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nancy02664
09-22-2007, 03:18 AM
Hi all,
We have begun! Please start making your comments as soon as possible, and be sure to get them all done by the end of this week!

We haven't done a Comment Blitz for a while, so let's try one for October!

Who: 15 bloggers. See below for participants.

What: Commenting at each other's blogs over a one-week period.

Where: Online. See below for URLs.

When: October 7th (Sun) through October 13th (Sat).

Why: To find new readers for our blogs, and to find new blogs for us to read. :)

How:
Sign up by posting a response in this thread. Include both your blog's name and your blog's URL. We now have 15 blogs signed up, so sign-ups have closed.
Start commenting on October 7th at each of the blogs on the list (excluding your own). Leave at least one comment per blog, on any post you like. Comments that are supportive, constructive, and/or witty are much appreciated. [For anyone participating in an AW blogchain: Blogchain comments do not count as Blitz comments. Blitz comments must be created separately.]
Finish commenting by or before October 13th. Then come back to this thread and leave a note saying that you've finished.Participants:
Nancy's Baby Names - http://www.nancy.cc/ (nancy02664)
Virtual Wordsmith - http://virtualwordsmith.blogspot.com/ (wordsmyth)
On Literary Intent - http://literaryintent.blogspot.com/ (Tasmin21)
Bill's Bilge - http://billsbilge.blogspot.com/ (Bayou Bill)
(The Blog Formerly Known as) Taosbound - http://samwoodfin.typepad.com/ (s_aileronbois)
Centre for Emotional Well-Being - http://www.emotionalwellbeingblog.com/ (Talia)
The Writer's Round-About - http://laffarsmith.blogspot.com/ (laffarsmith)
Virginia Lee: I Ain't Dead Yet! - http://virginialeenc.blogspot.com/ (valeenc)
thursdaybram.com - http://www.thursdaybram.com/ (thursdayb)
Marilyn's Royal Blog - www.marilynsroyalblog.blogspot.com (http://www.marilynsroyalblog.blogspot.com) (Marilyn Braun)
Erotic Romance - http://www.erecsite.com/blog.html (veinglory)
Memory Writers Network - http://www.memorywritersnetwork.com/blog/ (jerrywaxler)
A Thoughtful Life - http://theblog.frassrand.com/ (Kat Frass)
As Yet Untitled - http://www.elrenaevans.blogspot.com/ (mamawriter)
Will Write For Chocolate - http://www.kelleyaswan.blogspot.com/ (Twizzle)
By signing up, you are committing to commenting to 14 blogs over a 7-day period (Oct. 7-13). Please note that this will take both both time and effort. If you aren't sure that you'll be able to do it, please don't ask to be added to the list. Thanks!

wordsmyth
09-22-2007, 03:28 AM
I'd like to be part of this, too.

Lynn

Tasmin21
09-22-2007, 03:28 AM
I had a great time with this, last go-around. Count me in! My blog is in my signature.

Bayou Bill
09-22-2007, 04:00 AM
I took part in one of these way back when. Not having learned my lesson, I'd like to take a shot at this one.

BILL'S BILGE http://billsbilge.blogspot.com/

Bayou Bill :cool:

s_aileronbois
09-22-2007, 04:33 AM
Sounds fun! Count me in, please. (Blog in siggy.)

Talia
09-22-2007, 08:56 AM
Me too! Thanks for running this Nancy

Will do it on my wellbeing blog http://www.emotionalwellbeingblog.com/

nancy02664
09-22-2007, 01:12 PM
No problem, Talia! I figured you needed a break. :)

And -- Bill! I feel like I haven't seen you around in ages. (Maybe I'm just not very observant? Hm...) In any case, I'm glad to see you here.

laffarsmith
09-22-2007, 02:58 PM
Wow! This sounds like a great idea. Count me IN!!! I think it's a fantastic way to get to know each other, explore a few blogs in this blog-mad world without getting lost, and hopefully finding a few to get addicted to in the process. :-)

Since AW is all about writing you all might enjoy The Writer's Round-About (http://laffarsmith.blogspot.com) the best so I'll go with that one this time.

I'm looking forward to exploring your blogs. I might even sneak over early! ;-) Don't worry, I'll visit again during the official week. *grins*

valeenc
09-22-2007, 08:31 PM
I'd like to participate again, if I might. :D

:banana:

thursdayb
09-22-2007, 08:34 PM
Oooh! Me! Me!

Sign me up! Here's my blog (http://www.thursdaybram.com).

Marilyn Braun
09-22-2007, 09:42 PM
Count me in!!! www.marilynsroyalblog.blogspot.com (http://www.marilynsroyalblog.blogspot.com)

DraperJC
09-23-2007, 04:24 AM
I will participate in this one. The first two were fun.

http://scriptoriusrex.blogspot.com

veinglory
09-23-2007, 04:26 AM
sure :)

http://www.erecsite.com/blog.html

jerrywaxler
09-23-2007, 04:20 PM
I'd like to be involved in this group, if there's still room.

