I have been a member of BC Blogger for a couple of months now. As a member I have a privilege to participate in the weekly Comment Exchange. As the name implies, it is simply exchanging of comments among the members. What makes it extra special from other comment exchange activities like Meme is the spreadsheet which contains the list of members with their blog links who successfully completed the previous week’s CommEx. This is the simple rule of CommEx. In order for a member to land a cell on the spreadsheet, she/he must first completed commenting on all the blogs included in the previous week’s spreadsheet. It is simply as “do unto others first what you want them to do unto you”. Yes, the commenting is monitored in someway but not that strict. The success of the activity relies heavily on honesty basis.
For the past weeks, I had some turns to be the “moderator” of the spreadsheet. This means that I had the privilege to prepare the spreadsheet for the participating members. And since I closely monitor the spreadsheet during my turn, I observed that there are different types of CommExers (I coined this word which means someone who join/participate in Comment Exchange for faster ). Let me share with you the three major types of CommExers.
1. The Fast & Furious – These are the CommExers who are commendable and worthy of a standing ovation for finishing their round of comments on the same day when the spreadsheet is up. Whhoot! Whhoo! They are usually the ones who are already on stand by and waiting for the spreadsheet to be up. They are indeed faaaassst!
2. The Buzzer Beater – These are the CommExers who do not immediately finish the commenting on the same day when the new sheet is up but they make sure that they completed all the commenting by Monday – the day before a new sheet is prepared. They may not be that fast like the fast and furious group but at least they make sure that they won’t be late for the next sheet.
3. The Late Bloomers – These are CommExers who finish their commenting on the same day when a new sheet is being prepared (And that’s Tuesday). Some even don’t make it – for some reasons – before the new spreadsheet is up but want their links to be included on the sheet.
The disadvantage of falling in this group is the risk of not getting all the traffic from the other participants especially if some of the Fast and Furious members finish their commenting early.
So in what kind of CommExer do you think you fall? Do you belong to the Fast and Furious? Or are you a Buzzer Beater? Or how about a Late Bloomer?