Bonus – Denise Declares A Milestone!

by Paul on December 5, 2011

Denise came in this morning with some great news.  We have exceeded 10,000 comments on the blog!

To put that in perspective, I have only ever offered about a dozen comments on other people’s blogs – and I am a chatty Irishman!  It is a tribute to you all that we so enjoy chatting with each other.  And in such a positive way.  Long may it last.

Remember, if you post a comment upon this Bonus, it will help us toward the next 10,000!

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

claire December 5, 2011 at 10:40 am

Congratulations for this landmark! I suggest a virtual toast to you, Denise, the blog and all of us commenters :-)

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Paul December 5, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Claire,

Wonderful. A toast to us all. Pity it’s only a virtual toast.

Paul

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Michelle December 5, 2011 at 11:45 am

Wonderful!! Both the content and comments here feed my soul to be sure….Thanks to Denise and Paul, the Bright Young Things and our chatty community of PFOers!

A toast (with hot chocolate!)

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Paul December 5, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Michelle,

At least “virtual” hot chocolate is less fattening than the kind of toast I had in mind!

Paul

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Phil Ewing December 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Congrats all around.
Blessings

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Paul December 5, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Phil,

And that includes congrats to you as well.

Paul

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Simon December 5, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Given that the early days were presumably thinly populated, that is very impressive. Congrats on a job well done.

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Paul December 6, 2011 at 8:57 am

Simon,

Congrats to all of us.

Paul

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Marg December 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Long may we wave! This is the salt & pepper for my day, every day. What would I do without you all?

m.

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Paul December 6, 2011 at 8:57 am

Marg,

What a lovely thing to say. Thank you.

Paul

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Tim December 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm

woo-hoo :-)

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Fran Rossi Szpylczyn December 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I try to comment every day!

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Fran Rossi Szpylczyn December 5, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Ooops, hit enter too soon! This is a wonderful place to have conversations and I am so grateful for this community! Congrats!

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Paul December 6, 2011 at 8:58 am

Fran,

And so you made two comments! We’re well on our way to 20,000 now…

Paul

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Carol December 5, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Yes!!!
I am grateful for PFO.
Thanks to all of you who have enriched my faith life.

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Paul December 6, 2011 at 8:58 am

Carol,

Not so much “you” as “us.” Thank you for all your contributions.

Paul

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Denise December 5, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Let me add my thanks to everyone who contributes regularly to making this blog what it is! 10,001…10,002…10,003… :)

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Paul December 6, 2011 at 8:58 am

Denise,

Isn’t it cheating a bit when we comment?

Paul

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Margaret December 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Oh why not? Every 10,000 you must be allowed a bit of ‘cheating’ along with the hot chocolate. Margaret

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Bob December 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Never did a Blog before, but this was so natural and comfortable. I think we can predict one another’s moods. We certainly benefit from the comments and insight each person adds.

Hot chocolate is nice but I was hoping for some Bailey’s!!! After all, 10,014 comments is a pretty bid deal.

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Paul December 6, 2011 at 10:28 am

Bob,

I’d never done a blog either until I was asked to start PFO.

And I’m with you on the Bailey’s…

Paul

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Lynda December 5, 2011 at 9:16 pm

What a milestone! PFO has become an important community to me and I appreciate all that I have learned from Paul, Denise, guest post-ers, the Bright Young Things, and the PFO community. We really have become a community. Thanks everyone.

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Emma December 5, 2011 at 9:32 pm

I remember one of my first posts here. I remember the “host” saying…….”I’m putting this up here because very few people ever read the “comments” section.” Boy, has that changed!!! :)

Brightest Blessings!

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Jaymee Duran December 6, 2011 at 7:13 am

Congrats!!

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Jewel December 6, 2011 at 8:23 am

Great to hear that, I am one of your consistent follower. I make sure that I open your website every morning, to give me inspiration.
I also used one of your wisdom story when I did my talk to our Magis retreat here in Toronto, Canada.
Keep it up the good work.

Blessings,
Jewel

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Margaret December 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Actually, the remarkable thing about this blog isn’t just about reaching the 10,000 comments mark- it’s really about the civility and good humour you manage to maintain in the comments section.

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Katy May 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I enjoy checking in here and the “sense of community”, I appreciate all those who have replied to any comment I may have posted too.

Congratulations and long may it continue!

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