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Talia
01-21-2007, 09:02 AM
Blog Comment Chain No. 7 is going to start on 1 Feb 07. Please signup and we will start once 15 participants are onboard or on 1 Feb, whicever comes first.

This has been working really well. It is a quick process and you get to have some fun intereacting with commenters and visiting new and interesting blogs.

Following the new format, general rules for the comment chain are listed below:

Format:
The purpose of the comment chain is to introduce new readers to your blog and to get some feedback and support from other writers.
The new format - Instead of taking turns to comment on blogs, we have a set time period during which you make your way to each of the other blogs on the list and make comments.

Timing:
Registrations will be open until 15 participants (including moi) have signed up or until 31 Jan 07, whichever comes first. First in, first served!

You will have seven days to make your comments on the other blogs once the process is started during the period 1 Feb to 7 Feb 07 inclusive (PST zone).




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This means you have to commit to
commenting on up to 15 blogs during a 7 day period (2+ per day).
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Rules:



If you are participating in a blog writing chain on AW then you have to make a SEPARATE comment for the blog comment chain (i.e. one comment for this and another on the entry in the blog chain)
No excuses (except a bona fide death certificate :D)
When you have completed comments on all the blogs in the list please return to advise us that you have finished
Please try to make your comments supportive, encouraging or constructive. Witty comments are also appreciated
Please complete all your comments by Midnight PST on 7 February 07
To sign up please list your blog name and url in a reply to this thread. I will list them all below in the order they arrive
Anyone who is unable to complete their comments will be automatically excluded from future comment chains (or at least the ones I run LOL)How to sign up:
To sign up please list your blog name and url in a reply to this thread.

Participants
1. Centre for Emotional Well-Being http://taliamana.blogspot.com (http://taliamana.blogspot.com/)
2. Red Wedding http://red-wedding.blogspot.com
3. Even in a Little Thing http://gillpolack.livejournal.com
4. jen.nifer - www.jennifersando.com/blogspace (http://www.jennifersando.com/blogspace)
5. Renee' Blog: http://reneebarnes.bravejournal.com/
6. SGEP- www.dtkelly.net (http://www.dtkelly.net)
7. The road less travelled http://thoughtsontheroad.blogspot.com
8. A View From the Waterfront - http://www.harboradvice.com/blogger.html
9. The Goat's Pail http://thegoatslunchpail.blogspot.com
10. A Wandering Mind http://wanderingpoetics.wordpress.com
11. Wannabe hack http://writerwannabehack.blogspot.com
12. Mrs. Write: Musings of a Writing Wife - http://www.temlynwriting.com/blog
13. Irish Scribbler: An author to be http://irishscribbler.blogspot.com
14. Southern Expressions - http://southern21.blogspot.com (http://southern21.blogspot.com)
15. Kid: Steady Drip - http://steadydrip.blogspot.com (http://steadydrip.blogspot.com/)

David Wisehart
01-21-2007, 11:44 AM
The last blog comment chain was fun.

I'm signing up again, but with a different blog this time.

Red Wedding http://red-wedding.blogspot.com/

Talia
01-21-2007, 12:43 PM
Great to have you on board again :)

Gillian
01-21-2007, 02:29 PM
I reported back last and am only 3rd to sign up :). I'll be back home and more reliable for the next round.

I think I shall copy David and send you to my normal blog this time - you must all be tired of food :).

Even in a Little Thing http://gillpolack.livejournal.com

unthoughtknown
01-21-2007, 02:39 PM
Yes please.

jen.nifer - http://livien.wordpress.com

Talia
01-21-2007, 02:52 PM
I think I shall copy David and send you to my normal blog this time - you must all be tired of food :).

I never tire of food. That's the topic of my next book!!! (well eating, which is obviously even better)

Both of you are added

msQTpi
01-22-2007, 09:32 AM
I'd like to sign up too please!

Renee' Blog: http://reneebarnes.bravejournal.com/

Great idea Talia!

