It worked too. I'd post the night before, around 11pm scheduling my posts and the next day I was free comment to my heart's content. I found so many awesome and interesting blogs. Maybe too many. Whew, it was tough keeping up with so many new blogs each day. Tougher when I worked the closing shift at my day job. A few days, I opted to just RT links. The comments I received were astounding as well.
I didn't visit the main A to Z list as much as I had planned too, but the times I did, having the codes really helped me find blogs that would interest me. I always kept a tab open in Tweetdeck following the hashtag. That was only semi-helpful, but not really anyone's fault. I just saw a lot of the same posts RT'ed due to Triberr tribes. I did find a few though and I made sure to put the hashtag in any of my tweet or any RTs for those following it.
Overall, this year, I saw the benefits of participating through comments and RTs. My followers increased, people RT'ed, I received so many comments, and met a lot of new people. I also found a few books I want to buy. Already looking forward to next year.
Lastly, I want to give a huge thanks to all the hosts. (Also, thanks to C.M.Brown. I totally copied this from her blog.)
Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out, Damyanti Biswas at Amlokiblogs, Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, Tina Downey at Life is Good, DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude 2.0,Jeremy Hawkins at Retro-Zombie, Shannon Lawrence at The Warrior Muse, Matthew MacNish at The QQQE, Konstanz Silverbow at No Thought 2 Small, Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs, Livia Peterson at Leave it to Livia, L. Diane Wolfe at Spunk on a Stick’s Tips, and Nicole at The Madlab Post.
My posts if you want to go through and check the stories out. =D