Who said talking back was bad?

Celebrate_3Yesterday was a momentous day at Drew’s Marketing Minute.  The milestone I have been waiting to celebrate.

1,000 comments.

One thing I learned very quickly as I entered the world of blogging is that there are A LOT of numbers. 

My blog will be 7 months old tomorrow.  This is my 246th post.  At this moment,  I have 590 blogs linking to me.  Technorati says I’m #4,137.  Mack’s Top 25 Marketing Blogs says I’m #7.  My blogroll is about to get  much bigger.

All of that matters.

But not as much as the comments.  The comments are the interaction.  The comments are the conversation.  The comments are why I blog.

David Reich of my 2 cents posted the magic 1,000th comment on the But what if the blogger is lying post. I’ve invited David (a la Paul’s invite to Tim Jackson on his 1,000th comment) to write a guest post.  I can’t wait to see what he has to say.  I couldn’t ask for a more articulate, insightful blogger to invite in.

Thanks to each and every one of you who have shared a thought, an idea, a question or a link.  You add the flavor and spice to this place.  I am grateful to each of you.  And I hope our conversations have just begun.

Aaron M. Potts, Adam Steen, Adriana, Al, Alex Bellinger, Alvin Borromeo, Amy, Andrew Clark, Andy Beard, Andy Brudtkuhl, Andy Drish, Ann Handley, ann michael, Anne Simons, Becky, Becky Carroll, Becky McCray, Becky-Joe, Bob Glaza, Bob LeDrew, Brett, Brett Rogers, Brian Clark, C. B. Whittemore, Cam Beck, Carolyn Manning, Char, Charles Brown, Chris Brown, Chris Cree, chris gribble, Chris Kieff, CK, Claire Celsi, Claire Walter, Connie, Copywriting Services, Cory Garrison, Craig Harper, Dan, David Armano, David Koopmans, David Reich, Dawud Miracle, Delaney Kirk, Derek Tutschulte, Designer Mike, DotMySpot, Doug Karr, Douglas Mitchell, Easton Ellsworth, Elizabeth, Elizabeth Saunders, Erin Blaskie, Fran, Gavin Heaton, Hannah, Irene, Jaap Steinvoorte, Jack Hayhow, Janet Green, Jeff Morris, Jennifer Espeland, Jessica Colleen, Jim Kukral, Joan Schramm, John, Kammie K., Katie Konrath, Kevin Hillstrom, Kim Klaver, Kirsten Harrell,, Leesa Barnes, Lewis Green, Lisa, Liz Strauss, Lord Matt, Mack Collier, Madena M Burman, Marie, Mario Sundar, Mario Vellandi, Mark Goren, Mark True, Mary Schmidt, Matt Dickman, Matt Hamilton, Michael Libbie, Michael Wagner, Mike, Mike Sansone, mitch matthews, Nancy, Nick Rice, Patrick, Patrick Schaber, Paul McEnany, Phil Gerbyshak, Ray Edwards, Roberta Rosenberg, Robyn McMaster, Roger von Oech, Rosa Say, Rush Nigut, Ryan Healy, Sam Beckwith, Sandy Renshaw, Sean Carter, Sham, Sharon Sarmiento, Sherry Borzo, Simon, Stephanie Weaver, Stephen Denny, Steve Farber, Steve Harper, Steve Miller, Steve Sisler, Steve Woodruff, Susan F. Heywood, Susan Weiner, Sustainable is Good, Terry Starbucker, Tom Guarriello, Tom Vander Well, Tony D. Clark, V. Michael Santoro, Valeria Maltoni

(If I missed you, I’m very sorry.  And, I could only list those who left a URL with their comment)

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37 comments on “Who said talking back was bad?

  1. What a great way to celebrate 1000 comments! Thanks for sharing the link love.

  2. Congrats, Drew! The amount of comments are a testament to the great quality of your posts. Keep it up1

  3. Rosa Say says:

    Ho‘omaika‘i ‘ana Drew – congratulations! That is a fabulous milestone to reach in only 7 months time these days with all the blogs readers have to choose from.

    Couldn’t agree more about the comment conversation being where the aloha grows magnificently, however you start it with your own; what you write inspires us to make the connections, and I am thrilled you are cheered on to keep doing it!

  4. Congratulations, Drew! And, only 7 months old? Very cool. Can’t wait for David Reich’s guest post. What a great way to celebrate post #1000.

  5. Mark Goren says:

    Nicely done, Drew. This was a very cool way to note the milestone comment. Looking forward to more of your posts – and to David’s guest post as well.

  6. Congrats Drewster.

    Hard to believe that you’re just a month older than me. Your smooth and informative manner had led me to believe that you’d been “on the air” much, much longer.

