The main reasons for all the lurkiness aren't going to go away - marriage (happy), teenage offspring (ask me, it changes from day to day), work (intermittently fulfilling), responsibilities ... The other big reason is shyness, but what does that matter? On the Internet, no one knows you're a dog. Or whether you've combed your hair.
Fandoms? Two, mainly, one old by Internet standards, and one shiny new. Old = Buffy. New = Sherlock (BBC). There's amazing work in both, and I'm planning to do rec posts to share what I think is the best.
Things that delight me in general? Ten thousand. I'll try to share some of that too. Books especially.
So yeah, I can't come up with some fab closing to this. Um, er ... Thanks for all you do. All y'all.
I've lurked around on LJ for years, happily reading fanfic, and commenting occasionally, usually as the ubiquitous "Anon." But I don't think that's fair of me. At all. If I enjoy it - and I'm way picky, but there's a lot of good work out there - I should tell you writers about it. Not to mention you icon makers, you artists, you video editors ... It's amazing to me that there are so many people who are willing to create good stuff for no reason except to delight the community of affectionate strangers that makes up any fandom. "Generous" doesn't begin to cover it.