"I like to watch . . ."

Anyone familiar with the sweet film, "Being There" will recognize that as the oft-quoted line from Chauncey Gardener, the irresistible character that Peter Sellers limned. The film also has one of the best cinematic scenes with Shirley MacLaine and well, sort of Mr. Sellers. (Worth a Netflix rental if you are not familiar with the film; or worth a revisit for Hal Ashby's wonderful direction, too).

Had lunch this week with a dear friend, who also happens to be a 'regular' to reading my blog, but someone who does not publicly comment very often. I said I needed to create a word to define someone who reads or lurks on blog sites but stays anonymous. Thus, BLOGYEUR was born. (Since my friend prefers his anonymity, I shall have to only give nod to him covertly). BLOGYEUR: One who is a voyeur of web logs.
You heard it here first, folks.

"I like to read . . ."

It amuses me to know how many people actually read blogs on a regular basis. I forget that I have written about something in my blog and then when I with a person I make a comment and they respond as if they already knew because they read it here first. Similar to when I was speaking regularly from a pulpit, I forget that I share or tell many things about myself and I am taken aback when someone already knows something when I haven't told them directly.

How many blogyuers are out there? Or does that spoil the point if I ask you to stand-up (?) and be counted?

Blog-yeur place or mine????


Mel Karmen said…
Thank you for this opportunity to come out.

I like to read. I AM A BLOGYEUR. I joyfully embrace my blogyeurality. And what's more: I practice it daily. like to BE read, so that means you're: an exiBLOGtionist!

I invite other BLOGYEURS to come out as`well! Or to continue to practice privately, if you like...

Anonymous said…
I'm a blogyeur. Read them all the time and am anonymous in my comments. Prefer it that way. You know who I am. Your dear friend. :-)
TK said…
Well, obviously I'm not very anonymous but I usually just read and rarely post. I have a new name for people like me:


Surfin the blogs free and easy.

Let's hear it for the Blurfers and Blogyeurs. Hip Hip Hooray.

P.S. "Being There" is one of my favs too. I think Chance's simple philosophies would work just a well today. Maybe better.
Rev. Duchess said…
I love it-- this post has inspired a whole bunch of new words!

Someday, someone will put together a new dictionary--Words According to Duchess--and we can include:


I appreciate my blurfing blogyeurs.
Anonymous said…
Aprreciation appreciated.
And returned to you, multiplied!

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