Only a Thousand Comments Left to Go!

G’day! Byron the Quokka here–and pardon me for eating my breakfast while I deliver this announcement; but if I don’t chow down on this crunchy yellow leaf, someone else’ll get it.

We have now more than 79,000 comments in the bin, and we’re shooting for that glorious milestone of 80,000. This time last year, we would’ve easily collected 1,000 more comments in half a month. This year? Well, let’s see!

The lucky winner who posts Comment No. 80,000 will win either an autographed book or one of those cool T-shirts that says “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.” The King of Rottnest Island wears one.

Ah! And how do you suppose he got to be king of Rottnest Island in the first place? Eh? He won a bloomin’ comment contest, that’s how! He was universally admired for that: everybody demanded he be king.

All comments are eligible, except for the following: comments abusive to anyone else at this site, f-bombs and other profane expressions, ads thinly disguised as comments–which means someone thinks we must be really stupid–and comments just too dopey to bother with. Beyond that, anything goes.

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(Special bulletin from Byron the Quokka, whose job it is to keep up with these things.)

G’day! Big news about the current comment contest–the push for 75,000 comments.

We have less than 100 comments to go, to reach that milestone! Do we really need all week to come up with 100 comments?

The winner gets an autographed copy of one of Lee’s books–or a cool red-and-white T-shirt that says, “If they have to kill us, they’ve lost.” You get to choose.

Waddaya say we wrap this up in just another two days–or even less? Show the Big Tech censors that they can’t stop us!

I cannot wait to hand out this prize!

Can We Wrap Up the Comment Contest?

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All of us quokkas here on Rottnest Island are puzzled! In fact, we’re so puzzled, they put us in a puzzle!

We’re shooting for Comment No. 70,000, a major milestone, with only 32 left to go–that’s right, just 32!

And today we have eight comments. You’d think all you snowed-in humans would be here commenting. Don’t tell me you’re all just sitting there watching Super Bowl pre-game blather. (We’ve already seen the blinkin’ game. Well, we thought it was the Super Bowl. It might’ve been a commercial for Geritol.)

Look, the winner gets an autographed copy of Lee’s book, His Mercy Endureth Forever, or else one of those giant stone heads from somewhere in Turkey, they make ideal lawn ornaments, so much more impressive than that little jockey with the lantern. But there’ve got to be 32 more comments posted for someone to win!

So just buckle down and give us a knuckle-biting race to the finish line.

Only 400 Comments to Go!

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G’day! This is me looking puzzled. Like, blimey! Where is everybody today?

Well, I’m Byron the Quokka and I’m here to tell you there are only 414 comments left to go to reach 70,000–a measly 400!

The lucky reader who posts the winning comment gets an autographed copy of one of Lee’s books. You can even hold out for the new book, The Wind from Heaven, which hasn’t been published yet, if you want. Or you can ask for an earlier book in the series. This one, for instance–

The Glass Bridge (Bell Mountain #7): Lee Duigon: 9781891375675: Amazon.com:  Books

I love this cover. The girl in the boat looks just exactly like a girl quokka that I used to date, only she should have a furry face.

Seventy thousand is a colossal milestone. Did you know they used 70,000 bricks to make the Colossus of Rhodes?

I wonder what kind of response we’d get if the prize was 70,000 bricks…

A Thousand Comments to Go!

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here–and I only just noticed we have 59,000 comments!

The goal is 60,000. That’s a big milestone, and whoever posts Comment No. 60,000 will win an autographed copy of Bell Mountain No. 12, His Mercy Endureth Forever.

So there are just a thousand comments to go, in this comment contest that I’m supposed to be running. How long will it take to get there? I keep telling Lee it’d happen a lot faster if he offered a different kind of prize–I mean, is a boat that bad an idea?

We could offer a scholarship to Quokka University, if we gave out any degrees and if we knew how much it ought to cost to go there. Meanwhile, a boat’s a great idea. But I only work here, I don’t get to decide.

A Friendly Reminder from Byron

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G’day! Byron the Quokka here, reminding you, in case you forget, that the mother of all comment contests has already started.

We’re shooting for 50,000 comments, we have 47,870, so there’s quite a ways to go. But! Fifty thousand is a dinkum milestone, and I’ve talked Lee into offering a prize that’ll blow you down. But we’re not going to tell you what it is until we reach 49,000. It might take the bloke some time to get hold of this item for you.

So keep on chatting, everybody–all us quokkas on Rottnest Island are on tenterhooks, waiting to see who wins. We have a lot of tenterhooks–we get ’em at cost.

Halfway to 100,000

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What does the lizard at the control thingy have to do with this post? Admittedly nothing–I just thought it was a cool picture.

Anyhow, we’re just two or three days away from 50,000 views in 2019 so far–halfway to the goal of 100,000 views that I hope to achieve for the year.

What will I get for that? Satisfaction, I guess. But who can ever see or know what good he may be doing?

I also plan to turn Byron the Quokka loose to organize another comment contest, with the goal of 47,000 comments. Next stop, 50,000! It would be nice to end the year with 100,000 views for 2019 and 50,000 comments, all-time.

I know, I know–but who can keep from counting the sheaves? (Probably lots of people, but I’m not one of them.)

Well, that’s the state of the blog today, June 2. Now I’ve got to so see if they’re ready to let Violet Crepuscular out of jail…