Summer 2016 Comment Challenge Wrap-up

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Earlier this year, spring to be exact, Alicia and I had this crazy idea: What if we started a challenge as a way to connect bloggers, and challenge ourselves to spread the comment love? Hmmm. What if? And thus, the Summer 2016 Comment Challenge was born. Whether you’re a new blogger or a seasoned vet, blog comments are one of the most rewarding aspects of blogging. If you’d like to do your own wrap-up post for the Comment Challenge, please feel free to leave a link in the comments and we’ll be sure to visit.

Alicia’s Final Thoughts:

When Lonna @ FLYLēF first approached me about this collaborative blogging project, I was beyond ecstatic. At the beginning of this year, I had been contemplating ways to interact more with other bloggers. The Comment Challenge, which revolved around the idea that we could pair bloggers together and they would focus on interacting with one another for one month, was the perfect way for me to do this. Not only did I get to know my cohost (Lonna, by the way, is really awesome), but I got to interact with bloggers who I knew a little about and many I didn’t know at all. I loved seeing bloggers connect with each other and I hope that you’ll continue these new friendships beyond this challenge.

Lonna’s Final Thoughts:

I had the pleasure of meeting many new blogging friends in this challenge: Peyton, Christina, Arnis, Lizzie, Rosemarie, and Kathryn (my partners). Each blogger was so uniquely different that my reading repertoire expanded beyond my preferred genre—fantasy. Now my TBR is more monstrous than ever, but it’s also phenomenally diverse! Though it didn’t always go without a hitch, I’m thankful for my amazing co-host, Alicia, for her inspiration and thoughtfulness. I hope everyone has enjoyed the challenge as much as I have. While the challenge is now official over, I still visit many bloggers even beyond the scope of this challenge. I hope you do, too!

What’s Next:

We had so much fun this summer hosting the Comment Challenge and we wanted to hear from you to see how you felt about participating in the same challenge over the winter months. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and so coming this January through March, we will be hosting the Winter 2017 Comment Challenge. There may be a few changes to help us make the experience better for everyone, but expect a lot of the same format. Look for more info coming in December.

Giveaway:

The winners of the Summer 2016 Comment Challenge are Arvenig @ Arvenig.it and Victoria @ Addlepates and Book Nerds. They’ve requested The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace and Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas, respectively. Thank you everyone for entering our giveaway!

Summer 2016 Comment Challenge Blogroll: 

We had a total of 65 amazing bloggers take part in this challenge. I encourage anyone who’s looking for a bit of comment love to connect with these awesome bloggers! If you’ve participated and do not see your name in the blogroll—our sincerest apologies! Please let us know and we will gladly amend it.

A Bookish Mess Intro to Blurb
A Hundred Thousand Stories Kayla’s Nook Corner
A Kernel of Nonsense Killer Appetite (Murder is Delicious)
A Reading Writer Lisa Loves Literature
A Thousand Words A Million Books Lollipops Books
Addlepates and Book Nerds Mareli Thalk Ink
Always Me Marybeth’s Bookshelf
Anything but Everything Mind of Luxe
Arlene’s Book Club Musings of a Bookish Kitty
Arvenig My Head is Full of Books
Bella’s Bright Bookshelf Novel Gossip
Between My Lines Nut Free Nerd
Book Babble Ola Reads Books
Book Club Librarian Panorama of the Mountains
Book Freak Revelations Perfection in Books
Book Room Reviews Poseidons99
By Page or By Plane Quartzfeather
Chapter Adventures Quest Reviews
Chrissi Reads Ravenna Young
Curious Daisy ReadbyNicka
Eccentric Everything Reading Extensively
Every Book You Need To Read… Space Between the Spines
Falconer’s Library Spacelings
Fandom Forever Story and Somnomancy
Fervently Curious Tea and Paperbacks
FLYLēF The Book Date
Girl With Her Head In a Book The Emerald City Book Review
Heart Full of Ink The Immortal Readers
Heir of Glitter The Novel Orange
Howling Frog Books Tsundoku
I Wish I Lived in a Library View From My Books
Inside My Minds West Metro Mommy Reads
Inside the Secret World of…

Comment Challenge: August Link-up + Giveaway

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This is the final month of our summer challenge and we’re so grateful for everyone who’s participated. There is still one week to sign up for August, so if you are interested, head on over to the Comment Challenge: August Sign-up Post for all the info. If you aren’t familiar with the Comment Challenge, co-hosted by Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense, the challenge is designed to help you connect with other bloggers through comments. Each month, we’ve paired bloggers together and had them comment on each other’s blogs. Please note that sign-ups close on the 21st of this month for August participation. For those already signed up for August, now is the time to link-up with your sign-up post…

txt-link-upAugust Link-up: Please be sure to add a link to your sign-up post for this month below and as always, we encourage you to visit other bloggers’ posts. Please note that the final day to add a link will be July 31st.

