Hi,fun idea! I have been lurking almost daily for many years (20 maybe??). I recently piped in on a couple of posts and now here I am again. I might not say much in here, but I really do appreciate the regular posters, as well!
I haven’t posted since 2015, and have been lurking without signing in since then (until just now obviously). I check in pretty much daily. In particular, I like coming here to read what people have to say about events in the news - it helps me think through my own opinions. Overall I’ve “observed” the SDMB for about 20 years.
I’m much more of a lurker than a contributor. I contribute a little and it’s mostly on fun threads, not serious ones. And I contribute because it saves me from what I really should be doing. Hey, at least I feed the cats and take the garbage out.
I am a dedicated lurker and have spent many, many very enjoyable hours listening in on the conversations here. I rarely post because by the time I’ve gotten to read through any thread anything I might add has already been contributed. But I’m here almost daily at least for a bit. Don’t know how long I’ve been a member but it seems like at least 15 years.
I’m not really sure why I am a lurker. I find the site and it’s conversations very interesting, but I kind of freeze up when it comes to participating. In real life, I’m a bit shy at first, but very chatty when I am comfortable with someone.
BTW…you are definitely someone I keep up with here. I love your stories, but as a fellow T1D, I am so sorry for all the issues you have been having. Hang in there!