10,000th Comment Celebration!

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I am really happy to see that I have nearly 10,000 comments on my blog. Reading all your comments is my favourite part of blogging and I wouldn’t carry on without them.

Thank you to everyone who has left a comment on my blog – you make it the special place it is!


To celebrate, the people at Discount Coder.com have offered to give a £20 Amazon Voucher to my 10, 000th commenter. 

There are less than 100 comments left to reach the target, so hopefully there will be a lucky winner at some point in the next few days.


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  1. Expect to see a lot of me over the next couple days. Any other stats you can offer us? Like, how many comments did you get in your first year of blogging compared to this past year? When did comments really start to pick up?

    1. Jackie says:

      Lija, I haven’t kept any record of how many comments I had at any particular time, but agree that it would be interesting to see when things really took off. I’ll see if there is an easy way to work out how many I got each month, but if not I’ll count a few months for you!

  2. Rob says:

    I’m not trying to be your 10,000 commenter Jackie. I just wanted to congratulate you on reaching such a stunning milestone.

  3. Janette says:

    ditto Rob – well done, Jackie – consistently interesting and informative blog.

  4. Care says:

    Congratulations! You deserve to celebrate – you have an excellent blog and you are a terrific book blog community builder.

  5. Lu says:

    Yay! That’s awesome! Just like you :D

  6. Colleen says:

    Congratulations! Your blog is a “must read” for me every day! Thanks for all the great content!

  7. Nadia says:

    Congratulations! That is awesome! Well deserved! Cheers!

    1. I’ve accrued over 4000 comments so far (including my own replies), which I’m delighted with. Here’s on interacting with one another on future posts we make!

      1. Jackie says:

        Claire, Congratulations Claire! It sounds as though you’re on target to a get a similar number to me over the same time period. I look forward to your 10,000th comment celebration very soon!

  8. Mystica says:

    Congratulations in advance to you as well as to whoever wins this.

  9. Verity says:

    That’s amazing! Wow!

  10. Sandy says:

    That is awesome Jackie! I’m not even sure how to get that statistic in Blogger, with the exception of just adding them up post by post!

    1. Jackie says:

      Sandy, I’m afraid I have no idea how to know how many comments you get in blogger – WordPress tells us in big numbers how many posts/comments we have at that moment in time.

  11. kimbofo says:

    That’s impressive… According to my calcs that’s about 588 comments a month, although I take it half of those comments are your own — ie. when you respond to each comment visitors have left, no?

    My book blog’s attracted almost 9,000 comments … and I’ve been book blogging since 2005!

    1. Jackie says:

      kimbofo, You’re right – that does include my comments. I estimate that I made about 1/3 of the comments, as in the beginning I didn’t respond to comments, and then moved onto responding to lots of people in a single comment.

      1. WordLily says:

        WordPress gives us lots of fun (and useful!) stats, but I’ve long wanted the ability to exclude my own comments from the count (or at least know the number, so I can exclude on my own). That’s one stat they haven’t provided yet. (Unless there’s a plugin for self-hosted … )

  12. Amanda says:

    Wow, I wouldn’t even know how to add up my comments… (other than manually, of course)

  13. Aarti says:

    I don’t know how to add up my comments, either. Congrats, Jackie! Does that count your own comments as well?

    1. Jackie says:

      Aarti, Yes – that includes my own comments as well. I’m going to try to export all my comments into excel, so I can work out how many I made and how many I got each month.

  14. WordLily says:

    Wow, what a milestone! Congratulations!

  15. Dorte H says:

    Wow! Congratulations! – but you really deserve it as your blog is great and you take your commenters seriously!

  16. Stacy says:

    Congratulations! I’ll help move that number along :)

  17. Steph says:

    10,000 comments is a huge accomplishment! We’ve just broken 2,000, I think, so congrats!

  18. Congrats, that’s exciting! 10,000 is such a big number :)

  19. Kari says:

    Wow, pretty sweet! Congrats!

  20. Florinda says:

    I have no idea how many comments my blog has gotten (I’m on Blogger, which has no means for tracking that), but I’m sure it’s nowhere close to 10,000 – maybe 1000, over three years. But since today is Delurker Day, I thought I’d bump your comment count up by one more – congrats on reaching such an impressive milestone!

    1. Florinda, I’m on Blogger too and I’ve found a widget that tells me how many comments I have (nowhere near 10,000!). I’ll email you the link if you like.

  21. Congratulations! I can’t even imagine 10,000 comments!

  22. Melody says:

    Congratulations, Jackie! I enjoy reading your blog so keep those posts coming!

  23. diane says:

    That is a HUGE accomplishment….congrats Jackie – keep those interesting posts and reviews coming :)

  24. Yay!! That is AWESOME!! I wouldn’t even know how to go about trying to reach 10,000 comments. Good for you. :)

  25. Ruth says:

    Congrats! I recently discovered your blog and this is my first comment. I look forward to posting many comments in the future :)

  26. Violet says:

    yay 10,000 comments is awesome :) Congratulations!!!

  27. claire says:

    Congratulations JAckie!!

  28. Annabel says:

    That is an amazing achievement. Congratulations!

  29. Dot says:

    Congratulations!! Your blog is always interesting so I look forward to leaving comments on even more posts!

  30. Michelle says:

    Wow, 10,000! That’s pretty impressive. Your blog is fabulous, I do love reading it.

  31. Congrats! If I comment repeatedly can I scam the voucher? Only kidding – well done you. :)

    1. Jackie says:

      Novel Insights, You might get away with it if they are thoughtful comments, but I’m watching you now, so make sure you’re a good girl! LOL!

  32. Wow! 10,000 comments is helluva lot. Congratulations – and here’s looking forward to the next 10k!!

  33. Carol M says:

    Congratulations! That’s quite an accomplishment! Here’s to the next 10,000!

  34. Thats so fun – congratulations!!

  35. Beth F says:

    How generous of you! And congrats on getting so much discussion going.

  36. Rebecca Reid says:

    Yeay for comments! Congrats on such a level of response to your awesome blog!


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