One of my goals for this website is that it not only be a platform from which I can talk about my ideas; also important to me is growing a community of people.
I truly value the discussions that happen in response to the things I post here. While it's true I don't reply to every single comment, you can be certain that I read every single one.
To encourage more community-and more discussion-this month I'm starting something new. I have to give credit for this idea to fellow blogger Michael Hyatt, who does something similar on his intentional leadership blog.
This month, March of 2012, will be the first month that we will award recognition for the top 10 commenters to this blog.
Basically, the people who comment the most will be those who make it into the top 10. But the quality of comments that are left will also be a determining factor.
Now let me be clear…
I am not looking for “junk comments”. You know what I mean. If all you have to add to the discussion is “great post!”, you're not going to make it into the top 10 commenters.
My plan is to award my top 10 commenters with a free gift each month. This month, the gift will be a copy of my book, “Million Dollar Marketing Secrets”.
I will also publish a list of the top 10 commenters each month with a link to your blog or website (if you have one.)
My advice to you if you want one of these books (and a link back to your site in my “Monthly Top 10” post): start reading the posts on this blog, including the ones from the past, and when you think you have something to add to the discussion… do it!
You can start with this very post.
What do you think of the “Monthly Top 10 Commentors” idea?