Bloggers’ Comment Junction: A Link up

Dec 14, 2017101 comments

You know what is the best thing I love about blogging?
Waking up in the morning to read comments from my readers.

Second favorite?
Replying to those comments, even before I get off my bed.

I love talking about books and my feelings towards them to every person in my life. Unfortunately, that would mean chasing off many people who are not as interested in (read as obsessive about) books. So I do my next favorite thing. Write about them.

Writing is almost like talking, but it is fun only when you have someone to talk back to you, right? That is why receiving comments on my blog makes all the difference. I am sure it feels as good for you too.

I am pretty sure most of us write on our own spaces mainly to talk about things that we are passionate about, like books, writing or whatever that might be. And it would mean the world to everyone to get more comments on their posts.

Let me not even start on the benefits of backlinks and the traffic you are gaining from leaving comments on other blogs. So why not make use of them while you spread sunshine all around the blogosphere.

Give and you shall receive! Leave thoughtful and friendly comments and receive them in return.

So here is how it goes:

Drop the link to your blog here if
1) You want people to visit your blog and leave thoughtful comments and
2) You will visit and leave thoughtful comments back on the blogs that commented on yours.

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I will add your links for display to others on my blog for others to visit and leave their comment. You can also grab this button and spread the word among your peeps. And then you all can go ahead and become the best of friends forever.

Elgee Writes

Let me know what you think of this idea. Are you ready for more people visiting your blog? Would you spread the word about this idea? Or are you feeling okay with the comments you receive already?

101 Comments

  1. McKenzie

    I love this idea especially since I’m just starting out. However, I can’t get either text (the link from this page or the one from the post of other participating blogs) to work. It just appears as a broken image.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard!. I checked the image URL and it seemed to work. Give this a try!

      Reply
      • McKenzie

        It works now. I think I was doing something silly on my side lol like I said I’m new. Thank you so much for your help.

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        • Gayathri

          I am glad it works and will look out for your posts!

          Reply
  2. divabooknerd

    Years ago there was a similar initiative but most of the bloggers who signed up have since gone on a hiatus or don’t have time to interact anymore. I’m always looking for new blogs to visit and support so thank you for kick starting a new movement!

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  3. Jorie

    Hallo, Hallo Gayathri,

    I am so thankful for this as well – I would love more engagement on my blog – I do not always receive commentary on the posts I’m writing even though my blog is well read. I’ve been seeing a bit of an increase in direct engagements with commentary since I joined #blogging4books in August ’18 – however, I would love to continue to increase the chatter and convos in the threads below my posts moving into 2019. I always wanted to have convos under my posts and hope by joining this group and the #C4CC, perhaps I’ll happily be greeted by comments more than every odd moon.

    Thanks for hosting and for connecting us!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard Jorie. I hope you will meet your new tribe very soon.

      Reply
  4. Nicole Pyles

    I like this!! I think I’d blog more if I got more comments (and I’m not a fan of the format of most facebook groups.) So this would be great!

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  5. Daniela Ark

    this is such a wonderful idea Gayathri! Never enough book blogger friends!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I concur and please do join!

      Reply
    • Gayathri

      I loved doing this too.

      Reply
    • Gayathri

      Glad to have you!

      Reply
  6. Tasha

    I may join this at some point but I currently already support dozens of blogs a day, plus the ones in the blogger group so finding the time would be a challenge. Either way- great idea.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Would love to have you whenever you can <3

      Reply
  7. Whispering Stories

    Not for me at the moment, but I’m sure lots of blogger will love the idea.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Meeting new bloggers is all I look forward to!

      Reply
  8. Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf

    Late to the game, but here I am! I’ll add the widget to my blog when I get home. 😉

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Glad to have you in!

      Reply
  9. jennifer gaarder

    This is a really great idea for networking. I left my info for you.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Yay, more the merrier!

      Reply
  10. Eline

    I’m so happy you posted about this so I could find it as a newbie-blogger. This is a great thing, thanks for putting in the effort!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard! Looking forward to visiting you soon.

