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Blogger Appreciation Day

I woke up to find that today was a new world holiday invented by Darren

We’re in it together, blogging is about collaboration and together going further than we can by ourselves – so why not help another blogger today by shooting them a word of encouragement, a pep talk, a congratulations, an idea to help them improve or some other positive constructive message. Better still, do it publicly on your blog and tell the world about another blogger who you appreciate.

Today is Blogger Appreciation Day people!

So who am I going to appreciate? I think I should at least start with the people who have commented here the most over this blogs life (I just realized this blog is a year old!)

If you want to see who your top 100 commenters are, run the following SQL on your database:

SELECT CONCAT('<a href=',`comment_author_url`,'>',`comment_author`,'</a>') as commenter
FROM `wp_comments`  
GROUP BY `comment_author_email` 
ORDER BY COUNT(`comment_author_email`) DESC 
LIMIT 101

As the day goes on I will email people as I think of them.

Who are you going to appreciate today?

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  1. Even though it’s still “unofficial” I still think it’s a great idea.

    I know I would love to get a completely unmotivated email from one of my readers.

    I’ll help spread the word!

  2. Even though it’s still “unofficial” I still think it’s a great idea.

    I know I would love to get a completely unmotivated email from one of my readers.

    I’ll help spread the word!

  3. Thanks for showing us the trick for picking top commenters!

  4. Thanks for showing us the trick for picking top commenters!

  5. @Dennis – It’s always nice to be appreciative, but sometimes we need a nudge don’t we? :)

    @Hsien – I figured it was one way I could help everyone do the same :)

  6. @Dennis – It’s always nice to be appreciative, but sometimes we need a nudge don’t we? :)

    @Hsien – I figured it was one way I could help everyone do the same :)

  7. Nice idea, who invented blogger day?

  8. Nice idea, who invented blogger day?

  9. Darren came up with it today

  10. Darren came up with it today

  11. Nathania Johnson says:

    Thanks for the mention and the link. Unfortunately no one blogs over at the SEM Zone anymore, but it was fun while it lasted. I’m blogging at SocialMediaButterfly.com now if anyone is interested.

    And cheers to all the bloggers doing their thing!!! Great job everyone!

  12. Nathania Johnson says:

    Thanks for the mention and the link. Unfortunately no one blogs over at the SEM Zone anymore, but it was fun while it lasted. I’m blogging at SocialMediaButterfly.com now if anyone is interested.

    And cheers to all the bloggers doing their thing!!! Great job everyone!

  13. Thanks Chris!

  14. Thanks Chris!

  15. This is a very creative way of developing Darren’s idea, Chris. I hope you both (and all the other bloggers) get lots more appreciation as a result today and in the days to come.

  16. This is a very creative way of developing Darren’s idea, Chris. I hope you both (and all the other bloggers) get lots more appreciation as a result today and in the days to come.

  17. Chris,

    Thanks for the appreciation. Darren came up with a really nice idea. I will have to spread the love.

  18. Chris,

    Thanks for the appreciation. Darren came up with a really nice idea. I will have to spread the love.

  19. Chris, and I appreciate all the content you put out. You rock. :)

  20. Chris, and I appreciate all the content you put out. You rock. :)

  21. Chris, thank you very much for the appreciation! This is a great idea and is a nice way to share the wealth with your community.

  22. Chris, thank you very much for the appreciation! This is a great idea and is a nice way to share the wealth with your community.

  23. Hey cool! Thanks for the link, Chris. I sure miss being around here. I still read your feed, of course, just haven’t made time to come comment.

    This “holiday” is a great idea! More love to go around the blogosphere. Thanks for the code snippet, I’m gonna go run it!

  24. Hey cool! Thanks for the link, Chris. I sure miss being around here. I still read your feed, of course, just haven’t made time to come comment.

    This “holiday” is a great idea! More love to go around the blogosphere. Thanks for the code snippet, I’m gonna go run it!

  25. Chris, thank you for including my blog in your list. I was very surprised to see me included with all of the other bloggers since I am in a different niche. I haven’t been commenting as much lately as I once did on anybody’s blog. Time seems to be speeding by and some days it is a struggle to get everything done that I want to and still have time to visit others online. I do still read your articles, I just don’t comment as much. Have a glorious day.
    Patricia

  26. Chris, thank you for including my blog in your list. I was very surprised to see me included with all of the other bloggers since I am in a different niche. I haven’t been commenting as much lately as I once did on anybody’s blog. Time seems to be speeding by and some days it is a struggle to get everything done that I want to and still have time to visit others online. I do still read your articles, I just don’t comment as much. Have a glorious day.
    Patricia

  27. Hi Chris,
    Thank you for appreciation.
    I am these days in Bangladesh. Recently I have been very slow on writing blog posts and writing comments to your site.

    Rajesh

  28. Hi Chris,
    Thank you for appreciation.
    I am these days in Bangladesh. Recently I have been very slow on writing blog posts and writing comments to your site.

    Rajesh

  29. Hey Chris, good timing. Checkout this new ‘thing’ I got going on at my blog where it will now show the total comments contributed by a given person. In addition it shows links to the last three post they commented in.

    [ see here ]

    Think I may turn it into a WP plugin when I getta chance…

  30. Hey Chris, good timing. Checkout this new ‘thing’ I got going on at my blog where it will now show the total comments contributed by a given person. In addition it shows links to the last three post they commented in.

