Wednesday, 19 November 2008

The Post a Comment Pledge

I am sure I am not the only blogger in the world who wonders if anyone actually reads my waffle even that I know I get visitors from all over the world. I have been mulling over this idea for a while then when I read this post the other day, I decided to actually do it.
I complain - to myself, that I don't get many comments but then when I think about the amount of blogs I read and compare it to how many comments I leave, it is, well, not many. So I can't really complain can I? But, I can do something about my slack comment leaving, therefore, I pledge that over the next 2 weeks I will leave a comment on ALL the blogs I read regularly  and on any blog that I stumble on and like.

Want to play along?
If so, help yourself to the badge, Mac users can drag it off the screen onto the desktop, Windows users should be able to download it to their desktop too (don't ask me how!).
Announce on your blog you are going to take the pledge (you can set your own time limit, a week, a month, two months, up to you!).
Leave me a comment here so I can see who is joining in, then go forth and post comments, explain why you have come out of lurkdom and why you like their blog.

Plus, anyone who leaves a comment will be entered in the giveaway!


36 comments:

  1. so many blogs, so little time! While I'm not sure I can join the pledge, I can try to comment more. :) BTW, thanks for the nifty Mac tip. I'm a new mac convert and learning bits all the time!

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  2. I have just looked at the amount of blogs in my reader, hmm, may a month would have been more realistic!

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  3. Hi! I subscribe to your blog and try to read it when I can!

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  4. Looks good to me! I'm one of those anonymous surfers who reads your blog regularly. I even started one of my own. Love the things you do and I love to read your thoughts!! I'll post for you if you'll post for me :o)

    Caitlin

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  5. That's so funny! I was thinking about comments today in the shower and how I wanted to encourage people to comment on others' blogs... This is great. :)

    Heather

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  6. I do the same as you, complain about no comments yet leave no comments myself. I will definitely try to comment more.

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  7. you are so right! i have just the same problem...i read them in bloglines then it seems like such a chore just to click over and leave a little note. i did this last week, though, and left tons of comments...only to find a number of nice little messages in my inbox later. it made me feel so good and much more a part of the community.

    ...and thanks for entering my giveaway :)

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  8. I've noticed that since using Google Reader, I rarely leave comments anymore (I rarely read comments anymore, either). In fact, this is the first time I've actually "visited" your blog in some time - I love the new look!

    I read your blog faithfully and will try to comment more, too.

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  9. you are on my bloglines!! (along with a LOT of others!) i do need to comment more too, i do turn into a sad bum when nobody comments on my blog :(

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  10. Now that you point it out, I guess I am guilty of not commenting enough on people's blogs. As a regular reader of your blog, I really should leave more comments, especially on yours because you have some really great ideas. Thanks for the idea.

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  11. I usually read your blog and I got a lot of ideas to do with my own children. I barely write comments, part because my bad english, part because I read most of the blogs in stolen moments and when I have finish to read the post, I have to go to put out some fire :). But I am there, in the shadows :)

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  12. Best wishes on the commenting! I try to leave comments, but I never seem to be caught up this way...

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  13. I am glad to hear that you would like comments. I don't mind commenting. I will definitely leave more here. I like reading the montessori things. I am also interested because I used to live in Japan and miss being in Japan. I miss all the things I used to enjoy in Japan. I also make my children bentos nearly everyday for school.

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  14. I read your blog regularly, and, yes, I am lousy about leaving comments. I vow to leave a comment on every blog that I read today!

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  15. I am sorry I am a HUGE lurker on your site... and I usually do comment, but for the kids stuff I just lurk and use the ideas, so this is a bit convicting, and I will try to leave more comments, I do subscribe to your blog and read it faithfully if that helps at all :)

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  16. I will certainly join your ‘comment pledge’ and leave more comments everywhere. AND a great big thanks for reading my blog!!!

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  17. Best wishes from Sweden, I read your blog regularly and never leave a comment. Sorry, but do please continue writing, your ideas are great.
    María

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  18. Another silent reader making her presence known ;)

    Keep up the posts, we love reading them

    Teresa in the UK

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  19. I blog, read a ton of blogs and then find some more - pretty overwhelming and exciting all rolled into one. All I can do is clumsily and ineffectually explain my lack of comments on blogs so I shan't. I will try daily to shift the equation starting from zero to.... :-) Enjoy your blog as I have a little one Ebi-kun's age and your work with him is commendable. Congrats! and Thank you. :-)

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  20. I'm going to do it! I think I will commit to commenting on one blog per day. I will also consciously try to get one comment on each blog I read as I do it.

