Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2011 Comment Challenge Wrap-Up

Don't you just love that logo?  Many thanks to Lee Wind and MotherReader for hosting this year's comment challenge.  Lee created the logo which is made up of the mastheads from the 131 blogs that participated in this year's challenge.  Can you find mine?  Do you see headers from other blogs you read?

The goal was to comment on at least 5 blogs a day for 21 days.  At the end, we should have made 100+ comments on various bookish blogs.  So, how did I do?  Well, I didn't make 100, but I wasn't far off.

  • Over the 21 day challenge, I left 99 comments on blogs.
  • I was introduced to some new to me blogs.
  • Not commenting on the weekends kept me from meeting my goal.
  • Taking time to clean out my reader every night has become a new habit.  It's manageable and helps me to stay connected with my friends in the blogging community.
  • I am now responding to comments left on my blog.
  • I am now hopping over to other bloggger's posts when they comment on my blog and reciprocating the comments.
  • I feel reconnected to my kid-lit blogging community, which I had lost by getting lost in my work.
  • New habits have been formed and the momentum will keep me going.
So, even though I didn't reach the goal of commenting 100+ times, I still feel successful with this challenge.  Will you join us next year?


bermudaonion said...

I'd call 99 comments a success! Congrats on completing the challenge!

Alleged Author said...

Yay for getting re-connected!

Jess said...

Hey Shel!
Man your blog is so fabulous! Bursting with great book info and fun! I'd love to participate in the Write for a Reader next year! Where can I find some more info on that???

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