EDIT FOR CLARIFICATION: All comments are being made here on Active Rain (it's the easiest way to track progress, or lack of same). Guessing time ends at 10:00 ARIZONA TIME (11 central, noon eastern, 9 pacific). Ya got 46 minutes according to the official clock on my lap top.
Back on September 26, Greg Swann and Ardell Dellaloggia stunned the Blogosphere by EACH writing 102 blog posts in a day. It was an amazing feat. Perhaps the proverbial record that will never be broken.
Bloggers tend to do weird things. Tino Buntic wrote a blog post that has 2,215 links in it. Every word AND punctuation mark was linked to another blog or website. Another staggering feat.
I've recently "re-engaged" in active AR posting. Mostly because I missed it and all you people, a lot. (And partly because Tony Marriott is hot on my tail to take over the number 1 spot in Arizona).
So I decided to do a "weird blogger thing"... Beginning at Midnight tonight (Mountain Standard Time) I will make an assault on the 24 hour blog commenting record. What's the most comments any blogger has made in 24 hours? I have no earthly idea. I researched it (briefly) and came up with nothing. So I figure, what the heck, I'll see how many comments I can make on Active Rain in a 24 hour period.
Now let it be said that this silly stunt doesn't even compare with what Greg, Ardell and Tino accomplished. Those were interesting. This is just plain nonsense.
Here are my own self-imposed rules:
- No comments like "nice post" are allowed. (unless authorized and encouraged by the primary blogger)
- All comments will be somewhat substantive and provide some thought or opinion. (as judged solely by yours truly)
- I will read (quickly) every post I comment on.
- I reserve the right to stop this madness at any time.
- I reserve the right to drink (whatever) during the world record assault. No drugs, other than caffeine, are allowed.
- Grammar and spelling DO NOT COUNT, though I will make every attempt to spel wright.
To add a little fun to this idiotic thing, let's have a contest! The Rainer that comes closest to guessing the number of comments I make gets a prize. Just post your guess as a comment here. Closest guess (whether you go over or not) gets a one-way link to the site of their choice (real estate related!) on either ThompsonsRealty.com (Google PR4) OR PhoenixRealEstateGuy.com (Google PR5). Both sites are crawled frequently. I'll leave the home page one-way link up for at least 30 days, at which point I may move it to a links page.
The guesses will close at 10:00am tomorrow morning (MST) (I want to give as many people as possible an opportunity to guess). At that time, I'll post a screen shot here showing my number of comments as of 11:59pm tonight. At midnight tomorrow (or sooner if I pass out) I'll post another screen shot of my comment number as evidence of the total number, and unofficial world record, of comments made.
4 hours and 12 minutes to show time!
10:00 MST Update. Guesses are now closed. Here is the screen shot showing where I started at midnight:
Thats a "381" on comments made in case it doesn't display well (it doesn't in the editor).
The current count is 593. So I've made 211 comments since Midnight.
For those that guessed less than that, sorry, but YER OUT! Any number above that (well, except maybe the 1,492) is possible, Who knows how long I can go. It comes and goes...