Milestones … and a 30,000th Comment contest
This site is a little over 100 comments away from the 30,000 comment mark (not counting spam or deleted comments, of course!)
We’re also about two months away from our fifth anniversary. With one or two exceptions, such as when the power was out for more than twenty-four hours, we’ve had daily posts here since September 2006. I love throwing a party and finding prizes to give away, but there is only one problem: The anniversary usually falls during NQC, when about a thousand of our regular readers aren’t here!
And, to top it off, today is my birthday. I had hoped to keep my age out of the public eye for online security reasons, but since another blogger has posted it, there’s no use crying over spilt milk. (EDIT: She found another instance where someone had mentioned my age in the past.) I am a QUARTER of a CENTURY old today. It sure sounds impressive when I put it like that! 🙂
So I thought: Why not toss all three in together and give away the best prize I’ve ever handed out? When I was assembling my complete collection of Cathedrals projects, the single hardest project to track down was Land of Living(1987). But earlier this year, I actually came across a duplicate—as well as a duplicate copy of their far more remembered project from the same year, Symphony of Praise.
Both projects will go out to the person who makes this site’s 30,000th approved comment! Both are in cassette format; however, if the winner does not have a cassette player, I can convert them to mp3 for him/her as part of the prize.
And just to prevent comment stuffing, let me borrow a few rules from our 10,000th Comment Contest (which was under two years ago!):
- Inconsequential posts such as “Lol,” “Yeah,” “I agree,” or “great post” will not be counted. The next qualifying post will win.
- If you post a number of identical posts on different threads, they will be counted as inconsequential posts!
- (new) A straight “Happpy Birthday” or “Happy Birthday, Daniel” also won’t count as the contest-winning post.
- …basically, summarizing several of the above posts, the winning comment needs to be four words long or longer!
EDIT, 7/15/11, 6:47 A.M.: We have a winner! Congratulations to Samuel, who was determined enough to win the prize to stay up till 2 A.M. commenting on old posts. It worked!