Loni Edwards

Illustration and Paintings in Digital, Watercolors and Ink

The Great Comment Challenge 2012

While reading my Google reader early this morning, I came across a post by author Lee Wind about the Great Comment Challenge.  After reading his post I decided I would like to read more about it and possibly sign up.  So I followed his advice and went over to the Mother Reader blog.

The Great Comment Challenge is an annual event in the kidlit online world.  It involves posting a link to your blog, and then promising that you will post 5 comments a day to fellow bloggers on the list for 21 days.  I read the FAQ’s also which are a great way to learn more details.

In this world of quick social media, such as Twitter ,Facebook , Google+ and so forth, I have missed the old days of blogging.  I read a lot of blogs on my reader, but I don’t always have time (or honestly, a desire) to comment. So for me, this will be a great way to get back in touch with old friends and gain some new ones!

If you think this sounds like fun to you, please add your name to list!

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  1. Aadel 05/01/2012

    That sounds like fun! I signed up hoping to find some new blogs to read about KidLit!

    • Loni 05/01/2012 — Post Author

      Awesome Aadel! I have already added a few new ones to my Google Reader. I hope you do too!

  2. Laurie Jess 05/01/2012

    Hi Loni, I did the same thing & now I’m having fun discovering!!! I’ll be checking out some of your sidebar links…Fun!

    • Loni Edwards 05/01/2012

      Hi Laurie! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you find some fun new stuff to discover 🙂 Happy New Year!

  3. Russ 05/01/2012

    Hi Loni!

    I just signed up for the challenge and thought I would hop over to say “hi”. This is going to be a great way to connect with others and force me to keep my blog more current.

    Looking forward to your posts!

  4. Juana Martinez-Neal 05/01/2012

    Hi Loni! I do love the idea of the comment challenge. Good luck on you 12×12 on 12! Talk soon!

  5. Beth Stilborn 05/01/2012

    Hi, Loni — great to see that you’re in the Challenge, too. The network continues to expand.

  6. patientdreamer 06/01/2012

    Hi Loni, so pleased to see you in the Comment Challenge, what a cute blog btw…. I so love this, will stick around to read.

  7. Jim Randolph 06/01/2012

    I’ve been doing the comment challenge for the last couple of years and it’s great. Gets me out of lurking mode and lets me find some interesting new blogs every year. And I always pick up one or two unsuspecting blog followers myself.


    • Loni Edwards 06/01/2012

      Thanks Jim! I am so glad there are challenges like this to get us “lurkers” out more 🙂 It’s a great way to meet new friends. I appreciate you picking my blog to comment on. Thank you and nice to meet you!

  8. Blessy Mathew 08/01/2012

    I signed up today…three days late though. This is my first Comment Challenge. Looking forward to the fun and connecting with other kid lit bloggers.

  9. Lee Wind 20/01/2012

    So glad you’re participating in the Comment Challenge – and I like the posts you do on “perfect picture books” – really fun to hear about it from your illustrator’s perspective!

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