Michael Schechter

5 Reasons I Should Get More Blog Comments than Gini Dietrich

By: Michael Schechter | August 31, 2011 | 
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More Blog Comments than Gini DietrichToday’s Coup de Blog is written by Michael Schechter.

Every day, Gini Dietrich leads you to believe that she is kind enough to provide others an opportunity to give their voice on this blog; to share in her audience.

This is a flat out lie. Having been a long time reader of Spin Sucks, there is one clear and, frankly, sinister intent for Gini’s so-called generosity… she gets to trounce us all in sheer volume of blog comments.

I know what you are thinking, “You don’t understand, she gives me something to think about every day” or even “I can’t tell you how many amazing people I’ve met through this blog.”

If you want to believe that, it’s fine, but you are playing the fool.

Take a moment and really think about what I am saying. What better social proof is there than allowing every voice, both big and small, to share in your platform and then utterly outshine them all in blog comments?

Gini is clearly using us all and I, for one, have had enough.

Today, I’m turning the tides. I am taking back the blog comments on this very site! Not just for myself, but for every guest blogger who has ever attempted to swing the bat here at Spin Sucks and has fallen short.

More Blog Comments!

And here are five reasons why you should comment below and help my cause.

  1. Because I’m dumb enough to try. Wanting to take down Gini may seem like a stupid goal, but it is no small feat for someone who is just starting to work hard at capturing your attention. So share the last crazy thing you did in the comments below and help me reach my utterly petty goal!
  2. Because you already know Gini. There is no doubt Gini has earned her blog comments and continues to earn them every day. But why not try something new? Get out of your comfort zone. Talk to me! You can talk to Gini every day if you want, not so true with the guests, so show them the love.
  3. Because David should beat Dietrich. We are always so focused on the big guys that we don’t give the poor underdogs enough credence. Sure, they need to earn their stripes, to stand outside of the house for three days before Tyler Durden lets them in, but you have to respect anyone who has enough of a screw loose to hit publish and share their thoughts. We need to help the little guys win; and the best rock in your slingshot is taking a minute or more out of your day to comment.
  4. Because Gini actually wants you to. Sure she is evil and all, but it is hard to deny that she is giving us a place to share our ideas. If I didn’t think that this was an absolutely horrid act of self-interest, I might be compelled to believe that she is trying to tell us something; that whoever is filling this spot is worth your attention. Lets face it, this opportunity could very well be the break they’ve been looking for. If they offer you value, take a second and comment on their thoughts.
  5. Because I need the encouragement. In all honesty, I am somewhat new at this. I’m trying hard, but not really getting enough feedback to know if I am heading in the right direction. You may say that not getting the feedback is a pretty good indication of how you are doing, but that isn’t entirely true. It takes a certain amount of critical mass and time to get the needed data. In the case of a new blog, every last bit of feedback is a drop of gold. You can help me, and bloggers like me, to get there faster through your honest input. So if you see potential, comment.

Don’t get me wrong, I know I need to be patient, I know I need to stop questioning Gini’s intentions in public, but going forward, let’s turn the tables on her.

Take as much time as we currently spend with commenting on her words, if not more, on the words that she shares with us.

Let’s make her ingenious plan to make herself look good backfire, and help a bunch of emerging (and in my case, clearly unappreciative) thinkers find their footing.

Agree? Disagree?

That is all well and good, but it means nothing unless you take the time to add your comments below and help me take the first steps towards ending Gini’s reign of tyranny.

Do the same thing for whomever she is kind enough to share with you tomorrow.

They may not deserve it yet either, but they could almost certainly use the boost.

Note: Special thanks to Marcus Sheridan whose awesomely petty comment on Twitter inspired this post!

photo credit: Shutterstock

About Michael Schechter


Living in Brooklyn. Writing at @Workflowing. Talking on @MikesonMics. Working for Richline Group.

  • MSchechter

    Looks like I am going to have to get the commenting started… this is gonna be fun!

  • bobledrew

    I have never been one to turn down a good coup.

  • bobledrew

    I have never been one to turn down a good coup.

  • bobledrew

    I have never been one to turn down a good coup.

  • Awesome.

  • Tremendous.

  • The greatest blog post I’ve read in 12 months.

  • Down with ginidietrich !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan You are damn skippy it is!

  • MSchechter

    @bobledrew Knew I could count on you, good sir!

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan I am going to take that as the 100% truth and not question it one bit!

  • Down with Gini and her pop-up books!

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan @ginidietrich Something tells me that the lesson of this post is going to quickly become that it is not the quantity, but the quality of comments a post receives 🙂

  • Uh. Oh.

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan @ginidietrich Something tells me that the lesson of this post is going to quickly become that it is not the quantity, but the quality of comments a post receives 🙂

  • Uh. Oh.

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan @ginidietrich Something tells me that the lesson of this post is going to quickly become that it is not the quantity, but the quality of comments a post receives 🙂

  • Uh. Oh.

  • MSchechter

    @Lisa Gerber Yeah, maybe I should have specified that I was aiming for quality comments… 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @joelfortner03 with all of her talk of poop lately, I totally misread that…

  • ginidietrich

    @MSchechter Who says I’m an A-lister. Jeez

  • ginidietrich

    @MSchechter Who says I’m an A-lister. Jeez

  • ginidietrich

    I’d like to say that you’re one brave man. I envision my friends taking you task pretty quickly, even if it means you end up with 100 or more comments. They won’t be nice.

    and I’m pretty sure @Marcus_Sheridan writing several comments with one word each is cheating.

  • @MSchechter You really are working hard at getting and keeping that momentum you talked about in your post today. Keep it going! This is an interesting approach to it… Hmm…

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@Marcus_Sheridan Wow, look at you already crap rationalizing defeat 🙂 The game hasn’t even started yet. All you A-listers are alike… so sensitive 🙂 (I don’t know why but this stupid post keeps making me laugh).

  • But seriously, how about this for an experiment. Let’s challenge Gini to run all her posts in the afternoon. Then, all the ‘2nd rate’ bloggers like you and I Michael that do guest posts here get the ‘primetime’ morning launch. What would happen then? Huh? I tell you what would happen— ginidietrich would be living in the land of ’20 comments or less’…..And we’d be stars!!! :p

    Michael, how was that? Did it get me in trouble with the ‘big boss’? 😉

  • thebrandbuilder

    I’m only commenting here because Gini told me if I didn’t, she would burn down my house and eat my little dogs. Raw.

  • ginidietrich

    @thebrandbuilder Not true. I’d kidnap your little dogs so Jack Bauer had playmates.

  • ginidietrich

    @thebrandbuilder Not true. I’d kidnap your little dogs so Jack Bauer had playmates.

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridanginidietrich Now we are talking 🙂 I actually bet you things will still run somewhat similar. Sadly, I don’t think it is the real estate, but the relationship that Gini’s worked damn hard to develop.

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridanginidietrich Now we are talking 🙂 I actually bet you things will still run somewhat similar. Sadly, I don’t think it is the real estate, but the relationship that Gini’s worked damn hard to develop.

  • ginidietrich

    @Marcus_Sheridan How much would it suck for you to be wrong?

  • ginidietrich

    @Marcus_Sheridan How much would it suck for you to be wrong?

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@thebrandbuilder Read: So JB would have a snack. Don’t try your veiled threats Dietrich. We see right through you.

  • MSchechter

    @thebrandbuilder she truly is a terrible, terrible person.

  • @thebrandbuilder Gini Dietrich eating dogs…wow…yep…I can see it. We’d call it “Silence of the Dogs”

  • ginidietrich

    @RickRice I’m not scared. He may get 100 or more comments, but they’ll be things like one word comments multiple times. Cheaters never win. Winners never cheat.

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@Marcus_Sheridan I bet you the guest posts would see an uptick, but you wouldn’t see a dropoff.

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@RickRice Just like a PR pro, already on the defensive and sticking to her story. Did you notice the subtle smear. See, she’s no good I tell you. 🙂

  • @MSchechterginidietrich You disappoint me Schechter. It’s ALL about the real estate. Just ask Donald Trump. He’d tell you the same. ;-)…..And it certainly has nothing to do with Gini’s great content, hundreds of hours building relationships, and perfect teeth. No, nothing to do with that. 🙂

  • @ginidietrich Hey lady, any time you give me that morning slot of yours and want to go head to head, I’m up for it. 😉

  • @MSchechter@ginidietrich@RickRice Yep, she’s on the run. Full retreat by now. 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridanginidietrich I forgot Trumps Law… crap.

  • @MSchechter@ginidietrich I’m just watching and learning and watching my dogs carefully here.

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan@ginidietrich There would be an experiment (read: I would be getting a back link as payment for inspiring this idea right?). Then Gini can share the results in a follow up.

  • MSchechter

    @RickRice@ginidietrich She’s like the Michael Vick of the PR world… JB may look docile, but he’s a killer in the ring.

  • @MSchechter thanks man..Yet, another distraction to entertain my day! Seriously, though..nicely done. I am out of it now. Will just be chiming in from time to time to check comment count. 😉

  • MSchechter

    @DanGordon I know I can count on you to add your perspective (or as @ginidietrich calls it, help me cheat).

  • @MSchechter@ginidietrich “All you A-listers are alike…so sensitive.”….LOL….This post is the perfect afternoon respite from making my millions online, thanks Michael. 😉

  • kamichat

    I am just here because Michael Schechter told me I had to leave a comment. Here is to a completely vapid conversation 😉

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan@ginidietrich I’m happy to help keep you from what is mildly important to what is truly needed. An intervention for Gini’s wildly out of control ego 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich It’s called a joke Dietrich…

  • Michael,

    I lived in despotic regimes ,most of my most of my life, so I feel right at home here. She is a tyrant yes; but a benevolent one who cycles among her subjects every morning.