Talia
01-22-2007, 01:13 PM
You're signed up msQTpi
Great to have some new people!!!

msQTpi
01-22-2007, 09:09 PM
Thank you! This is going to be fun :D

DTKelly
01-22-2007, 09:30 PM
Things have slowed some, please re-add me?

SGEP- www.dtkelly.net.

Talia
01-23-2007, 01:39 AM
Done

Peggy
01-23-2007, 01:55 AM
I'd love to be in again!

http://thoughtsontheroad.blogspot.com

Talia
01-23-2007, 02:15 AM
great, added!

asorum
01-23-2007, 03:09 AM
Please add A View From the Waterfront - http://www.harboradvice.com/blogger.html

Thanks!

Leah J. Utas
01-23-2007, 04:52 PM
I want in. Doing this is new to me and I'm scared.

Please add http://thegoatslunchpail.blogspot.com

KTC
01-23-2007, 04:56 PM
I want in too!

I'm new...but confident I can carry out the task...

A Wandering Mind

http://wanderingmindpoetics.blogspot.com/

Talia
01-24-2007, 02:50 AM
This is great! You're both added. It's going to be fun checking out the new blogs

KTC don't worry it's actually pretty easy. We just make it sound tough so people are "committed". Once it starts everyone gets stuck in and visits the blogs and makes some comments. I'm finding it's really quick and some of the blogs are fascinating. (Err I mean they are all fantastic wonderful fascinating blogs hehe)

outsidethebox
01-27-2007, 03:44 AM
Add me too!

Talia
01-27-2007, 04:49 AM
Done!

msQTpi
01-30-2007, 02:20 PM
bump

KTC
01-30-2007, 04:43 PM
SORRY>>> I CHANGED MY BLOG. PLEASE CHANGE TO LINK TO:

http://wanderingpoetics.wordpress.com/

(I found out that everybody in my writing circle had a wordpress blog and they roughed me up and talked me into it. Sorry for the last minute change. It's the same blog, just copied to the new site. Thanks.)

Talia
01-31-2007, 12:00 AM
Starting soon... sign up now if you want to be part of the fun :D

TemlynWriting
01-31-2007, 12:36 AM
Okay, so the main requirement is that we have to make at least one comment per 15 blogs, within 7 days?

I'm in. :)

Mrs. Write: Musings of a Writing Wife -- http://www.temlynwriting.com/blog

Thanks!

IrishScribbler
01-31-2007, 12:46 AM
Assuming you have room, I'd love to participate!

http://irishscribbler.blogspot.com

Talia
01-31-2007, 03:27 AM
Okay, so the main requirement is that we have to make at least one comment per 15 blogs, within 7 days?
I'm in. :)
Thanks!

Yes that's right.

You're both added;)

sthrnwriter
01-31-2007, 07:27 AM
I'm in!

Southern Expressions - http://southern21.blogspot.com (http://southern21.blogspot.com)

Talia
01-31-2007, 08:03 AM
good to have you with us...

kdnxdr
01-31-2007, 08:15 AM
I've never really gotten into posting on my blog, it just seemed like I was talking to myself. I need to learn how to promote my blog. This looks like an opportunity to get people to come for a visit. I'll apologize in advance for the fact that I don't have much on my blog. I'm looking forward to hearing from other people.

http://steadydrip.blogspot.com

kid

Talia
01-31-2007, 08:58 AM
We're all like that when we start LOL. It's soul destroying posting and getting no feedback.

Lucky last - You're added. We will start doing comments on 1st Feb.

unthoughtknown
02-01-2007, 04:50 AM
It's 1st Feb here. Should I start or wait? ;-)

Talia
02-01-2007, 05:23 AM
You can start any time you want; the only stipulation is the finish time (7th feb midnight PST).

I'm also on the 1st of Feb here in New Zealand so I'll be starting soon.

