Veni, Vidi, Comenti.
I came, I saw, I commented.
So, you should be feeling great, having spent the last 21 days reading and commenting and truly BEING part of this amazing Kidlitopshere community.
And I mean that even if you didn't manage to keep up with the 5-comments-a-day pace.
Really, even if you only posted 10 comments in 21 days, congratulations!
Because now you know, now you see, now you understand, that to make a community work, you have to PARTICIPATE in that community. And if you did participate, no matter your quantifiable score, you probably saw more comments on YOUR blog, too. And more visitors.
And it hopefully JAZZED you up about blogging and about writing on your blog!
So Thank You for joining in!
Make sure to leave a comment here or over at MotherReader if you managed to make it to 100 comments in the last 21 days to let us know... We'll be having a prize drawing and announcing the lucky winners soon!
Also, feel free to comment on what you've learned by participating, even if you achieved a smaller quantity of comments - because sometimes it's not about quantity.
Ultimately, we hope it's been about sharing our epiphany:
The way to keep blogging fun and to really feel like part of this community is to participate by commenting on the discussions going on at blogs all around us!
And me? How did I do?
Well, I made it to 100 comments just yesterday, with a sprint of 17 comments to make it to the finish line. (Yeah, weekends are just not realistic blogging time for me.) But now I know that, and I won't set myself up with blog-commenting-on-the-weekend expectations. I hope to try and keep up with 25 comments a week, 5-comments-a-day, letting myself focus on Monday-Friday. And I'll try to eat more leafy green vegetables, too.
Thanks for asking.
Remember, Commenting is FUN! (Sort of like gifts and the holidays...)
Getting a Comment is Fun.
But giving a Comment is Priceless!
So go forth, and Conquer... with Comments!
(*I know, I know, but we have to re-claim that expression someday, and it might as well be today!)
The awesome fireworks photo was from here.