The plan was to run the experiment through January and January is almost over. I haven't decided if I will end it on January 31st or if I'll keep it going. There is a lot to consider. Let's review.
It's forced me to be more active on the blog than I have been for a long time. In addition to my blog, I've also been more active within the blogosphere.
I've had 89 comments from 33 different people comment on since I started the program.
I've tried to reply to each comment, which helps me with tracking, but it also helps me engage more with the blogosphere.
I've added some sweet cards to my collection from fellow bloggers that I may or may not have added if I hadn't had the program going.
I've been paranoid about the tracking aspect since it's not something that can be automated. I have to do it manually and for some reason I don't always get notified by email when someone comments. I think I've tracked everything up to this point, but I'm not sure. If I missed anything, please let me know.
I'm not sure everyone is aware of the program. Maybe I need to mention it briefly in every post, so that everyone is aware.
By my count there are 7 bloggers with enough points to claim a card, but nobody has as of yet claimed a prize. There are several possible reasons for this. It might be because the prizes aren't desirable. It could be because people aren't sure how many points they have. It might be because people are waiting to earn more points before claiming a something.
Alright, so here's an update.
|Brian Stryker/Collecting Cutch||50|
|Reds Card Collector||5|
|The Angels In Order||5|
|Sport Card Collector||5|
|The Lost Collector||5|