    [ see here ]

    Think I may turn it into a WP plugin when I getta chance…

  31. Your my fav blogger, Happy Bloggers Day! Sending virtual flowers, doughnuts, and beer!

    Enjoy, but don’t drink all the virtual beer in one sitting… :)

  32. Your my fav blogger, Happy Bloggers Day! Sending virtual flowers, doughnuts, and beer!

    Enjoy, but don’t drink all the virtual beer in one sitting… :)

  33. Thank you for the appreciation and for all things I’ve learned from your blog.

  34. Thank you for the appreciation and for all things I’ve learned from your blog.

  35. Thanks Chris! xoxo

    I didn’t have anything planned for today, but maybe I will put a little something together. Appreciation is always a very good thing!

  36. Thanks Chris! xoxo

    I didn’t have anything planned for today, but maybe I will put a little something together. Appreciation is always a very good thing!

  37. Hey Chris thanks for the note (vote) of appreciation you’re one of the good guys and why I always at the first chane mention your blog to my readers.
    Cheers and Beers
    Shane

  38. Hey Chris thanks for the note (vote) of appreciation you’re one of the good guys and why I always at the first chane mention your blog to my readers.
    Cheers and Beers
    Shane

  39. Nice!

    I like the idea of linking to commenters, because it gets links going in more diverse directions. Like Patricia, I am in a different niche, but I enjoy reading your blog.

    Thanks for the acknowledgment!

  40. Nice!

    I like the idea of linking to commenters, because it gets links going in more diverse directions. Like Patricia, I am in a different niche, but I enjoy reading your blog.

    Thanks for the acknowledgment!

  41. Thanks Chris – you are perpetually at the top of my list of favorite bloggers. Thanks for showing the rest of us how to do it well.

  42. Thanks Chris – you are perpetually at the top of my list of favorite bloggers. Thanks for showing the rest of us how to do it well.

  43. Cheers, Chris, and thanks. I’m late again to a perfect blog meme, but I’ll have your name on mine when I find five minutes to get it together this week.

  44. Cheers, Chris, and thanks. I’m late again to a perfect blog meme, but I’ll have your name on mine when I find five minutes to get it together this week.

  45. Thanks a lot for the appreciation Chris!

    I think it’s a great idea.

    I appreciate you as well.

  46. Thanks a lot for the appreciation Chris!

    I think it’s a great idea.

    I appreciate you as well.

  47. Thanks for the pat on the back, Chris! I’m honored to be in such good company!

  48. Thanks for the pat on the back, Chris! I’m honored to be in such good company!

  49. Hey Chris,

    Just wanted to appreciate your appreciation. Thanks for writing what we all love to read for more than a year now!

  50. Hey Chris,

    Just wanted to appreciate your appreciation. Thanks for writing what we all love to read for more than a year now!

  51. I see my name! I see my name! :)

  52. I see my name! I see my name! :)

  53. Thanks for the appreciation and idea Chris ;)

  54. Thanks for the appreciation and idea Chris ;)

  55. This is just nice. Thanks for the linklove but most of all, thanks for this blog. It’s really been a great resource for me. :D

    Cheers to your blogging!

  56. This is just nice. Thanks for the linklove but most of all, thanks for this blog. It’s really been a great resource for me. :D

    Cheers to your blogging!

  57. Woo hoo! Thanks, Chris. I didn’t even realize what day it was. I had already planned the day off to work on video projects, so I’ll have to “appreciate” bloggers tomorrow :) (I try to appreciate them everyday, when possible.)

  58. Woo hoo! Thanks, Chris. I didn’t even realize what day it was. I had already planned the day off to work on video projects, so I’ll have to “appreciate” bloggers tomorrow :) (I try to appreciate them everyday, when possible.)

  59. Thanks for the head’s up about Blogger Appreciation Day, Chris! And thanks for including me in your list! :)

  60. Thanks for the head’s up about Blogger Appreciation Day, Chris! And thanks for including me in your list! :)

  61. The list of blogger are really nice, and their website are really cool too. Happy Blogger Appreciation Day Christ. :)

  62. The list of blogger are really nice, and their website are really cool too. Happy Blogger Appreciation Day Christ. :)

  63. Chris,
    Happy 1st blogging year, or something like that, and thanks for the mention.
    Keep up the good work.
    Regards.

  64. Chris,
    Happy 1st blogging year, or something like that, and thanks for the mention.
    Keep up the good work.
    Regards.

  65. Congrats for your blog’s birthday! Thank you for all your constant wonderful and insightful articles. I really appreciate all that you do for us.

  66. Congrats for your blog’s birthday! Thank you for all your constant wonderful and insightful articles. I really appreciate all that you do for us.

  67. Big hugs to you too Chris.

    Started reading your blog in about July last year and it never disappoints, it’s been a great help to me and my company.

  68. Big hugs to you too Chris.

    Started reading your blog in about July last year and it never disappoints, it’s been a great help to me and my company.

  69. Thanks for the link Chris!

  70. Thanks for the link Chris!

  71. :) i’m touched..

  72. :) i’m touched..

  73. Thanks Chris…much appreciated! Your always a good read…keep em coming!

  74. Thanks Chris…much appreciated! Your always a good read…keep em coming!

  75. Doh, I’m a little late, but great idea (and cool code!). Thanks for posting both.

  76. Doh, I’m a little late, but great idea (and cool code!). Thanks for posting both.

  77. Thanks for the mention Chris, sorry I’m a little late I’ll have to catch the next one. Good old Darren for coming up with another great idea!

  78. Thanks for the mention Chris, sorry I’m a little late I’ll have to catch the next one. Good old Darren for coming up with another great idea!

  79. Also very much appreciated, and very much late.

    Never fear, though… Monk at Work is/will be coming back on line soon, so I’ll be much more on the ball very soon. Post Chicago, of course (speaking of, I’m looking forward to meeting you there!).

  80. Also very much appreciated, and very much late.

    Never fear, though… Monk at Work is/will be coming back on line soon, so I’ll be much more on the ball very soon. Post Chicago, of course (speaking of, I’m looking forward to meeting you there!).