How to help Haiti by saying Hello **UPDATED**

Every year  I seem to miss National Delurker Day.  I promise myself that next year I’ll do it, but it comes and goes without a second thought.  But today I was reading some blogs and noticed that “Hey!  It’s Delurker Day! I should see how many of my lurkers I can get to delurk!”  (Ok, really?  I just like saying the word “lurker”.  I don’t know why.  It may be the influence of my children.  I may wait for them to get in the car today and then just start saying “lurkerlurkerlurkerlurker” like they do to me and see how long it takes them to snap.  Is that wrong?)

Anyway, onto National Delurker Day:

No, it’s not what you think…it’s a day where all you people who read my blog(I know you’re there…I see the numbers in my stat counter) and don’t comment can say “Hello!”.  I want to know that you’re out there.  I do.  I really do!

And I’m going to steal Emily’s idea for today and say that for every comment I get today, I will give $1 to Compassion(who is responding immediately) and $1 to Heifer International(who will be focusing on the rebuilding of Haiti).  This tragedy has touched my heart, and one of our own in this virtual community has been impacted specifically(her daughter is adopted from the area).

Let me know who’s out there…and help me do my little part to help Haiti.

*I grabbed this graphic from Greeblemonkey, who I’ve never read before today…but will from this day forward!  🙂

**UPDATED: I had 20 comments, so I donated $20 to Compassion and $20 to Heifer.  Thank you all.

23 Responses to How to help Haiti by saying Hello **UPDATED**
  1. Alaina
    January 14, 2010 | 1:20 pm

    i’m not a lurker… i have commented on several occasions, but hello anyway 🙂

  2. Tara
    January 14, 2010 | 1:55 pm

    Hello for the how-many-eth time this week! I’m more than happy to help you donate to Haiti! Everyone has their favorites, but I’ve also found some good spots to rest my money on

  3. Issa
    January 14, 2010 | 1:59 pm

    I am not a lurker. But I thought I’d say hi today anyway. 🙂

  4. Olivia
    January 14, 2010 | 2:05 pm

    I don’t comment often, but I’m not exactly a stranger. Also, I really hope that graphic isn’t something that symbolizes me in any context ever. Kind of creepy…

  5. the101list
    January 14, 2010 | 3:35 pm


    I’m a lurkey-lurker!


  6. Liz Sanders
    January 14, 2010 | 3:45 pm

    Hello! What a great idea. OH and I”m all for the lurkerlurkerlurker in the car. MY kids do stuff like that to me ALL. The. TIME.

  7. Jenifer
    January 14, 2010 | 5:43 pm


  8. Jesse
    January 14, 2010 | 6:27 pm

    I’m a not a lurker but I am awesome!

  9. Amber
    January 14, 2010 | 6:27 pm

    Like a few others I am not a lurker exactly I have commented a few times but I usually don’t so Hello!

  10. Mama
    January 14, 2010 | 8:00 pm

    Hello, my awesome daughter. I love you!

  11. Daddy
    January 14, 2010 | 8:08 pm

    Hello to you. I love you so keep up all that you do that is good.

  12. ...angela
    January 14, 2010 | 8:33 pm

    Hello – great idea to helping others.

  13. punkinmama
    January 14, 2010 | 8:57 pm

    Hello! Love your blog, love this idea!

  14. Peapodsquadmom
    January 14, 2010 | 10:09 pm

    hello, friend. i’m so proud to call you that.

  15. lennye
    January 14, 2010 | 11:09 pm

    Hey! Love the graphic!

  16. Donyale
    January 15, 2010 | 8:51 am

    Hi! Hey! Hello! What’s up? Hola! Aloha!….

  17. April
    January 15, 2010 | 9:33 am

    Hey girl! You know I love you, my pretty…and your little blog too! Lurker #34

  18. anymommy
    January 15, 2010 | 11:17 am

    What a lovely idea. I know that every single dollar counts. Thanks for being a part of my on line village!

  19. AmazingGreis
    January 15, 2010 | 11:45 am

    You’re doing an amazing thing! Thanks for being a great part of my community! (((hugs)))

  20. citystreams
    January 16, 2010 | 12:43 pm

    It’s so easy to lurk from a feed reader. This is a fabulous idea and I’m excited to be part of it!

  21. Andrea
    January 16, 2010 | 5:36 pm

    Hallo! I am always a day late and a dollar short, but here I am, delurking while my children defecate on the living room rug. Just kidding, that was totally the DOG.

  22. Kate Wicker
    January 23, 2010 | 3:44 pm

    What an awesome idea! I may have to steal this one from you down the road. I only wish I wasn’t so far behind on my blog reading, so I could have left a comment sooner!

    Can’t wait to see you in April!