I have to say I had a great time at the Digital Media and Learning conference this year in Long Beach, CA. and in big part because I was able to meet some of the HASTAC Scholars in person. There was a great HASTAC panel discussion on Saturday afternoon which included a discussion on lurking. It was sort of uniformly agreed that lurking is not just a passive activity but an active engagement that can require a good amount of time. But also part of the discussion was the notion that we have an opportunity to make of this community what we want and that can shift and change over time depending on the ways in which we engage with it. So, having been lurking on the forums for some time, I thought my return trip it would be the perfect time to compose my first blog post and engage with the community in a new way!