The Best Comments of 2010
Within a comment, Texicali Girl asked an important question: why isn’t there a Creme-de-la-Creme-like post for best comments? Especially when comments are obviously very important to me with IComLeavWe?
Introducing: The Grateful Said of 2010 — the best comments from the ALI blogosphere*.
Which means diving back into your posts from 2010 and finding a comment (because there were probably dozens) that changed the way you saw your own situation, brought you comfort, were the right words at the right time, or gave you food for thought.
In other words, this is your way of honouring someone who left a good comment on your post. And it will hopefully encourage people to write great comments throughout the year knowing that they could end up on this list come the next January (oh yes, my friends, this will go hand-in-hand with the Creme in future years).
- Look at 2010 Posts: Go look through your 2010 archives and find a good comment to honour. There are probably dozens of comments that fit the bill, but just choose one. Make sure it was written in 2010 and that the post was from 2010.
- Fill Out the Form: Fill out this form which asks for the url of your post (please cut-and-paste it) as well as three lines or so from the comment. If the comment is 4 lines total, round up. But if it’s more than 4 lines, please just clip 3 lines from it for the sake of space.
- Make Sure You See This Screen: You will see a “congratulations” screen after filling out the form that lets you know that you’re on the list.
- Wait for the List to Go Up: Check back on February 1st when The Grateful Said of 2010 goes up. The list will remain open until February 28th.
- Spread the Word: If you want to help spread the word, I’d be eternally grateful. You can grab the icon, write about it on Twitter or Facebook, blog it, or gently nudge friends by pointing out a rockin’ comment you left back in 2010 on their blog.
* I bet you’re wondering how this project got its name. Well that, my friends, is a funny story about my own mondegreen. The suggestion came from Texicali Girl, and I was misremembering the Grateful Dead song Mexicali Blues as “Texicali Blues.” So instead of the Grateful Dead, it’s the Grateful Said (because you’re grateful that someone said it). So I set the name and made the icon and THEN I realized that it’s Mexicali and not Texicali. So… there you go.