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Comment Challenge 2011: Sign-Up

Today begins Comment Challenge 2011. Running through Wednesday, January 26, the goal is to comment on five book blogs a day. Keep track of your numbers, report in on Wednesdays for support, and comment like you mean it for three weeks. At the end, we’ll award prizes at random to bloggers who’ve passed the 100 Comment Mark — along with some random participation prizes at the ending and check-in posts. If you have any questions, check out the FAQs or ask in the comments on that page.

Edited to add: I posted at midnight last night, but now I can add the link to Lee Wind’s Comment Challenge post of amazing and inspiring ideas. So sign up here, and then go there to get motivated and, you know, to comment.

Comment away!

84 comments:

Beth said...

I'm in!

Gregory K. said...

Hey, look... it's my first comment! And such a valuable one it is :-)

Thanks to you and Lee for organizing!

BookBlogFun - Lauri C. said...

Ready!!...

Charlotte said...

Thanks guys!

Heather Kelly said...

Thanks for putting this together--I met some amazing bloggers last year through this challenge. So. Thanks!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba, a.k.a. "e" said...

I'm doin' it! Here we go! :) e

Z-Kids said...

Thanks for hosting! I always enjoy the new connections that come about...
Z-Dad

kristen said...

What a great idea! Looking forward to checking out these blogs.

Kelly said...

Thanks for hosting!! Looking forward to new blogs!

Angela Craft said...

This will actually make for comment number TWO today. I feel like I've got a head start!

carrie said...

I follow quite a few already, but I'm sure I'll find more.

Kate Coombs said...

I'll start running the marathon, hoping I can finish. So many great blogs out there!

Ronnica said...

I'm definitely in! I've been awful at commenting lately, but I've been working at this week. This will be a great way to hold myself accountable!

Terry Doherty said...

Thanks for putting this together Pam & Lee ... it's just what I needed to get back into a commenting groove.

Katie said...

I'm in! I'm a new blogger, so this challenge is going to be very helpful. Thanks!

Catherine said...

Great challenge! This was a NY's resolution of mine. Glad to be aboard.

proseandkahn said...

I'm in! Thanks for the challenge!

brenda

Shelly B said...

This is what I need to get me going...thanks for doing it!!

Zoe @ Playing by the book said...

So glad this is running again! I had a ball with it last year and discovered loads of great new blogs. Looking forward to a similar journey full of adventure and camaraderie this year!

Sondy at Sonderbooks said...

I love your doing this, Mother Reader! Hey, in a piece of great timing, Nathan Bransford posted today on the art of writing good comments: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2011/01/how-to-write-good-blog-comment.html

Alex said...

This will be great, thanks. I am definitely in.

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I usually comment at at least 5 blogs a day anyway so this should be a no-brainer! Thanks for hosting!

Madelyn Rosenberg said...

Oh, yay. I loved it when you did this last year. Thanks for doing it again.

Lee Wind said...

Hurray, we're off an running! 23 comments already, and with this, it's 24!

Here's to building our community, one comment at a time, five comments a day!

Namaste and hugs to you, MotherReader!
Lee

Three Turtles and Their Pet Librarian said...

The only challenge I'm doing right now, so I'm sure to succeed, right? Right???

Melissa said...

Woot! I'm off and running!

Storied Cities said...

My fingers are ready!

Brimful Curiosities said...

This is the second year I've participated in your challenge. Thanks for the inspiration! I love the chance to meet new bloggers and find books to add to my ever growing wish list.

Tricia said...

This is just the kick in the *ss that I need to get back to the world of blogging. It's been too long and I miss everyone. Can't wait to do this!

Jim Randolph said...

I's ok, Tricia, you can say "ass" here.

Hi, all. Looking forward to it!

Kate said...

what a fun idea.

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

Thanks for hosting this.
Your Comment Challenge last year transformed me from a lurker, into a commenter - something which I didn't think was possible.
The Comment Challenge - sure, it's about comments, but for me, it was impetus to start reading even more blogs... which in turn, inspired new ideas on my own blog!

Kristin McIlhagga said...

I'm in! Thanks for the challenge - looking forward to it!

Melanie Clark said...

I'm in! Thank you both for setting up this Challenge. I always love to find new book blogs, and I've recently started a blog that I hope people will find and enjoy. Yay for community!

Belle Wong said...

This is such a great idea! I'm looking forward to discovering some new blogs, too.

gail said...

I will be on my annual Retreat Week next week and out of contact with the world to as great an extent as possible. But, otherwise, I'm feeling more social than usual, so I'll see what I can do the rest of the time. And as Greg said above--this post counts as Number 1!!!

Joy Weese Moll said...

Looks like fun! Thanks!

Bibliovore said...

Huzzah! I was hoping this would crop up again! Thanks for organizing!

Mindi Rench said...

What a great way for me to explore some new book blogs.

Pat Zietlow Miller said...

Great idea. Can't wait to get started!