      Reply
  11. Karla Strand

    I think I completed the form but am not seeing it on the list. Are you still adding to it? Perhaps you haven’t gotten to it yet, and that’s okay! I just thought I would check. I will visit others’ sites in the meantime! Thanks!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      You have been added to the list, Karla. Sorry it took me a while to do that.

      Reply
      • Karla Jean Strand

        No problem at all! Thank you!! Looking forward to taking part 😀

        Reply
  12. Kaleena

    Just came across this and filled out the form; my favorite part about blogging is interacting with the community!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Yay, welcome aboard!

      Reply
  13. Terrie Arasin

    I’ve completed the form. Not sure if you’re still doing this, I don’t post a lot but when I do I’d love some activity and I don’t mind sharing the love with other blogs/pages

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Yay Welcome Terri. Start visiting people and I am sure you will get your gang in a few days!

      Reply
  14. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    I’d been looking for something like this all winter! It’s great written reviews and doing interviews and everything – but my favorite part about blogging is meeting new and talking to my fellow book enthusiasts 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I agree. I love the friendly community and they inspire me to do better.

      Reply
  15. Erica

    Oh how fun!! I’m in, if it’s not too late! 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      It is definitely not late. Great to have you on board. I am putting you on the post right away.

      Reply
  16. Ash Williams

    This is a lovely idea 🙂

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  17. Geybie’s Book Blog

    Awesome idea. I love interacting with with fellow book lovers. 😁❤️

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I love meeting book people too. Commenting is great way to do it. Thanks for signing up.

      Reply
  18. shanayatales

    This sounds like a wonderful idea! I will definitely come back with a post to link up. Or wait, do we link up the main page of our sites?

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Main pages would be cool. That way everyone can find their own way to their favorite post.

      Reply
  19. Tarissa

    I will be joining! Sounds like fun. I’d love getting a few more comments on my blog, and I know other people do too. 😀 Great idea!

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  20. Vivien Ayinotu

    I like the sound of this. Great idea Gayathri. I just signed up.

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    • Gayathri

      Thanks for signing up Viv. I will be visiting your soon.

      Reply
  21. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    Great idea! You should consider joining The 365 Commenting Challenge over at Read Write Love 28—sounds like it would be right up your alley!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      YES! I did. It is definitely an incredible challenge.

      Reply
  22. Thena Franssen

    Great idea, I just signed up. Love the ideas and responding to comments as well!

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  23. lindaslittlelibrary

    this is such a great idea. I’m already bad at commenting even though I like doing it. So I won’t be joining. But I hope a lot of others do!

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  24. Thảo Nhi

    As a blogger, I really sympathise with what you have written about your feelings and your favourite thing-to-do with your blog! Your idea is truly awesome – connecting with others and developing nice relationships are just amazing! Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work!

    Reply
  25. Ha Linh Tran

    What an interesting idea. Thanks for sharing this post. I hope you’ll success with your assignment. I’m looking forward to sign up for this.

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  26. Sự Đinh

    I love this idea. Thanks for your blog with so many useful posts. I’ll share with my friends.

    Reply
  27. Kristina

    That’s neat ! I always try my best to leave comments when I can and replies to people on mine, or atleast like it if I really can’t find anything at that moment.. (sorry im late ! 😅​)

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    • Gayathri

      You are just on time. I will count you in, then.

      Reply
    • Areeba

      Simply love your blog kristina. You will see a lot of me now on your blog. ☺️

      Reply
  28. Eloise`

    now this is a great way to make a supportive team, which is nice to have in the blogging world! (only bloggers know how much goes into this job/hobby/whatever it is to whoever ; )
    thanks!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I agree totally.. Glad to have you on board.

      Reply
  29. Jake Ferrer

    Oh this is such a great idea! Reading blogs and comments too are so fun.

    Reply
  30. Deb Savage

    This is such a great idea to get other bloggers engaged with your posts. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  31. Fanna

    This is such a cool idea! I can’t wait to give some love to all these bloggers out there <3 <3

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Thanks for the sign up. Please spread the word too.

      Reply
  32. Ashlyn

    Great idea – I love the blogging community! I’ve meet the most supportive and amazing people while blogging!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I can’t agree more..