    Her bodyguards allowed me have my picture taken with her in NY, that says a lot.

    I disagree and think that it’s increasingly harder to be a tyrant these days, they are truly a protected species these days. So please stop the villagers with their pitch and forks before it’s too late.

  • MSchechter

    @kamichat I live for the vapid and sadly I excel at it…

  • Love this…unfortunately, my clever response muse is taking a long Labor Day holiday so, forgive me for my dry mundane-ness..However, I do have to comment here because…well, I actually like your style @MSchechter …(sorry @ginidietrich ) Can’t quite put my finger on it but there is always a low level giggle just twittering under the surface when I read your stuff. So…have at it…let’s keep those comments going….I’m in!!!

  • @Marcus_Sheridan Keep it down Buddy you do want to have power back one day before Christmas…

  • @SocialMediaDDS “A low level of giggle just twittering under the surface when I read your stuff”….Now that, @MSchechter , is a stinking awesome compliment. 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan@SocialMediaDDS Unless it is giggling at me and not with me… 🙂 Regardless, I think I will wear that compliment as a badge of honor and perhaps even put it on my coffee mug!

  • Ha. Whatever works!

  • @MSchechter I was getting a little nervous because @Marcus_Sheridan jumped in with such gusto.

  • MSchechter

    @SocialMediaDDS You picked the right side! @ginidietrich MUST be stopped at all costs. Love that I manage a giggle! Working up to an outright laugh one of these days!

  • MSchechter

    @SocialMediaDDS You picked the right side! @ginidietrich MUST be stopped at all costs. Love that I manage a giggle! Working up to an outright laugh one of these days!

  • @MSchechter@SocialMediaDDS May I just say this post has already broken the # of comments record in one hour for a Spin Sucks afternoon post. This tells me either we’re all a little weird or folks have just been waiting to unleash the fury on ginidietrich ….obviously it’s the latter. :)))

  • @MSchechter@SocialMediaDDS May I just say this post has already broken the # of comments record in one hour for a Spin Sucks afternoon post. This tells me either we’re all a little weird or folks have just been waiting to unleash the fury on ginidietrich ….obviously it’s the latter. :)))

  • danieleagee

    @MSchechter Wait, hold up, @ginidietrich isn’t an A-lister?

  • danieleagee

    @MSchechter Wait, hold up, @ginidietrich isn’t an A-lister?

  • MSchechter

    @John Falchetto You are exactly why I wrote this post. I worry that you simply accept things as they are. She is trying to control us all and all you want to do is ride your bike along side hers… Let the villagers take back the village my good man!

  • MSchechter

    @John Falchetto You are exactly why I wrote this post. I worry that you simply accept things as they are. She is trying to control us all and all you want to do is ride your bike along side hers… Let the villagers take back the village my good man!

  • @Lisa Gerber@MSchechter Yes Lisa, but this is an evil plan come up with around 1am in the morning between Michael and myself (actually, mainly Michael, I just cheered him on like the kid on the playground) 🙂

  • @Lisa Gerber@MSchechter Yes Lisa, but this is an evil plan come up with around 1am in the morning between Michael and myself (actually, mainly Michael, I just cheered him on like the kid on the playground) 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan@Lisa Gerber It’s important to have people in your life who encourage you to follow your most idiotic instincts 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan Crap man, didn’t realize you were in the storms path. Still without power? Hope everyone is alright.

  • MSchechter

    @Ameena Falchetto If I have one thing going for me, it is a willingness to try anything to win 🙂

  • @MSchechter She already cut off the power to @Marcus_Sheridan entire town, this is what happens when bloggers dare state they are smarter than her…watch out buddy watch out, she does live in Chicago and knows people

  • @MSchechter Just got power back an hour ago, hence my decision not to become Amish. 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @John Falchetto@Marcus_Sheridan I don’t care how many shady italian restaurants she has burned down for the insurance money, someone has to speak up!

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan The Sales Lion Rides A Horse And Buggy… now there is a title for you 🙂

  • I am so confused by what you’re trying to do here with the comments war, but I’m all for it! Good luck beating @ginidietrich on her own turf, @MSchechter!

  • MSchechter

    @danieleagee no, @ginidietrich is totally an A-lister, but it’s apparently rude to tell them that to their face (so I say it on her blog)

  • @John Falchetto@MSchechter That’s the thing John. Nobody understands that Gini knows people that know people that know people. She basically forces folks to comment on her stuff via threat. It’s sad really. But this much I do know– Today we’re turning the tide. We’re fighting back. Let us unite the Clans!!!

  • @lamiki@ginidietrich@MSchechter Don’t be confused Laura. Just know this is a victory for the ‘little man’. 🙂

  • JoyFull_deb

    I’d just like to say…I love.love.love. your list AND it takes a lot of B@##s to guest blog about taking down the “mother ship!” I am, however, really enjoying the comments :=)

    All hail @MSchechter , at least for this afternoon :=)

  • MSchechter

    @lamiki@ginidietrich Honestly, it’s a two fold thing. 1) Just blowing off a little steam and having a little fun, which never hurt anyone. and 2) there are some points that are probably getting lost in the game from the post. All the anti-Gini stuff is clearly non-sense, but we don’t seek out new voices often enough… although I’ve probably lost the valid points with the nonsense…

  • 1 hour in….70 comments. That’s 1.1 comment every minute. How ’bout them apples????!

  • MSchechter

    @JoyFull_deb Fear not, I’m sure I’ll do something to screw up any esteem I’ve built up in your eyes, but for now, lets enjoy the momentary distraction!

  • @Marcus_Sheridan@MSchechter …cuz, I’m usually a WAY serious person 😉

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan And where is this onslaught of supporters that @ginidietrich was going on and on about?!?

  • @MSchechter@lamiki@ginidietrich Uhm hes, all validity was gone the second you started typing this and I started commenting. :)))

  • @MSchechter@Marcus_Sheridan Oh…right….WITH you…of COURSE…..*whew*

  • @MSchechter expect to see a few confused Google + people showing up giving you some love here, as well 🙂 Man I wish I would have never “mistakenly” stumbled across this post…. 😉

  • @Marcus_Sheridan@MSchechterginidietrich OR….we all need a life….just sayin’

  • @MSchechter@ginidietrich …again…WITH you….never AT you…;-)

  • @Marcus_Sheridan I got her numbah! How you like them apples!

  • @DanGordon@MSchechter Hahahah Dan, yeah, along with the earthquake and the hurricane, this dang post could just about bring the American economy to its knees in poor workplace production. 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan@lamiki Yeah, tried to make some sense up there, but figured it would get lost. Oh well, a little fun never hurt anyone.

  • MSchechter

    @SocialMediaDDS@ginidietrich Glad we’ve got that settled then… 🙂

  • Do you like apples?

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan@DanGordon It will be like the Google Pac Man of the social media world…

  • @MSchechter@Marcus_Sheridan@lamiki It may just be the fact that we all want to take part in the revolution. You do have some good thoughts about reaching out to young bloggers and encouraging new voices in the post.

  • @Marcus_Sheridan Do you track that metric Marcus? Comments per hour? If so you are FAR more obsessed than I. The crown is in the mail…. I concede. 😉

  • MSchechter

    @Erin F.@Marcus_Sheridan Yeah, but think I’m going to need to write a follow up to get those heard… 🙂

  • I am taking my first steps toward world Domination. Unfortunately, Gini is prettier and more popular. So we may need a bigger boat. I need to look pretty in a suit so I can take over like Gini has. I have one thing she doesn’t – my slugger!

  • @Erin F.@MSchechter@lamiki You mean there’s actually ‘thought’ in this post Erin?? Hmm, going to go back and read it again. 😉

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan@Erin F. Like you read… 🙂

  • @Sean McGinnis Hahahah…you know, I bet you’re on to something there Sean……. 😉

  • @NancyD68 Yay! World domination. I’m going to show my age with this comment, but all I can think of is Pinky and the Brain: “What are we going to do tonight?” “We’re going to take over the world.”

  • @Marcus_Sheridan She has me on retainer to come with my track suit and slugger if she needs me.

  • MSchechter

    @NancyD68 Don’t you dare build her now fragile ego back up! We’ve finally got her where we want her. 🙂 OK, now totally curious as to the slugger bit!

    P.S. we will have no selling ourselves short here 🙂

  • @MSchechter@Erin F. Heck, I read this post straight from the mother’s womb buddy. 😉 As soon as I came in today I just started looking for words to type as a comment. :)))

  • @MSchechter I smell a new weekly feature coming on….

  • Trying to un-throne @ginidietrich , huh? Brave man! Good luck with that! 😉

    Although, if you succeed, you do know you are helping her succeed AGAIN, as well, right? Because as you mentioned above it is what she really wants us to do – she really wants us to pay attention and get to know the guests she invites on here!

    So, while you may dethrone her in #’s for a day or week, ultimately you are giving her more accomplishments (like she needs those – HA!).

  • @MSchechter I have a Louisville slugger. I even took a picture of myself in my light blue tracksuit holding the slugger. It is on my Facebook profile

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan@Erin F. Yep, this comment will clearly win as my favorite of this whole shenanigan…

  • Haha! Gini’s the only person i know who can post a comment to someone’s Facebook wall, while that person is not even online and turn it into a string with 100+ comments inside an hour. LMAO!

  • @MSchechter@Marcus_Sheridan Maybe. It can be part of the revolution. You’ll have to divert (or subvert) traffic from Spin Sucks to your blog for the follow-up piece.

  • @Sean McGinnis I had no idea Livefyre could take video like that. AWESOME!!!

  • MSchechter

    @NancyD68 That is simply a giant pile of awesome!

  • @MSchechter Go for it … what’s the goal?

