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Comment Away!!

Today is the start of the Comment Challenge 2010 brought to you by Mother Reader and Lee Wind. The goal is to stop lurking and comment on blogs from now until Jan. 28. Here's the details from Mother Reader:

"Since it is said that it takes twenty-one days to form a new habit, we’re going to run the Comment Challenge for the next three weeks — starting Friday, January 8, and running through Thursday, January 28, 2010. The goal is to comment on at least five kidlitosphere blogs a day. Keep track of your numbers, and report in on Fridays with me or Lee. We’ll tell each other how we’re doing and keep each other fired up. On Thursday, January 28, we’ll have a final check-in post for the Comment Challenge. A prize package will be involved, drawing from among the bloggers who reach the 100 Comment Mark (five comments a day for twenty-one days with one day free of comment charge). It’s also pretty likely that we’ll award some random door prizes for trying.


Every comment doesn’t have to be insightful and intellectual. I know sometimes it’s hard to think of something to say. But what I’ve found is that when I’m in the habit of commenting, the words do come easier. I find myself reading posts with a bit more focus because I’m thinking about what is connecting with me. Also, when you make yourself heard, that blogger may check out your blog. Can’t hurt your stats. Plus, you’ve made that blogger’s day a little bit brighter. Maybe you’ll make a new BFF — Blog Friend Forever."

I used to comment a lot more, so I'm hoping this challenge will help me get back to that. And I'd love some BFFs!:)

Good luck if you join in and comment away!

Jan. 8-7 comments
Jan. 9-10 comments
Jan. 10-9 comments
Jan. 11-6 comments
Jan. 12-5 comments
Jan. 13-7 comments
Jan. 14-5 comments
Jan.15-2 comments
Jan. 16-no comments today-day off for my husband's birthday
Jan. 17-3 comments
Jan. 18-6 comments
Jan. 19-9 comments
Jan. 20-9 comments
Jan. 21-7 comments
Jan. 22-5 comments
Jan. 23-6 comments
Jan. 24-4 comments
Jan. 25-no comments-too busy today to check up on things
Jan. 26-9 comments
Jan. 27-19 comments-I was on a commenting role today!!
Jan. 28-8 comments

Comments

  1. You know, this is a great idea! There are some days I look around, but don't feel very articulate, kwim?

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  2. Well, I signed up for the first time! I am hoping that I can keep this habit up! Cheers.

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