Saturday, July 2, 2016

August Comment Challenge

A Kernel of Nonsense has been hosting a Comment Challenge all summer, in which bloggers sign up to partner each other in a comment-fest.  I tried to sign up for July, but I don't think I did it right--it was while I was gone--so that may or may not work out, but I am definitely doing August!  The deal:

Whether you’re a new blogger or a seasoned vet, blog comments are one of the most rewarding aspects of blogging. As a way to connect with new bloggers and challenge ourselves to spread the comment love, Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense created the Comment Challenge. Each month over the summer, bloggers are paired together and encouraged to comment on each other’s blogs. August marks the final month of this challenge and if you haven’t joined or if you’ve been with us since the beginning, we’d love to have you take part. All the info you need is below and do not hesitate to ask us any questions you may have.


  • This is the final month to sign up for this challenge for the summer.
  • Bloggers will be paired up and are required to comment on each other’s blog posts.
  • To allow a bit of freedom, you will be able to choose how often you would like to comment on your partner’s blog (options include 5-10 or 11-20 posts).
  • Social Media Option: If you’d like to give your partner further encouragement through social media, we will do our best to connect you with bloggers who are active on the same platforms.
  • Giveaway: at the end of August, we will be giving away two bookish prizes. Please note: this giveaway will only be open to participants.
  • Sign Up: Starting today through the 21st, you can sign up for this challenge for August. Just answer a few questions on the Google Doc below. We will be emailing you a couple of days before August 1st to inform you of your partner.
  • Create a Sign-up Post: We will be posting a link-up on the 15th for participants to share their posts. What you should include:
    • Announce your intention to participate and what you’re looking forward to for this challenge
    • Let us know how often you intend to comment on your partner’s blog
    • Tell us if you participated in June or July and what your experience was like
    • Link back to your hosts: Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense
    • Include the Comment Challenge banner
  • Spread the Word: We’d love to see this challenge take off, so let other bloggers know about it. We’ll be using the Twitter hashtag #commentchallenge2016
  • Comment: When August 1st rolls around, get to commenting on your partner’s blog!

So that looks like fun, and I'm looking forward to participating!   I'm going to sign up for the 11-20 level, which means I am now morally obligated to post a bunch in August.

5 comments:

Lory said...

I think you are in for July - I signed up too and you were on the list of pairings I received. I'm going to forward the email to you!

Jean said...

Thanks Lory! I found both new mails in the spam filter--I think all the links triggered it. I can't find the original at all and wonder if it just disappeared into the void. I'm looking forward to this fun event!

Literary Feline said...

Hi, Jean! You and I are paired together this month. I am completely new to this and so bear with me. I enjoyed reading your posts about your trip to the UK. Such lovely photos! I hope to visit there someday. Sounds like you've been extra busy at work. It probably sounds more fun to me than it actually feels to you having to do all that weeding. I look forward to getting to know you, Jean!

Jean said...

Hi, LF! I peeked a little at your lovely blog today. I'm happy to be done with work for now--although the project WAS fun, it was also exhausting in its way, plus we now have piles and stacks of books to put through the process, so nobody wants me to do more right now. I might write it up as a post...

It will be great to get to know you too!

Literary Feline said...

I am glad you are getting a little break. I think it would make a great post, and hope you will share. :-)