Winter 2017 Comment Challenge: January Sign-up

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We’re back! This past summer FLYLēF and A Kernel of Nonsense hosted the Comment Challenge, pairing book bloggers together and encouraging them to comment on each other’s blogs. Because of all the positive feedback, we’ve decided to bring back this challenge for this winter. We hope you join us and challenge yourself to spread some comment love while making some meaningful connections with other book bloggers.
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  • The Winter 2017 Comment Challenge will run from January through March
  • You are welcome to sign-up for one month or all winter long
  • Bloggers will be paired before the beginning of each month and will be asked to comment on each other’s blogs
  • At this time the challenge will be for English-only blogs
  • If you participated over summer, we will try our best to partner you with a different blogger, but please note this may not always be possible
  • Though it is not required, we strongly encourage you to create a sign-up post each month you participate
  • You have the option of signing up for 5+ or 10+ comments per month
  • Giveaway: at the end of March, two participants will win a book of their choice.
  • At the beginning of each month we will put together a post where you can sign-up, link-up with your own sign-up post, and enter the giveaway
  • At the end of December, we will be posting January Comment Challenge partners on our blogs as well as informing participants by email

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  • Sign-up: starting today through December 26th, you can sign-up to participate in this challenge for January
  • Create a sign-up post: link-up each month with your own sign-up post. What we suggest you include:
    • Announce your intention to participate in whichever month
    • Link back to your hosts: Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense
    • Include the Comment Challenge graphic
    • State how often you intend to comment on your partner’s blog and if you know who your partner is, introduce him/her
    • Share any thoughts you have about the challenge and whether you’ve participated before
  • Spread the word: for this winter challenge, we’re encouraging participants to tweet using #Winter2017CC (please see the giveaway for an chance to earn entries by doing this)
  • Enter the giveaway: Details regarding the giveaway are below
  • Comment: starting January 1st be sure to comment on your partner’s blog and have fun!

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If you cannot view the image below, click here for a direct link to the Google Doc.

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January Link-up: be sure to create a sign-up post before the month is out, letting everyone know that you will be participating. As always, please visit other participants’ sign-up posts and cheer them on. Please note, the final day to add your link will be December 31st.


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At the end of March two participants will be selected to win a book of their choice worth up to $20 (INT). Details and Rafflecopter link are below.

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Giveaway Details:

  • Giveaway ends March 31st 2017
  • Open internationally as long as Book Depository ships to you
  • Two (2) lucky winners will win one book of their choice worth up to $20 USD
  • Winners will be emailed and will have 72 hours (3 days) to respond or another winner will be chosen
  • Prizes will be fulfilled within 2 weeks. For newer releases, prizes will be fulfilled 2 weeks from the book’s release date.
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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!

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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.