The Thousand Comment Contest wraps up

A week ago today, I announced the thousand comment contest; if we got a thousand comments in a week, I would purchase the most active commenter a CD of his/her choosing. Even if we didn’t hit 1,000, the five most active commenters would get to pick from a stack of duplicate CDs I’ve accumulated over the last few months.

We didn’t quite make 1,000—we had 822—but that number is close enough to suggest that 1,000 is easily within reach if we do this contest again. (In case anyone was wondering, I ended up deciding to count all comments, even a few duplicates, because we were under 1,000.) And the top 5 winners still get great prizes!

Our top 5:

  1. New SoGo Fan (239 comments) – Simply unbelievable. Congratulations!
  2. David Mac (115 comments) – I guess I’ll be paying for postage to South Africa!
  3. Amy Rogers (79 comments)
  4. Nate Stainbrook (36 comments)
  5. Josh (28 comments)

I would have placed second with 169 comments.

An aside: This is post #1,800 on this site! It’s been a delight, and your participation is what’s kept me going. Thank you!

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  1. I started out strong, but faded. With a new niece being born and a sister’s wedding, the timing wasn’t good. That’s OK…glad there was a lot of participation.

    • Congratulations on the niece and the wedding!

      • By the way…thanks for changing the recent comments to the stationary variety, grouped by post. I’m not one to complain, but I was getting to the point of actually requesting that you change it back, but I didn’t have to. Ten million times better, IMO.

      • You’re welcome! 🙂

        I thought it would be an interesting experiment, but it got kind of old.

    • Oh, and congrats Brian! I’d say a new niece is a little better than a gospel CD…

  2. Hmmm, I somehow predict that I will not be getting the Booth’s CD!

    Congratulations DavidMac and NewSoGoFan on being more wordy than I am! 😛

    • Yes – the grand prize winner just claimed it.

    • Declaration would have been my first pick, but I’m probably in more rare company in that my 2nd pick would have been the McKameys project.

    • Thanks Amy! I figured you would place even if you didn’t win.I’m not sure what David will pick, but the country CD looks pretty good from the samples.

      Yeah, sorry about Declaration, but…I had to go with that one. Couldn’t let that one thlip through.

      • You welcome SoGoBro!

        I had a busy weekend, but this week is beyond sense, so, good thing we were competitively chatting last week!!

        Really enjoy the comemnts, subjects and friendly Christian atmosphere. Daniel, a great job, a great blog, and a good host!

        If the ‘Hoppers’ still available, I am suitably grateful.

        Enjoy the ‘Booths’ bro. Long wait now for EHSS Cat’s Trib. Christmas probably! Will hopefully get GVB ‘Thanksgiving’ here too.

        Thanks to all the blogging-brothers [and sisters] for a fun week! God bless!

      • You too! Try not to lose your sanity this week. Hope to see you back soon.

      • Thanks for letting me know! Please email your mailing address to Thanks!

  3. Congrats to all of the winners!

    And congratulations to you too, Daniel, on your 1800th post! You are a blessing to so many of us!

  4. Daniel, the postage to The Republic of South Africa just might be payable in Rands. We’ve sung there many times and LOVE that country. Congratulations on your successful response campaign.

    What do I win?

    • Ummmm…the satisfaction of knowing that one more person will own a copy of your latest project? 😉

    • Neil – thanks!

      Oh, and I’m sorry, but your post came after the contest had ended – this post was the wrap-up summary.

  5. I know, I was just joking.

    • Oh, okay! I hadn’t been quite sure whether you were serious.

      If I’d been more with it, this is what I should have said: You win a feature article slot at our first mutual availability! (Of course, that still applies, if we can work scheduling out.)