And We’re Off!

I’ve been blogging since January of last year and in that time I’ve had a lot of visitors to my blog. It’s even been Dugg. Despite the occasional bit of publicity, I’ve always felt that this is my personal space to talk about whatever the heck I want to talk about where I saw what I want and do as I please. No one has to agree with me, and I’m not out to please anyone. It’s like me sitting around at home in my sweat pants. Come over if you like, but I ain’t cleaning up and changing for you if you visit. You’re welcome to grab a beer and shoot the shit though.

I’ve thought about a way to get to know my visitors a bit more; to engage my audience if you will. After all, if you are coming over to “my house”, I should at least know who you are. Since most people are a bit shy about commenting, I figured that I would encourage that a little by dangling a carrot. I know that many of you will continue to stay silent, and those that have always commented will continue to comment, but what about everyone in between? I want to get to know you too. So in response, I started my “Comment Whore Contest“.

In the first day of the contest, there has been a huge swell in comments and I’ve even seen a few new faces that I’ve never heard from before. Thank you for letting me know you’re out there! 🙂

So far our leaders look like this…

The Leaderboard for February 1st.

The competition looks pretty tight, but even though I’ve turned this into a contest, I’m pleased to see that the comments themselves are still of good quality. That was one of my concerns that was also voiced by one of the commenters: Won’t someone just whore things up and take the prize? I’m sure someone will come by and see an opportunity, but that doesn’t mean they won’t have to work for it. Being that the field is so tight, anyone looking for a fight might just get one and I know guys and girls alike love a good scrap!

But if you’re sitting this one out, why not just comment with some ideas on other fun contests I could do in the future? This might not be something you’re into this time, but it might be next time. Most importantly, I’ll get a chance to get to know who another one of my other visitors are 😉