Thank you for joining in the choir!

Picture_1 Ever since I was a kid, I have loved a great church choir.  You know the kind I mean.  They shout and stomp and clap and sing and rock out the house.  Every single singer brings something to the party.  They bring their passion, and their belief and their energy.

That’s how I feel about all of you.  The people who read this blog.  The people who take the time to turn the monologue into a conversation.  The commenters.  I told you when I hit 1,000 comments that "the comments are the interaction.  The comments are the conversation.  The comments are why I blog."

Last week, we crossed the threshold to 2,000 comments.  Together.  Roberta Rosenberg, the Copywriting Maven left the fateful 2,000th thought and as is now my tradition, I have invited her to write a guest post which will be coming shortly.

My blog will be 10 months old in another week or so.  I’ve made lots of mistakes.  I’ve done a few things I’m pretty proud of.  But nothing means more to me than the fact that you keep coming back.  And talking back.

Thank you to all commenters, including the following:

Aaron M. Potts, Adam Kayce, Adam Steen, Adrian Lee, Adriana, Al, Aldian Prakoso, Alex Bellinger, Alvin Borromeo, Amy, Amy HVG, Andrew Clark, Andy Beard, Andy Brudtkuhl, Andy Drish, Ann Handley, ann michael, Anna Farmery, Anne Simons, Art Dinkin, basketer, Becky, Becky Carroll, Becky McCray, Becky-Joe, Beth, Bob Glaza, Bob LeDrew, Brett Duncan, Brett Rogers, Brett TroutBrian Clark, Bryan Person, C. B. Whittemore, Cam Beck, Caroline Melberg, Carolyn Manning, Char, Charles Brown, Charlie, Charlie, Chris Brown, Chris Clarke, Chris Cree, chris gribble, Chris Kieff, Chris Punke, CK, Christopher, Trottier, Chuck, Claire Celsi, Claire Walter, Connie Reece, Copywriting Services, Cord Silverstein, Cory Garrison, Craig Harper, Dan, Dan Scwabel, Darren, David Airey, David Armano, David Berkowitz, David Brazeal, David Dalka, David Koopmans, David Meerman Scott, David Reich, Dawud Miracle, Delaney Kirk, Dennis Bjørn Petersen, Derek Tutschulte, Donna Konley, DotMySpot, Doug, Doug Karr, Doug Meacham, Douglas Mitchell, Dustin Jacobsen, Easton Ellsworth, Elizabeth Anderson, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Saunders, Eric Brown, Erin Blaskie, Fran, Gavin Heaton, gianandrea facchini, Graham HillGuy Kawasaki, Hannah, Heather Gallegos, Helen, Howie, Irene, Jaap Steinvoorte, Jack Hayhow, Jackie Cameron, Jackie Shervington, Jake Nudge, Jamie Shiels, Jane, Jane Greer, Janet Green, Janice, Jaynie, Jeff, Jeff Morris, Jennifer Espeland, Jessica Colleen, Jeremy, Jim Durbin, Jim Kukral, Jim Lane, Jim Tobin, Jim D Walton, Joan Schramm, Joe Raasch, John, John Dawson, Kami Huyse, Kammie K., Katie Cummings, Katie Konrath, Kevin Dugan, Kevin Hillstrom, Kim Klaver, Kirsten Harrell,, Kristin Gorski, Larry Lehmer, Leesa Barnes, Leslie Tane, Lewis Green, Lisa, Liz Strauss, Lord Matt, Lori Grant, Lori Magno, Mack Collier, Madena M Burman, Marie, Mario Sundar, Mario Vellandi, Mark Goren, Mark True, Martin Jellsema, Mary Schmidt, Matt Dickman, Matt Hamilton, Matt Heverkamp, Michael Libbie, Michael Morton, Michael Wagner, Mike Pearce, Mike Sigers, Mike Sansone, Mike Smock, mindblob, mitch matthews, Nathan, Nancy, Nancy, Neil Sanderson, Nicholas GillNick Darling, Nick Rice, Nikole Gipps, Pat McGraw, Patrick, Patrick Schaber, Paul Enderson, Paul McEnany, Pete Deutschman, Phil Gerbyshak, Ray Edwards, rishi, Roberta Rosenberg, Robert Hruzek, Robyn McMaster, Roger Anderson, Roger von Oech, Rosa Say, Rush Nigut, Ryan Barrett, Ryan Healy, Ryan Karpeles, Sacrum, Sam Beckwith, Sandy Renshaw, Scott Monty, Scott Townsend, Sean Carter, Sean Howard, Sean Woodruff, Seth Godin, Sham, Sharon Sarmiento, Shaping Youth, Sherry Borzo, Simon, Stephanie Weaver, Stephen Denny, Ste ve Farber, Steve Harper, Steve Miller, Steve  Roesler, Steve Sisler, Steve Woodruff, Susan Gunelius, Susan F. Heywood, Susan Martin, Susan Weiner, Sustainable is Good, T.J., Terra Anderson, Terry Starbucker, Thomas R. Clifford, Tim Jackson, Timothy L Johnson, Toby Bloomberg, Todd And, Tom Guarriello, Tom Swartwood, Tom Vander Well, Tony D. Clark, Tshombe, Uwe Hook, V. Michael Santoro, Valeria Maltoni, Vernon Lun

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34 comments on “Thank you for joining in the choir!

