I'll also *delurk* to comment on lurking. I like the thought of lurkers...mostly to comfort myself. It's nice to believe that maybe more people are actually reading my story than replying. Because if I don't have lurkers then I'm in sad shape...and then I begin to wonder why no one's reading and if it's my writing or if it's just my OC characters. So instead I just believe I must have lurkers.... As far as lurking myself...I try not to on stories I read. If I've read it, I try to comment at least once. And usually when I comment I want to leave more feedback than a 'Good job' because as a writer I *want* more than a 'good job' I want to know WHY I did a good job so I try to give that to others. I'm not into the whole politics of replying as in 'you read mine I'll read yours'. If I like it, I'll read it, if I read it, I'll try to reply. If I don't read it I either don't like it or don't know it exist. Just because I don't like it doesn't mean the writing isn't good, it just means I'm not into that particular plot line. Since I have so little time to read on the PC anymore, I don't find as many new stories since I don't have the time to look.