      Reply
  33. Jessica Bradshaw

    What a great idea! One of the things I have enjoyed most about blogging has been the connections and friendships I have made through various groups.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I totally agree! All of us would love to meet more people. Just spread the word. TIA

      Reply
  34. Marta @thecursedbooks

    This is a great idea, I had filled the form and I’ll be waiting to see what blogs I would have to comment on. I adore this idea because I love receiving comments and commenting back on other people’s blogs! <3

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Commenting is the main reason I log on to my site every morning. Let us spread the word and make more friends.

      Reply
  35. Divya

    I remember doing something like this in early 2011 when I was starting to really build up my blog and had great success. But then as time passed and people moved on to social media, comments on blogs became infrequent. I hope that this initiative brings people to read and comment on blogs

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    • Gayathri

      Oh, commenting would never go out of fashion. I just moved into a new space, so I might have lost a few followers. But the friends I made through commenting have stayed with me through the migration.

      Reply
  36. Pam

    This is a great idea! It is so important for us bloggers to support each other- it’s one of the best things about being a blogger- feeling the love!!

    Reply
  37. stacey37

    Great idea, but I’ll have to do it in the New Year as life is really hectic at the moment.

    Reply
  38. Ananda

    Love this idea! I think commenting really builds community and connections, which we all need when working online so much!

    Reply
  39. Evelina @ AvalinahsBooks

    This is so cool! I was just wondering, where do I see the other blogs I need to visit xD I definitely visit back but… where do I find the ones who haven’t visited me yet? 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I was waiting a few sign ups to do that. Now that I have received them, I will be posting a page in a bit.

      Reply
  40. Shailaja Vishwanath

    Love this idea 🙂 I am all for comments since it builds community like nothing else can!

    I’ve left a link to my latest post in your form. Not sure if you needed the home page URL or a specific link. Either way, I welcome comments 😀

    Also, I will add your badge and hey my latest post is a linky too. So it’s a linky within a linky. 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      That is awesome. Thanks for adding my badge. I would surely visit your linky in a while.

      Reply
  41. Megan @ Ginger Mom

    I filled out your form. This is a great idea! I am so in 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      You are such a sport, as ever. Thank you for all your support.

      Reply
  42. Katie @ Book Ink Reviews

    Filled out the form. What an awesome idea! I can’t wait for this to go live.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      You would not have to wait for long.

      Reply
  43. Jessica Hughes

    This is a great way for us bloggers to support each other and to also find new blogs to follow. Getting comments on our posts is fantastic and it’s always so fun to see how people react to what we write about.

    Reply
  44. Anky Singh

    Filled the form! Such an awesome idea! 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Yay, welcome to the party!!

      Reply
  45. Shell

    This is such a wonderful idea for bloggers. It’s lovely for everyone to come together and support one another…

    Reply
  46. Stephanie

    What an awesome idea! I love reading the comments as well. I’m just so busy with the holidays that I know I wouldn’t be able to keep up at the moment, but will bookmark this for the future!

    Reply
  47. Tonya Tardiff

    Such a fun idea! I love the sense of community. It’s so important!!!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      It is gonna be fun when we all work together

      Reply
  48. terriluvsbooks

    I can always use more minions, I mean friends 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Bwahaha.. I love the way you think!

      Reply
  49. Caroline

    Love it! I just wish I had more time to dedicate to visiting other pages. 🙁

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      So little time so much to do!

      Reply
  50. The Book Recluse Review

    What a great idea. Thank you for sharing. I love reading your blog, and can not wait to find other great blogs.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I am glad you liked my blog. I am sure you will find more blogs through this.

      Reply
  51. lilkadykitty

    This is a cool idea! I am glad your trying to help connect the community.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I am sure all of us will make more friends.

      Reply
  52. Angie D. Hills

    What a lovely idea! I will have to save and come back and join in and will share on my blog as well! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Let us help and promote each other. I will add up the page soon.

      Reply
  53. cgwinter1981

    If this is still up at the beginning of the year, I will sign up for this. It sounds like a very positive way to support each other. So glad you are doing it.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      It would be up there, I hope! Thanks for your encouraging words.

      Reply

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