Cans for Comments!

UPDATE (12/22/08): Between 12/5/08 and 12/20/08, including comments left here, on my personal blog, on Flickr, and on my posts at Photo LoveCat, I got 94 comments! I’m rounding it up to an even 100 cans to donate – going to the store tomorrow!

Giving Her Away, at the Hideout on the Horseshoe, New Braunfels, Texas

Anyone with a blog can tell you that the most wonderful thing in the world is to get a comment on a blog post. Now I want to share that wonderful feeling with others!

For every comment left on this blog (not just this post, but the whole blog) between now and December 20, 2008, I’ll purchase and donate a canned good to the Houston Food Bank!

I have to give Chris + Lynn credit for the inspiration (oh my, are they ever inspiring!), and Scott of Think Photographics credit for pointing it out. When I heard about it, I had to jump on the canwagon!* (Totally Scott’s words there with the canwagon. It cracked me up though so I had to use it.) Lots of others are participating too!

On the Canwagon:
Kristel Wyman, Lori Miles, Blue Olive, The Bebbs, CJ Scott, Erin Gilmore, Amber Hughes, Jamie Delaine, Tracey Heppner, Michael Wachniak, Melissa Zihlman, John Heil, Susan, Ami J. Davenport, Jerk with a Camera, Anne Ruthmann, and Kristy, the Custom Invitation Lady.

Want to join in on the fun? Let me know, so I can be sure to post your link too! You give it to us … and we give it back! Cans for Comments! Yeah!

No blog post is complete without photos, so here are a few for Flashback Friday! Some of my favorites from Sarah & Marc’s wedding back in May at the Hideout on the Horseshoe in New Braunfels, Texas. Such a beautiful setting – and an absolutely gorgeous couple!

Just Married! at the Hideout on the Horseshoe, New Braunfels, Texas

Follow Me


Author, Coach, Blog Geek. Blogger of 15 years, I named WordPress. My Superpower: Helping entrepreneurs like you use the power of storytelling across blogging & social media to magnetize clients and dominate your market. It is time to stop believing the lies of the Perfection Culture. I live in Houston, Texas when I'm not traveling in my Mini Cooper.
Follow Me

About the Author


  • Erica Douglass December 5, 2008 at 8:48 PM

    Christine, you rock!


  • Todd Lorenz December 5, 2008 at 8:56 PM

    What a great idea. However, please donate *anything* other than creamed corn. The hungry will thank you.

  • Lynn@CHRIS+LYNN PHOTOGRAPHERS December 5, 2008 at 8:57 PM

    Hey Christine! Thanks for joining us in sharing the luv! BTW,your boudoir site is totally haute! Love the super-sexy, super-classy BW images.

  • Kristy R. December 5, 2008 at 9:08 PM

    Awesome idea!

  • Jenny GG December 6, 2008 at 4:32 AM

    i want to do this here in seattle too!!

  • Mom December 6, 2008 at 5:48 AM

    Beautiful photos and a beautiful idea!

  • Donna December 6, 2008 at 6:18 AM

    Mwah! This is a great idea; I may just have to do it myself!

  • Donna December 6, 2008 at 6:18 AM

    Oh, I am also in favor of “no creamed corn!”

  • Deborah December 6, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    You are amazing!! I wish I had my website going right now I would totally do this too!

    I love your work and I look forward to seeing more and more!!

  • Amber Hughes December 6, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Love how far reaching this project has become! Add a can to your donation for me! :)

  • uberBrides December 6, 2008 at 3:15 PM

    Just saw your latest post, and wanted to add a can! What a wonderful idea. Let’s see how many others we can get to do this!

  • Working Brides December 6, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    What a cool idea :) I must take a moment to say what I should have send many blogs ago, YOU ARE AWESOME!!! Your work is so crisp and each pic is on point!! I love your blog. I am sorry for just now sharing this, but what a good cause!!
    I am also inspired by the idea and will come up with something similiar for the DC area to donate!!

