Congratulations, fellow blog commenters!
We did it!
We've arrived at day 21 of our 21 day challenge.
The goal was to get ourselves into a new, good habit of commenting more on the blogs in our world of Children's literature (The Kidlitosphere.)
We aimed for 5 comments a day for 21 days - could we reach 100 comments (with one day off) in that 3 week challenge period?
YES! Just before writing this post I hit "publish" on my 100th comment!
And oooh, it feels good.
And YOU? Did you make it to the finish line?
If you did, leave a comment here so you'll be entered in the prize drawing and can bask in the glow of praise your community will heap upon you.
And even if you didn't quite reach the 5-a-day goal to reach 100 comments total, did you comment more? Did you discover some great new blogs? Did some new readers (and commenters) discover your blog? Leave a comment also, and let MotherReader and I and everyone else know how it went for you.
Here are some highlight quotes from this year's Comment Challenge participants:
I've gotten comments from new readers, whose blogs I had commented on, and vice versa.
I can't believe how connected I've become with writers on the other side of the country...
I'm greatly enjoying learning about & becoming more a part of the kidlit community.
It's been great to find interesting new blogs and to see new people visiting mine.
It's a great challenge and I've found lots of cool blogs and people. I've been getting more visitors to my blog too, which is nice.
It's fun to reconnect and it's fun to find new friends.
I've discovered some new-to-me blogs that I'm really enjoying and I really feel like I've gotten more involved in the community over the past couple of weeks.
I have received several comments! Not a deluge, but more in one week that I had in the past few months. That's very nice.
I visited new people, and had people visit my new blogs...
I've gotten more traffic on my blog, more comments, a few followers and maybe a couple of future friends.
This challenge is brilliant. :) I can tell I'm forming a commenting habit already.
See, just participating in The Comment Challenge is its own prize. And while we're determined to do this event annually, try to keep it up over the next 11 months... after all, a good habit is a terrible thing to break!
Keep Commenting, a big shout-out of THANKS to the unstoppable MotherReader for being my co-host and partner-in-commenting-crime, and congratulations to everyone who joined in!