I know you're out there. My stats tell me you're out there. And today you have a once in a lifetime chance to let your presence be known.
Well, okay, technically you have that chance everyday, but today is International De-Lurking Day, a special day celebrating lurkers, and exhorting you to muster the strength and bravery to click on that comment button and end the deafening silence.
So say hi, or tell me your resolutions for 2006, or what you're having for lunch, or your diabolical plan for world domination -- whatever. I am one of the worst offenders, and may be popping by your site to say "Hello, I'm Tillerman, and I am a lurkaholic."
Even better, tell me what you think of this site, what you hate, what you like, what you would like me to write about and what annoying habits I have that drive you to drink. Do you want more articles about sailing and fewer about jiggly asses; or vice versa? Can you stand any more pictures of the cutest granddaughter in the world; or are you waiting with bated breath for the next Ask the Tillerman post? Are you, like me, getting cabin fever with no prospect of sailing for a couple of months; or do you live somewhere warm and are writing about real sailing adventures in your blog every day? Feel free to tell me that I use too many semicolons; or that you don't like my English accent. Or just complain that I plagiarized this idea from Paper Napkin.
But for Pete's sake, say something. (Sorry Pete - no offence.)