Jerry

Kat Frass
09-23-2007, 04:57 PM
OK.. I'll bite for this too. :-) It isnt' one comment per day.. right? Just one comment per blog for the entire week.... right? If so.. sign me up! I'll use my A Thoughtful Life blog.

mamawriter
09-23-2007, 04:58 PM
Ooh, this sounds like fun! Let me just make sure I understand the rules: participants need to comment on each blog once during that week?

My blog is "As Yet Untitled" at http://www.elrenaevans.blogspot.com.

Thanks for running this! What a cool idea. :)

Twizzle
09-23-2007, 05:56 PM
Um. dang. I can't count. Okay, if you haven't hit 14, I'd love to be added.

nancy02664
09-23-2007, 09:24 PM
Hi Kat,
You can comment however you like -- all 14 in one day, 2 per day for the 7 days, 7 on Wednesday and 7 on Friday... it's totally up to you.

valeenc
09-23-2007, 09:57 PM
Don't forget to remind us when to begin, Nancy. And by us I mean me. :)

:banana:

veinglory
09-23-2007, 10:08 PM
I am starting a little early but can always come back during the target week...

Talia
09-24-2007, 10:33 AM
Excellent I have it diarised

Dawno
10-03-2007, 06:55 PM
bumping back to page 1 :)

SpiderGal
10-03-2007, 07:43 PM
Can't I enter now? I would love too. :(

Pisarz
10-03-2007, 07:46 PM
Me too! SpiderGal and I have just launched our blogs on b5 and we're trying ot build up traffic.

laffarsmith
10-04-2007, 03:34 AM
*waits impatiently for the 7th* Seems to take ages to get here. *chuckles*

nancy02664
10-06-2007, 12:56 AM
We start this Sunday! Just an FYI. :)

Also, here's a new idea: Once you've received all of your comments, come back and let us know who left the one you liked best. Maybe we could declare an unofficial "Best Blitzer" or something (?). Lemme know what you guys think.

Talia
10-07-2007, 01:39 PM
already the 7th here but I thought I'd start commenting tmrw ;)

sure, Nancy will keep in mind the best commenters! some people put a lot of thought into their comments

veinglory
10-07-2007, 11:22 PM
My comment to Memory Writers network brought up a 'page not found' and doesn't seem to have appeared.

jerrywaxler
10-08-2007, 02:36 AM
Are there rules to this blitz? I just commented on emotionalwellbeingblog.com on a post from early September. I hope that's okay.

Jerry

nancy02664
10-08-2007, 08:51 AM
Hi Jerry,
I think that's fine. :)

Talia
10-08-2007, 12:45 PM
yes that's fine just pick a post that appeals to you or maybe one that doesn't already have comments :D

valeenc
10-09-2007, 12:44 PM
I'm pretty sure I've gotten to everyone. Y'all go ahead and post some more and I'll do my level best to stop by again in a few days.

:banana:

Talia
10-10-2007, 09:23 AM
Phew finished! That was more work than last time LOL, due in part I think to the number of people who use captcha which tends to slow me down while I squint at the letters and double check my typing.

That was good, great cross-section of blogs. Bill probably won't thank me for my comments - you're such a brave soul giving us WIP to critique ;)

nancy02664
10-10-2007, 10:42 AM
Wow, you guys are fast. :) I'm not even halfway done yet...

Bayou Bill
10-10-2007, 04:23 PM
Phew finished! That was more work than last time LOL, due in part I think to the number of people who use captcha which tends to slow me down while I squint at the letters and double check my typing.

That was good, great cross-section of blogs. Bill probably won't thank me for my comments - you're such a brave soul giving us WIP to critique ;)
Are you kidding? On bended knee I thank you. Whether or not I use any of your suggestions (I've only read over them once) the type of feedback you gave helps me see the work in a different light, and that's invaluable.

Again, many thanks for your time and thoughts.

Bayou Bill :cool:

thursdayb
10-10-2007, 05:16 PM
I love the feeling of waking up to new comments. Thanks to all of you who have had so much to say.

Bayou Bill
10-10-2007, 05:43 PM
I love the feeling of waking up to new comments. Thanks to all of you who have had so much to say.
Well, now you can go take a nap and then wake to find a couple more. :)

Bayou Bill :cool:

Twizzle
10-10-2007, 06:28 PM
well, I'm as done as I can be. :( for some reason, my computer locked up at two of the blogs. I tried them again today and same thing. I'm just having bad internet juju this week. some of my comments double-posted. some, well, I don't know if they went through. so, I think I should quit while ahead. I loved all the blogs I could see, though, quite a variety and thx everyone for sharing them.

nancy02664
10-10-2007, 07:16 PM
well, I'm as done as I can be. :( for some reason, my computer locked up at two of the blogs. I tried them again today and same thing.

Would it be possible to send your comments to the blog owners via PM? That way they could post the comments themselves and you wouldn't have to worry about it anymore.

Twizzle
10-10-2007, 10:58 PM
Would it be possible to send your comments to the blog owners via PM? That way they could post the comments themselves and you wouldn't have to worry about it anymore.