  • MSchechter

    @Ameena Falchetto A quick laugh, a little inspiration for those getting started to think outside the box and the unending desire to quickly slap together posts based off of things that people like @Marcus_Sheridan and @ginidietrich say 🙂

  • @Sean McGinnis@MSchechter And it smells good…. 😉

  • MSchechter

    @Sean McGinnis@ginidietrich The Spinned Around Sucks.

  • @Sean McGinnis When did THAT happen 😉

  • MSchechter

    @Sean McGinnis She is clearly skilled, but we can still overtake her if we work together.

  • @NancyD68 Hey hey hey….you are pretty gorgeous yourself my friend…

  • MSchechter

    @sydcon_mktg@ginidietrich True, but she’ll know. She will know what we accomplished here today (In case you are curious, that is nothing).

  • rustyspeidel

    OK, I’m pulling my post. 😉

  • I love the concept and how you were able to carry the metaphor throughout the piece.

    I should probably add something silly since we are overthrowing Gini. Hmm. Well, I’m plotting to overthrow the upcoming Comic Con. People are supposedly coming dressed as zombies. I’m thinking about going as a zombie slayer, whatever that means. I don’t think most people survive as people in zombie films. 🙂

  • @MSchechter I disagree, we accomplished something! Fun, simple engagement!

  • MSchechter

    @Erin F.@Marcus_Sheridan Already started it during lunch and hope to have it up tomorrow 🙂

  • @MSchechter@Marcus_Sheridan@ginidietrich Looks like you might be winning.

  • @SocialMediaDDS I’m turning purple from laughing about it right now! And all over what? Some RIDICULOUS thing or another…. 😉

  • @Marcus_Sheridan Learn something new every day my brother. Just a simple link copy paste and Voila! I teach Gini stuff like that DAILY ! Just ask her. I’m sure she’ll tell you all my secrets…..

  • Here’s a comment: you’re a wanker, Michael, and I dare you to respond to this comment. (PS- Love your blog.)

  • MSchechter

    @Tinu Dare me? I pride myself on the fact! Wanker and proud! (PS – Love seeing your comments on it and glad you enjoy my drivel 🙂 )

  • MSchechter

    @Tinu Dare me? I pride myself on the fact! Wanker and proud! (PS – Love seeing your comments on it and glad you enjoy my drivel 🙂 )

  • MSchechter

    @Tinu Dare me? I pride myself on the fact! Wanker and proud! (PS – Love seeing your comments on it and glad you enjoy my drivel 🙂 )

  • Thanks Mark. Great idea. I am with you. Let’s take down the little psycho biker, queen blogger, comment abusing Tyrant ! Enough I say ! Enough !

    Where is she ? Huh ? Come on, Gini. Bring it, Girl.

    Al

  • The Queen is dead. Long live King Schechter.

  • Mark, Michael. You know what I meant. (Michael, right?) Ok, throw me under the bus, too. I deserve it. Ha !

  • @MSchechter@ginidietrich@Marcus_Sheridan@Erin F.@Ameena Falchetto I totally agree with you that we don’t seek out new voices enough. A lot of it has to do with the content overload that we experience every single day and how we really don’t have enough time to “collect them all.”

    I like learning about new voices via Gini and Spin Sucks because I know they’re “qualified” voices and have been Gini approved. In other words, I’m going to spend my time getting to know these people who are new to me because I assume you are similar to Gini and the topics she covers here. Qualified newbs 🙂

    And starting a comment war for fun is link bait I’ll take 😉

  • @Marcus_Sheridan@MSchechter All of the above?

  • @Marcus_Sheridan@MSchechter All of the above?

  • spurdave

    Sure, @MSchechter Michael . Poke the bear with a stick. What could possibly go wrong? 😉

  • JoyFull_deb

    @MSchechter OH….not to worry…I love your writing & Honora pearls, too. And, I really love.love.love. this awesome distraction @ginidietrich

  • JoyFull_deb

    @MSchechter OH….not to worry…I love your writing & Honora pearls, too. And, I really love.love.love. this awesome distraction @ginidietrich

  • JoyFull_deb

    @Marcus_Sheridan@lamiki@ginidietrich@MSchechter Three cheers for “the little man” HIP HIP HOOOORAY!!!!

  • You know, I have been thinking – what would happen if they gave ME they keys to the car? SHAKE WITH FEAR!

    hahahahahahahahahaha!

    You all underestimate me….:)

  • MSchechter

    @Al Smith I wouldn’t replace a tyrant just to become one 🙂 Call me whatever 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @Al Smith Clearly she must be cowering in fear in some kind of strategy meeting of sorts…

  • MSchechter

    @johnheaney King Schechter… I like the ring of that…

  • MSchechter

    @spurdave I wonder why I haven’t heard from my family all afternoon long…

  • MSchechter

    @NancyD68 No one gives the keys, you’ve got to take them! And for the record, I never underestimate anyone with a baseball bat…

  • MSchechter

    @Erin F. I’m glad someone read it, worked hard to thread that all the way through 🙂 I’m in for Operation Comic Con!

  • MSchechter

    @rustyspeidel That’s the ticket!

  • MSchechter

    @sydcon_mktg Amen to that 🙂

  • Craig McBreen

    I totally agree that Gini is an evil, evil woman so I’m on board. If we combine all our strengths we might be able to take her down. We better be careful, for if this fails, Gini will be like the queen mother in the movie Aliens, or as spurdave says, an angry bear.

    What the hell would Tyler Durden do? Not sure, but MSchechter is about to start something here, Maybe WE could call it “Project Mayhem” too:

    Got a revolution behind my eyes

    We got to get up and organize

    You want a revolution behind your eyes

    We got to get up and organize

    By the way Michael, you are just killing with the comments here. And man, you are one hell of a writer.

  • MSchechter

    @JoyFull_deb@ginidietrich Feeling and greatly appreciating the love! Nice to see a pearl girl here on Spin Sucks! Going to have a fun new launch next week that you might enjoy!

  • MSchechter

    @JoyFull_deb@Marcus_Sheridan I don’t like all this little man talk… think Marcus is insinuating something… (oh, did I read that wrong, is that not what he meant…)

  • MSchechter

    @lamiki@ginidietrich I’m a big fan of curation, so I couldn’t agree more. Nice to have people like Gini who not only have the taste level, but also create a platform with which to share new talent (crap, wanted to get through this thread without complimenting her…)

  • MSchechter

    @Craig McBreen Thanks Craig! Always happy to make a schumck of myself for the amusement of others… my general lack of shame and/or better judgment also comes in handy in situations like this. Now all I can see is a little Gini popping out of Danny Brown’s stomach at the end of the movie (and that visual will comfortably take me through the rest of my day).

    Like the fight club idea, but wonder if we have the three days to let people wait outside while we remind them that they arent unique snowflakes… Time is of the essence here…

  • spurdave

    @MSchechter They got a head start. They don’t need to be faster than you, just ahead of you.

  • MSchechter

    @spurdave No, I can only assume they are lost at this point…

  • @Al Smith Al, of all people. I’m shocked.

  • @Lisa Gerber Had to do it Lisa. just had to. U will not be harmed in the takeover. ha !

  • Craig McBreen

    @MSchechter That is some visual 😮

    You’re not only amusing others, you are lighting the place up with comments!

    Yes, time is of the essence. There will be another post in this ramshackle place in about 20 minutes 😉

  • @Lisa Gerber@Al Smith Is this a revolution @MSchechter is inciting? OMG.

  • @Lisa Gerber@Al Smith Is this a revolution @MSchechter is inciting? OMG.

  • @Sean McGinnis@SocialMediaDDS Poop if I remember correctly. ginidietrich was stealing my blog topics … I have no doubt that she would do equally well with posts about boobies too.

  • ginidietrich

    @Tinu I loved you a lot yesterday. I love you even more today!

  • allenmireles

    This added to my day for sure, Michael. Still grinning from ear to ear as I Imagine your success in toppling that prolific witch. 😉

  • ginidietrich

    @SocialMediaDDS@Sean McGinnis It was my iPud.

  • ginidietrich

    @sydcon_mktg He’ll never beat my weekly numbers. But he’s welcome to try.

  • ginidietrich

    @NancyD68 It’s fine. I want Global Domination…matches my initials.

  • ginidietrich

    @lamiki Thank you for defending me.

  • HowieSPM

    I think

  • HowieSPM

    You should definitely

  • HowieSPM

    Figure out how

  • HowieSPM

    To surpass the highest

  • ginidietrich

    @SocialMediaDDS I’m going to remember this, Claudia.

  • HowieSPM

    Number of Comments ever

  • HowieSPM

    In History here

  • HowieSPM

    At Spin Sucks!

  • ginidietrich

    @MSchechter@Marcus_Sheridan Haters gonna hate.

  • I’m late to the game today, but I’ll comment just out of sheer principle. Gini is evil. She’s a siren. But doggoneitall, Michael…she’s cuter than you. There’s no denying it!

  • I’m late to the game today, but I’ll comment just out of sheer principle. Gini is evil. She’s a siren. But doggoneitall, Michael…she’s cuter than you. There’s no denying it!

  • ginidietrich

    @KenMueller Well, at least I have that.

  • ginidietrich

    @KenMueller Well, at least I have that.

  • ginidietrich

    @HowieSPM Cheater.

  • ginidietrich

    @HowieSPM Cheater.

  • ginidietrich

    @allenmireles Remember what you write online lives forever. And I have the mind of an elephant.

  • ginidietrich

    @MSchechter@spurdave They’ve been kidnapped. You know how you can get them back.

  • ginidietrich

    @johnheaney I’m never complimenting your colors again.

