Daily Draw: Osho Zen Tarot ~ Participation
I've mentioned before that I'm sort of a loner, mostly by choice; I have a lot to do and I like to get it done. One place I have been social is on-line with other quilters, and occasionally on a forum of some other interest like tarot.
I'm reminded by this card of how much information and companionship I've gained since I got my first computer in 1996, including meeting many of those friends in person. If I sign into a group I make it a point to become part of that group, to pull my own weight so to speak. So what's with lurkers? Studies have shown that only about 10%-15% of the members of a list or forum participate. I'm completely baffled by what lurkers get out of such a one-sided relationship. And they announce they are 'coming out of lurkdom' to make a post like they expect everyone to give them a crown or something...I don't get it.
"I feel that there is reason lurking in you somewhere, so we will patiently grope round for it." ~ Arthur Conan Doyle, Sr. 1859-1930