My commenters really make my day. Because I am such a crappy commenter, I really appreciate that about you. There have been many times in my life when my commenters have been the only reason I’ve continued writing this blog, and there has been an indecent number of times when one or more of my commenters said something that made me decide that it was worthwhile to just stay alive at all.
Every morning, the first thing I do (even before making coffee!) is read your comments. But my fondness for you and your comments is more than just idle words from me: for example, as a measure of how much I truly value my readers and their comments, I married one of you and left the country of my birth to live with him! (although my spouse probably thinks I am punishing him for being such a funny commenter.) So instead of marrying each and every one of you, I wish to give you a small token of my appreciation and recognize of your words, thoughts and yes, your wonderful senses of humor that you share with me here.
So starting today, and continuing through Saturday night, I will choose one comment that I think should be recognized as being especially excellent. If you think someone’s comment qualifies for the “comment of the week” award, I invite you to either leave a comment to that effect or to email me (if you’re shy).
In December, I will ask my readers to vote for the comment that they think was the best overall and I’ll give the winner (or maybe the top 3 or 5 vote-getters) a prize. (Or maybe I’ll have several categories and you can choose the best comment that fits that particular category? Still thinking about how to implement this, so your suggestions are welcomed). At this point, I don’t know what that prize will be .. a really cool book? a t-shirt? a mug?
a kilo of marijuana? I am interested to hear your ideas of what sort of prize you’d value as a reward for your effort to write such thoughtful, insightful and funny comments, and I’ll do my best to make that happen, even if I have to purchase those prizes myself and mail them to you from Germany (the land of shockingly expensive postage).