    Thanks and Happy Holidays

  • Susan December 7, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    What a great idea Christine! And so I’ll post here – but will add this to my site for the Parker, Colorado Food Task Force.

  • Ami J Davenport December 7, 2008 at 3:11 PM

    What a great idea Christine, I am so inspired by your post that I like you will be borrowing it and making sure to thank your inspired as well.

  • John Heil December 8, 2008 at 12:39 AM

    awesome! so glad to see so many taking part in this :)

  • Anne December 8, 2008 at 9:31 AM

    I like Annie’s macaroni & cheese. Just thought you should know. 😉

  • Deb Thompson December 8, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    This is such a great idea…I added a post to my blog as well.

  • cybertoad December 8, 2008 at 1:03 PM

    Wonderful idea Christine – you are such a generous individual!

  • Nicole Hensley December 8, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    This is such a fun new way to do some of my holiday donating!

  • Lisette Price December 9, 2008 at 10:10 AM

    This is such a great idea and I’ve started it on my blog as well! Happy Holidays!

  • Samantha December 10, 2008 at 3:21 AM

    Yay for cans for comments! We’re on board too!

  • Jason Connel December 10, 2008 at 8:12 AM


    At least going you are going to go broke for a wonderful cause. Truly, a great idea! I need blog love. I feel so much despair without it… LOL! I think I will do the same thing!

    Merry Christmas!


  • tracey heppner December 10, 2008 at 2:03 PM

    bless ya!
    here’s a comment for another can!
    happy holidays!! :)

  • Asim Soofi December 10, 2008 at 10:12 PM

    Hey Christine! Cans for Comments here too! :)

    Best wishes!


  • LaKaye December 11, 2008 at 4:51 AM

    This is a great idea!

  • Kerline Docteur December 12, 2008 at 7:26 AM

    We have adopted the idea at our blog as well. We welcome your comment in helping us reach a goal of 100 cans!

    The link for our blog post is:


  • Rebecca December 12, 2008 at 11:49 AM

    Add a can for me — I am doing this as well, and I am amazed by the response!

  • ohana photographers December 12, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    woo hoo! show us your cans people!! yay for makin a difference this holiday season for those less fortunate!!

  • Maya December 13, 2008 at 1:06 AM

    Hi! Such lovely images :) Please add a can for me. You and Anne Ruthmann have inspired me to try cans for comments on my site too! Yay, let’s feed some people!!

  • Jessica December 13, 2008 at 10:21 AM

    That dress is gorgeous! (Your photos are amazing, too.) Something that just struck me as really cool is the way that Cans for Comments is so local, but still worldwide. Thank you for letting me participate!

  • Paul Retherford December 15, 2008 at 10:45 AM

    Love your work!

  • Cece December 15, 2008 at 3:35 PM

    Yay, this is fun isn’t it?

  • Christina G December 17, 2008 at 9:52 AM

    You rock!!!! Thanks for helping out charity!!!!

  • Matt December 17, 2008 at 3:43 PM

    Outstanding idea.

  • Becky December 17, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    I love this idea. I think I will spread the love to my blog. Great photos by the way!

  • Mariana December 18, 2008 at 2:10 AM

    ROCK IT!!! I jumped on too! i am collecting up until Dec 28th!! and will be dropping off on that Monday to Santa Clara Food bank,

    Comments accepted at

  • Benjamin Dicaprio December 20, 2008 at 7:21 PM

    Great site. I like the way you have it set up. This picture is great!

  • Lynn@ CHRIS+LYNN PHOTOGRAPHERS December 22, 2008 at 6:08 PM

    AWESOME! Woot Woot for your 100 cans & for making a difference. Peace+Happiness to you & yours this holiday season!

  • Alex March 3, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    That’s a very generous donation!
    I’d love to know where the pictures on this post were taken.
    Love your work!

  • Lottie Fowler December 3, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    We are doing the same. Come comment us. :)

  • George @ TTL Wedding Photography October 27, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    I agree, no creamed corn please.

Leave a Reply