Fourth Musketeer said...

Thanks for hosting this! I'm looking forward to making new connections.

beth said...

I remember this from last year -- thanks for doing it again.

Trisha Leaver said...

Hey look, first comment done and four more to go! I am so excited for this, actually looking forward to discovering some new writer blogs.

The1stdaughter said...

I absolutely adored this challenge last year! I'm going to do my best to do at least 5 a day, maybe more, but ALA may get in the way this weekend...we'll see! There's always commenting via phone and Nook, right? ;o)

Thank you so much for hosting this again!

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

Thanks so much, Pam! In London til Monday but will begin commenting in earnest then.

Ms. Yingling said...

It takes 40 days to form a habit, but this will give us all a good start!

Lauri Chandler said...

This is an amazing way to get book bloggers together. I hope to learn more about authors, illustrators and publishers. I also enjoy learning about different organizations that promote literacy with a passion! Already have seen so many good sites and suggestions to have fun reading. Thanks for all you do.
~ Lauri Chandler

Donny Bailey Seagraves said...

I'm in!

Amy Nichols said...

I'm in! Last year was a lot of fun. :)

Deb said...

Okay. I'm in, lol. I saw your comment to Nathan's blog on commenting, then saw Greg's post on the Happy Accident. No. More. Hesitating. Thanks for organizing this you two. Going to be a great time of reading and commenting.

Courtney Cook Hopp said...

A wonderful idea and challenge. Thanks for putting this together!

Lindsay N. Currie said...

This is a fantastic idea! I'm thrilled to be part of it and look forward to seeing all of these amazing blogs:)

Rachel said...

Can't wait to get started!

Carmela Martino said...

Thanks for organizing this again. I just posted a link on my Facebook page too.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

I met so many interesting people last year. THanks!

Mary said...

What a cool idea! I'm in (this is my third comment today, I think!)

Megg Jensen said...

This should be fun! Thanks for this opportunity. :-)

J. L. Jackson said...

This is a really great challenge! Count me in.

Amy LV said...

I am ready to play...and to catch up! Thank you, Pam and Lee! See you around the comment corners. A.

TeacherBee said...

This sounds like a great challenge!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Great contest!! I'm in!

Deb said...

Seriously need to go get more coffee-looking at the blog lists and thought cool name for a blog "You're Next" Sigh.

Kristen said...

I remember this from last year and never participated fully! So I'm happy you guys are running it again this year! Thanks! :)

Pen and Ink said...

Thanks! This is such a great idea and the first time the Pen and Ink crew has participated. Yay!

william2233 said...

Nice site, I'm always looking at other peoples blogs. from a children author of Concord, Ca.

http://www.freewebs.com/william2233/index.htm

LitLass said...

My first time! This is a great idea.

Trina said...

I have never tried this, but it sounds great!

NatalieSap said...

Oops, joining a little late this year! This challenge helped me develop a "comment more" habit last year, and I'm hoping it'll push me to comment even more this year. Thanks for having this challenge!

Jan Markley said...

Sounds like fun! I'm in! Looking forward to discovering some new blogs!

Iron Guy Carl said...

This really WILL be a challenge! Will be fun, though.

Sheri Doyle said...

I'm joining in a few days late but I'll catch up. Thanks!

Lori Calabrese said...

I loved this last year, so I'm so glad you guys are continuing the tradition!

Tracey Neithercott said...

I'm a bit late to the game, but I'll just have to comment like crazy this week. Great idea. Thanks for organizing!

Emma L. Price said...

This is a great idea. No excuses for slackers like me. I will get started. Emma

Kelly said...

I'm in, too, MR, but I'm going to have to work hard, since it's Jan 13!

But, this will give me a chance to catch up with the kidlitosphere as it is now.

Jennifer Morian Frye said...

Thank you, this is a great idea!

CYA said...

We're all in! Thanks for doing this.

Deborah @ Annie and Aunt said...

Nothing like structure to encourage good habits. Thanks so much for doing this!

Jaymie said...

Such a great challenge! Thanks!

Joanne Fritz said...

I'm coming in really late to this, but I've actually kept track of my comments since the 11th, when I first stumbled upon your blog. Does it still count?? I'm only up to about 56 comments, LOL. I'll definitely get here on time next year!

MotherReader said...

Never too late to sign in! Never too late to comment! Thanks for playing!

Joyce Grant said...

This is an awesome idea!

Kate Coombs said...

Lee said to check in over here now that the CC is coming to a close--I assume this post is the right spot? Anyway, I have posted 5 comments per day throughout, cleaned up my blog roll, and read some very cool posts. Thanks!

Catherine said...

Whew! This last week was a tough one, and I didn't write many comments. The first two weeks went much better. Overall, I discovered many wonderful blogs that I'll be reading from now on, and received some great comments on my own. While I don't think I'll attempt 5 comments a day, I will try for 2 to 3. Great challenge!