Today, sometime, I’ll hit 75,000 comments on Avitable.com, as far as I know. I say as far as I know because it doesn’t take into account the 15,000 or so comments I had for the first three years on Blogger, but it’s a milestone nonetheless.
It might be the 1st comment left, it might be the 200th, or it might be somewhere in between. The only person who knows is me, and I’m not telling . . . yet.
What I am doing is celebrating blogging and commenting and the interaction and community that comes from this online world that I love. And there are prizes involved! Well, a prize. And not really a prize as much as just a personalized cartoon drawn by me for the person who happens to be the 75,000th commenter!
Yeah, I know. Woo hoo. Bear with me, anyway.
If, in a hypothetical situation, you were to have the roaring hunger, the insatiable urge, the passionate desire, the mental lady boner (or man boner) to buy a book by a man in his thirties who talks seriously, tinged with humor, about his real experiences with relationships and dating and his perspective on women after divorce, heartbreak, and redefining himself (like in this post here), which of the following four titles would appeal to you the most?
- Real Men Don’t Cry (Often)
- Obese Hairy Narcissist Seeking . . . Well, Anyone
- It Takes Balls to be a Woman: One Man’s Perspective on Love, Sex, and Dating
- Funny Trumps All – A True Story of Love and Heartbreak
These four titles were chosen after surveying a group of friends and selecting the top four vote-getting titles. Thank you to those of you who helped me, and please feel free to vote again, choosing only one title this time!
Pick one title and leave a comment telling me which one you like and why. Which one seems the most compelling, interesting, and intriguing to you personally? Don’t overanalyze it – just go with your gut. The person who is the 75,000th commenter will get a personalized sketch drawn by me, plus my everlasting love and adoration. What more could anybody want, really?
(Oh, and in case the 75,000th comment happens to be someone who doesn’t follow the rules, I’m going to skip that person and award it to the next person who does.)
It’s been an amazing eight years of blogging, and while comments may have slowed down, and interaction is spread over social networks instead of focused in one place, I still love the community I’ve found here and will continue to contribute to it until they pry my keyboard from my cold, dead, zombie hands . . . or until the robots take over.
Happy commenting, everyone!