KTC
02-01-2007, 03:45 PM
Just keeping notes to myself here. (#2, #3 and #4 done). But I will be going back to them. And blogrolling them. Great work guys! #1 wouldn't work for me?

KTC
02-01-2007, 03:52 PM
Oops. #1 worked for me!

Talia
02-02-2007, 01:14 AM
Oops. #1 worked for me!
Phew that's a relief. For a moment I thought blogger had locked my blog again!!!

We are all systems go. When you have finished your comments come back to this thread and let us know you're finished. I will probably do my comments over the weekend.

Leah J. Utas
02-02-2007, 02:00 AM
I'm done!

Talia
02-02-2007, 02:40 AM
Wonderful. Thanks Suirattigas

Gillian
02-02-2007, 03:47 AM
I've posted everywhere except A trickle and Scribblings of an author to be, because one needed a blogger account and the other needed a google account.

KTC
02-02-2007, 04:22 AM
I'm taking my time and reading through the blogs. I'm finding this quite interesting. I'm glad I did it...I'm not that familiar with the whole blogging thing.

Talia
02-02-2007, 04:26 AM
Great stuff Gillian and KTC. Take your time, you have until 7th Feb and it's a good way to learn what others do and get some tips.

KTC
02-02-2007, 03:24 PM
Note to self: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 are finished...

#7, #8, #9 & #11, #12 and #13 DONE!


#10 is mine!

KTC
02-02-2007, 04:00 PM
I just added an Absolute Write Blogroll to my blog...including all the members in this current blogroll.

Peggy
02-03-2007, 02:24 AM
I think I've commented on everybody's blog. If I missed you, let me know!

Marilyn Braun
02-03-2007, 05:56 AM
Dang! I missed this round! Just curious, does anyone know when the next round will be?

IrishScribbler
02-03-2007, 10:53 AM
I've hit everyone's blog, and now I have a list of people's blogs to read on a regular basis. Darn you people for being so interesting! *wink*

Thank you for participating in this--it's been fun!

Talia
02-03-2007, 12:14 PM
Dang! I missed this round! Just curious, does anyone know when the next round will be?

Yes you missed the fun LOL. not 100% certain as I may be away for a week in Feb but sign up will probably start within 7 days of this one finishing with commenting taking place about 10 days after that (which is how long it seems to take to get enough people).

sthrnwriter
02-04-2007, 03:05 AM
I'm pretty sure I commented on everyone's blog. I had fun. I'm glad I participated!

Talia
02-04-2007, 04:11 AM
thanks Andrea. I'm nearly done. My computer crashed so I have to go check which ones I finished with before it 'died'

Talia
02-04-2007, 02:47 PM
OK I think I'm done

DTKelly
02-04-2007, 09:23 PM
Finished round one.

I'll try to make a second pass before the deadline!

Talia
02-04-2007, 09:52 PM
Completed:
DT Kelly
TaliaMana
sthrnwriter
Gillian
Peggy
IrishScribbler
Suirattigas
kdnxdr
msqtpi
KTC

kdnxdr
02-05-2007, 06:50 AM
I think I'm done. I got to all the blogs and left comment on all except two. I tried several times but couldn't get into two of them.

I've enjoyed receiving your comments! Thanks so much to all who visited and left a note.

cheers!
kid/steadydrip

msQTpi
02-05-2007, 11:30 AM
Me too. All done :)

Thanks for all the comments folks :D

KTC
02-05-2007, 04:05 PM
I'm done! I'm done! I'm done!

Whoot!

That was fun.

Talia
02-06-2007, 01:53 AM
I think I'm done. I got to all the blogs and left comment on all except two. I tried several times but couldn't get into two of them.

I've enjoyed receiving your comments! Thanks so much to all who visited and left a note.

cheers!
kid/steadydrip

Kid - can you tell us which blogs you couldn't get into and also which browser you use (IE, Firefox etc) so the owners of those blogs can check out any problems they may have with the blogs.
Thanks!

kdnxdr
02-06-2007, 02:32 AM
I couldn't get into View From the Waterfrong and The Goat's Pail. It was probably something dumb I was doing because I so don't know much about computers and navigating around in them. It's seriously challenging for me and I was hoping I could learn a bunch of simple stuff doing things like the blogroll.

