De-Lurking Week

Orac mentioned that he runs recurring De-Lurking Days on his blog. “Lurking” is to hang around a web forum or a blog without making your presence known. “De-Lurking” is to come out into the light of on-line day, however briefly.

Aard currently has about a hundred visits by returning readers every day, and most regulars don’t come here every day. This means that Aard must have several hundred lurkers.

Dear Reader, is Aard on your blog reading list? Then please make a comment, as brief as you like. Thank you.


  1. #1 Tor
    July 16, 2007


  2. #2 JG
    July 16, 2007

    It is

  3. #3 Rebecca Clayton
    July 16, 2007

    Still reading, through the rss feed, so I don’t know if I’m showing up on your stats or not. There’ve been lots of nice artifact photos, which I particularly enjoy.

  4. #4 Taylor Murphy
    July 16, 2007

    What, you mean not everyone does the following?

  5. #5 jenjen1352
    July 16, 2007

    Guilty as charged. Via the rss:)

  6. #6 osunale
    July 16, 2007

    I read you in my feed reader every day, and particularly enjoy the nice range of topics you cover…whether you’re writing well illustrated archaeological posts or video game reminiscences your blog is always enjoyable and interesting. ^_^

  7. #7 Drew Sehl
    July 16, 2007

    lurk? Who, me?

    Anyways, love the blog!

  8. #8 Helblindi
    July 16, 2007

    Delurking and relurking…

  9. #9 Mathias
    July 16, 2007

    Hi there,
    since the opportunity arises I’ll introduce myself. Name’s Mathias, German Archaeology student (early historical Arch. and Arch. of the Roman provinces), regular reader (via RSS) and that’s about it I guess.
    Oh, one more thing: and of the opinion that this is the best Archaeology-blog he knows.

  10. #10 igor eduardo kpfer
    July 16, 2007

    Now you see me — now you don’t.

  11. #11 Donalbain
    July 16, 2007

    My name is Donalbain and I am an Aardvarchaeholic

  12. #12 DavidR
    July 16, 2007

    I READ and learn and laugh. This is your blog. I have nothing useful to say here. Lurking is good and appropriate for me.

  13. #13 Hank
    July 16, 2007

    I plead guilty to lurking.

  14. #14 clucas
    July 16, 2007

    lurk lurk lurk

  15. #15 Stefan K.
    July 16, 2007


  16. #16 Roxanne
    July 16, 2007

    lurk off/lurk on

  17. #17 Pam S.
    July 16, 2007

    Lurking? Me? Well, yes, I guess so. I do read via RSS most of the time though. Cool artifacts. Science content appreciated.

    Former SCAer (Society for Creative Anachronism), still interested in early european archaeology.

  18. #18 Heather
    July 16, 2007

    Love your blog. I am an archaeology graduate student studying early medieval Europe, particularly the social uses of animal art.

  19. #19 Martin R
    July 16, 2007

    Thanks for all the praise, people! Warms my heart!

  20. #20 gewurztraminer
    July 16, 2007

    I’m a habitual lurker.

  21. #21 James W.
    July 16, 2007

    I frequently lurk and more frequently aggregate through Google Reader. This is probably my favorite archeology blog and I do comment every now and then when I have the chance (re: knowledge) to.

  22. #22 Anne-Marie
    July 17, 2007

    I don’t try to be a “lurker” on purpose, but figured I’d delurk just the same. 😉 I might do this at some point on my blog, it’s a good idea, I tried to encourage feedback by posting a survey but got minimal response (despite having many hits that day). I monitor my traffic and know I have readers but am always very very disheartened by lack of comment action.

    Anyway, enough of my woes, consider me delurked for the day, Aard is always one of my daily blog stops, I have SB as a whole on a Firefox live bookmark.

  23. #23 Lars L
    July 17, 2007

    LUndqvist laRs from aKland: Guilty!

  24. #24 Amber
    July 17, 2007

    Knowing you well, I know the best way around you is lurking…

  25. #25 Martin R
    July 17, 2007

    Yeah, I’m the kind of guy who will hold forth endlessly without the least regard for if anyone’s listening.

  26. #26 Jon L
    July 17, 2007

    Even one more.. guilty 🙂 (via RSS)

  27. #27 Jonathan Jarrett
    July 17, 2007

    I suppose I am lurking, but mainly because this is well out of my period and I’m a documentary historian by persuasion, but I like to keep my eye on the ground and you have a style that makes it light relief from the day-job to check in even though it’s academic (mostly). Always glad to see more content here!

  28. #28 Rann
    July 17, 2007

    I read via a RSS feed and have enjoyed you blog for a month or so now.

  29. #29 DNA pixie
    July 17, 2007

    I have lurked since you started. Always had an interest in archeology, as do many other scientists I know.

  30. #30 Henrik
    July 17, 2007


    Oh, alright! I’m no lurker. I’m more like the ususal suspect. Your Mr. Regual Reader.
    But at least I’m not weird about it. I don’t tie myself up first or anything. Er….

  31. #31 spyderkl
    July 17, 2007

    Hello! I don’t know if I’m a lurker exactly, but I’m not a very frequent commenter. Oh, and I’m a regular RSS reader too.

  32. #32 Andrew Brown
    July 17, 2007

    Hejsan! hr lurkar jag.

  33. #33 Mik
    July 18, 2007

    Guilty as charged.

  34. #34 primdehuit
    July 18, 2007


  35. #35 mary
    July 20, 2007

    hey. i do read most every day, but been in the field and missing the cyberworld.

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