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Pledge “blogcomments”

"I will revive blog commenting in July 2014 but only if 17 others will do the same."

— Eva, blogger at

Deadline to sign up by: 15th July 2014
18 people signed up (1 over target)

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Remember when we all left comments on blogs? I looked at some of my old blog posts, and they’re full of discussions, friendly notes, silly pictures, and occasionally spin off into random banter. I have made friends via blog comments, and found interesting other blogs through the links left by commenters.

Now, all conversations about blog posts happen externally - mostly on social media - and blog comment sections themselves are either empty or filled with spam.

It’s easy to blame others for not leaving comments, but be honest: when did you leave a friendly blog comment yourself? Let’s be the change we want to see, and all that. Let’s leave our own friendly blog comments on others’ blogs, and try to get back a small fraction of the early ‘00s web community.

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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Eva, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • James McNally
  • Fiona Moore - The Little Lioness
  • Alyssa
  • Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
  • Caroline @ Nightwolf's Den
  • Michael Jewell
  • fluorogrol
  • Uschi @pasteursquadrant
  • Josh Witten @joshwitten
  • Elise - Mummy Hearts Money
  • Jenny @all_inthe_genes
  • Graham Steel
  • Paula
  • Jonathan @clearsci
  • Matthew (@MCeeP)
  • Anders Eklund
  • 2 people who did not want to give their names, 1 of whom has done the pledge

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