Wednesday, November 20, 2013

LOL Day 8 - Wrap Up

We all made it through another year of Love Our Lurkers, and what a year! Big thanks go out to everyone who helped to make this event successful.

So here's the final tally:

      131 Participating blogs
      5,831 Total comments

The number of blogs was not a record for LOL Day, but the comments definitely were!

Wow. We love our lurkers.


Daisy Christian said...

Awesome luv it!!! Cant wait till next yr

geekie kittie said...

Wow! This being my first LOL I didn't realize it was a whole THINGY!

Kudos to you Bonnie!!

Erica said...

Wow!! How great! Thanks, Bonnie, for all your work on this. ♥

Cat said...

Wow Bonnie! Thank you so much for all the hard work and effort you put into making LOL day such a success! :D


Wilma Rubble said...

Wow how on earth did you keep track of all that? Great job again this year Bonnie. Thanks!

Julia said...

Holy smokes! And I am with Wilma, how did you keep track?

Blondie said...

Awesome! As usual Bonnie, job well done

Anonymous said...

Wow, I suppose I will have to comment again next year. The pressure is almost unbelievable! Caddydlr

Roz said...

Hey Bonnie, those are fantastic numbers! Congrats on another successful LOL Day! I know I had a ball saying hi to some old friends and found some new.

Many thanks to you and all those who helped in organising this event.


MrBBSpanker said...

Fantastic numbers Bonnie! I tried to get around to every single blog like I did last year... but I didn't quite get to every one. There were just sooooo many!
It was a really enjoyable time and I can't wait until next year.
Hopefully, since it's becoming so popular, next year can be set across a few days.
Thanks again Bonnie!
# MrBBSpanker

Anastasia Vitsky said...

131 blogs? No wonder I was so tired on LOL Day! This was the first year I managed (I think) to visit every one. As you said, certainly Mardi Gras meets marathon.

I have been so happy to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. Thank you for the event, Bonnie!

Mona Lisa said...

Wow, what a great result!
Bonnie, you are doing an incredible good and important job with this.
Thank you for that.

Mona Lisa.

abby said...

We do love our lurkers..and we love our Bonnie! Thanks so much for all the work you put into this! hugs abby

Hermione said...

LOL is a day I always look forward to. I can't believe I visited 131 blogs!

Great job, Bonnie!


Anonymous said...

It was super fun! Thank you! Did you go to each blog and check the comment count? Love the stats!

Leigh Smith aka Sunny Girl said...

It was terrific. I know I spend the day visiting and blogging. Thank you for everything.

ronnie said...


I always look forward to LOL Day.

Thanks for another successful year.


Michael said...

Fantastic participation in LOL Day, Bonnie. I tried to make it to all blogs but fell short. It was a fun day making new friends and staying in contact with old ones.
I want to thank you for all your hard work as this event pulls our community together in a special and warm way. You are the mother of our brood but in this case momma is the one who gets spanked. :-)

Meredith Malloy said...

We appreciate all the work you did and I enjoyed participating in my first LOL day.

Fondles said...

thanks for the wrap you. you do so much good work! Much Appreciated!

River Wild said...

Wow. To say I'm impressed is an understatement! I love the bar graph by the way :) Although I posted, I was unable to be at a computer for the entire day so I didn't really get to participate :( Thank you for doing it!

Kenzie said...

So much fun to see the stats. I had a blast, thanks so much for putting it together!

Terpsichore said...

Thanks...what an overwhelmingly wonderful day! :-)

Cali Mom said...

Wow Bonnie - I'm amazed at the stats too! Thank you for putting together such a fun event! :)

elle :) said...

Thanks for putting it all together and organizing all these results. It's amazing!

Bonnie said...

Thanks, everybody! I appreciate your continuing support.

The statistic I'd love to report is the number of friendships forged and renewed. That's the real purpose of LOL Day.

How do I keep track? I have a spreadsheet.

Can we stretch LOL Day over several days next year? The current process is incredibly exhausting. I can't imagine expanding the time frame any further. Sorry.

Did I go to each blog and check the comment count? Yes.

I'm glad everyone had fun and met lots of nice people.

I am particularly grateful to our ambassadors who made it around to visit many of our participants and wish them well. As a result, everyone had comments to savor.

So that wraps up LOL Day 8. It's been an event to remember!

Underling said...

Thanks as ever for all your hard work on this, Bonnie (and to everyone who participated and left comments on blogs) - another super-successful LOL Day!

I've found in past years that LOL posts are surprisingly slow-burners - they attract a flurry of contributors on the day, of course, but visitors still post to them months after the event itself. Which is always a wonderful bonus!

I only had time to make it to a fraction of the participating blogs, and I'd started by working my way down from the top of your list - I expect a lot of people will have done the same. Next year I must remember to start somewhere in the middle or pick and choose at random, to help spread the love! :)

George K said...

Bonnie, you are amazing. Thanks for all the effort, it is very much appreciated.


Christina said...

You are amazing to do all this work for the community! It was my third LOL day and while it was a lot of fun, it was tiring and I was glad to see the day end. I had several people de-lurk for the first time, which is awesome! :D

Alex said...

Success story! : )
I don't know if there are more lurkers in our spankosphere, our jsut a higher ratio of lurkers coming out the wood
Cheers : )

an English Rose said...

Oh wow Bonnie, it was such a fun day, Thank you so much for organizing such a cool party,
love Jan.xx

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