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Lurkers are not lurkers, they are people who consume and participate in different ways.

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    I stopped lurking to let you know how much I appreciated this post!

    The list shared towards the end is very insightful and helped me identify why I tend to fall into this behavior so often, thank you Rosie!

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      I love that my words have contributed to you've surfacing. 😊

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    This is a great post, thank you for sharing!

    Upvoted!

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    This article would probably have more upvotes if lurkers could do that 😂

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    Yes, you nailed it (for me) with participation in the community expressed best by warm and gentle lurking : ). Imagine, you are at a party and ALL the people are just frenetically talking, it may drive you crazy really fast if you are there for something deeper. I like the best a time stretch - a couple of hours into it - when all the nervous talking energy has been released and vanquished clearing the air for mindful observation, immersion, and lurking.

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    Love this Rosie.

    I've also been really enjoying your newsletter recently. I have even added it to scoop. Feel free to get your votes up 😃

    Your little section

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      Thanks, love the confetti!

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    I feel better about myself now haha!

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      I know you laugh, and it's funny you say that, but really I think many people are made to feel bad or inadequate for not participating actively in communities. I feel it's a bit of a problem.

      First world community problems, perhaps! 😂

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        Couldn't agree more. We all have value we can add somewhere. It's a shame many of us feel like we can't for various reasons.

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    Nice, as a serial lurker, this is useful in also identifying potential causes for my lurker behaviour to try adjust. Hence making the supportive comment here to break out of lurking 😂

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    I do think we lack vocabulary for the different ways people interact and participate. I think there is a vast chasm between the lurker who upvotes and participates in polls, the lurker who rarely opens the site, and the lurker who reads often but never interacts.

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      Yes, I think so too. I'm trying to take steps towards addressing this.

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