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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lurkers

Today begins the Love Our Lurkers (LOL) event, where we actively encourage lurkers who read our blogs and journals to actually comment. It's a wonderful thing. It also is peppered with a bit of sadness for mouse. We learned earlier this week that David passed away. His blog was called A View from the Top. While mouse didn't really know him personally she did know a good deal about by proxy. We traveled in the same blog circles, but rarely interacted save for an occasional comment. Although mouse always felt his style of D/s was probably close to Omega's -- it didn't feel right for her to reach out to him and tell him that.

What mouse really knew of him was through a dear, wonderful friend. They loved each other deeply, and through his style of dominance he helped our friend grow in ways she couldn't begin to imagine. David's death has left a huge hole in her that cannot be easily filled. This led mouse to some pretty profound regret that she never reached out to him personally and thanked him for all he's done for her friend.

What this has to do with LOL, is for mouse to encourage people to not lurk, but sit down, share a cup of kindness, and comment. Not only over the next few days the event lasts but beyond that. It's never about quantity, you don't need to comment on each post, but let us know once in a while that you are there. Don't let the moments pass by, because they do pass so quickly.

52 comments:

  1. Hi mouse. Thank you for your thoughtful posts.

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  2. The moments pass entirely too quickly. Happy LOL day.

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  3. Mouse,

    Such sad news about David. Thank you for letting us know.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Yes Ronnie it is sad news, thank you for your comment :)

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  4. Hi mouse,

    So sad to hear about David's passing. Thanks for joining in LoL Days with us.

    Hugs,
    Hermione

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting this event. It's something mouse enjoyed participating in!

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  5. I'm a lurker lol. I read each post and many other blogs. As a new sub I have learned so much and find comfort in reading and learning. My condolences regarding David. His 'view' was also helpful.

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    1. Thanks new, and glad you're not lurking anymore :).

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  6. mouse and Omega,

    I have been reading your blog for well over a year now, but have never commented. I just want to say to the both of you that the amount of gratitude I have for the existence of your blog on an open platform like this is insurmountable. As a young woman, I have experienced abuse at the hands of people who I trusted, assault from someone who I thought loved me, and tortured myself thinking I deserved it all. It is through reading over your blog (mouse in particular) that encouraged me to seek help and love myself again. I was able to find someone who takes my personal care seriously and who I can have a healthy D/s relationship with. I never would have known this was possible without your blog, and for that I would bake you all the thank you internet-cupcakes you could handle, and more.

    ~Jasmine

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    1. Jasmine,

      Thank you so much for the lovely comments. They really mean the world to mouse.

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  7. Mouse,
    Thank-you for still writing and sharing with us, *hugs*.

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    1. Thanks so much bleuame for commenting and you're welcome.

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  8. Hi mouse
    Have a very happy lol day

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  9. hello, mouse. i appreciate ALL your posts. Many have been very inspiring and gave words to things i've dealt with in this lifestyle. i missed them when you were gone. thank you BOTH for allowing us into your world.

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    1. Thanks so much slave tami! Glad you joined us!

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  10. Hi mouse, Happy LOL Day!

    hugs

    Nina

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  11. Hey,
    I read your blog. I have been following for over a year now. Yall give me hope. I love reading yall's adventures together

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  12. It was very sad to read about David...makes me want to hug Daddy and never let go.

    Anyway, back to happy thoughts...

    mouse, your blog is one of my favorites. Your words are beautiful, and they help in so many ways. Thanks for being here.

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    1. Misty,

      Aww that's nice to know thank you so very much. <3

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  13. Hi mouse,
    I don;t comment on your blog but visit almost every day. Hoping your journey continues as you would like it to

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  14. I am not sure if I have commented on your blog before mouse, but if not then hi. I love reading about your life and your evolving journey. I am so sorry about David, particularly because I never got to lurk on his blog :(

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    1. Thanks Julie and please don't be a stranger.

