Comment Challenge and Spreading Blogger Love!

June 21, 2016 Book review 22

What is the one thing that so many bloggers struggle with?  Feel all the guilt about?  Yep it’s commenting.  I feel this and I KNOW I’m not alone in this.  But I’m not just here to moan about that, nope.  I’m here to tell you that there is a Comment Challenge to help us up our commenting game as hosted by Lonna @ FLYLēF and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense.


The Comment Challenge



Why should you take part in the Comment Challenge?

I believe in the value of comments so much so that I included a special blog post all about the value of comments in my A-Z of Handy Tips for Book Bloggers.  What encourages me and inspires me is when someone engages with my content or mentions something they like.

But just because I believe in it, doesn’t mean I always find the time to follow through.  A few years I set up an experiment to help spread some blogging feel-good-feels all across the book blogosphere and it generated so much goodwill and positivity that I loved it.


Comments are the life blood of your blog.  They give you energy and reaffirm that you are not talking into a void.


So when I heard about this commenting challenge (from Rita @ View From My Books) which is being organised by Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense, it just appealed to me straight away.  You get matched with another blogger and you show them all the love.  I love the way this spreads positivity throughout our community and I didn’t think twice before signing the dotted line (sounds so much more dramatic than adding your link!).


And when I’m in then I’m IN!


I have an obliger personality so when I say I’m in, then I’m in with all my heart.  So I hope my blog partner is ready as I’ll be firing comments non stop at them all month!


Talk to Trish : Do you find commenting a challenge at times?  Are you taking part in the comment challenge?




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22 Responses to “Comment Challenge and Spreading Blogger Love!”

  1. Lonna

    Hi Trish! I absolutely love your excitement! It’s so contagious! I really appreciate your philosophy of…”WHEN I’M IN THEN I’M IN!”…because I’m also the same way. I’ve been obsess with being the first to comment on my partner’s blog (Peyton @ A Bookish Mess). We have many amazing bloggers who are participating. I hope you meet a few, or a lot, of new blogging friends. =) Thank you for joining us in the Comment Challenge!

    You have a beautiful blog–soft, clean, elegant!

    Lonna @ FLYLēF
    Lonna recently posted…Blood of the Prophet by Kat Ross || Cover Reveal with Giveaway

    • trish

      Thanks Lorna! It’s a great idea for a challenge and I feel like it’s very do-able as it’s just one blog. It makes me feel like I’ll be able to give 110% and like you noticed I’m a little bit excited about it all! And I appreciate your comment on the feel of my blog, those are the exact vibes that I want to give off so I’m glad it’s working 🙂

        • trish

          Thank you for trying a second time, I know how aggravating that is! I think it’s because it was your first comment that it goes in my spam filter until I approve it. Sorry for the confusion and thanks for persisting 😀

    • trish

      I kind of think I’m an upholder too but all the quizzes tell me I’m an obliger. Either way this challenge would work for both us. Not so much for rebels 😀

  2. Kathryn

    Trish so happy to see you in on this. I did it last month and signed up for this month too. It is so simple really and it means I took the time to get to know one blog and blogger a little more. It isn’t a huge commitment, but an inviting one. All the best for it.

    • trish

      I’m loving that it’s just one blogger as I really feel I will make a connection with them. Good to know you enjoyed it last month, I’m really looking forward to it.

    • trish

      I’m exactly the same Christy, I do enjoy it but finding time to read blogs and comment is always a challenge in itself.

  3. Rita

    I love to leave comments! My “problem” is I like to leave long, detailed comments, so it limits my time. There are more blogs to visit than time in the day 🙂 I’ve seen some people group their fave bloggers into daily groups and visit each one once a week, etc. I couldn’t do this because when I see someone write a post I’m intrigued by, I have to go say something! The time constraint on leaving comments is a major reason why I don’t participate in many memes.

    This challenge is right up my alley and I’m itching to find out who my “partner” is. We will all have fun with this.
    Rita recently posted…Under the Harrow Review

    • trish

      That is exactly the reason I don’t do Top Ten Tuesday anymore. I feel bad not commenting if I take part but then I’m always under pressure early in the week so it’s just a bad fit for me. I love your long comments Rita and I always feel I know you a little better after reading a new comment from you.

    • trish

      It’s cool being paired isn’t it, that way it’s just one blog and so doesn’t take a huge commitment.

    • trish

      The more your blog grows, the harder it gets Molly! But when someone replies to my comments, it makes me feel good and it makes me want to return to their blog. I think it’s a great way of building up a fun bookish friendship.

  4. Lola

    I love the idea of this challenge! Comments always make me happy and I do my best to spread the love, although at this point replying to comments on my own blog and commenting back is the extent of what I can make time for at the moment. I hope you’ll have fun with the challenge 🙂
    Lola recently posted…Review: Yours Truly by Jen Meyers

    • trish

      You are great at spreading the love Lola as your comments are always thoughtful and genuine. I love getting them!

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