Sunday, November 23, 2008

Comment Challenge

So how did you do on the Comment Challenge, Bibliovore?


What? I can't heeeearr you!

Pretty darn awful and you know it, inner self!

My first few days were good. I was rackin' up the comments, having interesting and insightful conversations, and seeing the same happen on my blog. Then things started to taper off. I would mark posts to comment later and never get back to them. The comment I made went from fiveish to oneish to noneish. Pretty fast actually.

In my own defense, some real-life stuff was happening, but I still wish that I'd been able to keep up my commenting better. So this is going to be my New Year's resolution (and yes, I know New Year's is a month and a half away, but that dang real life is still getting in the way! More on that in another post.) I want to make comments every day. Notice I'm not giving a number. Some days, even one "Yeah, you go!" comment might be an effort. But I do want to put myself in the conversation, because I liked it there.

Thanks for putting this together, MotherReader and Lee! I think we should do it every year, just like the 48-hour book challenge. It's a great way of discovering new blogs, making new friends, and getting the happies when we get comments.

And next year maybe I'll actually make it the whole three weeks.


Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that things didn't go so well during the challenge. Don't you hate how LIFE happens when we don't want it to? Best of luck on your move and apartment hunting. I will keep checking in to see how things are going.

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

You know, sometimes just being more AWARE of how comments make you feel can make the whole thing worth it. I'm sorry not reaching the goal feels like you failed - but try to think of it instead as you got a new perspective on how important and fun and connected commenting can make you feel - that's a success, no matter if you hit 100 comments in 21 days or only did 10 comments in 21 days.

I'm proud of you for participating in the community, and knowing that it's important for you to be part of it with all of us!

thanks for being so honest, and yeah, I think it might just become an annual thing...

Namaste and Happy Thanksgiving!

MotherReader said...

I was going to say something warm and inspirational, but now I'm just going to say, "Yeah, what Lee said."

Hope things settle down for you.