Probably one of the more successful community-building projects that I launched here at ShaiCoggins.com is the "Tell Me About You" project. In fact, a few people actually decided to use this idea in their own blogs and I'm really stoked about it. And, at the time of this writing, there are about 100 comments on that page. Most likely, the most number of comments I've ever received in one blog post. And, it often receives more every few weeks.
Thing is, I promised that I'll do my best to visit every single blog of the people who left an introduction there via comments. And, if possible, even write about them here.
Well, it's been almost 22 months since I launched that project. And, I've been doing my best to deliver my promise. I've been visiting blogs, emailing folks, and even started writing about some of these readers. But, I'm way, waaay behind.
So, I thought I better get going on this again, seeing as I have masses of folks to catch up with. Let me work my way through the comments order...
So, there you go. Five people I've "met" by inviting them to leave their mark in my life through this blog. I would've never known of them, if they didn't leave a comment and introduced themselves. I never would've heard part of their life stories.
Admittedly, out of these five folks, Jo is the only one who continued to keep in contact with me via comments (and even added me to her blogroll). But then, that's how life goes, right? We meet people. We part ways. We move on. But, there are a few who linger... who continue to keep in touch... and eventually, develop relationships.
Anyway, I hope Frank, Dr. Emer, Suzy and Andrea are all well`and good. And Jo... well, thanks for staying in touch for almost two years now. 🙂
So, who have you invited to leave a mark in your life lately?
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.