Thank You for Your Comments

The second quarter of the year brought almost 300 comments from 192 commenters – about the same number of comments from more commenters than the first quarter of the year. The number of comments continues to amaze me since this blog doesn’t get a lot of traffic.

The comments have encouraged and educated my readers and me. I invite you to read the comments and add your own. You’ll find the conversation much more interesting and informative than just reading the posts.

While I appreciate every comment, I prefer to respond to “John, the Philadelphia Lawyer” rather than to “Philadelphia Lawyer” or to “Susie Smith, Beauty Consultant” rather than to “Chicago Beauty.” Replying to “Best Cooking School” just doesn’t feel like I’m talking to a real person. I will reply, but I won’t address you by “name” when your “name” is a keyword phrase.

As the About page says, first time commenters are moderated. Once a comment has been approved, future comments are not moderated as long as you use the same e-mail address and name. (Added 7/13/08: Also you must use the same URL; if you linked to your homepage on one comment and to a specific post on another, the second comment will be moderated.) I use moderation to try to avoid spam. Akismet has caught more than 78,000 spam comments, but several questionable comments appear in the moderation queue every day. If the comment relates in any way to the post, I approve it. If the comment is so generic that it looks like spam (“Nice post. Thanks.”), I delete it rather than mark it spam so if it’s a legimate comment, the person’s next comment will appear in moderation rather than go to spam. Of course, if it’s porn or other obvious spam, I mark it spam. I do NOT review all the comments in spam before deleting them. If you’ve left a comment and it didn’t appear, comment again or e-mail me. If you’re a real person leaving a real comment, I want to be sure your comment is posted.

I hope this list is accurate, but there is lots of room for errors in gathering this information and transferring it to a post. Please let me know about any errors or omissions.

Now … thanks to all commenters, especially to those who left many comments.

Top Contributor (21 comments)

Renae Brumbaugh Morning Coffee

Major Contributor (11 comments)

Jeanne Dininni Writers’ Notes

Outstanding Contributors (8 Comments)

Diane Brunner Her SCA Blog

Yvonne Russell Grow Your Writing Business

Significant Contributors (2 to 7 comments):

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Alina Popescu Words of a Broken Mirror

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Cath Lawson

Chad ProFreelancing

Cristian Nouveau Riche University

Dana Prince The Writer’s Blog

Deb Punctuality Rules

Faraz Ahmed Ram Valley

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Jackie Cameron Consult Cameron

Jacob Share Job Mob and Group Writing Projects

Jasia Creative Gene

Joanna Young Confident Writing

JuLia This Heart of Mine

Karen Putz A Deaf Mom Shares Her World

Karen Swim Words for Hire

Kerrie The Writing Bug

Laura Spencer Writing Thoughts

Lisa Vella Getting It Write for You

Lori Widmer Words on the Page

Marc Klein Rate Surfer

Matt Keegan The Article Writer

Mihaela (Mig) Lica Online Public Relations

Mobile Blog Varalogic

Monavie On the Move Monavievo and Monavie Mall

Monika Mundell Writer’s Manifesto

Paul Raven Futurismic

Raise Capital Tiber Creek Corporation

Robert Hruzek Middle Zone Musings


Sharon Hurley Hall Get Paid to Write Online

Steve Bannister Mind the Gap

Thomma Lynn Tennessee Text Wrestling

Tiger Tom Tiger Tom Insurance Tips

Travelinoma TravelinOma’s Library

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Brad Shorr Word Sell, Inc.

Brandon Satrom Words of Redemption

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Chi Hair Straightener

Christie Harper

Christine Duncan Book Babes and Him

Chris All Fishing Books

Chris Foolish Mumbles

Cohnsey Repo Lift

Copywriter Profit Convergence Inc

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Craig UK Holiday Trips Blog

Dan ACS Calibration

Daniel Jones Student News and Events

Dave’s Place Just Another Blog

David Bowman Precise Edit

David Leonhardt Writer SEO-Writer

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Dean Cairns SEO

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Ecard Lover 123 Greetings

Edith Brown Jeteak Press Writer Blog

Ernesto Live and Learn Online

Forex Mania

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Gene Universal Mortgage

Genesis At Home Mom Blog

Georganna Hancock A Writer’s Edge

Gillian Plastic Surgery

Graham US Movie Guide

Green Eco-Business Links

Greenville NC Events Blog Greenville

Greg Roy Only Knives

Gus Direct Direct Buy

Helen Ginger Straight from Hel

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Holly Self-Employed Insurance

Homer Middle East Opinion

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Irene Abendkleid 4 You

Jack Sports Psychology Degree

Jack J. Ammann Jr. aka Mr.Lillie

Jacob Top Soccer Tournaments

Jak Doberman’s Den

James Pharma Savings

James Chartrand Men with Pens

James Doughty Some Monument to Last

Jayden Best Mattress Reviews

Jennifer Mattern All Freelance Writing

Jenny Agentur Vergin

Joe Takkle


John Election 2008 News

John Jefferson The Culinary Arts

Julio Equila

Justin Briggs Seo Zombie

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Lance Gargus Lance’s Soul Searching

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Lisa Big Food Web Marketing

Lisa Got No Dough

Lou Bortone Book Writing Coach

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Luca Govoni Nienteansia

M. S. Phillips Getting Rid of Cellulite

Manchild When Least Expected

Marie Life to Max

Mark Real Deal Docs

Mark Goodyear Good Word Editing

Mary My Shiny Things

Matt (Project Management) Projen

Matt Keegan Word Journey

Matthew Blog About Your Blog

Melissa Donovan Writing Forward

Michael Image Frog

Michael Kwan Beyond the Rhetoric

Michele Tune Writing the Cyber Highway

Mike Guitar Lesson Reviews

Misty Agentur Vergin

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Monica Benut Malaysia Adventure

Mother Earth Best Wellness Consultant

My Finance Butler

Natasha Kaufhelfer

Nicki Abendkleid 4 You

NYC Beauty Cosmetic Surgeons Review

Okinawa HDR Japan

Patrick My U Search

Paula Traumhafte Damanschhe


Peter All About Car Hire

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Reverse Mergers Tiber Creek Corporation

Riese Last Minute Reiseangebote

Riza Pinoy Food Taste

Roberto Third Law Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu


RT Cunningham Untwisted Vortex

Rugs Done Right

Ruth Chatlein Ruth’s Visions and Revisions

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Samantha Kaufhelfer

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Sean Argentina Soccer

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Simon Pingable

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Stefan SKR Service

STUD Bouncerland

Susan The Urban Muse


Theo Consumer Review

Top Rated Foolish Mumbles

Travel SEO

Trucker Jake New Hampshire Truck Driving Schools

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Vaughn Hayden Recommended Book Inc

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Vlad Professional Soccer Drills

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Thank you again to everyone who has commented. If you haven’t commented before, I invite you to join the conversation. I think you’ll enjoy and benefit from your participation, and I know we’ll enjoy and benefit.

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