Pulitzer prizes. In fact, I don’t think any will. See this post for ideas about quantity leading to quality: Empowered Learners – Contributors
- Use a Thinking Routine and ask yourself questions like What do I see? What do I think about that? What does it make me wonder? More ideas about critical thinking and visible thinking are found at Infinite Thinking Machine.
- Jump in and join the community. Enjoy the conversations. Ask questions.