Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thoughts on the Comment Challenge

Yesterday was the first check in for the comment challenge. The goal is to leave five comments a day on blogs; I've averaged that. Some days I leave fewer, some days a few more. I'm impressed with the people that are leaving many more than that!

I've found some great new blogs to read, and I've loved getting comments on my blog! My additional challenge is trying to keep up with them and respond, but that's a good problem to have.

I read quite a few blogs before I started this challenge, and even before I started blogging. And while I knew there were tons of book blogs out there, this challenge has been a reminder of all the people that love reading and talking about books. Even though I spend my days in a library, it's sometimes easy to forget this...some days I have lots of people asking for books, and telling me about what they are reading, and other days it seems like all people want are dvds and help on the computer. (For the record - I totally don't have a problem with libraries circulating popular dvds, and I think - no, I know - there are so many people needing computers to use for homework and job searches and the library is their only option, and I'm glad that's a service we can provide. Just saying my job isn't always about books and reading.)

So whether you're blogging about picture books or young adult titles, or writing books, whether you're blogging about your personal reading or about getting books in the hands of kids, it's both wonderful and refreshing to see so many people passionate about reading and sharing that passion with others. It's been an additional benefit of this challenge to see and be reminded of all that enthusiasm for reading.

9 comments:

  1. Definitely great to be reminded of a much bigger community that is passionate about books! I also like getting to see so many different approached to blogging - the sorts of reviews, even the formatting for blogs - it all gives me ideas for my own blog.

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  2. Yes, I've had a lot of fun reading all the new blogs, so much so that I realized yesterday that I forgot to post to my own blog! And I had finally finished an actual kidlit book. I'll try to get my post about Darth Paper up sometime today.

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  3. I think I've discovered more new blogs this year than any other! The blogosphere is truly endless.

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  4. Well said! mpflory.blogspot.com

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  5. It's so easy to think that librarians spend all day talking about books... and so far from the truth! I love listening to (or reading about) people who are passionate about books.

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  6. Great post--I joined the party late, but am loving visiting all these blogs. Thanks for stopping by mine!

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  7. It's been great visiting all these excellent blogs and getting a better sense of the amazing dedication to children's literature that is out there.

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  8. It has been both lovely and daunting to visit all these blogs from the MotherReader site. I had about a week of non-commenting and am now trying to make up for lost time. Lovely to see you here!

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  9. Great blog! I love finding more book-lovers.
    Kathy Cannon Wiechman (Swagger Writers)

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