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40,000 Comments - Not a Bad Start!

If you've been reading my blog here on ActiveRain for any length of time, you have probably figured out that I enjoy milestone posts.  Points, comments, posts, whatever.  Not long ago, I wrote my 1000th post on this network.

Yesterday, my blog crossed the 40,000-comment threshold.


I remember when I started blogging here, almost exactly 2.5 years ago, and every comment was like manna from heaven.  Frankly, I am still really thankful for comments because it means that people are actually still reading my stuff. 


Although I tried valiantly to keep up with every single comment for a year or so, somewhere along the way I gave up trying to respond to every one of them.  However, I do still read every single comment posted here, and I try to reply to any direct questions, sometimes by email.


The first post I wrote (my third) which actually garnered comments was this one:

Extra mortgage payments - best method?

The other day at the Dallas Raincamp, someone asked if it was a good idea to edit our old posts.  As Bob Stewart mentioned (correctly), I prefer to leave my old posts intact as a testament to how my writing skills have improved.  At least, I sure hope they have.  :)

I also remember the day that I got my first featured post.  I was overwhelmed by the number of comments there.  Here's that post if you're interested:

View from the broker's desk - what makes a good agent?

Interestingly, my first post to cross the 100-comment mark wasn't featured.  It was funny, though:

Worst photo contest

I am thankful to say that I have the "most commented on" post on AR, although only the first few hundred comments were legitimate, then it became a game for a few friends of mine.  It ended up with 3,084 comments, then it locked up and wouldn't load anymore.  Recently, the AR guys disabled comments on posts like that to fix another issue, so the post will load now if you're interested in checking it out:

How to Get Over 100 Comments on Your Blog Posts - A Retrospective

Assuming I counted correctly tonight, I've been fortunate enough to have had 68 posts to pass 100 comments, and I have averaged 39.88 comments per post.  I am telling you this because:

  1. I am a secret math geek.

  2. It just makes me feel good.

By the way, Mike Yeo (Loreena Yeo's husband) left the 40,000th comment on my blog.  You can see it here:

Raincamp Dallas Was a Stellar Event (So Good I Didn't Have Time to Take Pictures!)

Thanks, Mike! 


And thanks to all of you who regularly read and subscribe to my blog.  You are appreciated, I promise.


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