Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Fourth Annual Comment Challenge Starts Today!

Want more traffic on your blog?

Want to raise your profile in the world of children's literature?

Want more readers?

Want to be a vital member of the children's literature community?

Okay, I know that sounds like you're being spammed or perhaps mistakenly Tivo-ed some infomercial, but hold on, because Today is the start of the fourth annual Comment Challenge!

Cooked up by MotherReader and myself back in 2008, the idea is that it takes 21 days to form a new habit.  And the habit that does all of those things above (more traffic, higher profile, more readers, greater sense of belonging to the kid lit community) is to comment on other kid lit community blogs.

The challenge is to comment on FIVE kid lit blogs a day for 21 days.  Any five.  You choose.  (The members of SCBWI Team Blog (Lee, Martha, Jolie, Jaime and Suzanne), as well as the lists at the kidlitosphere site are both good places to start.)

So in those 21 days you're aiming for 100 comments (and yes, you get one day off for good behavior.)

Just five a day for a healthier, happier YOU.

You can sign in over at MotherReaders and we'll be doing weekly Wednesday check-ins at my home blog, "I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell do I Read?"

MotherReader and I will have some fun give-aways for randomly chosen participants, but the real prize is creating an awesome new habit of engaging more fully with our community.

So how about it?

Are you up for The Comment Challenge?

Sign up now!

Illustrate and Write On,
Lee

23 comments:

Carol A.Bender said...

Thanks, sounds like fun!

Nina Crittenden said...

I'm in! :)

annie said...

How have I missed this the last few years? What a great idea!

Stacy A. Gray said...

Signed up!

Julie Hedlund said...

I totally missed this the last few years too. Signed up and ready!

darshana said...

sounds easy enough to do, I think. Thanks! :-)

Juana Martinez-Neal said...

Best idea ever! I'm in!

Jenny Sulpizio said...

I'm in too! :)

Sandi said...

I'm in! going to sign up now!

Kristen Schwartz said...

I'm ready!

Eric Van Raepenbusch said...

I think this is a great idea! So, glad I heard about it. I have had fun visiting new blogs today!

Patricia T. said...

Great idea and new way to meet other KidLit bloggers. I am in!

Loni Edwards said...

Signed up! :)

Alison K Hertz said...

Thanks for the post - I just learned about his challenge on the 12 x 12 in 2012 Facebook page. I HIGHLY recommend doing that challenge as well as this one. : )

Michelle Cusolito said...

I'm in! 5 down, 95 to go!

Thanks for the great idea.

http://michellecusolito.blogspot.com/

scottspinks said...

Right on! A new traffic driver! Great idea :)

Annette said...

This is an easy first step.

illustrationjunky said...

Great, I am in!

Heather said...

I think I'll give this a try. Thanks!

Gina Gort said...

Fantastic idea that may become habit forming!

Benjamin Martin said...

I'll start right here, right now. But yes, it does sound like a great idea. Cross communication is always a positive thing.

Redheaded Stepchild said...

Great idea! I'm in!

Tanya said...

I have to admit, I was skeptical at first, but after only a few days of participating I am discovering great new blogs and am getting noticeable traffic at my own blog. This is a really great community of passionate, enthusiastic people and I thank SCBWI for giving me the kick in the but to engage with it more fully.