Normally on the 28th of the month, I post the new IComLeavWe list. For over 7 years, we’ve come together to celebrate the almighty comment for one week each month. But the project has run its course. I can’t say that this is forever, but for the time being, IComLeavWe is going to go live on the farm.
It’s really hard for me to write that. I’ve closed a lot of projects over the last 9 years, but none have felt as personal as this one. I love comments. I love writing them, I love receiving them, I love reading comments on other people’s personal blogs.
Celebrating commenting is how I chose to celebrate my blogoversary back in 2008. It was originally called NaComLeavMo for National Comment Leaving Month. It ran from May 25th to June 25th. 214 participated in the first one.
We had so much fun that I decided to host it monthly. The name changed to IComLeavWe — get it? I Come [Alone, but I] Leave [as Part of a] We. International Comment Leaving Week. It’s been kicking around monthly ever since.
My hope is that one day I notice an uptick in comments, and it makes me wonder if the time is ripe to host IComLeavWe again. And that we all get back together to talk about each other’s posts.
A major thank you to all the Iron Commenters over the years.
Thank you to everyone who signed up and commented during one (or more) of those almost 90 months of IComLeavWes.
Side note: tomorrow is #MicroblogMonday. Get writing.