The First Ever Comment-a-Thon

Hello! How is everyone? Has your weather gotten colder yet? Mine hasn’t. *shakes fist* Also, let me just say if you haven’t read the Keeper Of The Lost Cities series yet, you need to get on it. Because those books are amazing. πŸ˜‰

Now I’m going to make you endure the rather long but necessary ramblings of me….

Do you remember when I did that postΒ “How I create a blog post!”?Β When I wrote it,Β I didn’t expect to get many comments – boy was I surprised!Β I got a lot of people commenting on that post saying that they, too, loved to receive comments!

Then I realized why I had that big response:Β In that post, I tapped into something in which we all could relate….the love of comments.

That’s what gave me an idea… and I think y’all are going to like it! My idea was to create a “Comment-A-Thon.”Β Everyone who participates does their best to leave a comment on every single blog post they read for 1 week.

Try to especially comment on blogs that a lot of people don’t read yet. All of you more “seasoned” bloggers, imagine yourself back when you had just started your blog…. wouldn’t you have LOVED if someone had left you a sweet, encouraging comment? I know I would!

So, are you going to participate? If so, here’s a run-through of what we’re going to do:

Comment below telling me if you are going to participate in the Comment-A-Thon

If you are participating, do your best to leave a (kind) comment on every blog post you read for 1 week. You can start at any time!Β 

For a “bonus”, try to find and follow 3Β new blogs, too!Β 

You don’t have to, but I’d love if you posted about this on your blog to spread the word! πŸ˜€

Please keep in mind this is not a contest or anything of the sort.

The more people who do this, the better! Spread the word! πŸ™‚

Have an awesome Sunday!

Clara

60 thoughts on “The First Ever Comment-a-Thon

  1. This post made me smile! I’ve been wanting to make a post about commenting for a very long time, but just haven’t gotten around to it. I feel like people don’t comment as much they used to anymore and I wonder if it’s because so many of us have started blogs of our own and follow so many blogs that it feels too hard to leave a comment. I admit I myself am guilty of not leaving many comments, but I definitely have been trying to comment more on other blogs! It’s also sad when most of the commenters show up when there’s a giveaway. They don’t have conversations like they used to when I first discovered it AmericanGirlFan. It’s just sad. Comments are such a HUGE part of blogging and they motivate us bloggers to keep going! πŸ™‚
    I’m definitely going to participate in this and also talk a little about commenting on my blog πŸ™‚
    ~Jaclynn~

    Liked by 3 people

  2. I think this is a great idea! I try to leave a comment as often as I can but there are times I just don’t have time or I feel silly just saying, “That’s great”. I’d love to participate except I have a maybe embarrassing/silly question: How do you put a button on a blog? Even though I’ve been blogging for 2 years, I’m still learning my way through!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks! It’s actually simple: Go to “Customize” then click “Widgets” click “Add new” and search for “Image” then right click the image you want to add and select “Copy URL” and paste it into the space for a URL. Hope that helps! πŸ™‚

      Like

  3. This is a great idea! I don’t know if I’ll exactly do the Comment-a-thon, but I’ll definitely try to comment more often! I usually try to comment if there’s something I like about a post, but sometimes I feel lazy and just skip it. :/ I know how it feels to get a great comment though, so I think I’ll do this, just maybe more in an informal way. Good idea!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. I want to do it! There was a time when I hadn’t gotten a comment for 8 months! I would have been very encouraged if someone had of seen my blog during that time! Also, you could recommend a place, it’s called blogs by kids, That is where I found other kid blogs. They even have different lcategories. I put my blog in there. All you have to do is email the people with it and ask them to put your blog in there and they will!!! It is a good way to let other kids see your blog! You, Clara, should put your blog on there! I already follow 10 blogs! Wow that is alot! I will do this!!!! Do you drag the button to your post to do this, or what?

    Liked by 3 people

      1. How do I add it on my side bar? I click customize and it has a little thing that comes up on the side-oh wait, do you mean the footer sidebar 1,2, and 3? Cause it has that! Which one do I use?

        Liked by 1 person

  5. I LOVE this idea! Even though I’ve been blogging for… OH MY GOSH. I TOTALLY JUST FORGOT MY THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY… *smacks forehead* I’ve got to get a post up about that… Anyways, though I’ve been blogging for a while, every time I get a sweet comment it just encourages me and makes my day! Imagine how much more it will encourage new bloggers… This is such a genius idea, Clara, and I am most definitely participating! Getting the comment-a-thon button up on my sidebar ASAP as well!

    And my weather isn’t getting colder yet, either. (Humid ol’ Florida! How dare you refuse to give me snow?!)

    And I just realized why your posts were never showing up in my reader… all this time, I thought I was following you! I was like, “Gosh, Clara hasn’t been posting much lately.” So I checked your blog, found the “follow” button, and was like, “Gee whiz, Madi! You never did follow her!” XD!

    My comment for this post:

    I looooove your blog! I haven’t been reading your posts lately (for the reason I stated above) but looking forward to getting caught up… Keep posting awesome posts and don’t be influenced by anybody else to change your wonderful, sweet personality you have! ❀

    ~Madi~

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Aw.. thank you SO much, Madison! Your sweet comment made my day. πŸ™‚ I’m super happy you are doing the Comment-A-Thon!! Lol, that’s funny! Thanks for following me! Hope your weather cools off soon!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. I would like to participate in this. Thanks for hosting it Clara. I love getting comments, but don’t get alot of them, especially on my store. ashleysyarnworks.blogspot.com (By the way, head over there and please buy something. It would totally make my day. πŸ™‚ I have necklaces, bracelets, scarves, headbands, pillows, etc.)
    And I hope you check out my blog and follow by email. creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com
    Love,
    Ashley

    Liked by 1 person

  7. You should do this again! I think a lot of people don’t know how much it means to someone when people comment on their blog instead of just reading it. I had a lot of fun participating last year.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a comment - I'd love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s