Thank you @Caribbeanmama!! And I totally agree with everyone, @shanana1234567 if you plan on keeping your lurker status then why did you feel the need to post that comment? This thread has been really wonderful for those of us who really wanted to jump back in, but didn't know quite how to do it. You apparently are not someone that fits into that category, so you really could've just continued on lurking without posting.
Eta: I saw this thread when it first posted and began my response immediately after but never got to finishing it till just now. I swear there are a ton of threads that I've left a saved draft on and never have come back to them. I'm horrible, I know.
@shanana1234567 So glad we can be your personal reality show... if you only check in on Thursdays to see the drama, I'm sorry, but I'm failing to see where you're anyone's personal cheerleader.
So let's be honest. New people aren't always welcomed with open arms around here when they just jump into a thread. But it seems a lot of new or previously inactive people have popped up this week! So, if you're a not-so-active member and want to change that without facing the "and you are??" responses, here's your chance! Intro (or re-intro) here. We want a chance to get to know you!
Eta: I saw this thread when it first posted and began my response immediately after but never got to finishing it till just now. I swear there are a ton of threads that I've left a saved draft on and never have come back to them. I'm horrible, I know. I've done this,too. I just went back to read new intros on the Intro/EDD thread and my intro was sitting there, since November! I've done it on other threads as well where I've gotten busy and by the time I come back what I was saying had been said and the conversation has moved on. I am also an over cautious commenter where I will read and reread what I'm going to say so I don't ruffle feathfers. So, sometimes, my posts never get posted for that reason alone.
This post is funny, thanks for starting. I don't necessarily think luriking is a bad thing, I'll be honest and say I don't plan on posting more than I have, that's about my contribution comfort level and like lots of other girls mentioned, I'm freakin busy. To be considered a "regular" is quite a commitment, some of you girls are on it! But I enjoy the topics and commentary and I like to see when people are going thru similar things. I like to see the good news after some scary news and I always say a little prayer for those of us who have pregnancy challenges. So even thou I don't post, I'm a silent cheerleader, hoping we all make it to the end with happy healthy babies, that's what we all want. So no offense, but I'll be holding on to my lurker status, maybe I can upgrade to minimal contributor
Yikes!! I didn't realize I could offend so many people with commenting about how lurking and minimal posting to me isn't a bad thing. I did not say I am more busy than anyone else nor that people who post more must be less busy. But given the title of the post I just thought I would throw my two sense in that I don't see what's wrong lurking or posting minimally whatever you comfort level is. Someone could post 1000 times and add no value while someone could post 5 times and add tons of value. I don't see why it has to be all or none. No one is obligated to post more or less than their comfort level. This post did call out the lurkers, just wanted to share my two cents that not everyone wants to be a "contributing member" and that's fine with me. I can appreciate a post from the active member as much as from the lurker. Maybe this should've been in the UO thread.
Lol ok ladies you win. I'll take my creepy post and bow out gracefully.