Every year for the past few years, MotherReader and Lee Wind have held a Comment Challenge, intended to encourage bloggers in the KidLit (Children’s Literature) blogosphere to circulate among each others’ blogs, leaving comments with a goal of commenting on five blogs a day for the next 21 days. The time chosen is based on the research that shows it takes 21 days to create a new habit, so the premise is that after participating in the challenge, the habit of reading other kidlit bloggers and encouraging one another will have been established.
I got in on the tail-end of the challenge last year, so I am looking forward to participating from the beginning this year. The timing couldn’t be better for me, since I’ve just started this new blog.
If you’re wondering what the advantages are in this, it encourages participants to discover new blogs, learn from writers who have been “in the business” for some time, spread one’s wings a little, build community with other writers, and yes, it also potentially draws new readers to one’s own blog.
I’m looking forward to it, and have just signed up. You, too, can sign up, at MotherReader’s blogpost