    Thanks for this kick in the pants. I really tend to be a lurker by personality, so it doesn't usually occur to me to leave comments. But I know I love them, so I should be aware other people do too.

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  21. I saw this on CroqZine and had to stop by and commend you. What a great idea! I love when people put positive energy out there like this!

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  22. I also saw this on Croq Zine's blog. I do try to comment a lot, but I don't comment on nearly as many blogs as I feel are vital to my google reader repertoire. Thank you!

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  23. Jo..i'm so sorry i couldn't make it to the halloween party. i really wanted to go but my 5mos old baby was admitted due to UTI and after that his big bro got infection too...
    I hope if there is any activity/play group after this you can inform me..i really want to join!
    oh and i must confess..i regularly read your blog almost everyday but didnt leave any comment...so many blogs, so little time!

    nor
    mommy2h.webs.com

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  24. Jo, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I admit to being a feed reader with a bad habit of not clicking over and commenting much. But in my defense, I read SOOOOOO many blogs I just cannot comment on them all. I will try to do better because I know how happy it makes me to see comments left on my blog.
    And your blog has long been an inspiration to me, so here is a comment of "thanks!" to you!

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  25. This is a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for sharing! I too will try to comment on all of the blogs i read, although that is about 50 a day! Let's see what happens, but i am going to try for sure!

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  26. The things you and Ebi-kun do together everyday is inspiring. I'm not the most creative person so I love reading your blog to get ideas for activities with my son who's turning one tomorrow. I love cooking so I can't wait to start muffin tin dinners with him when he's a little older and able to help out!
    Jessica in Wisconsin

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  27. love this idea - I try to comment when I read, but sometimes I do better than others...great reminder, though! I'll have to grab the button and come up with a post...maybe over the weekend! thanks again! :)

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  28. Great Point! Will try to leave more comments.

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  29. Sounds like a pretty neat idea. I might have to take you up on it!

    By the way, I love reading your blog and learning new ideas.

    Question for ya: the Ikea loft bed you got for Ebi-kun, how high is it off the ground? We're considering something like it for our son. What is the clearance underneath, too? When our daughter is old enough, our two kids may have to share a room for a while. Thanks! :)

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  30. Hi Jo :)
    Loving the new design! Thanks for the comments 'pledge' idea - I think it's a brilliant one. Let's all be more comment-y & share the love!!

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  31. I will totally leave a comment. Great blog. I just left another random blog that was cool too.

    perfecthope.blogspot.com

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  32. Hi Jojo,

    I also look for comments and it is almost as exciting as posting for me!! I just found you haphazardly and love that you are in Japan! I presume you are Western. I am an American married to an Omani and living in Oman in the Middle East. Check out my blog and leave ME a comment!! Thanks for your site and this button! Take care, Alia

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  33. Hi Jojo,

    I also look for comments and it is almost as exciting as posting for me!! I just found you haphazardly and love that you are in Japan! I presume you are Western. I am an American married to an Omani and living in Oman in the Middle East. Check out my blog and leave ME a comment!! Thanks for your site and this button! Take care, Alia

    EDIT: www.coffeebeansdailies.blogspot.com

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  34. I'm a huge fan of your blog because you write well and present the stories about your day with such positive energy. Yours is the first blog that made me feel that I could actually attempt a Montessori set up at home, because you rely quite a bit on home made items and take the time to explain how you assemble the work. I'm really learning a lot, thanks for sharing!

    I've got a couple of questions which I do hope you can answer. (Although I'd understand if you can't find the time to)

    Would you say that a background in teaching and / or a course in Montessori is essential before introducing my child to the method?

    Also, I see you've made large purchases of materials for Ebi kun, and I'm wondering how you would have dealt with the situation if he was not interested in all the work that you had spent money on. Are there any methods you use to encourage the use of some materials beyond just the initial presentation? I would be very disappointed if I spent lots on something and my son turned out not to be interested in the work at all, even after introducing it to him several times.

    Do you blog about all new activities? I'm asking so as to get a gauge of how many different activities Ebi kun gets to work on.

    Finally, what do you mean when you say you wrote Ebi kun's name phonically?

    Btw, thanks for the info on the ready made easels in another post, unfortunately they are not available in my local equivalent of the 100 yen store.

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I loooove comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one.
If you put your email address in the box provided I can answer your questions directly too, I hate spam so don't expect to get any from me, corned beef on the other hand....
jo

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