  7. Douglas Karr says:

    Too cool! I just celebrated my 500th post! So many comments is a testament to your ability to communicate with your audience… you deserve just as much kudos as your commentors!

    Doug

  8. Connie Reece says:

    Congratulations! 1,000 comments is quite a milestone, Drew, and I’m tickled to be linked to here (at a previous blog). I look forward to the next 1,000 posts and 1,000 comments.

  9. Mack Collier says:

    Congrats Drew, and you’re right, comments are where it’s at!

  10. David Armano says:

    Congrats Drew. Nice to see you come this far in so little time! Keep up the great work. It’s awesome seeing you at all the different places such as blogs, Twitter etc.

  11. Great work Drew. This post right here ought to get you well on your way to 2 grand!

  12. Yes!, yes!, yes!. Drew, you have every reason to celebrate; you’ve done yourself proud. Now start counting this: how many cyber hugs do you get? This is one 🙂

  13. Andy Drish says:

    Drew, I can’t believe your blog is only 7 months old. Congratulations on growing so fast! I’m looking forward to coffee this week!

  14. Lewis Green says:

    Congratualtions Drew. I am honored to be one of your readers.

  15. Lewis Green says:

    Now, if I could just spell congratulations!

  16. Drew:

    You did it, congratulations. Fireworks and ice cream for everyone. What is your favorite flavor? Chocolate and pistachio when it’s cool and crema (ok, this is Italian gelato we’re talking about) and lemon when it’s warmer.

  17. Mario Sundar says:

    Hi Drew,

    Congratulations on the milestone. Yes, most definitely, engagement as measured by comments is the way to go!

    Here’s to many more marketing minutes from Drew!

  18. Congratulations Drew!

    Looking forward to the next seven months. Your blog is terrific – always something to learn or think about.

    Thanks for all your insights, and the link love.

    Sandy

  19. Congratulations Drew!

    Looking forward to the next seven months. Your blog is terrific – always something to learn or think about.

    Thanks for all your insights, and the link love.

    Sandy

  20. Robyn says:

    Drew, you’re the first person who has named the first 1,000 commenters as an achievement. While many focus on their milestones, this is brilliant because you measured you success in the way you’ve inspired or motivated others to participate. Great job! It’s always a pleasure to visit and see what you’re up to.

  21. Paul McEnany says:

    Congrats, Drew! You’re doing so friggin’ well. Really incredible!

  22. Congratulations Drew! It’s been so fun watching it “climb the charts”! Thanks for letting me be a part of it!!

    I look forward to #2000!

  23. Mike says:

    What a greeat way to create link leak !

  24. Ann Handley says:

    Sincere congrats, Drew. Well done!

  25. Congratulations, Drew! Keep building great conversations.

    Best regards,

    Susan

  26. 1000 comments in seven months is fantastic. Thanks for acknowledging all the commenters – I appreciate the chance to chime in and to interact with all the sharp minds around here. Congrats!

  27. Wow, I think you just added 50 more on this post! Congratulations, Drew. This speaks volumes for the great content on your blog. Here’s to your next 1000 comments! You rock!

  28. Scott Monty says:

    Hey Drew, congratulations! This is quite a milestone in a very short period of time. I can’t remember if I’ve commented before, since we’ve shared so many Twitters. Anyway, I guess this should qualify me!

    -Scott

  29. Well done Drew! Thank YOU for so very effectively drawing us into your excellent conversations. Keep it up. All the best.

  30. Bob Glaza says:

    Bravissimo, Drew – congratulations…I just noted a milestone at onereader, too – I’m with you on the comments. Blogging would not be worth it without it!

  31. Drew,

    Congrats on reaching such a great milestone! You’re right, the numbers count, but it is the interaction that really matters.

    Glad to have been part of the buzz!

  32. Drew,

    Congrats on reaching such a great milestone! You’re right, the numbers count, but it is the interaction that really matters.

    Glad to have been part of the buzz!

  33. Hi Drew,
    Way to go! 7 months old and already at 1000 comments… that is a testament to your skill in creating a place where people like to interact. Thanks for the acknowlegement and link love!
    Kirsten

  34. Tim Jackson says:

    Been meaning to comment for days… I’m such a dork.

    Congrats on 1000! May you get another 1000 quickly.

    Thank you for all your efforts here.

  35. To all of you — thank you. Thank you for your kind words, for being a reader of this blog and for taking the time, over the past 7 months, to share a little bit of yourself here.

    I’m honored by your presence and you make this blog so much better than I could alone.

    I hope you’ll come back often.

    Drew

  36. Rezon says:

    however you start it with your own; what you write inspires us to make the connections, and I am thrilled you are cheered on to keep doing it!

  37. Rezon,

    Thanks so much for that. Please jump into some more conversations and add to flavor of them.

    Drew

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