20,000 Comments Under the Sea



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

I’m pretty happy with this milestone. I consider this benchmark one that marks me as a successful blogger. Considering that I prefer comments to likes (even while acknowledging that the ratio is the reverse), this number makes me very happy. So thank you for chatting away with me in the comments. Please keep it up! ๐Ÿ˜€

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


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53 thoughts on “20,000 Comments Under the Sea

    1. I have come to the realization that the best kind of interaction online for me is the comments. It’s why I comment on peoples’ blog all the time and raise issues about it.
      (as you recently experienced ๐Ÿ˜€ )

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    1. Yep, I agree! ๐Ÿ˜€
      As much as I talk about blogging for myself, that is really tempered by the fact that I do LIKE interacting in the comments sections. As long as it isn’t a huge group setting. Even the LT thread of mine is pushing it…

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

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


  1. Thatโ€™s wonderful! Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰
    Likes mean nothing really. Someone may or may not have actually read. The jury is out. I donโ€™t like if I donโ€™t read – but I donโ€™t comment unless I have something to add that hasnโ€™t already been said. Like you, comments are what I value and also like you, I make sure to respond.

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      1. Me too! Sometimes Iโ€™ve clicked like as Iโ€™m scrolling but I tend to scroll with my left hand and โ€˜clickโ€™ with my right – so Iโ€™ve hit like while trying to open a post. I still go on to read it but – butterfingers!

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    1. Thanks Cleo. And thank you for sticking around even through everything you’ve been dealing with. There is a core group of followers here that sometimes I take for granted, until something like this happens and then I get my perspective right again ๐Ÿ˜€


    1. Thanks Mogsy! I definitely kind of maybe feel like I’m cheating because half of that 20K is me, but you know, I enjoy commenting too, so it counts. ๐Ÿ˜€


    1. I was introduced to Brightman through her non-opera stuff (pop and redoing pop songs). I remember her rendition of “Dust in the Wind” and I didn’t realize it was a rendition for several years. Once I did, I went and listened to the original. Oh my goodness. The guy singing the original was scratchy and hoarse and had nothing near the vocal control of Brightman. I actually felt bad for him. So after that I never tried to listen to the originals. I’ve got 4 or 5 of her cd’s and they’re either melancholy or upbeat tempo ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Congrats on the milestone mate. Have you wver heard Nightwishโ€™s Nemo? I must say, as boring as 20000 Leuges was, it did have itโ€™s charm for me. Hereโ€™s to the next 20000๐Ÿพ

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    1. You really liked it? It’s not a bad story, but man, Disney ruined it for me with the movie (which I saw well before I ever read the book). Me and National Geographic’esque books don’t get along. Hence why I’ve never made it through Moby Dick ๐Ÿ˜€

      Honestly, if you can stay away from the numbers, you’ll be happier. I just like comments a lot,so I pay attention to that particular number ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. I’m a stat-lover so love any time sites like this tell me how I’m getting on. Gives you something to strive to improve haha.

        Ahh, I enjoyed the book so point blank refused to watch the film. Just in case they sullied it.

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        1. The movie turned the story into a middle grade adventure story. It was great when I was in 5th grade, or even younger. But that was what I was expecting when I read it in highschool and man, it just wasn’t good.

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    1. Ha! Sadly (for you), the malazan books are gone. I traded them last year for a magic the gathering deck ๐Ÿ™‚

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

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

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