20,000 Comments Under the Sea

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Yep, sometime in April I passed the 20,000 comment mark on my blog. Now, half of those are mine, as I try to make a point of replying to most comments, but how could I resist this particular benchmark?  And while 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea might have been a boring National Geographic story, at least we all got Captain Nemo from it. (Nemo is the model for the Captain Henry Gloval, of the SDF-1, of Robotech fame. Nemo is also directly lifted into the Nadia: Secret of Blue Waters anime. )

I’m pretty happy with this milestone. I consider this benchmark one that marks me as a successful blogger. Considering that I prefer comments to likes (even while acknowledging that the ratio is the reverse), this number makes me very happy. So thank you for chatting away with me in the comments. Please keep it up! 😀

Here’s a youtube video of Sarah Brightman singing about Captain Nemo. While that cover album is a bit off-putting, her voice is divine.

 

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53 thoughts on “20,000 Comments Under the Sea

  1. Ola G says:

    Yay! Big congrats! That’s a solid achievement, respect, man! 😀

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  2. Congratulations; comments are part of the blogging experience, and I always enjoy reading yours! Thanks for writing this blog, always a pleasure to read!

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I have come to the realization that the best kind of interaction online for me is the comments. It’s why I comment on peoples’ blog all the time and raise issues about it.
      (as you recently experienced 😀 )

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  3. YouKneeK says:

    Congrats! The comments/discussions are definitely the best part of posting reviews (or whatever) online.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Yep, I agree! 😀
      As much as I talk about blogging for myself, that is really tempered by the fact that I do LIKE interacting in the comments sections. As long as it isn’t a huge group setting. Even the LT thread of mine is pushing it…

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  4. Congratulations Sir Bookstooge! And it’s always a pleasure to host you over at my blog!

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Thanks Chuckles. You’re just about the only Blogspot blogger I’ve stuck it out with. I used to follow another guy from Portugal, but he disappeared for about 3 months, with no warning or explanation then came back and started blogging like nothing had happened.

      You do an excellent job of keeping your readers informed and I for one appreciate it.

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  5. That’s great achievement! Congratulations! 🎉

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  6. That’s wonderful! Congratulations 🎉
    Likes mean nothing really. Someone may or may not have actually read. The jury is out. I don’t like if I don’t read – but I don’t comment unless I have something to add that hasn’t already been said. Like you, comments are what I value and also like you, I make sure to respond.

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  7. Congratulations! You always get so many comments on your posts and I see many faithful followers. That indicates good content. So congratulations again! 🙌

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Thanks Cleo. And thank you for sticking around even through everything you’ve been dealing with. There is a core group of followers here that sometimes I take for granted, until something like this happens and then I get my perspective right again 😀

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  8. Grats! That’s a huge milestone…when I look at the number of comments on my blog, I find it hard to believe too, but they do add up quick especially with replies.

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  9. Congratulations Bookstooge!
    And thanks for sharing that delightful song: until now I only listened to Brightman in her role for the Phantom, but she has a beautiful voice, indeed… 🙂

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    • Bookstooge says:

      I was introduced to Brightman through her non-opera stuff (pop and redoing pop songs). I remember her rendition of “Dust in the Wind” and I didn’t realize it was a rendition for several years. Once I did, I went and listened to the original. Oh my goodness. The guy singing the original was scratchy and hoarse and had nothing near the vocal control of Brightman. I actually felt bad for him. So after that I never tried to listen to the originals. I’ve got 4 or 5 of her cd’s and they’re either melancholy or upbeat tempo 🙂

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  10. salonimore1702 says:

    Congratulations! It’s nice that there’s so much interaction happening between you and readers of the site. 🙂

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  11. piotrek says:

    Congratulations! And thanks for the great song, haven’t heard it in a long time 🙂

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  12. savageddt says:

    Congrats on the milestone mate. Have you wver heard Nightwish’s Nemo? I must say, as boring as 20000 Leuges was, it did have it’s charm for me. Here’s to the next 20000🍾

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  13. Ahh, I quite liked 20,000 Leagues (and the sequel, The Mysterious Island).

    Nice milestone! I haven’t even checked things like that. Tempted now.

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  14. Definitely a huge milestone if you ask me! Do we get a huge giveaway now? Maybe your whole Malazan collection? Yes? I think I heard a yes! 😀

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Ha! Sadly (for you), the malazan books are gone. I traded them last year for a magic the gathering deck 🙂

      Thanks though. I suspect give aways are going to be put on hold until things really stabilize. People are very germ phobic at the moment…

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  15. Wakizashi says:

    I found you via your comments on other sites, although it took me long enough! So I’m very happy you are such a prolific commen(ta)tor:) Huge respect for your admirable engagement. And this should take it to 50(!) just on this post. Here’s to the next 20K!

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  16. This is amazing!! Congrats!!

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