Jessica @ Bookish Serendipity is hosting a blog challenge next month, and I thought I’d join in! The challenge will run for the entirety of February, and it’s all about commenting on other blogs!
This is something I really struggle with… I love blogging, and I’m REALLY REALLY GOOD at frequently updating my blog with new posts every other day or so, but I suck at leaving comments on other people’s blog and responding to comments on my own!
Also, I feel like January and February are just such blahhhhh months? I never feel very motivated at that time of year, and as a result I’m really behind on commenting.
So, yeah. I hope that participating in this challenge will motivate me to be a better blogger in terms of commenting. I’ve set some specific commenting goals for myself, and I’m posting the list here in the hope that it will help to keep me accountable:
1. Comment on at least one blog each and every day
As I just said, I don’t comment as often as I would like to… but I should have no trouble remembering to comment on just one blog post per day, right? I can do that in five minutes or less, while I’m waiting for the bus or taking a quick break from homework or whatever.
I currently have a bad habit of commenting in fits and starts – I leave a gazillion comments all in one day, and then don’t comment at all for weeks and weeks. I’d like to be more consistent! It would probably increase views on my own blog, too.
2. Find at least five new blogs and comment on them at least once
I love finding new blogs and making new friends! Recommend some of your favorite blogs i the comments and I’ll check them out! I’m especially fond of book blogs and blogs that discuss college, photography, LGBTQ+ topics, and diversity in media.
3. Comment on my favorite blogs more often
I’m not going to name any names here, because you know who you are! (Not to mention that it could get awkward really fast if I made a list of my favorites but forgot one or two of them and made people upset…) I read your blogs religiously and love all your posts, and I mean to comment, but then I forget.
AND I NEED TO STOP DOING THAT. I want to show my appreciation for what you write!
4. Respond to comments on my own blog in a timely manner
I used to be REALLY good at this… like really, really good. And then college happened? Now it takes much longer for me to get around to replying to comments here on Musings From Neville’s Navel, but there’s really no reason it should be that way. I can use a minute here or a minute there to have a conversation with my readers!
Jessica even made a linkup for the challenge, so why don’t you join us?! Let’s make February a productive month of blogging and commenting!