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IMPORTANT: This list is no longer open. The current list can be found here: IComLeavWe.

Blog writing for a month is all good and fine; but what about the other side of blogging–the comment leaving? Comment leaving is an integral part of blogging. Without comments, blog posts are as flat as…Flat Stanley. Blogging is a conversation.

Therefore, in honour of my own blogoversary (since I am so modest. Wait, and because community and conversations are very important to me and a huge reason why I write my blog), I am conducting NaComLeavMo–National Comment Leaving Month (the national refers to wherever you are reading) from May 25th to June 25th. A full month of intense comment leaving.

Want to join along? The details are under the participant’s list.

Participants for 2008’s NaComLeavMo
  1. Stirrup Queens
  2. Fertilized
  3. Growing in Our Hearts
  4. Child Bearing Hips
  5. Mrs. Spit Spouts Off
  6. Cupcakes & Conundrums
  7. (Un)complicate Me
  8. Speculum Stories
  9. Fertility Notes
  10. Single Mommy by Choice
  11. Maybe If You Just Relax
  12. The Daily Doings of Mr. Silly and Little Miss Trouble
  13. Wishing Waiting Hoping Praying
  14. Isn’t It Pretty to Think So?
  15. In Search of Biscuit 2.0
  16. Ruminations
  17. Scrambled Eggz
  18. Unwellness
  19. Blurb This!
  20. Off My Mind but From My Heart
  21. My World
  22. PCOS Baby
  23. Weebles Wobblog
  24. His Eyes and My Nose
  25. MyBabyQuest
  26. Thinking Miracles
  27. The Life and Times of KimboSue
  28. Will They Have His Eyes?
  29. Nine Months
  30. Blood Signs
  31. My Perky Ovaries
  32. The I Word
  33. The Waiting Womb
  34. Reproductive Jeans
  35. Still Passing Open Windows
  36. A Little Sweetness
  37. Are You Listening?
  38. Coming2Terms
  39. Sweet Baby Dreams
  40. Infertility Bites
  41. Our Box of Rain
  42. Life After Infertility and Loss
  43. Happy Hopefuls
  44. Barren Albion
  45. Joyce’s Blog
  46. Desperate to Multiply
  47. Alicia
  48. Nervous Breakdowns are Highly Underrated
  49. Growing Wathens
  50. Sweet Southern Knits
  51. Apron Strings for Emily
  52. The Road Less Travelled
  53. Frantically Simple
  54. Sunny in Seattle
  55. Sam’s Stories
  56. Hecticmom – Completely Undone
  57. Bugged
  58. Confessions of a Paranoid Parent
  59. Becoming a Different Person
  60. Heeeeeeere Storkey, Storkey!
  61. Teacher, Mom, Mad Woman
  62. Confessions of a Raving Lunatic
  63. In Due Time
  64. Mommypause
  65. Perchance to Dream
  66. The Other Shoe
  67. Our Journey
  68. Doolittle
  69. Breathe Through It
  70. The Johnson Family Journey
  71. Terribly Unfashionable: Tales of a Geeky Librarian
  72. I Won’t Fear Love
  73. Mommy Meryl
  74. Today’s the Day!
  75. The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth
  76. A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm
  77. Mom of Two Dancers
  78. The View from the Hill
  79. A Journey Through
  80. Back into the Fire
  81. Nuts in May
  82. The Surprise of Unfolding
  83. Twin Peas
  84. The Idle Mind of Beth
  85. This is Me
  86. Three P’s in a Pod
  87. Communique
  88. Moxie Mama
  89. Sassymonkey
  90. Ramblings by Reba
  91. Help, I Have a Teenager!
  92. Good & Plenty
  93. Masha
  94. The Life and Times of Me!
  95. Jason and Samantha’s Journey
  96. The Whole of Her Sermon
  97. Fat Fighter TV Blog
  98. Viva La Feminista
  99. The Limelight
  100. Hoping for Another Lovebug
  101. A Slice of Life
  102. Infertile Turtle
  103. Age 30 – A Year of Books
  104. A Very Open Book
  105. Letting it Out
  106. Imagine Alyzabeth An
  107. Our Journey to Sophie
  108. No Regrets
  109. There’s Hope
  110. When Will Hope and Faith Pay Off
  111. Twice as Nice
  112. Couples Living with Infertility
  113. Operation Baby
  114. Diary of an Infertile Mad Woman
  115. Bits and Pieces
  116. It’s Stork Season…And I’ve Bagged My Limit
  117. Locker Room Towel Fights
  118. After 10 Years…Finally…IVF
  119. Learning to Breathe
  120. From Here to Maternity–Yael’s Journey
  121. Solo Trekking Through Recurrent Miscarriage
  122. Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?
  123. One Day Two Day
  124. The Idaho Smiths
  125. What Was I Thinking?
  126. Your Kiss is On My List…
  127. Seeryus Mama
  128. Rational Irrationalities
  129. Adventures of a Bad Ass
  130. Dirt and Rocks
  131. A Lady Scientist
  132. Psych Post Doc
  133. Postcards from the Edge
  134. Living with the Cards I was Dealt
  135. Monogrammed Mom
  136. …And the Rest is History
  137. Gotcha Baby
  138. Kore Chronicles
  139. We’re Barren, How ’bout You?
  140. Scientist Mother
  141. In 2 Me See
  142. Small Town Girl in a Big City
  143. A Woman and Her Blog
  144. Kicking You From the Inside
  145. Raspberry Chip
  146. Acqua Cheta Rovina I Ponti
  147. Mr. Buttertoes
  148. The Hairy Farmer Family
  149. Antigone Lost
  150. Ramblings and Everyday Amusements
  151. Mommy Needs Therapy
  152. Hearts Wide Open
  153. Candid Engineer in Academia
  154. Stop the Train, I Wanna Get Off
  155. High Land, Hard Rain
  156. Production, Not Reproduction
  157. Grad Ovaries
  158. A Soldier’s Girl
  159. Lupus Pie
  160. There’s Weenie Juice on my Cookie
  161. Mommy Wants Vodka
  162. Sam’s Feet

