Friday, January 11, 2013

The 2013 Comment Challenge!

MotherReader and I welcome you to the networking, community-building, 21 days to form-a-great-new-habit, wonderful way to kick off the New Year with your kid lit blogging community...


THE 2013 COMMENT CHALLENGE!

So here's how it works:

For 21 days in a row (from today, January 11 through Thursday January 31) leave at least five comments on different kid lit blogs a day.  Five a day, and research shows that in 21 days you'll have a new habit. (And elementary school math shows that you'll have left 105 comments - but we'll give you one day off, so the goal is 100 comments!)

Where do you find blogs to comment on? 

The sign up list below is one great place to start.  You can also check out the blogrolls on blogs you visit, and the kidlitosphere lists offer many many many blogs to choose from!

Why do it?  

Participating in the Comment Challenge is a great way to connect with our Kid Lit Community, and let's face it - it's easy to just be consumers of content and not interact.  But interaction - contributing to the conversation - is really what takes things to the next level!  Oh, and there will be some randomly chosen prize winners...

Get motivated!

We'll be doing week one and week two check-ins at MotherReader's blog on Friday January 18 and Friday January 25, and then a final how-did-you-do post here on January 31st!

Ready to get started?

Add your name to the Mr. Linky tool below!  (And of course, you're welcome to leave a comment here to add your voice to the fun - and then you'll only have 99 comments to go!)




Here's to a great 2013 Comment Challenge for us all!

Comment On,
Lee



58 comments:

Joanna said...

Great, I joined in last year and it was fun, so decided to give it a go again this year. Happy Birthday, Lee!

MotherReader said...

It's on!

Abby said...

Yay! I was just wondering if this was going to be happening again this year and I'm so happy that it will! I didn't do so well last year, but I am determined to meet my goal this year. Thanks for hosting the challenge!!!

Melissa Wiley said...

Thanks for leading the charge, Lee! This is always such a fun event.

Even in Australia said...

I'm excited to do this again!

Pat Zietlow Miller said...

Thank you for doing this again. I always look forward to it!

Playing by the book said...

Delighted that Comment Challenge is up and running again this year. Thanks Lee!

Alex said...

I was wondering if there would be a comment challenge this year. So glad there is and thank you for hosting this event.

delightfulchildrensbooks.com said...

I love this encouragement to connect with other bloggers! Thank you for organizing!

Michelle Cusolito said...

Yippeee! I've been waiting for this to start! I joined last year and had a ball. I "met" lots of new people (Hi Joanna!) and made some lasting connections.

Thanks for hosting.

Katy Manck, MLS said...

Thanks for hosting again, Lee and MotherReader!

Y'all are right - it's time to get back into good habits, supporting other fans and friends of YA lit.

Back for a second year,
Katy

Victoria Lindstrom said...

Thanks, Lee. This sounds like a wonderful way to get to know other kidlit writers!

gail said...

"...it's easy to just be consumers of content and not interact." I read this past year that ninety-one percent of Internet activity is consumption. Eight percent is interaction, and one percent is production. If true, it's kind of mind-boggling, given how much stuff has been produced for the Internet

Kristen Schwartz said...

I was just wondering last night if this would be happening again. Excellent! Thank you!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

I'll give it a go! :) e

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

Thanks for hosting (again), Lee and Pam! I love the comment challenge--it motivates me to comment more, and also to write more (bonus!). Re Gail's stats, wow.

Debra said...

I guess this means I have to come out of my hobbit hole? This is a great idea, though, and an excellen antidote to trollery and all the sad press given to trollery.

Mrs. Silverstein said...

Awesome--I've been wondering if this would be back! I did it last year and it was great.

Stacey said...

Can't wait!

Jeanette W. Stickel said...

Thanks for the New Year's nudge to interact! I'm going to give it a try.

Irene Latham said...

Every year I meet new friends with the Comment Challenge. Big thanks to you and Pam for keeping it going! Happy 2013!

Patty said...

I loved this last year! Thank you so much!

LL said...

I'll give it a try. What a great idea!

LL said...

I'll give this a try. What a great idea!

pixelsandpoetry said...

Hooray! Last year's challenge was a bit of a bust for me, so, onward and upward! Thanks for hosting!

brenda (proseandkahn)

Julie said...

Can you participate if you're not a blogger?

