It is incredible, too right. I knew as soon as I read about 10 sentences that it would shatter comment records too. It was a very topical bit of writing, in an accessible way, for the right audience that wanted to hear and debate it.I'm disappointed I haven't had time to join in, looks like it was a doozy.
You still can! :) It is a doozy... and he did a pretty decent job defending it in the comments, too. A JIB nominee, at the least!
Ironic that the post worthy of a JIB nomination comes just as the awards are announced. Will it still be a record in a year from now? The memory of the J-blogosphere is notoriously short. We'll see!
A flaw in the JIBs, though understandable. A blogosphere 'year' is probably 3-6 months - but it can hardly be expected that the JIBs be run every 6 months.
This is exactly why the JIBs are irrelevant- the better gauge of a blog is its active readership. Who needs them when you have raw numbers?
As awards, they're somewhat irrelevant; as far as spreading blogs, they're a huge success.
The post is clearly a record setter but the aggregate amount of comments must be discounted by the number of times you commented, Ezzie. You were like a Mountain Dew slugging college student in a computer lab voting on the JIBs. :)
David - That's the best analogy for anything I've seen all day. :)