Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Pleasant Surprise

After my August post about my 600th post, I was very pleased to get an e-mail from one of my silent readers. I know most bloggers call them "lurkers" but that has an unfortunate ring to it in my mind. I like to call them "silent readers." I will refer to this person as TSR (the silent reader).
TSR lives in a town that in my mind looks like the one above, although that picture is of Gothenburg Sweden and that is not where TSR lives. TSR told me a little bit about their life and it sounded very interesting and I think TSR would make a great blogger.
TSR is retired and had been thinking about volunteering for MOW and I certainly hope my last post did not put them off. Just because my branch is a little flaky, it does not mean they all are. Besides almost every organization goes through a bad spell at some point. The important thing is they do a great service and it is very rewarding work.
I thought it was really great to get that e-mail from TSR. It was sort of like getting a surprise present in the mail. If any more of my silent readers would like to drop me a line to say "Hi! This is who I am..." I would really love it. My e-mail is geewits(at)yahoo(dot)com. And to TSR: Thanks for dropping me a line and I hope you A) get hooked up with MOW and B) start a blog, which by the way, a great title for it is in the e-mail you sent me. Thanks for reading!


Jazz said...

Cool, I'd like to get emails from my silent readers....

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Wonderful. May you turn TSR into a great blogger too!

Mr. Jazz said...

For your email address, I think you meant geewits(at)yahoo(dot)com

Gotta love those TSRs ;-)

geewits said...

~~It was really cool

~~That would be nice.

Mr. Jazz,
~~Wow! That's two days in a row I had to be edited by my readers. Maybe I should actually try to proofread my stuff.

Carole said...

Ooh, if Gothenburg Sweden looks like that, LET'S GO! :-)

When I was growing up, I would have never imagined being able to travel around the world and talk with people from all over while sitting at my own desk. It still rather amazes me.

geewits said...

~~I know! You know one of my favorite things about feedjit is that it shows the flag of the country of the person that visits my blog. I love looking at all the different flags. I recently had a visit from Estonia and that is one flag I did NOT recognize!

VioletSky said...

I get excited when I see on feedjit that someone unfamiliar, who I imagine is a lurker, has visited 'direct'. Seems kind of strange, but I love it.

Scarlet said...

What a great story! I hope TSR does start a blog and knows that they can remain anonymous if they want. It's a lot of you and I know.

Scarlet said...

PS - I'll e-mail you the sour cream sauce recipe (that goes with the pork tenderloins) in a bit.

geewits said...

~~It's not strange. I have several regulars that having been doing that for a long time. I think it's neat.

~~I would love to hear more about TSR's life! And thanks for the recipe.