Sunday, January 15, 2012

Comment Challenge


One thing that the community of book bloggers does very well is challenges. You name it, there's a challenge for it - TBR challenges, debut author challenges, e-book challenges, best-of list challenges. It's extremely cool, and one year I'll jump into these in a big way. BUT, right now, there's that little matter of most of my reading time being taken up for school, which means most of my reading choices are being made for me. Not so conducive to participation, no matter how cool the challenges are.

However, I did hear about one that I think I can absolutely do, mostly because it involves something I'm really wanting to work on -- reading and commenting on other people's blogs. I'm a horrible lurker, reading lots of blogs on a variety of topics but hardly ever speaking up. Hmmm, a bit like real life, maybe? But I'm turning that around by participating in the 2012 Comment Challenge, sponsored by Lee Wind and MotherReader. So far, week-and-a-half in, I'm on track with five comments a day. And I've found some incredible blogs along the way, that I might never have stumbled on other wise. Woohooo!

If you're doing the Comment Challenge too, welcome! What moved you to participate this year? And what other reading goals have you set for yourself??

8 comments:

Charlotte said...

ha! I loved that picture!

RachelMaryBean said...

I'm new to all this, so I did it to find blogs I should be following. And I have found a lot of great ones! (That's how I found you.) :)

Amy said...

I'm participating - I wanted to find some new blogs, and I have found lots of great ones! Also, I thought that knowing people might be stopping by my blog would be encouragement to post more frequently.

Hardygirl said...

I'm taking the comment challenge as well. I've been a lazy blogger over the last year, and one of my (many--eek!) New Year's Resolutions was to blog regularly and network a little more.

I'm loving finding all these new blogs and virtual friends in the writing/reading community!

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mary kinser said...

Amy, I totally agree! Knowing that I would have new readers coming by has been a great motivation for me to keep the content fresh on my blog. Hopefully I can keep that momentum going even after the challenge ends.

Sylvia Liu said...

What moved me to do the challenge was the possibility of attracting new readers to my blog, but what I'm loving about it is finding so many great blogs. Book bloggers are an amazing bunch, as today's article in Publishing Perspectives discusses: http://bit.ly/yeONbH (1st person account of one author's success with bloggers).

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Hi Mary! It's good to discover your blog through the Comment Challenge as well - I love that widget! Did you make that yourself? We are actually kind of late in joining the challenge. Hanging in there at #158 - 15 days into the challenge, but I am finding it surprisingly easy to visit and leave comments - it's been quite fun for me as well discovering even more fellow bibliophiles who just have so much love for books, it's amazing. I'm glad to have discovered your site too! :)

inluvwithwords said...

Hi! New follower here. I found you through the comment challenge. I like the look of your blog. And that vacuum graphic is great.