    The list is now closed–12:01 a.m. Sunday, May 25th. Let the commenting commence!

    This is how it works:

(1) leave a comment below saying you would like to participate in NaComLeavMo. Leave your blog name and url. I will add you soon after to the list of participants above. Everyone is invited to join NaComLeavMo (you do not have to ask because the answer is yes. It is always yes. It is open to everyone in this whole huge blogosphere). My goal is actually to get non-IF/adoption/loss blogs participating too and get conversations going between different corners of the blogosphere. Therefore, if you have non-IF blogging friends or straddle two communities, encourage them to join along too. But be forewarned, there will be blogs on the list that are about knitting or politics or cooking, but there will probably be blogs with babies or children as well.

If you do not have a blog, you can technically still participate in NaComLeavMo. When you leave your comment, just state that you don’t have a blog but will be participating. Um…though this may be a good week to start that blog you’ve always been meaning to start.

(2) mark somewhere on your calendar that you are going to leave 5 comments a day and return one comment a day between May 25 and June 25. In other words, you will do your normal blog reading, but you will make sure that you leave at least 5 comments a day and regardless of how many comments you usually receive, you will return at least 1 comment by going to a commentor’s blog and leaving a comment there. If you do not have any comments that day (perhaps you didn’t write a new post or your blog falls into a strange, other-worldly commentless abyss), simply jump to the participant’s list below and pick a new blog and leave a comment.

New people who have never commented
on your blog before take precedence over usual commentors. All commenting is done on the honour system–if you tell me you left the requisite amount of comments each day, I’m going to believe you. Try to spread your comments around–it’s okay to comment on the same person’s blog each day, but it’s better to hit new ones continuously. Please try to visit once all of the blogs listed on the participant’s list at some point during the course of the month. Even if you don’t leave a comment.

