This is amnesty week - your time to come out of the lurking closet and come clean about your lurking habit - without penalties.
Seriously, all kidding aside, I'd love to know who reads my blog. Since starting "Celtic Woman" almost exactly a year ago, I've found a circle of friends whose blogs I read and who read and comment on mine. If I've given the impression that it's a closed circle, I'm sorry. New friends are always welcome. Let me know who you are so I can read your blog.
The wonderful blogger Daisy Lupin became my friend when she challenged her lurkers to come out in the open. I confessed to being a lurker, and from then on she commented on my blog regularly. I was intimidated by Daisy because she was such a good blogger, but she made me feel important. I doubt very much that I intimidate anyone, but if you're feeling a bit timid about commenting on my blog or anyone else's, I say, "Go for it. What can you lose?" And you can gain some great new friends.