January 5, 2012 11.02 am This story is over 146 months old

Lincoln man in 100k blog comments attempt

Fundraising: A Lincoln resident is raising money for charity by trying to break an online world record.

A Lincoln resident is attempting to raise money for charity by beating the world record for the most comments on a single blog post in 24 hours.

Writer and Timico co-founder Trefor Davies began the attempt at 6am on January 5, and aims to reach 100,000 comments on a blog post by the end of the day/early tomorrow.

The blog post people need to comment on is about the record-breaking attempt and his reasons for trying to gain the comments.

Any money raised will be donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

After consulting the Guinness Book of Records, to beat the current record holder, Trefor will need one comment every second.

On the blog post, he wrote: “This is a charity fund-raiser for the RNLI — we are looking to raise £1 for every comment.

“It doesn’t cost to leave a comment but if you want you can make donation by clicking on the big green “Donate now!” button in the sidebar – the bigger the donation the better.

“Secondly 2011 was a pretty turbulent year for the world.

“The financial crisis continued and we saw a number of natural disasters that affected millions of people – the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, The Philippines, New Zealand, Mexico. In the UK we had riots on the streets of our major cities.

“We all need to look forwards to 2012 with hope and inspiration. With that in mind we are looking for comments about a person or organisation that has been an inspiration to you and you think will make a difference in 2012.”

Comments left can either be a link to your inspirational person or business and why, or any other comment, as long as it’s at least two words and longer than 10 characters.

Leave a comment or follow the Twitter hashtag #comment24 to see how Davies is doing throughout the rest of the day.

Photo: Trefor Davies