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Spread the word by adding the Comment Challenge button to your blog’s sidebar!

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Graphics also available for you to use include:

  1. 700 pixel width banner (featured at the top of this post)
  2. 500 pixel width banner
  3. 225 pixel width button

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Giveaway time! At the end of August, your hosts will be randomly selecting two winners from Comment Challenge participants to receive a book of their choice worth up to $20 (INT). Details and Rafflecopter link are below. Be sure to enter and best of luck!

~A Rafflecopter Giveaway~

Giveaway details:

  1. Giveaway ends August 31, 2016.
  2. Open internationally, as long as Book Depository ships to you.
  3. Two (2) lucky winners will be selected at random by Rafflecopter to receive a new book of their choice worth up to $20 USD.
  4. The winners will be announced on both blogs as well as emailed, and will have 72 hours (3 days) to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
  5. Prizes will be fulfilled within 2 weeks. For newer releases, prizes will be fulfilled 2 weeks from the book’s release date.

Comment Challenge: July Link-up + Giveaway

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We’re about to start month two of our three-month long challenge! For those who have sign-up for July, be sure to put together a sign-up post letting everyone know you are participating and add your link below. For those who haven’t heard about this challenge, Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense are hosting the Comment Challenge all summer long. Every month we’re pairing up bloggers and encouraging them to comment on each other’s blogs. There is still time to sign-up for July, just head on over to the Comment Challenge: July Sign-up Post for all the info. Please note that sign-ups close on the 21st of this month for July participation.

txt-link-upJuly Link-up: For those who’ve already signed up, be sure to add a link to your post below and we encourage you to visit other bloggers’ posts. Please note that the final day to add a link will be June 30th.

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Spread the word by adding the Comment Challenge button to your blog’s sidebar!

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Graphics also available for you to use include:

  1. 700 pixel width banner (featured at the top of this post)
  2. 500 pixel width banner
  3. 225 pixel width button

txt-giveaway
Giveaway time! Your hosts for this challenge are holding a giveaway for challenge participants. At the end of August two participants will be selected to win a book of their choice worth up to $20 (INT). Details and Rafflecopter link are below. Be sure to enter and best of luck!

~A Rafflecopter Giveaway~

Giveaway details:

  1. Giveaway ends August 31, 2016.
  2. Open internationally, as long as Book Depository ships to you.
  3. Two (2) lucky winners will be selected at random by Rafflecopter to receive a new book of their choice worth up to $20 USD.
  4. The winners will be announced on both blogs as well as emailed, and will have 72 hours (3 days) to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
  5. Prizes will be fulfilled within 2 weeks. For newer releases, prizes will be fulfilled 2 weeks from the book’s release date.

Comment Challenge: June Link-Up + Giveaway

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Alright, challenge participants, now’s the time to link-up with your Comment Challenge Sign-up Post! For those unfamiliar with this challenge, Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense are hosting the Comment Challenge this summer. Every month we’ll be pairing up bloggers and encouraging them to comment on each other’s blogs. If you’re interested in joining us for the month of June, there’s still time to sign-up. Head on over to the Comment Challenge: June Sign-up Post for all the info. Sign-ups close on the 21st of this month for June participation.

txt-link-upJune Link-Up: For those who’ve already signed up, be sure to add a link to your post below and we encourage you to visit other bloggers’ posts. Please note that the final day to add a link will be May 31st.

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Spread the word by adding the Comment Challenge button to your blog’s sidebar!

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Graphics also available for you to use include:

  1. 700 pixel width banner (featured at the top of this post)
  2. 500 pixel width banner
  3. 225 pixel width button

txt-giveaway
And now for the giveaway! Your hosts for this challenge are so grateful that you’ve decided to join us for this summer challenge and will be holding a giveaway for participants. At the end of August two participants will be selected to win a book of their choice worth up to $20 (INT). Details and Rafflecopter link are below.

~A Rafflecopter Giveaway~

Giveaway details:

  1. Giveaway ends August 31, 2016.
  2. Open internationally, as long as Book Depository ships to you.
  3. Two (2) lucky winners will be selected at random by Rafflecopter to receive a new book of their choice worth up to $20 USD.
  4. The winners will be announced on both blogs as well as emailed, and will have 72 hours (3 days) to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
  5. Prizes will be fulfilled within 2 weeks. For newer releases, prizes will be fulfilled 2 weeks from the book’s release date.