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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).

To Participate:

  • 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.


1 Genevieve { 01.09.11 at 9:06 am }

OMG this is even harder! I have thousands of comments, LOL. I will do my best!

2 Melissa @ Full Circle { 01.09.11 at 10:25 am }

you are awesome.. where do you find the time??

3 m. { 01.09.11 at 11:42 am }

Love this idea. Love the logo. And I really don’t mind digging through my comments – much easier than posts from Creme – because it will remind me how much I love and appreciate this community, and probably remind me I owe more than a few people some emails….

4 Foxy { 01.09.11 at 11:44 am }

I know exactly which comment I am going to submit. This is an awesome awesome idea. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

5 Tigger { 01.09.11 at 12:17 pm }

Blogger makes this easier, actually – if you go to your Blogger Dashboard and look at your blog, it will say “comments” next to “edit post”. Clicking will bring up all the comments with the first several sentences! If you click on it, it takes you to the comment itself (in case it’s long). Go go Blogger!

6 Rebecca { 01.09.11 at 12:37 pm }

An awesome idea. Very tough!!!

7 Mad Hatter { 01.09.11 at 1:27 pm }

Brilliant! Hard to choose just one, but absolutely brilliant!

8 sparklythings { 01.09.11 at 2:28 pm }

holy hot sauce, woman! you are fast!! do you sleep?


i am perfectly fine with being both texicali and mexicali, since i am actually a mexitexi who lives in cali, making me a mexitexicali girl. but that is probably more than anyone cares about.

this is going to be so great! i may have to blog about that one comment that knocked my socks off…

you are amazing and miraculous – i am going to nominate you for sainthood.



9 Mic @ IF Crossroads { 01.09.11 at 2:43 pm }

What a fantastic idea. Seriously though, I have *no* idea where to begin.

10 Kathy { 01.09.11 at 2:59 pm }

LOVE THIS! Thank you Texicali Girl, Mel & Tigger for the Blogger Comments tip! 🙂 Off to go search through the comments…

11 sparklythings { 01.09.11 at 3:05 pm }

oh, if you use wordpress, you can also just look at comments without having to go post by post!

sparklythings aka texicaligirl

12 Roccie { 01.09.11 at 3:23 pm }

What a great idea. I know exactly the comment. I think of it often.

13 Mash { 01.09.11 at 3:34 pm }

This is a wonderful idea. In my case I might not actually be able to make a decision between all the incredibly kind, loving and supportive comments I had last year (just spent some time going through them and they really were phenomenal). Every single one of them had an impact!

14 Baby Smiling In Back Seat { 01.09.11 at 6:44 pm }

Fantastic logo! I bet you had so much fun drawing that little swimmer.

15 Bea { 01.10.11 at 4:58 am }

Oh my… this is a tough assignment…


16 Katie { 01.10.11 at 8:43 am }

This is a great idea! I know I’m going to have a hard time deciding.

17 aisha { 01.10.11 at 9:58 am }

Does it have to be an IF blog or can it be any blog? I blog at my nonIF blog way more these days.

18 jill { 01.11.11 at 12:12 pm }

Absolutely love this idea! I will be going back through my archives soon!

19 coffeegrl { 01.12.11 at 6:57 am }

Awesome idea! Done!

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