  • @HowieSPM LOL….too funny….I wish I had thought of that 😉 I TOLD you my cleverness muse was on vacation today…

  • @ginidietrich I bet ya @MSchechter got that Sharpies perk…

  • @ginidietrich@Sean McGinnis ha ha ha ha….she said iPud…ha ha ha

  • @ginidietrich@sydcon_mktg ….HARK @MSchechter methinks I hear a challenge….

  • @HowieSPM Wow. I…

  • @HowieSPM completely

  • @HowieSPM agree!

  • @HowieSPM This is

  • @HowieSPM a brilliant

  • @HowieSPM idea!

  • Hey, @HowieSPM . How was your day?

  • spurdave

    @ginidietrich@MSchechter Such an EVIL woman!!!!

  • AskAaronLee

    Well, David, you know that when you go against Gini, i would definitely support you! Anyone who dares to challenge the “IRON LADY” of blogs should be applaud, hence my support for you to tear her down!

  • AskAaronLee

    Well, Michael, you know that when you go against Gini, i would definitely support you! Anyone who dares to challenge the “IRON LADY” of blogs should be applaud, hence my support for you to tear her down!

  • @KenMueller@HowieSPM Great job guys. Genius.

  • Comment for my doppel ganger. Well done

  • Comment for my doppel ganger. Well done

  • HowieSPM

    @KenMueller @HowieSPM

  • HowieSPM

    @KenMueller my day was great Ken how was yours?

  • @HowieSPM dude! my day was great. funny bumping into you here. What is this place, anyway? the lady at the door glared at me.

  • ginidietrich

    @JayBaer Sigh…

  • ginidietrich

    @AskAaronLee WTH?!?! You too?

  • MSchechter

    @JayBaer High praise coming from smarter me! Just got the book today, thank you so much. I can’t wait to dig in!

  • MSchechter

    @AskAaronLee This all would not be possible without support like yours. Together we shall take her down!

  • MSchechter

    @KenMueller@HowieSPM So nice that everyone his having such a great day! Ignore the curmudgeon up front, she’s on her way out… 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @KenMueller Let’s give her a little more credit than that… she’s deserves a way better competition in that arena…

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@HowieSPM Love it when they prosper

  • MSchechter

    @Al Smith@HowieSPM I like where this is heading…

  • MSchechter

    @allenmireles We need to write a “Prolific Witch” song… Who do we know that is musical…

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@allenmireles How many guest posts have just been cancelled today (including any I may offer up in the future)?

  • @HowieSPM Is this

  • @HowieSPM how you

  • @HowieSPM got banned

  • @HowieSPM from Mashable?

  • @HowieSPM 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@spurdave Did someone say “fresh start”… I’ll miss them, I guess…

  • MSchechter

    @spurdave@ginidietrich Now you see why this had to be done…

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@johnheaney I can take care of that… lovely colors!

  • MSchechter

    @Al Smith@Lisa Gerber Just stay cool and all past transgressions will be forgiven Lisa…

  • Whoa, the comments have increased exponentially since I last visited!

  • MSchechter

    @Ameena Falchetto @Lisa Gerber You’re damn skippy it is!

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@Tinu You know you love me too 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@sydcon_mktg See, this is the kind of petty number counting that drove us to this point… the people are with me!

  • MSchechter

    @SocialMediaDDS@ginidietrich accepted! although I only have to do this today… she does this every damn day…

  • @MSchechter@HowieSPM I believe it when I see her ruby slippers sticking out from under the building.

  • Finally, a blog post where a “drive-by” comment is valued.

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@NancyD68 Mine are Mildly Sleepy…. The deck is stacked against me…

  • Great post @MSchechter !

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@SocialMediaDDS Look like I’m testing that elephants memory of yours…

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@Marcus_Sheridan and heaters are going to heat…

  • MSchechter

    @KenMueller@HowieSPM No, no you’re mistaken, she’s the one you need to pour water on. The ruby slipper one that you are talking about is Danny Brown.

  • @MSchechter@HowieSPM ohhhh. ok. So does that mean the rest of us are just flying monkeys?

  • MSchechter

    @adamtoporek Not only valued, but truly appreciated!

  • MSchechter

    @Erin F. The people are speaking out, they’ve had enough of @ginidietrich tyrannical ways

  • MSchechter

    @KenMueller@HowieSPM I think there is still room for a lion, a tin man, a scarecrow and the dog… (Trying to figure out if I am the wizard or Dorothy in this analogy…

  • @MSchechter@ginidietrich The titlle I really want is “Supreme Overlord of YOUR Existence” that and a nicer place to live…

  • @MSchechter@HowieSPM probably Dorothy. How do you look in a dress?

  • ginidietrich

    @adamtoporek@MSchechter Terrible.

  • @MSchechter@adamtoporek I like bacon. Is that random and useless enough?

  • @NancyD68@MSchechter@adamtoporek mmm. bacon.

  • HowieSPM

    @MSchechter@AskAaronLee no one has every called her the Iron lady and lived to tell about it. 23 dead to date. All from very mysterious circumstances. Some were poisoned. Two were run over by Taxi Cabs. Some were pushed in front of trains. Really terrible stuff.

  • HowieSPM

    @MSchechter@KenMueller the problem with @DannyBrown is that he is in cahoots with @ginidietrich They call him the Iron Kilt.

  • @HowieSPM@MSchechter@AskAaronLee I”m just glad she’s a vegetarian. No threat of becoming Soylent Green!

  • HowieSPM

    @KenMueller@MSchechter if you run into shellykramer it means you are in Kansas Toto.

  • @HowieSPM@MSchechter@DannyBrown@ginidietrich Yeah, but he is at least charming when he does that wink and calls you “Mate” and says “cheers”.

  • HowieSPM

    @adamtoporek waves to Adam

  • HowieSPM

    @adamtoporek I heard @ginidietrich is selling Jack Bauer to Pete Cashmore for $250 and some old led zeppelin records. Jack is to be Pete/Mashable’s new Twitter avatar.

  • MSchechter

    @NancyD68@adamtoporek Depends on how crispy said bacon is…

  • MSchechter

    @KenMueller@HowieSPM SpinSucks Green is PEOPLE!

  • HowieSPM

    @MSchechter Michael I think you will be invited back. If the Golden Globes asked back Ricky Gervais for a 3rd time you will get plenty of posts here. @ginidietrich is a glutton and she likes to be edgy. It is why she has a blade in her purse and she will cut you if you cross her. But if you bring in comments and page views…the bar is in the back help yourself.

  • MSchechter

    @KenMueller@HowieSPM Horrible, so Dorothy is probably spot on… I make an ugly man, it isn’t going to get any better as a woman…

  • MSchechter

    @KenMueller@HowieSPM Horrible, so Dorothy is probably spot on… I make an ugly man, it isn’t going to get any better as a woman…

  • HowieSPM

    You are climbing up the list of most popular posts Michael! Only a few more and you win!

  • ginidietrich

    @HowieSPM I’ll have to look and see what the record is.

  • MSchechter

    @HowieSPM We can do this! We all just have to stick together…

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@HowieSPM It isn’t the “post that shant be mentioned” from a month or so ago?

  • @HowieSPM@ginidietrich Another reason she should be toppled — she promised me the Zep 45 with Hey, Hey What Can I Do on the B-side.

  • HowieSPM

    @ginidietrich@adamtoporek@MSchechter I love how easy I can corrupt people. Adam was one of your favorites Gini. Then she started running late nights with Michael and me. Last night we got him drunk and he got a Spin Sucks tattoo on St Marks.

  • MSchechter

    @HowieSPM@ginidietrich She will clearly stop at nothing, even JB isn’t safe anymore…

  • HowieSPM

    @ginidietrich@adamtoporek@MSchechter I love how easy I can corrupt people Gini. Adam was a favorite until he started running late night with Michael and I. Last night we got him drunk and he got a Spin Sucks tattoo down on St Marks.

  • @MSchechter@ginidietrich@HowieSPM I actually had a pretty good comment about that but decided not to go there. “Shant be mentioned” is right!

  • MSchechter

    @HowieSPM@ginidietrich The corruption happens quickly and completely!

  • @HowieSPM waves back

  • ginidietrich

    @MSchechter@HowieSPM Oh do you think that one is the winner? Hang on. That one had 501. I wonder which guest blogger holds the record?

  • @MSchechter@NancyD68@KenMueller Vegetarian bacon is very crispy

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@HowieSPM She what she did there, that is the mark of a pro. Didn’t even let me play in her arena… just wondered what guest poster I compare with… Well played Dietrich!

  • @ginidietrich@HowieSPM Hey bdorman264 put up over 100 himself on a blog. You can get 300 for sure. Ha !

  • AskAaronLee

    @MSchechter Woot! lets rule and take down @ginidietrich

  • MSchechter

    @AskAaronLee@ginidietrich Who? I don’t even know who that is anymore… 🙂

  • AskAaronLee

    @HowieSPM@MSchechter I heard one was killed by a tweet… rumors of the lady iron…….

  • MSchechter

    @AskAaronLee@HowieSPM Her words can kill… I’ve only seen it happen once, but it was gruesome…

  • Sorry @ginidietrich but if I have any hope for global domination I must help @MSchechter . You understand, right? Kiss. kiss.

  • jenniferwindrum

    You know, Gini is a birthday greeting hijacker. Doesn’t get much worse than that.

  • MSchechter

    @delwilliams@ginidietrich You’ve chosen well. Don’t worry, we will show Gini mercy, as long as she doesn’t try anything…

  • MSchechter

    @jenniferwindrum The lowest of the low…

  • HowieSPM

    Only 5 posts left before the top. You are almost there!

  • AskAaronLee

    @HowieSPM +1 🙂

  • AskAaronLee

    @jenniferwindrum Support

  • HowieSPM

    @ginidietrich@MSchechter 501 is possible. I mean even Levi’s went above 501.