That's the problem, I can't even get to the blogs. I click the link, the page starts to load and then explorer locks up. just those two. ????

nancy02664
10-11-2007, 02:40 AM
That's the problem, I can't even get to the blogs. I click the link, the page starts to load and then explorer locks up. just those two. ????

Oh, I see. Which two blogs?

One thing you could try is using a different browser. The one you're currently using might have some sort of compatibility issue with these two particular blogs.

It would probably be easier to just check back later on, though -- funky computer problems sometimes magically clear up :), so maybe you'll have better luck in a few days.

Tasmin21
10-11-2007, 03:25 AM
I think I'm done with everyone, but I have to go back to Twizzle's to see how the cat thing turned out!

Talia
10-11-2007, 04:50 AM
Are you kidding? On bended knee I thank you. Whether or not I use any of your suggestions (I've only read over them once) the type of feedback you gave helps me see the work in a different light, and that's invaluable.

Again, many thanks for your time and thoughts.

Bayou Bill :cool:

you're welcome Bill! good luck

Twizzle
10-11-2007, 04:49 PM
Great advice Nancy. I'm so slow, I didn't even think about doing that. (it's probably cause I'm trying to lay off the chocolate, my brain is fogging or something...)I think I'll head over to my mom's, try her computer, see if that works. Cross your fingers.

and Tasmin, it's up. I posted it early. I had to summarize, though. I just, well, there was thing with Hubby and the Halloween decorations, and oh man, that I need to post. The man scares me sometimes.

Anyway, do we post our favorite comment on Mon? cause right now...I'm in a quandry--Virginia Lee is a psychic and Bill a taco.

And I want to say...favorite posts? I'm a pantser. Who knew? Someone actually named a kid Ozell. Still scratching my head over that one. And well, Bill can think like a dirty fish, and Sam's trying to sneak something in which truly, I don't think is that hard to sneak. And I could keep going. You guys are great. So I want to say, this is SO MUCH FUN!!!!

laffarsmith
10-11-2007, 06:44 PM
Ok, a 'running out of time' blog rush tonight and I finally got around to all of them. :-) The comments coming to my blog have been fantastic! Thanks for everyone's wonderful thoughts and feedback.

So many interesting and varied blogs to enjoy this week. You all cover some wonderfully deep topics and I've even RSSed a couple to return to regularly. :-)

Marilyn Braun
10-11-2007, 10:17 PM
Okay, done x 14!!!!!

I love the comments I've received, one in particular (I won't single out names unless you want me to) that I felt was very informed and well thought out.

mamawriter
10-11-2007, 10:27 PM
I'm done, I think! That was great fun, thanks everybody. But I can't pick a favorite commenter, they were all great. :)

Kat Frass
10-12-2007, 12:18 AM
I'm all finished! YEAH! What a great experience. Thanks for all the great comments on my blog. I'm definitely in for the next comment blitz.

:hooray:

nancy02664
10-12-2007, 03:01 AM
I'm so glad people are finishing early. :) I have about 4 more to go, so I'm almost there as well.

As far as your favorite commenters go, if you happen to have one, send me that person's name and maybe why you liked his/her comment best in a PM. (I'll keep your nominations anonymous.) If I get enough PMs, I'll announce a winner after the Blitz ends.

nancy02664
10-12-2007, 11:31 AM
All done! What a cool mix of blogs -- lots of variety, which is always a great thing. :)

Talia
10-12-2007, 12:10 PM
Okay, done x 14!!!!!

I love the comments I've received, one in particular (I won't single out names unless you want me to) that I felt was very informed and well thought out.
actually i think nancy wanted people to nominate their favourite commenter, so send it to nancy! i know it wasn't moi because your most recent post was something i was definitely not well informed about rofl

nancy02664
10-12-2007, 08:34 PM
Yep -- if you had a favorite comment, please let me know who the author was!

There are only two votes so far, but already someone is emerging as a favorite...

jerrywaxler
10-13-2007, 03:25 PM
I finished the comment blitz. I met some interesting people, had to come up with some creative comments, and in general had a good time. Thanks Nancy. Thanks everyone who participated. This has been fun.

Jerry Waxler

nancy02664
10-14-2007, 07:29 AM
Please don't forget to respond here when you finish! (It looks like about 10 people have responded so far.)

wordsmyth
10-14-2007, 04:54 PM
This was really fun! I was all done on Friday, but didn't know we were supposed to say so here. :)

nancy02664
10-15-2007, 11:18 PM
There are a few people who haven't responded yet, but it seems to me (as I pop around to different blogs and check the comments) that we're all done, so I'm going to go ahead and declare a Best Blitzer.

And the winner is... thursdayb!

Runners-up include laffarsmith, Marilyn Braun and jerrywaxler.

Thanks so much everyone for playing, and for all the fantastic comments. :)

Marilyn Braun
10-16-2007, 12:17 AM
Runners-up include laffarsmith, Marilyn Braun and jerrywaxler.



:hooray:Yay!!! Wha'd I win???? Wha'd I win???

Talia
10-16-2007, 01:09 AM
congrats to the winner(s)

thanks for the fun and for running this nancy