I get 200–300 spam comments every day, sometimes more. I scan then very fast because once in a while a legitimate comment gets tossed into the spam folder. They usually make generic comments about a post and include a link to the site or cause they’re promoting.
The First Ever Bits & Pieces Big Ass Global Chat chat is history. We had about 20 people in all, a dozen or so at a time. I got messages that a few people couldn’t get in. Some were on webcam and some were just typing. The chat lasted just under two hours. All in all it seemed to work pretty well. Gus and Trixie made appearances too, though they didn’t seem too impressed.
I think the main thing I took away form the event was that Miss Silver is a talker. And that’s a good thing. She kept the place active.
The First Ever B&PBig Ass Global Chat will take place this Saturday, December 11th at 9 AM Eastern Standard Time (US). That’s 8 AM for me here in St. Louis.
After discussing with a few B&Pers we decided to try to see how many loyal readers we can gather together at one time in a global chatroom. We ended up picking Saturday morning because it will be easier for those down under to be up very early on Sunday morning (their time) than a Monday morning.
A few time zone comparisons: 8 AM in St. Louis on Saturday is:
Hawaii 4:00 AM
California 6:00 AM
New York 9:00 AM
Ireland 2:00 PM
Sweden 3:00 PM
Saudi Arabia 5:00 PM
India 7:30 PM
Thailand 9:00 PM
Hong Kong 10:00 PM
Japan 11:00 PM
Victoria Australia 1:00 AM (Sunday)
New Zealand 3:00 AM (Sunday)
The chatroom allows webcams so put on your pants and crank up your webcam.
To enter the chatroom click on the following link on Saturday morning….
I’ve made a couple of small changes to B&P in the last few days. I’ve added a countdown timer to the left sidebar. I can set it for any date in the future. Right now it’s set for Christmas Day.
I’ve also added a Top Commenters list which is also in the left sidebar. It’s displaying the top 20 (number can be changed) commenters on B&P. It resets each month. 20 might be too many, but I’ll leave it like that for a while.
Note: I’m not sure how they come to these numbers. My records indicate a daily count somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 pageviews.But, I’ll take em. I feel like a King! Maybe we’ll have the next BABBQ there.
We’ve given away all the prizes in the Caption Contest this week. Congratulations to Scott O., DJ, MCW, CLH and Donna Brown. Thanks to everyone who participated. It was hard to decide who won. Maybe next time we’ll let you guys decide.
Thanks to the folks at Notifier2 for donating the prizes.
We need more prizes If you have items we can use as prizes and you’d like a little publicity for your product or company let me know at [email protected]