(3) those who wish to step up the commenting and enter the wall of honour, leave a comment on every NaComLeavMo participating blog at least once a week (in other words, if there are 100 blogs on the participant’s list below, you would click down the list once a week and leave a comment on each one). These bloggers are called Iron Commentors and they will be placed on the wall of honour at the end of NaComLeavMo. You must do this once a week (4 times during the month) in order to get on the wall of honour, though even if you only do it once, let me know.

(4) take the code listed here back to your blog and place it somewhere on the sidebar or in an easily accessible post. Encourage your readers to participate in NaComLeavMo. The more, the merrier. Please leave this code up throughout NaComLeavMo because it gives people easy access to the participant’s list.

(5) check in with me on June 20th (put that on a calendar too, though there will be a reminder that day in the Roundup) to let me know if you’re on track for completing NaComLeavMo. When you email me at the towncriers@gmail.com, I will send you the code for the completed NaComLeavMo icon or the Iron Commentor icon. If you don’t check in, I won’t know if you completed NaComLeavMo and I won’t move you to the final list of participants. So…check in that weekend.

(6) if you miss a day, you can double up your comment leaving (10 comments and 2 returns) the next day. If you miss three days, triple your comment leaving when you return, so on and so on.

(7) the participant’s list closes on May 24th at midnight EST. You can still do NaComLeavMo, but you can’t add your blog to the list. Therefore, get the word out now to your readers and let’s see how many people we can get participating.

So add yourself by leaving a comment below…


1 Fertilized { 05.02.08 at 10:28 am }

Oh yes count me in! I love commenting and comments

2 Julia { 05.02.08 at 10:34 am }

Hm… I usually leave way more than that number of comments a day. Unless I am swamped for a week and then my reader overflows… Ok, let me think about it. I assume I have until it starts to join, no?

3 luna { 05.02.08 at 10:35 am }

sounds wonderful, love the namw. but I know I’ll be gone for a week and offline (the horror!). now I’m going to have like a zillion things to read when I return…

4 CandiceM { 05.02.08 at 10:48 am }

oh, me, me, me!! I want to join!!!

5 Cece { 05.02.08 at 10:53 am }

I’m in!

6 Mrs. Spit { 05.02.08 at 11:19 am }

I’m in. . . .

7 Chris { 05.02.08 at 11:29 am }

How could I not participate in something that starts exactly on my birthday! Count me in!

8 Manda { 05.02.08 at 11:31 am }

I desperately need more motivation to comment. This seems like just the thing to do it. Sign me up!

Side note: The word verification badness seems to have gotten better. Yay!

9 Chris { 05.02.08 at 11:31 am }

Please excuse my lack of proper punctuation in my above comment. I guess my excitement just got me carried away and I forgot all about the proper use of question marks and exclamation points. So sorry.

10 Kristen { 05.02.08 at 11:34 am }

Count me in, Mel! I need to do better on my commenting anyway so this will be the kick in the pants I need πŸ™‚

11 Jen { 05.02.08 at 11:48 am }

I’ll do it! I do that just about every day anyway!

12 Andria and Co. { 05.02.08 at 11:58 am }

It’s on… like white on rice!


13 shinejil { 05.02.08 at 12:01 pm }

Why not! Count me in.

14 Busted { 05.02.08 at 12:03 pm }

I’m in. All I ever do is read blogs anyways, might as well set a personal (and public) goal.


15 Morrisa { 05.02.08 at 12:20 pm }

Count me in! I’d love to do it!


16 waitinginline { 05.02.08 at 12:37 pm }

Count me in!

17 Io { 05.02.08 at 12:47 pm }

Count me in! It’ll help me feel less guilty about my poor commenting this month.

18 Resplendentquetzal { 05.02.08 at 12:56 pm }

I’m up for the challenge!