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  15. I'm sorry to read about David, and for your friend's deep loss.
    Your posts are always thoughtful and beautifully written.
    hugs
    DF

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    1. Thanks DF, will pass along the condolences. Thanks for commenting and reading.

      Hugs,
      mouse

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  16. You know I always read, even if I don't always comment. :-)

    *bumpage*

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    1. You're excused :P each time mouse sees a Maytag commercial she thinks of you. :)

      *shoulder bump*

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  17. Your's is one of the first blogs I ever lurked on. Your story is nothing short of amazing! Thank you for sharing it with the rest of us.

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    1. Geekie, you have no idea what comments like these mean to mouse. Sometimes she worries that she's over-shared.

      Thanks!

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  18. Hi mouse! I read here very frequently. I do really love your blog! You are incredibly inspirational. I am so sorry about the loss. It is amazing to me how profoundly we feel looses with folks that we have never met in person.

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

    Hugs,
    fiona

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    1. Sweet Fiona, thanks so very, very much.

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  19. I'm always excitedly waiting for your next update. I'm sure I've commented here before. Been reading for years now. Oddly enough, you, Lil, and master's piece are so part of my daily checklist of who to make time for in a day to read that I forget y'all aren't aware of that.

    I want you to know how much I enjoy reading your thoughts, musings and ramblings. It's one of the brighter spots of my day, especially since there is a decided lack of D/s going on in my own life right now.

    So I will work on commenting more, but please know that your words are a warmth and comfort to me. :)

    ~JAS

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    1. Justanothersub,

      Thank you so much for commenting. Also thanks for reading even if you don't comment, it's nice to know people like you are out there!

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  20. thank you mouse for letting me know. I always wonder what happens when some bloggers just stop writing and/or disappear altogher. makes me worry.
    I know I'm not a lurker, but I'd thought id tell you and Omega anyway, when I started reading your blog years ago(all the way thru thankfully before you started editing) you made me look at life differently...better, gave me hope...inspired me. if I haven't reminded you lately, thank you...from the bottom of my heart.
    hugs,
    monkey girl
    xoxo

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    1. Mg,
      No words, many, many hugs.
      <3 and hugs,

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  21. I am new here mouse. Thank you so very much for your comment. It means a great deal to hear from other bloggers. LOL day has sparked something new in me I think!

    Your post brings up one of my absolute biggest fears. The loss of my Man is something I just don't know that I could survive. Strength and love to all his family and friends.

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    1. Pearl necklace,

      Thank you for the comment and yes it does make us want to hug and hold onto our men.

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  22. Hey mouse...I have seen you comment on several blogs but had never found your blog until now. I wil have to come back when I have more time so that I can visit a bit more. Thank you for the news about David...I had lurked on his blog a few times and enjoyed what I read.

    Blessings...
    Cat

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    1. Thanks cat,

      Hope you do find your way back here and like what you read! Welcome to our blog.

      Hugs,
      mouse

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  23. I think your blog, mouse, is the one I feel most like a lurker. But I do read every post. :D

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    1. Thanks so much Julia, it's nice to know you enjoy the blog. Thank you.

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  24. Hello mouse,
    I lurk on your blog constantly. I can't remember how I found it, but when I did I enjoyed it. Being new to TTWD I was impressed with how you portrayed the lifestyle. It let me understand that it is drastically different from the "fairy tales", it is real life, and helped me to see that we aren't alone. Thank you for everything you share!
    -Marie

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    1. Thanks we have had our shares of ups and downs. This is why mouse began blogging to begin with, so she wouldn't feel alone with these odd feelings.

      Hugs

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  25. I am a lurker here, I love reading your thoughts and stories of your life and relationship.
    Thank you.
    X

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  26. Hi Mouse,

    Thank you so much for allowing us a glimpse into your thoughts and dynamic with Omega. I have been reading for a while, but this is my first comment. I always look forward to your posts.

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting, it's really good to know that you and others like you care.

      Hugs

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