  1. Congrats on the big 2-triple-0, Drew!

  2. Liz Strauss says:

    Who could not read a blog post with this title? And boy was it worth it to come! Thank you for the smile to imagine the people in that list singing. 🙂

    Thanks for your love, your mind, and your generosity.

  3. That’s me in the front row, second from the left.

  4. Art Dinkin says:

    Wow. 10 months old… 2000 Comments! Congrats Drew!

  5. Mack Collier says:

    Wow that’s impressive, congrats Drew!

  6. Kevin Dugan says:

    A very looong list of people commenting in such a short period of time is testament to the quality of the content. Thanks for the link.

  7. Delaney Kirk says:

    Congrats Drew…you should be very proud!

  8. Dang Drew – 1000 comments in 10 months? That’s like a million a month! Way to go!!! You make it REALLY easy to comment here, so it’s fun to share our feedback with you. Keep making it great!

  9. In only 10 MONTHS??? That’s amazing. Keep the great writing flowing – you’re helping spark some great conversations.

  10. Anna Farmery says:

    Wow….now that is an achievement. As I was thrown out of the school choir for being tone deaf – great to get a second chance!

  11. Keep up the great work, Drew, and everyone else will keep you on track for the 3,000 mark within a year.

    Congratulations on reaching the milestone, and enjoy the weekend!

  12. Yikes. What a milestone! Congrats. David

  13. Drew, how awesome! Thanks for sharing so many vivid images, stories and thoughtful opinions. I anticipate that you will reach 3000 comments by blog anniversary day!

  14. Thank you for celebrating this milestone with us, Drew. I just crossed 1,000 comments in about the same time frame as you. Conversations take place in people’s minds, especially when they walk away with a new way of looking at things.

  15. Well, Drew, there’s a really good reason for the milestone: you and your inviting conversation.

    I’d list even more positive attributes, but I don’t want to preach to the choir:-)


  16. Kami Huyse says:

    2,000 comments is quite an accomplishment, really. I am glad to be a part of the choir. It is because you show such an interest in your readers that they keep coming back. This post for instance, I know that it took some time to put it together. Good work!

  17. Haaaallleeeelllluuuujjjjjaaaaaahhhhhhh!

    That’s me in your choir 🙂 Many congrats, Drew. This is quite a milestone. You’re on pace for 100,000 comments by the year 2049!

    Keep up the awesome work 😉

  18. Keep up the great work and writing the compelling content we all enjoy in your inviting voice and I bet you’ll hit 5,000 comments by the end of the summer!

  19. Congratulations, Drew! You’re such a generous and inspiring blogger to share your accomplishment with your commenters.

    I have a feeling you’ll be coming up on comment #3,000 pretty soon…

  20. Toby says:

    Drew – an amazing accomplishment and well deserved congrats!

  21. Joan Schramm says:

    Awesome, Drew! 2000 comments in 10 months is way past remarkable! You put out a quality product that engages people on many levels and it shows in the responses you get. Congratulations, and thanks for showing the rest of us the way.

  22. WOW! It’s growing by leaps and bounds. Can’t wait to see the next milestone. Congratulations.


  23. Mark Goren says:

    Good on you, Drew. That’s an unbelievable accomplishment. Well deserved + nicely done.

  24. To each and every one of you — thank you.

    Thank you for taking the time to cheer our mutual success. Thank you for your past contributions and most of all — thank you for adding value every time you tug and pull on the ideas here.

    I can’t begin to tell you how much smarter I am, thanks to all of you! Please come back and do it all again. I know there’s much more for me to learn.


  25. Wow, Drew! And a person only makes the choir if they “tune in” and sing on key. You’ve developed a huge choir!

  26. Lori Magno says:

    Cheers mate! A chance to teach the world to sing perhaps?

  27. Mary Schmidt says:

    Well, I can’t carry a tune to save my life…but I’m sure others in this august group can cover for me!

    Sing out Louise, Sing Out!

  28. CK says:

    You keep rocking along and I’ll keep singing ;-). I’m so pleased you’re doing so great–no one more deserving my friend.

  29. Again….thank you. The genuine warmth and support that happens “out here” every day is one of the reasons I love blogging. You guys make is so easy to want to be here.

    I’ll keep writing if you keep commenting. Sounds like the deal of the day to me!


  30. Congratulation. What a great milestone to reach. Here’s to the next 2000 – which I hope to be a part of.

    Love to your family

  31. Dawud,

    I sure hope so too! Everyone sends love back!


  32. Vernon Lun says:

    Drew, you let a thousand flowers bloom because you’re a great gardener.

  33. Drew – congrats to you. Keep it up.

  34. Vernon — thank you. What a great way to think about blogging.

    Matt — Appreciate it. You keep coming back and I’ll keep thinking of things for us to talk about!


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