  • ginidietrich

    @jenniferwindrum See if I ever wish you a happy birthday again.

  • MSchechter

    @HowieSPM@ginidietrich I don’t even think they use or even need numbers anymore… They’ve transcended this petty number war… We all need to follow Levi’s example.

  • MSchechter

    @HowieSPM@ginidietrich I don’t even think they use or even need numbers anymore… They’ve transcended this petty number war… We all need to follow Levi’s example.

  • AskAaronLee

    @MSchechter Have you prepared your victory speech yet?

  • AskAaronLee

    @MSchechter Have you prepared your victory speech yet?

  • MSchechter

    @AskAaronLee I’m torn, do I say something or do I just let the work speak for itself…

  • MSchechter

    @HowieSPM Yes we can!

  • AskAaronLee

    @MSchechter HAHAHA! i think we should let @ginidietrich say something. 🙂

  • HowieSPM

    @AskAaronLee@MSchechter@ginidietrich a concession speech?

  • HowieSPM

    @MSchechter 4!

  • @MSchechter can I get my money as promised by the end of the week please? Congrats & always for here to help… i mean for hire anytime you need me. that’s what friends are for, right?

  • @MSchechter So I see. @ginidietrich Aren’t tyrants known for retribution and retaliation and all that, though? =)

  • Not sure I can leave something petty, snarky or pointless enough to top – no wait, lower this thread any further. Maybe I’ll let Homer do it. http://randomdoh.com/

  • ginidietrich

    @MSchechter You can’t leave if you expect to overthrow me

  • @JayBaer@MSchechter OMG!! you guys DO look alike!

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich nice of you to take up my mantle during dinner 🙂

  • WayneBuckhanan

    @ginidietrich Feed her. (I’ll let you decide to what… 😉

  • WayneBuckhanan

    @ginidietrich Feed him. (I’ll let you decide to what… 😉

  • @MSchechter @AskAaronLee

  • ginidietrich

    @AskAaronLee@MSchechter He’s nowhere near beating me yet.

  • ginidietrich

    @AskAaronLee@MSchechter He’s nowhere near beating me yet.

  • ginidietrich

    @AskAaronLee@MSchechter He’s nowhere near beating me yet.

  • ginidietrich

    @SocialMediaDDS@MSchechter@AskAaronLee Now you’re just leaving blank comments? I demand a recount!

  • ginidietrich

    @SocialMediaDDS@MSchechter@AskAaronLee Now you’re just leaving blank comments? I demand a recount!

  • ginidietrich

    @SocialMediaDDS@MSchechter@AskAaronLee Now you’re just leaving blank comments? I demand a recount!

  • ginidietrich

    @delwilliams Some friend you are.

  • ginidietrich

    @MSchechter@HowieSPM I’m pretty sure you now hold the record among guest bloggers.

  • @Al Smith That wasn’t a guest post; that was my post and between my mother and I, I think I topped 150.

  • You da man Michael, you can do it………….

  • You da man Michael, you can do it………….

  • @ginidietrich @MSchechter @AskAaronLee LOL…that was truly an ooopsy (look it up…it’s a word). I actually tried to delete it and apparently the @Livefyre powers that be are siding with @MSchechter…

  • @ginidietrich @MSchechter @AskAaronLee LOL…that was truly an ooopsy (look it up…it’s a word). I actually tried to delete it and apparently the @Livefyre powers that be are siding with @MSchechter…

  • @ginidietrich Friends forever, but this is for global domination and you got a book deal, so I have to catch up.

  • @adamtoporek @MSchechter @NancyD68 @KenMueller

  • Another blank rcomment…Embarrassed giggle…sometimes I hate my iPud….sigh…anyway, what I MEANT to say @adamtoporek @MSchechter @NancyD68 @KenMueller was “and vegetarian bacon is so much better for you too!” but really, the funnyness of that comment has been totally lost…the only saving grace here is that…another comment has, indeed, been posted…albeit a very stupid comment…

  • Another blank rcomment…Embarrassed giggle…sometimes I hate my iPud….sigh…anyway, what I MEANT to say @adamtoporek @MSchechter @NancyD68 @KenMueller was “and vegetarian bacon is so much better for you too!” but really, the funnyness of that comment has been totally lost…the only saving grace here is that…another comment has, indeed, been posted…albeit a very stupid comment…

  • TheJackB

    @socialmediadds I certainly can poke my head in there & add to the mayhem. @mschlechter @ginidietrich

  • ginidietrich

    @TheJackB Noooooo!

  • ginidietrich

    @TheJackB Noooooo!

  • Don’t know why but this post makes me think of

    http://youtu.be/Z8VD4JXUozM

  • Don’t know why but this post makes me think of

    http://youtu.be/Z8VD4JXUozM

  • SocialMediaDDS

    @TheJackB // I think they could use a smattering of you…@mschlechter @ginidietrich

  • SocialMediaDDS

    @TheJackB // I think they could use a smattering of you…@mschlechter @ginidietrich

  • TheJackB

    @ginidietrich It is all done with loooooovvvvvvvvvvvvve.

  • TheJackB

    @socialmediadds I normally charge a couple of bucks for a good smattering, but in this case… @mschlechter @ginidietrich

  • ginidietrich

    @delwilliams I’m pretty sure this does nothing to my Global Domination plans.

  • ginidietrich

    @delwilliams I’m pretty sure this does nothing to my Global Domination plans.

  • ginidietrich

    @TheJackB You were my one friend left. I see how you are.

  • ginidietrich

    @TheJackB You were my one friend left. I see how you are.

  • ginidietrich

    @bdorman264 You know all that money I’ve been hoarding? Say buh bye to it.

  • ginidietrich

    @bdorman264 You know all that money I’ve been hoarding? Say buh bye to it.

  • ginidietrich

    @3HatsComm Doh is right.

  • ginidietrich

    @3HatsComm Doh is right.

  • @ginidietrich I still love you and I am still your friend. When you ride your bike I’ll make sure that no cars hit you- but this is too much fun to pass up.

  • I am only commenting to say that you will never beat Gini!!!

  • @ginidietrich Me, too!

  • @ginidietrich I thought you had already spent it; I got kicked off the bus………………

  • MSchechter

    @Brankica She SHALL be beaten! All you’ve succeeded in doing is strengthening my resolve 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @TheJackB Because that kind of looks like me if Gini kicked me in the face?

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@TheJackB Another one bites the dust!

  • MSchechter

    @bdorman264 We can do it good sir, we can do it!

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@bdorman264 He had been under your thumb long enough. It was time to fight back!

  • MSchechter

    @bdorman264@ginidietrich Oh she had, don’t you let yourself get fooled for a second…

  • @ginidietrich I don’t know about that. I have to admit you are rocking and rolling, but you are, uh, how to put this politely, being schooled in your own house. Oh, the fun.

  • MSchechter

    @3HatsComm If by lower, you mean make more awesome, I agree completely…

  • MSchechter

    @DanGordon A Lannister always pays his debts…

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@SocialMediaDDS@AskAaronLee I have to agree with that judges ruling…

  • MSchechter

    @SocialMediaDDS@ginidietrich@AskAaronLee@livefyre Even @jennalanger and the team are with me!

  • MSchechter

    @delwilliams@ginidietrich Damn straight! We have to knock her off her pedestal!

  • MSchechter

    @Al Smith@ginidietrich@HowieSPMbdorman264 300 down 200 to go!

  • MSchechter

    @bdorman264@Al Smith moms are good like that!

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@HowieSPM That’s a victory, but still not the victory I have my sights set on! 501, here we come!

  • MSchechter

    @SocialMediaDDS@adamtoporek@NancyD68@KenMueller I don’t mind the cheating! And while veggie bacon is good for you, regular bacon will always reign supreme (unlike @ginidietrich )

  • MSchechter

    @Erin F.@ginidietrich I am not afraid (why do these feel like my last words…)

  • MSchechter

    @Lisa Gerber@JayBaer It is a little scary sometimes. Just look for the smart one and you know you’ve got Jay.

  • Speaking of bacon. I want some now. nice and crispy.

  • Ooh, dinner time has arrived here in the city of Angels and I am hungry. Bacon always smells so darn good.

  • Ooh, dinner time has arrived here in the city of Angels and I am hungry. Bacon always smells so darn good.

  • MSchechter

    @delwilliams Bacon and yawns… both contagious… just sayin’

  • MSchechter

    @TheJackB You’re making me hungry here…

  • MSchechter

    @TheJackB@ginidietrich It’s nice that you’ll watch over her while stabbing her in the back. I respect your life choices!

  • MSchechter

    @TheJackB@ginidietrich It’s nice that you’ll watch over her while stabbing her in the back. I respect your life choices!

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  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@AskAaronLee I shall overcomeeeeee, I shall overcomeeee, I shall over come some dayyyyyyyy 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@AskAaronLee I shall overcomeeeeee, I shall overcomeeee, I shall over come some dayyyyyyyy 🙂

  • I say you should get more comments to simply prove how powerful guest blogging can be for a site’s engagement! 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @Kristi Hines Don’t know think the only thing I really managed to prove today is how irrelevant comment count is 🙂 And that everyone here at Spin Sucks friggin rocks 🙂

  • babu2480

    Interesting article

  • @ginidietrich You’re very welcome.

  • kamichat

    Looks like you won, but of course half of the comments are your own, so…

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  • KaryD

    This. Is. Funny. 🙂

  • @kamichat Also true of every post Gini writes…. 😉

  • @kamichat Also true of every post Gini writes…. 😉

  • @kamichat Also true of every post Gini writes…. 😉

  • @kamichat Also true of every post Gini writes…. 😉

  • @kamichat Also true of every post Gini writes…. 😉

  • @kamichat Also true of every post Gini writes…. 😉

  • @kamichat Also true of every post Gini writes…. 😉

  • @kamichat Also true of every post Gini writes…. 😉

  • @MSchechter@Brankica …and pumping your numbers!

