April isn’t over for a few more hours, but the list of top commentators for the month probably isn’t going to change in the meantime. Most of the folks populating the top commentators list are familiar faces, but I’m happy to welcome at least one fresh face.

To thank these wonderful people for popping by and contributing to the conversation at Beyond the Rhetoric, I’d like to reward them with a little link love back to their respective websites. I do this every month, so if you want to be featured in next month’s post, be sure to come by early and often in May to leave your mark in the comment form.

On with April’s top yakkers!

Sitting at the very top of the list for April’s commentators this month is Chee Wee Ng, who you may know better as Betshopboy. He was recently inspired by one of my posts, responding with a blog post of his own that highlights the upcoming Shutdown Day 2008. I was also one of the winners of his recent ad spots giveaway, so be on the lookout for Rodin’s Thinker on Betshopboy’s blog.

Coming in at second place is my good friend Jorge. Freelance writers and dot com moguls typically spend far too much time in front of their computers. Even though you may not have an opportunity to head out to the gym as often as you would like, you can still get in some excellent exercise from the comfort of your home. Jorge introduces us to an instructional video on push-ups. You’d be surprised how many people do them incorrectly.

Futurelooks head honcho Stephen Fung jumps into the list at number three. It seems that he has recently become obsessed with funny videos on YouTube, like this one about successful Transformers. Who would have known that Optimus Prime and Megatron would become such douchebags?

Emerging in fourth position for April 2008 is Derek Semmler. It seems that Derek and I have very similar philosophies when it comes to life, especially when you consider his six word memoir. I’ve been tagged for that meme as well, so be on the lookout for my words of wisdom soon.

Sneaking into the fifth and final spot for top commentators is relative newcomer Paulette. I couldn’t find a blog on her site, but she does have some very affordable MP3 downloads. Top hits like Gold Digger by Kanye West cost a mere 15 cents.

Thanks again for commenting on my blog. Let’s keep the discussion going!

UPDATE: After reading Jorge’s comment below, I went to check the Akismet spam filter and, sure enough, there were five of his comments caught by the filter. I have since approved them and, thus, Jorge is actually the top commentator for April 2008. Apologies and congratulations are in order.

On a related note, does anyone know how to whitelist someone for comments so this doesn’t happen to poor Jorge again?