Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Comment Challenge

MotherReader and Lee Wind are challenging us to comment on at least 5 posts a day for the next 21 days in the Comment Challenge: 21 Days to Community.

From MR:

Since it is said that it takes twenty-one days to form a new habit, we’re going to run the Comment Challenge for the next three weeks — from today, Thursday, November 6, through Wednesday, November 26, 2008. The goal is to comment on at least five kidlitosphere blogs a day. Keep track of your numbers, and report in on Wednesdays with me or Lee. We’ll tell each other how we’re doing and keep each other fired up. On Wednesday, November 26, we’ll have a final check-in post for the Comment Challenge. (Actually, it will go up on Tuesday night to catch all you Thanksgiving travelers.) I’m thinking that a prize package will be involved. Perhaps awarded by drawing from the bloggers who reached the 100 Comment Mark (five comments a day for twenty-one days with one day free of comment charge).
I feel like I do okay on commenting, but I know I can do better. Commenting is great because it really does create a community. You get your blog out there and you let other bloggers know that their voices are being heard. I can't think of a downside!

Between being sick last week, reading for the Cybils, and starting NaNoWriMo (10,221 as of this morning!), I feel like I haven't sat down to write a decent post in a long time. I promise I'll catch up this weekend with at least two new reviews and a couple of other posts I've been thinking about.

For now, though, it's time to head to work. Comment away!

4 comments:

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

I've joined the challenge! Here's to both of us completing it!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the heads up; I'm heading over to sign up. :)

Jen Robinson said...

I think you do a good job commenting, Abby. But I agree, we can all do better. I'll be interested to see how this plays out.

Steven at Book Dads said...

Stopping by to say Hi from the comment challenge. I see some interesting things I want to read more about so I'm going to subscribe by RSS.

We're giving away three copies of The Magician's Book: A Skeptic's Adventures in Narnia by Laura Miller at Book Dads.