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

Hi All! Thanks for your comments so far - what a great start! And Julie, YES, anyone can participate!!!

Comment On,
Lee

Charlotte said...

Thank you, Pam and Lee!

Bibliovore said...

Yay, time for the Comment Challenge! Thanks for this annual buttocks-nudging, guys.

Sylvia Liu said...

Hello. I did this last year and found it such a great way to find new kid lit blogs, as well as reconnect with familiar faces. Thanks for doing it again.

The Pen and Ink Blog said...

Woohoo! Have no idea what our next weeks post is but right now Kris posted the Kidlit Writers Alphabet. http://thepenandinkblog.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-kidlit-writers-alphabet.html
I am sincerely hoping for the Letter S

Donna L Martin said...

I'm all about discovering wonderful blogs. Thanks for this opportunity!

Donna L Martin
www.donnalmartin.com
www.donasdays.blogspot.com

Carrie Finison said...

What a great idea! I've found some wonderful new (to me) blogs already. Thanks for starting this.

Perogyo said...

A little late but I am in! I had a grat time last year, and I really felt like a member of the community afterwards.

Thanks to you and Pam for hosting again!

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

We were late last year, and so I'm glad to have caught up on this challenge fairly early this year. We're excited to join once more! :)

Cathy Mealey said...

I heard such good things about this from last year! Glad I have a chance to try it for 2013. Thank you for pulling this effort together!

Cathy Mealey
http://bildebok.wordpress.com

Storied Cities said...

Last year I sort of flopped with my commenting but this year I will do better!

Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews said...

I'm excited to give this a try with all of you. Thanks for hosting this and I look forward to connecting with all of you. Cheers!

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

Oh goody! Comment challenge is my favorite time of year. I only wish that I'd known about it on Friday!

My goal is 10 comments a day! :)

molly @ wrapped up in books said...

I'm a little late in the game, but I think I can catch up. Commenting more regularly on blogs is something I've been meaning to do anyway, and this seems like a great opportunity to not only get in the habit, but discover new book blogs.

molly @ wrapped up in books said...

i've been meaning to get in the habit of commenting on more blogs, and this is a great way to start and to discover new blogs!

Carmela Martino said...

Sorry I'm a couple of days late--hope to make up for lost time.

Em said...

I'm looking forward to this challenge both for habit-building and for checking out some new blogs! Thanks for organizing!

Abby (The Lupine Librarian) said...

I'm so glad I found out about this challenge--thanks Green Bean Teen Queen! Looking forward to participating in this :)

Megan Maynor said...

Thanks for the great challenge, Lee. Looking forward to some great blog reading! Everybody's welcome on the dance floor over at Word Disco.

Dana Elmendorf said...

I'm a few days behind but I'm in,I'm down, and I'm going for it. Going to comment right now!

Ms. Yingling said...

Thanks for hosting this. I really do try to make my rounds every day!

Nicole weaver said...

Lee,

Thanks for hosting this challenge. I love it! Just learned about from another author.

Nicole Weaver
Award-winning Author
http://mysisterismybestfriend.blogspot.com

RGian said...

What a great idea! Thanks for hosting it. Looking forward to reading some great blogs.

RGian said...

The link to my group's blog got posted twice... Ooops! Sorry. How do I remove it...?

mary kinser said...

Loved doing this last year - so glad it's happening again!

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

We're over 60 participants! Hurray!

RGian, which are the two numbers on the Mister Linky sign up that are duplicated? I'll see what I can do.
best!
Lee

Katrina @ Vamos a Leer said...

I'm a little late in signing up, but hopefully I can catch up! What a great idea. So glad I read about in time to join!

Kirsten Carlson said...

i got a bit behind but will begin catch up mode...and passing the word on. even though it's late I think we can still get in the 'groove' if not a 'habit' in 15 days

CS Perryess said...

This idea is fabu!
Thanks for initiating it.
Mazel tov!

Karoline said...

This is such a great idea! I joined in hoping to get re-inspired for my blog, which has been left unattended for a minute. Hopeful that this will motivate me to blog again! Thanks!

Renee LaTulippe said...

Better late than never, though I tend to leave at least five comments a day anyway. Looking forward to discovering new blogs!

The Pen and Ink Blog said...

Maria @ once Upon a Story seems to
have a bad link.