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The Comment Challenge

Cheryl's Musings: The Comment Challenge

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The Comment Challenge

Last week, bloggers Mother Reader and Lee Wind began a Comment Challenge for fellow bloggers. I jumped in this week--better late than never--and it's been a valuable experience. Not exactly what I expected, but valuable.

The purpose of the Comment Challenge is to encourage community among writers and bloggers. To network. I love that idea. The question is, is that what I'm accomplishing by posting more comments on more blogs? I'm still deciding. Here's what I've noticed so far:
  1. I'm reading a lot more blogs. (Yay!)

  2. I'm posting on my own blog less frequently! (Bummer)

  3. By commenting on others' blogs, I'm drawing readers to try out this one. (Yay!)

  4. This takes a lot of time. (Bummer)

  5. I'm discovering some blogs that I love. (Yay!)

  6. ...but my list of unread blogs in Google Reader is growing faster than I can read them. (Crimeny!)

Maybe the key, for me, will be a happy medium. Hmm. I'm sounding like my mother!

But then, she turned out to be a pretty smart lady after all.

:) Cheryl



At November 16, 2008 at 4:03 AM , Blogger caribookscoops said...

I am also doing the comment challenge and have noticed some of the same things. I am reading more blogs and then I realized I wasn't blogging on my own blog as much. So I got a little stressed, but I think I will find a balance somewhere.

I have loved learning about and meeting new people so it's definitely been worth it and I hope to get faster at making comments.

At November 16, 2008 at 12:28 PM , Blogger Cheryl Reif said...

Hi! Good to hear it's not just me :). Let me know if you find that balance....~C


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