1,000 comments!

Something odd has happened. Two nights ago this humble little blog hit the 1,000 comments mark. I think it is somewhat fitting that Jane at the They Call Me Jane blog made the 1k comment since I first heard about this milestone from her. She recently did a blog post about her 1,000th comment, too. Of course, she reached that milestone in less than 100 posts. It took me about 213!Β  If we do the math on that (and I do love math) it should be obvious that her rate of comments per post is about twice as much as mine. I guess that means I’m half the man she is, or something like that. πŸ™‚

1,000 comments is something of a misnomer, though, since WordPress includes my comments in that total, too. Oh bother.

I started this blog for reasons unknown back in September 2009. I have to say the very best part has been getting to know some fellow WordPress bloggers. Reading the news is nice, but it gets monotonous and has an element of “sameness” to it. Hitting the “Blog Surfer” function and finding out what regular people have to say is far more exciting. It’s something I look forward to every single day.

So I’d like to give some quick shouts to some people who were notable in helping me reach this little 1k milestone and are also some of my favorite real blogs to visit (presented in no particular order):

If I left anyone off the list, I’m sorry. Don’t worry, I love you, too. πŸ™‚

13 responses

  1. Thanks! I’m blushing! πŸ™‚ You know I’d never barge into anyone’s office and pretend to be a ho or pimp with my camera like that Okeefe character you’ve mentioned a time or two, but I have been known to shoot photos on the sly, which have appeared on my blog…but my intentions are only to glorify or enlighten or else post something quickly because I’m too lazy to write something πŸ˜‰

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  2. Why the heck not? One of my favorite pastimes is a lesser known variant that still brings the goodness – barging into offices and pretending to be a john. Oh the crazy frippery that ensues. Good times, good times! As always in such situations, my goal is self-defenestration by proxy. (A distant cousin of suicide by cop.)

    I know you wished your lens had more zoom. Zoom is great. The zoom can be used for bad or for awesome. I’m sure for you it’s only the latter.

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  3. What goes around comes around! Synchronicity and all that! Wild! Congrats on your 1000th comment. But I’m not sure how I should take your “half the man (Jane) is” comment. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Totally meant as the most awesome kind of compliment there is! πŸ™‚

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  4. Congrats on 1000+ comments! That’s so awesome! I’ve never actually checked mine, but now I’m going to have to look! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad I helped you to reach your goal. πŸ™‚

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    1. LOL! I’ll bet you already broke your comment counter. πŸ™‚

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  5. I’m going to be your 5000th, see you there!

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  6. You know what’s funny? Jane was MY 1000 comment mark, too! GO JANE!

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  7. Aww, thanks for the love! The feeling is mutual!

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  8. I love being shouted out – thank you! But I’ve gotta run – I have no idea how many comments I have – and now I’m curious πŸ™‚

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    1. Millions I’ll bet. πŸ™‚

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  9. I just checked my number of comments — 758, including 28 I haven’t approved but for some reason have kept…I’ve been blogging for a year and a half, so that’s not very many, really. My own comments are not included, because I add them to the comments of others. I’m afraid that I’m lazy about responding to comments. I think it’s great that you do respond to your commenters, because it creates a dialog. It inspires me to comment and become part of the conversation. People return to see what’s going on!

    As for other forums, I’ve decided to back off on reading and commenting on so much political commentary in newspapers. I need to “zen out”. To paraphrase Obama, too much is like “steel cage fighting”. Here there is more love, even when have different views.

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    1. Smart trick adding your own comments “inline.” That prevents the comment count from being incremented. On the downside, I think it can sometimes make it easier to miss the blogger’s replies. I’ve seen examples of both approaches and really have no preference either way.

      I do enjoy a good dialog. It’s a great way to learn. I always try to be mindful that my point of view is not perfect so every comment is a chance to self-assess and, if I’m not to rigid, pry open my mind a fraction of an inch and see if new knowledge can seep in. πŸ™‚

      I used to be a front-line warrior in political forum wars. Talk about beating your head against a wall. I may not have called it “zen” but over time I developed a much more casual approach to that sort of thing. When you can’t even get the other person to acknowledge your point you know there will be absolution no changing of opinions. A legitimate change of opinion is a very rare thing. So mostly it’s just a divisive waste of time.

      One of my basic beliefs is that nice people are nice people and assholes are assholes. I’ve never noticed a correlation between that and political ideology. So I don’t base my friends on what they believe politically. I base it on how they act and treat others, especially those with opposing points of view.

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