  • @MSchechter@Brankica …and pumping your numbers!

  • @MSchechter@Brankica …and pumping your numbers!

  • @MSchechter@Brankica …and pumping your numbers!

  • @MSchechter@Brankica …and pumping your numbers!

  • @MSchechter@Brankica …and pumping your numbers!

  • @MSchechter@Brankica …and pumping your numbers!

  • @MSchechter@Brankica …and pumping your numbers!

  • @ginidietrich@SocialMediaDDS@MSchechter@AskAaronLee LMAO

  • @SocialMediaDDS@ginidietrich@MSchechter@AskAaronLee@livefyre Are you sure you have the correct spelling of ooopsy? That might be the Lithuanian version. Here in America, we say “oopsie”. #Thatisall

  • @SocialMediaDDS@ginidietrich@MSchechter@AskAaronLee@livefyre Are you sure you have the correct spelling of ooopsy? That might be the Lithuanian version. Here in America, we say “oopsie”. #Thatisall

  • @MSchechter I think I can, I think I can…………:)

  • @MSchechter Why are you politically correct with the word “friggin?” Why not write what you mean?

  • @delwilliams Do you prefer turkey or pork?

  • @Sean McGinnis True of any blogger.

    Well, most of them.

  • @joelfortner03 Thought you wrote pop-up boobs! I blinked.

  • HowieSPM

    409! I mean 410! I think @Sean McGinnis should get Gumby to comment and make it 411. Buy Monday you should be golden.

  • @HowieSPM Who’s Gumby?

  • @Ari Herzog True dat. Most blogs you go to, you can halve the number of comments for the true figure. Although an interactive author is fine by me. 🙂

  • @Ari Herzog True dat. Most blogs you go to, you can halve the number of comments for the true figure. Although an interactive author is fine by me. 🙂

  • @MSchechter Don’t be such a kiss ass.

  • @Ari Herzog@delwilliams Turkey bacon is cheating.

  • @Brankica We’ll see… 😉

  • @ginidietrich Psht.

  • @ginidietrich@bdorman264 Gini has her eyes on a new spandex outfit.

  • @3HatsComm You could just leave a paragraph of FWIW, IMHO, IAG 🙂

  • @MSchechter WTH is a “lannister”?

  • @ginidietrich Damn, livefyre , the reply to multiple authors seems to have disappeared. Glitch? jenna langer

  • @HowieSPM Make that one. For now.

  • @HowieSPM Make that one. For now.

  • @MSchechter@HowieSPM Who are you, Obama?

  • @MSchechter@HowieSPM Who are you, Obama?

  • @jenniferwindrum That sucks balls!

  • @jenniferwindrum That sucks balls!

  • @ginidietrich@jenniferwindrum I’ll wish you twice, Jennifer, to make up for Gini’s lame desertion. 🙂

  • @delwilliams@ginidietrich@MSchechter Don’t use a “kiss kiss” in a comment when another lady is present, Del – that Mike gets excited! 😉

  • @ginidietrich@HowieSPM Um, Gini, it’s right there in the sidebar. Takes all of one second to check. FWIW 🙂

  • @bdorman264@Al Smith Your mother sure does talk a lot.

  • @MSchechter@ginidietrich@HowieSPM That’s not well played at all – that’s the preparation of a concession speech. 😉

  • @adamtoporek@MSchechter I concur. 🙂

  • @adamtoporek I felt like copy/pasting “Great post” and leaving it as a reply to everyone. 🙂

  • @MSchechter@adamtoporek Buy the man some Steamwhistle.

  • @NancyD68@MSchechter@adamtoporek What kind of bacon?

  • @adamtoporek@MSchechter@NancyD68@KenMueller Adam, I like you, but you can bugger right off with your vegetarian bacon crap!!! 🙂

  • @SocialMediaDDS@adamtoporek@MSchechter@NancyD68@KenMueller One person’s blank is another artist’s canvas. 🙂

  • @Erin F. Great use of exponential!!! 🙂

  • @Erin F.@MSchechter@ginidietrich I think Gini has more chance of speaking at BlogWorld again, than being a tyrant.

    Wait – did I just compliment here? Crap!!!

  • @JayBaer You have better initials. 🙂

  • @MSchechter@Lisa Gerber@JayBaer I think Jay should do a video post with a pearl necklace. 😉

  • @MSchechter@Lisa Gerber@JayBaer I think Jay should do a video post with a pearl necklace. 😉

  • @AskAaronLee Haha, totally going to call @ginidietrich “Maggie Thatcher” from now on. 🙂

  • @AskAaronLee Haha, totally going to call @ginidietrich “Maggie Thatcher” from now on. 🙂

  • @HowieSPM@MSchechter@AskAaronLee I heard one disappeared in her spandex bag.

  • @HowieSPM@MSchechter@AskAaronLee I heard one disappeared in her spandex bag.

  • @KenMueller@HowieSPM@MSchechter@AskAaronLee Silent Green – lawn bowling at night?

  • @HowieSPM@KenMueller Why does no-one ask me that?

  • @MSchechter@KenMueller@HowieSPM Eff you.

  • @HowieSPM@MSchechter@KenMueller@ginidietrich I have an iron kilt to weigh down the wind blowing accidents. #knowwhatImean

  • @DannyBrown Damn, why didn’t I think of that?!

  • @DannyBrown Damn, why didn’t I think of that?!

  • @DannyBrown Damn, why didn’t I think of that?!

  • @3HatsComm That’ll be $47 please 🙂

  • @3HatsComm That’ll be $47 please 🙂

  • @3HatsComm That’ll be $47 please 🙂

  • @HowieSPM@MSchechter Great comment!

  • @HowieSPM@MSchechter Great comment!

  • @HowieSPM Great comment!

  • @HowieSPM Great comment!

  • @Sean McGinnis@ginidietrich@SocialMediaDDS@MSchechter@AskAaronLee Great comment!

  • @Sean McGinnis@ginidietrich@SocialMediaDDS@MSchechter@AskAaronLee Great comment!

  • @AskAaronLee@MSchechter Great comment!

  • @AskAaronLee@MSchechter Great comment!

  • @bdorman264@MSchechter Great comment!

  • @bdorman264@MSchechter Great comment!

  • @MSchechter@TheJackB Great comment!

  • @MSchechter@TheJackB Great comment!

  • @TheJackB Great comment!

  • @TheJackB Great comment!

  • @babu2480 Great comment!

  • @KaryD Great comment!

  • @kamichat Great comment!

  • @HowieSPM@Sean McGinnis Great comment!

  • @bdorman264 Great comment!

  • @ginidietrich@3HatsComm Great comment!

  • @DannyBrown So long as you take Monopoly money.

  • @HowieSPM@AskAaronLee@MSchechter@ginidietrich Is that concession like at the movies? If so, can I have M&Ms please?

  • @DannyBrown That’s the dumbest response to a great comment I’ve ever heard. What kind of troll are you???

  • @3HatsComm If it’s multi-coloured like Canadian money, yes 🙂

  • @DannyBrown@MSchechter@NancyD68@KenMueller Danny, you’re just jealous because they don’t make soy haggis!

  • @KenMueller Cave one. Have you seen Frodo?

  • @DannyBrown Great idea!

  • @DannyBrown Do you have hairy feet?

  • @adamtoporek@MSchechter@NancyD68@KenMueller You know there’d be an uprising if soy haggis went on the menu?

  • @KenMueller Amongst other delights…

  • @KenMueller Great comment!

  • @Kristi Hines IDK .. this might be too close to a ‘real’ comment Kristi, may want to toss in something silly and random, just to be safe. 😉

  • @DannyBrown@adamtoporek@MSchechter@NancyD68 I don’t even want soy soy! I think we oughta invent stuff to replace it. Rather than vegetarians having Soy Bacon, I wanna have Bacon soy!

  • @3HatsComm@Kristi Hines Eggs aren’t really carnivores.

  • @KenMueller@adamtoporek@MSchechter@NancyD68 What about Bacon Boy? Could be a new Superhero?

  • @DannyBrown@adamtoporek@MSchechter@NancyD68 Does Kevin Bacon get to play the role?

  • @ginidietrich@MSchechter@HowieSPM Why is there no Facebook Poke option on this blog?

  • @KenMueller@adamtoporek@MSchechter@NancyD68 Yes, and Piggy Lee sings the theme song.

  • @Lisa Gerber Hi Lisa!

  • @adamtoporek Hi Adam!

  • @MSchechter@HowieSPM Bowie?

  • @MSchechter@delwilliams@ginidietrich Hey, @bdorman264 wrote a great guest post over at my place about pedestals. #thatisall

  • @DannyBrown Hey Danny. Wow, I haven’t seen you since my scrollbar was halfway up the page. We’ve really got to keep in better touch. 🙂

  • @delwilliams@ginidietrich@MSchechter By the way, can I just say, for the record, Del is awesome?

  • @adamtoporek For sure! 🙂

  • @AskAaronLee Hey Aaron, so, can I ask you just about anything? 🙂

  • It’s official – @MSchechter wins, going by the Popular Posts tab in the sidebar. Chew on that, @ginidietrich 🙂

  • @DannyBrown@Kristi Hines Best. Comment. Ever.

  • @DannyBrown@Kristi Hines Best. Comment. Ever.

  • @MSchechter@Kristi Hines ha ! no kidding. over 500 now. Geez.

  • @3HatsComm@Kristi Hines Well thank you, miss 🙂

  • @Al Smith@MSchechter@Kristi Hines No doubt @ginidietrich will try and flip comments over to her post on Google+ – more reason to come back here and update more. 🙂

  • @MSchechter@ginidietrich@HowieSPMbdorman264 You did it. 500 ! Wow !

