Announcing New Monthly Competition

One of the most rewarding aspects of writing a blog is receiving all the wonderful feedback from readers.  I truly enjoy the dialogue that is born from my posts, whether on my blog's original home, or on Open Salon, or on Facebook and Twitter. Even the comments I've received in private -- either via e-mail or face-to-face -- have been wonderful for me to hear, whether you all agree with my opinions or disagree with them, or just want to add your own two-cents to the conversation.

In an effort to encourage even more participation, every month I'm going to recognize the best comment that I've received.  This isn't a formal contest with physical prizes, so no legalese rules or disclaimers are necessary.  I will simply use my own judgment to hand-pick the comment that I like the best each month, and give it the spotlight in its own post. My goal is to not only highlight some terrific commentary that some of you may have missed, but also entice some of you quiet lurkers to share your thoughts. I really do enjoy hearing what you all have to say. 

And just because I don't single out every single comment doesn't mean that they're not all fantastic -- on the contrary, I value each and every one.  So let me know what you're thinking! And may the best comment win the glory!