1.13.2007

are you there?

One of the weird things about blogging is that you are essentially having a (one-sided) conversation with people, and in most cases you don't even know who the people are. Which is why God created National De-Lurking Week!

If you visit this blog every day or once a week or on a semi-regular basis, how about leaving me a quick hello? It's easy! Just click on "comment" below and follow the directions. If you use the anonymous option, just be sure to sign your name at the end of your message.

Let's put some names and faces to those paper plates, shall we?

(Hat Tip to XSquared for reminding me about Annual De-Lurking Week.)

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

*waving* Hello!

De-lurking week has been such fun for me. Most of the comments on my blog were from people who I already knew commented, but I also received some lovely e-mails from folks who didn't want to respond publicly. Makes the internet seem a little smaller and friendlier :)

Barbara (from Montreal) said...

Love your blog and visit daily. Just don't have anything to say, alas. Wish you well in all manner of ways!

Elsbeth said...

Hi Susan,
I plead guilty, I read your blog at least four times a week and you have no idea who I am. So here's to delurking, greetings from Elsbeth, 42, married, two children, from The Netherlands, protestant, journalist, hosting a daily radio-program on dutch national radio. And on a journey with God. Greetings!

Misha said...

I'll jump in first! I live in Portland, Oregon and love reading your blog- thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

This delurk comes as no surprise, but here's a big HELLO!

lma said...

I check in nearly every day.

Oh, and by the way, you're very welcome for the plug. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello!

Sarah said...

Hi! I comment every once in a while, but you're one of my favorites in my Bloglines. I'm from Oklahoma, married, Episcopalian, and pray for you & your sisters regularly!

Kristin said...

Hi! I think I might have posted once before but since its delurker time, I figured I would say hello. my name is Kristin and I'm a huge fan. I check it at least once a day. I'm currently in RCIA and can't wait to be officially Catholic!

Anonymous said...

hello! I might have posted once or twice before but well, since it is 'de-lurking' week, I thought I shall just say hi! Have always enjoyed reading your blog.
Geraldine from Singapore. :)

Anonymous said...

I read your blog almost daily. Thoughts of religious life have been coming to me off and on since high school (I am now in my early 30's). I have done my best to ignore those pesky thoughts and "move on" with my life. Even though I now have a successful career, and everything about my life looks great on paper, I can't shake the idea of religious life. So many of your posts have hit home with me. The fact that we are close in age and that you have had the courage to embrace religious life has been encouraging to me... and helps me envision possibly doing this myself one day. Thank you!

Sandy

Antony said...

Hi Susan. You are a daily read for me. :) I was away the last 3 days though. ;)

Susan Rose, CSJP said...

Thanks all,

It's good to know that what I have to say in my random musings touches you in ways that make you check in fairly regularly. The human experience is universal I think, as is the God quest.

I find it interesting that my bloggy friends includes married and single, protestant and Catholic, those discerning vocations and not. Talk about variety!

Welcome to you all. And thanks to those who de-lurked! It does help have names to go to the site visits.

Peace to you all,
Susan

Susan Rose, CSJP said...

Oh, and this is to Sandy (and any others thinking that maybe someday they might want to possibly check out religious life) - feel free to e-mail me if you'd like to chat off line. My e-mail is susan at francois dot org.

Anonymous said...

Since it is de-lurking week I'll chime in. I read regularly using RSS so I do all my blog-reading at once.

Peace, Susan!

-Brett

Anonymous said...

I read you on my Bloglines feed, enjoy your honesty and the spirituality you bring to your writing. Keep writing, please!

Anonymous said...

I read! I don't comment all the time, and I don't read my blogs every day...but I'm here. :)

Jodi said...

Hi Sister Susan,

I visit your blog frequently. I'm from NJ, about 10 miles from your community. I am married, 34yrs old. When I was in grammar & high school, I wanted to be a nun. So, as you can see, I kinda changed my mind but am seeking to become either a 3rd order secular or associate.

Your blog is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your journey with us! I wish they had this kind of thing when we were in our teens. My life may have gone in a different direction.
God bless you
Jodi

rebecca said...

Hi Susan,

Katie's roommate here. I subscribe to your RSS feed, so I read posts when you update through the Google Reader. As a non-religious person, I find your journey to be interesting. I also enjoy your posts on social justice topics as I usually learn quite a bit from them.

Susan Rose, CSJP said...

Brett & Rebecca - Thanks for leaving the world of the RSS feeds to say hi on the actual blog. And at least there are people I actually know who read the blog! Do something "Portlandy" for me!

Jodi - if you live close by and find my blog and perspective interesting, then you might want to check out our groovy Associate program. We have some amazing men and women who are part of our community as associates. They bring a lot to our lives and are part of what give me hope about the future of religious life.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sister Susan, I read your posts daily. I find them very interesting and helpful. I truly like comparing the present Religous Life to that of many years ago. God bless you.

Elizabeth said...

Elizabeth from Atlanta delurking!

Widening Cirlces said...

This is a very late de-lurk. Don't know what took me so long, but I'm glad I waited because I stumbled across a quote from Catherine of Siena that seems to apply. I read your blog almost daily because I am inspired by watching your discernment unfold. I am older, married, but also still in the process of figuring out what God has in mind for me. I think it helps to see how others, from all walks of life, are doing that. Here's the quote:

"… I in my providence did not give to any one person … the knowledge for doing everything necessary for human life. … Thus you see the artisan turn to the worker and the worker to the artisan: Each has need of the other because neither knows how to do what the other does. So also the cleric and religious have need of the layperson, and the layperson of the religious; neither can get along without the other."