Active Rain Blogger to Attempt Unofficial World Record for Blog Commenting

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Real Estate Technology with Zillow

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:

  1. No comments like "nice post" are allowed. (unless authorized and encouraged by the primary blogger)
  2. All comments will be somewhat substantive and provide some thought or opinion. (as judged solely by yours truly)
  3. I will read (quickly) every post I comment on.
  4. I reserve the right to stop this madness at any time.
  5. I reserve the right to drink (whatever) during the world record assault. No drugs, other than caffeine, are allowed.
  6. 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! 

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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...  

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Rainmaker
45,250
Chris Drayer
FloorPlanOnline & Finch Mktg - Shawnee, KS

I guess at least 3.

Good luck!

Dec 14, 2006 05:01 AM #52
Rainmaker
1,291,012
Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA
Half way mark. 12 hours down, 12 to go. I'm at 241 comments. 500 is going to be a REAL challenge. (Especially since I'll have to step away from this damn laptop for 1 - 1.5 hours...)
Dec 14, 2006 05:04 AM #53
Rainer
5,371
Andrew Maury
Bay Valley Real Estate - San Francisco, CA
Great idea and good luck! My guess is 501. 
Dec 14, 2006 06:27 AM #54
Rainmaker
1,144,897
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
COME ON MAN!!! DON'T BE A SISSY! STEP IT UP. DON'T MAKE ME SEND TLW OVER WITH HER WHIP AND CHAIR:)
Dec 14, 2006 06:40 AM #55
Rainer
159,259
Sam Chapman
Lakeway, TX
Jay - you must be nuts.  Ant I love it!
Dec 14, 2006 07:44 AM #56
Rainer
44,157
Russell Rosencrans, ePRO, GRI
Century 21 Fridley Realtors - Branson, MO

Thanks for the comment on your journey I am guessing 1500 I think it is a great challenge reminds of phil tube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12yD8JyaVvY This will crack you up if you blog

 

Dec 14, 2006 07:53 AM #57
Rainer
23,313
Shannon Sims
Judy Burkett Realtors - Baton Rouge, LA
Is it to late to play?  If not I guess 1122
Dec 14, 2006 08:19 AM #58
Rainer
56,841
Craig Bartels
The Indy Realty Shop - Indianapolis, IN

I will guess 327.  By 328 your hands and wrist will hurt so much from typing, you won't want to see a keyboard for weeks!

 

 

Dec 14, 2006 11:04 AM #59
Rainmaker
1,291,012
Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA

18 hours in, 334 comments. "Only" six more hours to go.


And boy oh boy are my typing skills seriously diminished.

 

This may be the dumbest thing I;ve ever done. 

Dec 14, 2006 11:11 AM #60
Rainer
139,950
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker
Go Get EM Jay
Dec 14, 2006 11:13 AM #61
Rainer
137,413
Rich Kruse
Gryphon USA, Ltd. - Columbus, OH

Now I am noit a rael big gambler, but I think there are some addtional wagers that can become part of this blog.

I am going to set the line on a few items and posters are encouraged to pick the over/under on each.

  1. Cups of coffee dranken - 37
  2. Number of trips to the potty for drinking too much coffee - 23
  3. Number of times kicked self for trying this stunt - 12
  4. Cocktails needed to get over the coffee buzz - 7

There is no prize.  This is a gentlemens bet.

Dec 14, 2006 11:20 AM #62
Rainer
139,950
Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker

Hi Rich,

  1. Cups of coffee dranken - 37
  2. Number of trips to the potty for drinking too much coffee - 23
  3. Number of times kicked self for trying this stunt - 12
  4. Cocktails needed to get over the coffee buzz - 7
  1.      Under
  2.      Under
  3.      Over
  4.      Under
Thanks Jay


Dec 14, 2006 11:24 AM #63
Rainer
42,594
Melissa Kruse
Gryphon - Lewis Center, OH

Under on the coffee, over on the potty, under on the kicking and over on the cocktails

Dec 14, 2006 11:28 AM #64
Ambassador
3,209,378
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Duhhhh. I thought this was over at 10 am this morning. OOPs. I was watching very early this morning. Figured by now it was over!

 I am 12 hours off. So I need to pretty please, make an adjustment.

Guess now is 525.

 

HomeRome.com

Baltimore,Md

 

Dec 14, 2006 11:49 AM #65
Rainmaker
1,291,012
Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA
The GUESSING was over at 10:00am Margaret, the commenting is for 24 hours, ends at midnight tonight.
Dec 14, 2006 12:36 PM #66
Rainmaker
3,066,356
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty
Norm Fisher claims you have just gone to bed - what say you? :-)
Dec 14, 2006 12:41 PM #67
Rainmaker
3,066,356
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

19 more and you can quit.  20 more and Rick and Ines stand a great chance at the grand prize!

Dec 14, 2006 12:52 PM #68
Rainmaker
1,291,012
Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA

See this post for the final numbers. We may have a judging controversy for the winner of the guess. More to come on that later. MUCH later.

GOOD NIGHT ALL! 

Dec 14, 2006 05:32 PM #69
Rainmaker
112,255
Carl Guild
Carl Guild & Associates - East Hampton, CT
Central Connecticut Real Estate
LMAO!
Dec 15, 2006 03:34 AM #70
Rainmaker
324,826
Toby Barnett
KW North Sound - Marysville, WA
Toby Barnett

How can youhave so many points with so few comments? Must be a great recruiting :)

Dec 18, 2006 06:44 PM #71
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