  • Craig McBreen

    Well, Michael, you are indeed, THE MAN!

    Way to go 🙂

  • @Craig McBreen Not too bad for a guest post, eh? 😉

  • @TheJackB What did you end up having for dinner?

  • @Sean McGinnis@MSchechter@Brankica “Pumping your numbers” sounds kinda rude 😉

  • Craig McBreen

    After scanning through all the comments

    (By the way, Danny Brown came in and just lit the place up) I’m amazed at the creative use of phrases, funny terms, and keywords.

    Here are some great SEO keywords resulting from Michael’s record shattering post:

    Gumby, Friggin, iPud, Turkey bacon, Vegetarian bacon. Pork — the real deal bacon, bacon bacon bacon, soy haggis, Kevin Bacon, and Piggy Lee. Levi’s 501, Frodo, Revolution, Retribution, Retaliation, FWIW, IMHO, IAG, Lannister and Steamwhistle 🙂

    And the phraseology:

    Much talk of poop, Pop-up boobs, Google Pac Man, Bacon Boy as superhero.

    Oh, and the terms for Gini, Ouch! …

    Birthday greeting hijacker

    Global Dominatrix

    IRON LADY

    A-lister (ouch!)

    Tyrant

    That Prolific Witch (double ouch!)

    Angry bear

    Despot

    Pretty and Popular (someone squeezed that one in :))

    And finally for Lord Michael:

    Wanker, Zombie Slayer, … Winner!

    As Charlie would say, … “WINNING!” 😉

  • ginidietrich

    @jeffespo WTH!? I thought we were friends!

  • ginidietrich

    @Collectual I thought I had friends. Turns out, not so much.

  • @Craig McBreen Can you make an Infographic of this? 🙂

  • Craig McBreen

    @DannyBrown Yeah, and I was thinking, who is this Michael guy and what’s he doing insulting our beloved Gini. But he won me, should I say US over 🙂

  • Craig McBreen

    @DannyBrown I’d love to. In what format and where should I send it?

  • ginidietrich

    @DannyBrown Did you seriously write “great comment” to everyone here?

  • ginidietrich

    @Craig McBreen LOL!!! I want an infographic too. This is hilarious!

  • @ginidietrich No. But great question.

  • @DannyBrown Steak followed by a nice glass of The Balvenie.

  • @DannyBrown@ginidietrich Great comment.

  • jeffespo

    @ginidietrich We are more than friends, but I just needed a way to spruce up the title. It does increase open rates you know 😉

  • @ginidietrich he said “hi” to me. So he varied it. @DannyBrown @TheJackB

  • @ginidietrich he said “hi” to me. So he varied it. @DannyBrown @TheJackB

  • Ok, here is comment 443…and I might pitch in here and there to make this bigger (comment wise) than Gini’s posts… happy? Do you think we should start a petition for this? Or did you already beat her?

  • Ok, here is comment 443…and I might pitch in here and there to make this bigger (comment wise) than Gini’s posts… happy? Do you think we should start a petition for this? Or did you already beat her?

  • @Craig McBreen That….was….awesome. 🙂

  • @DannyBrown@MSchechter@ginidietrich Hahahaha Danny, rest assured my friend, she’s chewing hard at this point. This is more epic than Cleopatra’s fall from grace. 😉

  • @MSchechter@delwilliams Agreed. I eat bacon sandwiches every other morning. Always half a pound per sandwich. Extra crispy. Chees..lettuce..pickles…mustard….mayo…pepper…toasted bread a must.

  • I’ve come up with a resolution now that Schechter has dethroned the queen. For one week, Schechter gets a video in the sidebar, instead of Gini’s. C’mon, not bad, right??

  • 43 people listening to this post and well over 400 comments. That’s an average of over 10 comments per person. That is also a new Guinness record I believe. 🙂

  • @MSchechter I do think a victory speech is in order my friend. C’mon, thank all those people that made this day a reality. We’re all waiting. 🙂

  • @Lisa Gerber@ginidietrich@TheJackB Great answer.

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan Just back from a road trip for work! I shall be here to gloat in full later tonight! In the meantime… VICTORY!

  • MSchechter

    I can’t wait to read all of the comments tonight, but all I can say for now is this… VICTORY IS OURS!

  • I was sucked in by seeing a Tweet and adding my own comment for fun. Creative experiment and entertaining post.

  • Great comments, everyone, and congratulations to Michael! Can’t wait to see the infographic.

  • Michael, might not your post be an example of SpinSucks?!

  • MSchechter

    Anyone else think I deserve a “Social Proof” badge that reads “The Schmuck That Has The Most Comments On SpinSucks.com” for my blog?

  • MSchechter

    Anyone else think I deserve a “Social Proof” badge that reads “The Schmuck That Has The Most Comments On SpinSucks.com” for my blog?

  • MSchechter

    @janetcallaway Probably just a decent example of Sucks…

  • MSchechter

    @janetcallaway Probably just a decent example of Sucks…

  • MSchechter

    @tonia_ries oooh, there is going to be an info graphic! So need to catch up on the comments!

  • MSchechter

    @JustinGermino Thanks for indulging and for playing along!

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan Wonder if it is an livefyre record… We need jennalanger ?

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan I think I’ve already tarnished this blog’s reputation enough… I’m going for my Social Proof badge 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan I think I’ve already tarnished this blog’s reputation enough… I’m going for my Social Proof badge 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @Hajra I think we have officially taken her down! She capitulated and everything!

  • MSchechter

    @Hajra I think we have officially taken her down! She capitulated and everything!

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@DannyBrown Crap… Danny beat me to the great question joke…

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@DannyBrown Crap… Danny beat me to the great question joke…

  • MSchechter

    @Craig McBreen This would be the worlds greatest and clearly most useful info graphic ever!

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@Craig McBreen Should we title it, Keywords that Kill A Blogs Reputation?

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan@Craig McBreen Between the two of you, this post has been thoroughly analyzed 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @Craig McBreen This isn’t about me Craig, it is about all of us, banding together to fight evil.

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@Craig McBreen Actually, it is probably pretty bad for a guest post 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@ginidietrich AWWWWW YEAH! We did it!

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan@DannyBrown I look forward to seeing her petty attempts at clawing her way back to the top…

  • MSchechter

    @HowieSPM@Sean McGinnis How awesome would it be if I 1) beat gini (Check) and 2) Flipping GUMBY commented (Pending).

  • MSchechter

    @KaryD I concur!

  • MSchechter

    @kamichat It’s not how you win, it’s that you win. Didn’t your parents teach you anything?

  • MSchechter

    @Sean McGinnis@kamichat Damn straight!

  • MSchechter

    @Ari Herzog Ari, have we met? I am so not PC… it isn’t even funny. In fact, I think @DannyBrown would agree it is kind of sad… I just happen to like the word friggin.

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@Al Smith@Kristi Hines Let her try! We will not be defeated!

  • MSchechter

    @Al Smith@Kristi Hines Seriously, how did that happen (oh yeah, @DannyBrown wrote “great comment” to everyone, so awesome!).

  • MSchechter

    @3HatsComm@Kristi Hines Seriously, I got worried there for a second…

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@3HatsComm@Kristi Hines Great comment

  • MSchechter

    @TheJackB@DannyBrown I respect your life choices.

  • MSchechter

    @Marcus_Sheridan@delwilliams So what’s it like to be dead?

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@Ari Herzog@delwilliams Turkey bacon is an oxymoron…

  • MSchechter

    @Brankica You were saying?

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@Sean McGinnis@Brankica It actually sounds kind of awesome!

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@ginidietrich@bdorman264 It will be her spandex suit of shame.,,

  • MSchechter

    @bdorman264 I think we did!

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@KenMueller Hobbits are scottish?

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@3HatsComm Overcharing as always Brown…

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@3HatsComm Canadian money, monopoly money. Potato, po-ta-to…

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@HowieSPM Yes I am! I get the votes and then have no idea what to do next….

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@delwilliams@ginidietrich Use it as often as you like… actually use it more often than you’d like.

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@delwilliams@ginidietrich Seconded

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@ginidietrich@HowieSPM Which is yet to come might I add…

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@KenMueller@adamtoporek@NancyD68 best hero ever! Maybe subway could serve it and call it the Super – Hero!

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@adamtoporek Please do! You need to smuggle some in for me, we are running low.

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@Erin F.@ginidietrich She should hold a session on public apologies… Danny that was way too close to a valid comment. Check yourself…

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@Erin F. Probably the only use of it I’ve seen since math class…

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@Lisa Gerber@JayBaer Still regret not getting pearls to Livingston…

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@AskAaronLee Seems like he should be open to that… only fair.

  • MSchechter

    @DannyBrown@KenMueller@HowieSPM and you good sir. and you.

  • GumbyOnTheDesk

    Who dares to wake me from my 100 year sleep by invoking my name? Wretched humans!!!!

  • MSchechter

    @GumbyOnTheDesk This made my millennium. #thatisall

  • @MSchechter@DannyBrown Haha! I like to indulge the right and left brain.

  • glenn_ferrell

    @MSchechter Now THAT is actually a cool blog post title 🙂

  • glenn_ferrell

    @DannyBrown Great question Danny.

    Seriously, per Wikipedia: Gumby was the “green clay humanoid figure who was the subject of a 233-episode series of American television.”

