’s Third Birthday Contest

On this day three years ago, September 18, 2006, the first post went up on And today, as a thank you, I am announcing a special third birthday contest.

How many comments do you think this blog has had in its first three years? (Precisely: How many approvedโ€”i.e., non-spamโ€”comments have appeared as of the end of the contest, 8 PM EST on Monday, 9/21/09?)

The person with the closest guess will win a copy of the Amazing Grace DVD (the movie about William Wilberforce). Post your guess in the comments. Be sure you leave a valid email address in the email box so I can follow up with the winner.

It’s appropriate that this contest focuses on the comments, because it has been the support and encouragement you’ve given me there that has spurred me on to sustain the hectic pace of daily posts this long. Thank you!

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28 Letters to the Editor

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  1. How about 11,000.

  2. Approximately 1,896. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 5,500

  4. I accidentally posted that before I meant to … I just figured I’d give it a shot, but I don’t collect DVDs anyway!

    Oh, this also happens to be the birthday of a real person who is six years old! Glad you reminded me.

  5. Here’s a nice, round guess…


  6. I’m going to guess 13,753.

  7. I’m going to guess 9,400.

  8. I’m going to throw out 8,200 as my guess! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. 1,087

  10. I am going to say 8,872 because that is how many miles I have walked at NQC this week!

  11. I’m going to high-ball it here and say 14, 311…

  12. My guess would be approx. 438,000. I’d LOVE this DVD!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I am going to take a wild guess here… 10,200

  14. I’m going to guess 9,876.

  15. 15,000

  16. My guess would be 17,568

  17. My guess is 5,750

  18. 3333 — Nice to meet you at NQC, Daniel

  19. Oops, I bet I was supposed to enter here; I put my entry on your reminder post initially instead of here. I would hate to be disqualified on a technicality! ๐Ÿ™‚ My unscientifically generated guess is 6,324.

    • I won’t disqualify anyone for putting their guess on the reminder post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 10,000

  21. Im gonna say 12, 836. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. 15,000

  23. Hi again Daniel:
    Hope i am not too late. I am o PDT and time goes by so fast. That is really a hard question, but I will take a guess of 23,276.

    • You made it in time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Hi Daniel
    My guess is 13,300.

  25. Entry into the contest is now closed. The winner will be announced tomorrow morning. ๐Ÿ™‚