19 Momma Mary { 05.02.08 at 1:14 pm }

I messed up in the last comment. I’m a dork like that. I’m in.

at Just the Baby and Me…

20 kate { 05.02.08 at 1:25 pm }

Count me in!
Kate at Bee in the Bonnet

This is going to be FUN!

21 **susy** { 05.02.08 at 1:27 pm }
22 ~Jess { 05.02.08 at 1:52 pm }

Throw me in here too πŸ™‚

23 ~Jess { 05.02.08 at 1:53 pm }
24 Jendeis { 05.02.08 at 1:57 pm }

I’m in. I’m hoping it’ll make me a better (or actual, whichever) comment-returner.

25 Cibele { 05.02.08 at 1:58 pm }

I am in, I am in!!!! Wonderful idea

26 Monkey { 05.02.08 at 2:26 pm }


please add me to the list πŸ™‚

27 smartypants { 05.02.08 at 2:37 pm }

I’d love to participate!
Such Great Heights at
Should be fun!

28 Katie { 05.02.08 at 2:54 pm }

Count me in!



29 tryingin2007 { 05.02.08 at 3:43 pm }

I’m in!!! πŸ™‚


30 Baby Step { 05.02.08 at 5:09 pm }

Count me in!!

31 JamieD { 05.02.08 at 6:33 pm }

I am in need of a good challenge!


32 Sassy { 05.02.08 at 7:14 pm }

Me too!

33 PJ { 05.02.08 at 7:58 pm }

Game on!

34 Dreams Come True { 05.02.08 at 8:13 pm }

Sure, count me in! I almost didn’t, because I’m going to be away for 4 days in May, but luckily, it’s before it begins!

35 SAHW { 05.02.08 at 8:21 pm }

Great idea!! Count me in!

36 Denise { 05.02.08 at 8:32 pm }

Me too, please!

37 Samantha { 05.02.08 at 8:54 pm }

You are a hard-ass indeed! I think I will be missing some time in there, but will try the iron commenter to make up for it, so sign me on too!

38 alison { 05.02.08 at 8:55 pm }

I’m in! πŸ™‚

39 Mrs.X { 05.02.08 at 9:05 pm }

Perfect thing for my post-Paris distraction. Count me in!


40 Neenie/PawsNY { 05.02.08 at 10:12 pm }

I’m in! I’m in!!!! ADD MEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!


41 Kim { 05.02.08 at 10:26 pm }

I try to leave comments everyday but don’t get many new ones – so I hope to find some new blogs to read and find some new comments too!

42 nancy { 05.02.08 at 10:31 pm }

I’m in. Funny, I just wrote a big post about how I was short in the comments lately. Not the breezy, “thinking of you!” comments, but comments of substance.

TheNewLifeOfNancy (http://thenewlifeofnancy.blogspot.com)

43 Duck { 05.03.08 at 12:04 am }

I love commenting too, and i love comments, giving and receiving – it’s what it’s all about…. i want to make it to the “iron commenter” status, because i will never be an “iron man”…all that exercise in one day?
PS – i’m currently unemployed and therefore have lots o’ time on my hands.

44 scarredbellybutton { 05.03.08 at 4:08 am }

Oh why not.

45 baby~amore' { 05.03.08 at 5:17 am }

Count me in – I up for a new challenge .I love visiting new blogs and I love new visitors -win win

My Little Drummer boys

46 VA Blondie { 05.03.08 at 5:18 am }

I would love to participate. I usually do nto leave comments, but recently I have started commenting every now and again. This may be the push t get me more active in the blogosphere

47 Michelle & Gary { 05.03.08 at 8:24 am }

Sounds fun…please add me to the list!

48 A { 05.03.08 at 9:18 am }

I’m in!

49 tryingtoconceive { 05.03.08 at 9:23 am }

Sorry for the double post. I wasn’t logged in. I’m in!

50 Pepper { 05.03.08 at 9:27 am }

Hmmm… I thought I joined last night but I can’t find my comment. C’est la vie!

Please count me in:

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