I use BellSouth.

Talia
02-06-2007, 03:15 AM
I use BellSouth.

Thanks for letting us know. Just to clarify which internet browser to you use (not your isp). Are you mac or windows? and do you use internet explorer to open webpages, firefox or some other software?

Did you click on the link from the first page here or type it in?

unthoughtknown
02-06-2007, 03:42 AM
Omg, I think I am done. Yes, I am done. I thought I would never get through it! Had fun though, but sheesh, I better sit the next one out. ;-)

Talia
02-06-2007, 03:48 AM
Completed:
DT Kelly
TaliaMana
sthrnwriter
Gillian
Peggy
IrishScribbler
Suirattigas
kdnxdr
msqtpi
KTC
jen.nifer
TemlynWriting

TemlynWriting
02-07-2007, 02:20 AM
I've posted everywhere except A trickle and Scribblings of an author to be, because one needed a blogger account and the other needed a google account.
I'm finished, too, except for kdnxdr's A Trickle. I got IrishScribbler because I used my basic Google account, but I don't use Blogger anymore, and since the switch to beta they've made it difficult to sign in with my old account info.

Might I suggest that those using Blogger open their options so that people using other blogs can comment and place their links? There are quite a few who don't use Blogger, and this makes it a bit difficult to interact. You can still screen/filter comments, if you open to other blog accounts besides Blogger. Just a suggestion. :)

I'll continue trying to comment on kdnxdr's A Trickle, but if I can't log into my old Blogger, here's my comment:

kdnxdr: This is very good! I'm looking forward to more of your posts, as well!

David Wisehart
02-07-2007, 07:37 AM
Done!

Thanks, everyone. That was a fun batch of blogs.

kdnxdr
02-07-2007, 07:50 AM
my bad....sorry, I'm VERY low-tech

windows, internet explorer

Talia
02-07-2007, 08:03 AM
Has anyone seen asorum? I haven't heard anything from him. Does anyone have any news on him?

Talia
02-07-2007, 08:05 AM
Completed:
DT Kelly
TaliaMana
sthrnwriter
Gillian
Peggy
IrishScribbler
Suirattigas
kdnxdr
msqtpi
KTC
jen.nifer
TemlynWriting
David Wisehart

In progress
asorum
outsidethebox

outsidethebox
02-07-2007, 08:41 AM
I'm done! Sorry I forgot to post here--I've been dead tired this week!

Talia
02-07-2007, 09:14 AM
great! thanks for letting us know


that just leaves asorum. He's usually uber reliable so I wonder if he's having computer or other problems

asorum
02-08-2007, 09:29 AM
Has anyone seen asorum? I haven't heard anything from him. Does anyone have any news on him?

You can't trust that guy! I have posted two comments on each blog and finished by 2023 AST which before the deadline on 2400 PST on 7 February 2007 (I think).

I have been a little out of hand here. We live in Valdez (Prince William Sound) and I interviewed for a job in Skagway (northern Southeast Alaska) which a 750 mile drive from here. You have to travel through the better part of the Yukon to get there. The good news is that I'm the new City Manager for the City of Skagway and start work on 23 February. It's a great place, lots of history, the jumping off point for the Klondike gold rush and a huge cruise ship port.

Sorry I wasn't as prompt as everyone else, hoping Talia will continue to let me play...

Talia
02-08-2007, 02:10 PM
Sorry I wasn't as prompt as everyone else, hoping Talia will continue to let me play...

LOL :D

Good luck with your new job, we look forward to seeing you and the others in the next round.

I'll take a break before starting the next round. I'm a bit behind on things right now and need a good few rest days and then we'll have another round...