  • MSchechter

    @glenn_ferrell thought I might be onto something there 🙂

  • JennaTest

    @MSchechter wow, that’s amazing! Sorry it’s taken me a while to jump in, I’ve been travelling and all of the sudden I see another Gini blog post blowing up! Glad that @MSchechter is the reason for all the comments. Now @Marcus_Sheridan , maybe we should come up for a measurement of “conversation” instead of comments to know the real impact. What do you think? 😉

  • @MSchechter

    wow, that’s amazing! Sorry it’s taken me a while to jump in, I’ve been travelling and all of the sudden I see another Gini blog post blowing up! Glad that @MSchechter is the reason for all the comments. Now @Marcus_Sheridan , maybe we should come up for a measurement of “conversation” instead of comments to know the real impact. What do you think? 😉

  • MSchechter

    @jennalanger@Marcus_Sheridan Probably a wise idea, but from a strict volume standpoint, we’ve gotta be pretty up there in the all-time Livefyre comment records… I mean if we are going to keep this nonsense going, let us know what the official record is 🙂

  • Craig McBreen

    @MSchechter Yes, no info-graphic in the history of the world shall compare! Stay tuned!

  • Craig McBreen

    @MSchechter@Marcus_Sheridan Yes, and it may never die 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @Craig McBreen Oh happy day! This just keeps getting better! Trying to find out from @jennalanger what the all time @livefyre record for comments is. Would be a fun stat for the info 🙂

  • Craig McBreen

    @MSchechter@tonia_ries The pressure is on now.

  • @MSchechter@Marcus_Sheridan You guys are close, but we do have some hockey fans that have live chats that regularly get from 1k to 2k comments…different use case, but you get the idea. Anyway, 500 is an amazing number, and even better if you think about the fact that it wasn’t a live chat. Now is it ironic that a post about comments gets the most comments?

  • @MSchechter@Craig McBreen@jennalanger If @livefyre goes down tonight, at least we’ll all know it’s in a good cause!!

  • MSchechter

    @jennalanger@Marcus_Sheridan I prefer meta over ironic 🙂

    Stupid hockey fans and their stupid live chats… always crushing my dreams…

  • MSchechter

    @jennalanger@Marcus_Sheridan I prefer meta over ironic 🙂

    Stupid hockey fans and their stupid live chats… always crushing my dreams…

  • MSchechter

    @Craig McBreen@tonia_ries Apparently Hockey live chats kick our ass…. I feel so inferior. 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @Rohan@Craig McBreen@jennalanger@livefyre Hmmm…. if we get @TheJackB @HowieSPM @DannyBrown and @Marcus_Sheridan on board, challenge accepted 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @Rohan@Craig McBreen@jennalanger@livefyre Hmmm…. if we get @TheJackB @HowieSPM @DannyBrown and @Marcus_Sheridan on board, challenge accepted 🙂

  • FrankDickinson

    @jennalanger I rest assured in the fact that if this post and comments did not blow up the LiveFyre system – my blog is in good hands!

  • FrankDickinson

    @jennalanger Hockey fans know how to chat?

    Learn something new everyday 🙂

  • FrankDickinson

    @jennalanger Hockey fans know how to chat?

    Learn something new everyday 🙂

  • FrankDickinson

    @jennalanger Hockey fans know how to chat?

    Learn something new everyday 🙂

  • FrankDickinson

    @jennalanger Hockey fans know how to chat?

    Learn something new everyday 🙂

  • FrankDickinson

    @jennalanger Hockey fans know how to chat?

    Learn something new everyday 🙂

  • FrankDickinson

    @jennalanger Hockey fans know how to chat?

    Learn something new everyday 🙂

  • FrankDickinson

    @jennalanger Hockey fans know how to chat?

    Learn something new everyday 🙂

  • FrankDickinson

    @jennalanger Hockey fans know how to chat?

    Learn something new everyday 🙂

  • ValerieSimon

    @MSchechter I’m not sure that I have enough battery power to read ALL of these comments, but I’m about to try. Any algorithm in place to include the number of “likes”?

  • MSchechter

    @FrankDickinson@jennalanger Well, they actually communicate in a series of grunts that are much like morse code…

  • MSchechter

    @Craig McBreen@Marcus_Sheridan much like a goonie

  • @MSchechter “Meta” for sure. What’s so awesome about this post is that it’s STILL very active, when it was published yesterday. These are the kind of posts we love to see.

  • MSchechter

    @jennalanger That would be the @dannybrown bump we received today. He has that kind of influence 🙂

  • @FrankDickinson Have you seen our post about our plumbing? I think we can handle this volume 😉 http://blog.livefyre.com/its-whats-inside-that-counts/

  • FrankDickinson

    @jennalanger “Last month 1,146 sites installed Livefyre, and we expect to double that this month, along with a stable of world-class, top-tier publishers who will be rolling out Livefyre in the coming months to the tune of hundreds of millions of pageviews.”

    Whoa!

    YES!

  • @MSchechter@jennalanger Sporting sites don’t count per page 459, paragraph 5, of the Blogger’s Bible. 🙂

  • Leon

    G’Day Michael,

    Gini’s nice to us: that’s why. And …like….I mean….well….look at the photo of Gini and the photo of you.

    Not only that, but you claim affinity with that Marcus bloke who digs large holes in people’s gardens, sticks a sheet of plastic in the holes, fills ’em with water and convinces the poor buggers that they’re swimming pools and gets ’em to pay outlandish amounts of money for the trouble!

    I’m now off to subscribe to your blog. I suspect that you’ve simply been misled by the company you keep. In the best Aussie tradition, you’re worth a second chance.

    You could even have a “Quantity not Quality Blog Comments Contest.”

    Just make sure you have fun,

    Regards

    Leon

  • glenn_ferrell

    @jennalanger@FrankDickinson Yeah, saw that — are the fixtures solid gold or just gold plated ? You guys at Livefyre sure party like it’s 2007 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @ValerieSimon Hope it was a fruitful, fruitless effort 🙂

  • MSchechter

    @Leon I hear you on the photo, hell, I’m smart enough to not even have a picture of me on my own blog (cuts down on broken monitors worldwide).

    As for Marcus, I know the pool thing is a sham, but I believe in the ole Lion. He set me on a fun little path here and showed up to support the nonsense. May even have him install a pool in my Brooklyn backyard (may need to be an inflatapool).While I am almost certainly not worth the chance, I hope you decide to stick around anyway!

    As for the contest, not sure I could top this epic moment in time, but it may be fun to try.

  • ginidietrich

    @MSchechter@Leon Clearly Leon is a very smart man.

  • ginidietrich

    @MSchechter@Leon Clearly Leon is a very smart man.

  • ginidietrich

    @ValerieSimon@MSchechter Don’t worry, Valerie. You’re not missing anything in the comments expect “Great comment” from Danny 125 times.

  • @TheJackB@DannyBrown …..dedicated carnivore…;-)

  • @Sean McGinnis@ginidietrich@MSchechter@AskAaronLee@livefyre Clearly, I was going for the Dutch version of ooopsy which is recognized by most linguistic scholars…the Dutch are also the proud originator of the term “bippy” as in “You bet your sweet bippy” …and….being of Dutch heritage, may I just say… I am proud…

  • @MSchechter@Al Smith@Kristi Hines Great comment!

  • @ginidietrich@ValerieSimon@MSchechter AWESOME COMMENT, Gini!!!

  • @DannyBrown@adamtoporek@MSchechter@NancyD68@KenMueller EXACTLY….(I wish I had thought of that)

  • @ginidietrich@DannyBrown Ha ha ha ha…I was so honored that the awesome @DannyBrown had commented on my comment’s comment and then I realized….I was being played….for numbers….sigh…

  • @Marcus_Sheridan Pretty sure that’s exactly how the game is played. He who wears the crown makes the video.

  • Craig McBreen

    @MSchechter@tonia_ries Yeah, but that’s LIVE chat 🙂

  • @MSchechter But we still love @ginidietrich Can we be on both teams?

  • @MSchechter But we still love @ginidietrich Can we be on both teams?

  • ExtremelyAvg

    I was going to add a comment to support your mission…but then I saw you already had 542. You have gone from poor underdog to ‘Comment God’, and as such, in one short post, you have become ‘The Man’…but not in the ‘high five, I can’t believe THAT woman gave you her number way’, but in a ‘Industrial Corporate suit wearing power broker way’.

    Of course, you are now the enemy and I will be writing a blahg post about geting more comments than Michael Schechter. I will likely cast aspersions on your manhood and suggest you may not like bacon.

    I will then send it to Gini, in the hopes she might publish it, and I can achieve my dream of being ‘The Man’ (either one).

    In all seriousness though…fun post. Well done.

  • ExtremelyAvg

    @DannyBrown @ginidietrich @ValerieSimon @MSchechter Danny is so pithy.

  • MSchechter

    @ExtremelyAvg I look forward to your attempt to take me out at the knees. As for bacon, this is a slight I will not stand for. How dare you say that about the man who created this: http://baconcheeseburgerjew.spreadshirt.com/

    Thanks for playing along and game on!

  • ginidietrich

    @ExtremelyAvg How the heck is this blog post still alive?!

  • MSchechter

    @ginidietrich@ExtremelyAvg Quality is eternal.

  • @ginidietrich@ExtremelyAvg I was wondering the same thing…

  • @Erin F.@ginidietrich@ExtremelyAvg Awesome comment!

  • Hahahaha! @DannyBrown , you’re going to get me into trouble with @ginidietrich . @ExtremelyAvg

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    You don’t need help… You need a raise!

    “Sure she is evil and all”; Made me chuckle hehe 🙂

    Seriously though, a question: do you think LiveFyre has had a positive or negative effect on the commenting process?I’ve heard some very strong opinions from both sides and am going to be implementing it on my blog soon as I love the added features such as likes, listening, and profile linking in comments.

    • @Heathers invitations Hi Heather! We LOVE @livefyre . We think it improves the conversation and makes it easier for people to interact with each other rather than just a one-on-one with the author.

      We also love the Twitter and FB integration, so any conversation happening on Twitter can be pulled into the comments here.

      – Lisa, chief content officer. 🙂

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