Other than the Arctic cold, this month is awesome. The Cybils finalists were announced and the choices are fab. Bloggiesta got people psyched to take care of bloggy business, and Comment Challenge 2010 is off the hook. In another week we’ll have the ALA Youth Media Awards, which is totally TCP (my family’s own made-up text-speak for The Cat’s Pajamas). And now it’s National Delurking Week!!!
I’m using the graphic I got from Paper Napkin in 2007. It is one of my favorite things ever. There are plenty more out there through Google or Yahoo images. Go find your favorite and encourage folks to delurk on your blog too.
Because I know that one of the obstacles in leaving a comment is feeling like you have nothing unique to add, this week I’ll be featuring posts to make it easier to delurk. And delurk you will, if I have anything to say about it. So today’s topic is: What is making or is going to make this month a winner for you?
In a personal way this month is amazing for me because my daughter auditioned for and was accepted into the summer workshop program of Broadway Artists Alliance in New York City. She had to perform parts of two songs and do a script reading in front of judges, plus learn a dance routine with other candidates and perform that in small groups. And all with lots of older girls around and me in another room. Honestly, the audition experience itself was worth it, much less acceptance in the five-day program. I am so proud of her. But I’m not entirely surprised.