Join the Comment 4 Comment Challenge 2019!

Dec 19, 2018103 comments

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Gayathri loves reading, recommending books and talking about bookish things in real life. Her blog is just an extension of that habit. When she is not reading books or creating online content, she freelances as a beta reader. She lives currently in Dubai.Head over to meet me

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Being a successful blogger may mean different things to different people. But we all have to agree that getting a comment or a share on our blog definitely makes us a happy blogger. Even after a year of blogging on Elgee Writes I still love waking up to new comments on my posts.

Stop shouting into the void!

Blog engagement is crucial to making us motivated to keep blogging. It is that kind of validation we all love from our peers. Otherwise I might be just shouting at the void, right? 

Well, we all need a community.

Last year I joined the 365 days commenting hosted by Read Write Love 28 and failed at it miserably. Obviously it was too much for me and I dropped out fairly early of the game. Apparently I need some encouragement and a lot of support to get to doing what I am supposed to do anyway. 

Bloggers comment junction

So I asked for help from my dear bloggers in forming a community to continue visiting and commenting in each other’s blog. I was not surprised at the turnout because who would not want to make a new blogger friend right? You can still sign up for the bloggers comment junction here.

Comment 4 Comment Challenge

In the spirit of new year, why don’t give it a new start? 

Welcome to the new and upgraded Comment 4 comment blog challenge 2019.

Yes you heard it right!

What is the Comment 4 Comment Challenge (C4CC)?

Blogging is a social activity. Blog engagement requires both giving and receiving. If that sounds interesting to you, this challenge is for you. 

The challenge is to ‘leave no comment un-replied and un-returned’.

The challenge is two pronged:

Replying to a comment you received on your blog
And then
Visiting their blog to leave a comment

If you feel you are up for this challenge, SIGN UP right away. 

What is the goal anyway?

If you have any of the following as goal for your blog this year

  • Be more social 
  • Make more blogging friends
  • Improve blogging engagement
  • Increase the number of comments on your blog, organically
  • Increase your blog followers
  • Follow more blogs 

Then this Comment 4 Comment Challenge (C4CC) for you!

How can you participate in this challenge?

  • Sign up for the challenge here 
  • Grab my button and add on your blog
  • Follow my blog and leave a comment on my blog
  • Reply to every comment you receive on your blog
  • Share the news on social media
  • Bring in your buddy and as they say, the more the merrier. 

Grab me!

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Grab this button from the sidebar

Pin me!

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Let us chat!

What are your blogging goals for the year? What is the main obstacle in reaching them? Have you found a solution yet? Let us talk.

 Sign up here


103 Comments

  1. Risa

    I’m SO late to this, lol, but I signed up! Thanks for hosting <3

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      It is never too late.

      Reply
  2. Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

    I had no idea this link up existed and I’ve been blogging since 2014! I’m always replying to comments and visiting other blogs 🙂

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  3. Emily Nicholas

    This is an awesome idea! JOINED <3

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    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard!

      Reply
  4. El

    I know I’m super late but I’m joining this & the bloggers commenting back this year! And Yes! Everyone loves comments! 🙂

    Reply
  5. Renee's Bookcase

    What a fabulous idea! I’ve entered. Thank you for hosting!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      The more the merrier, right? I will be on your blog soon!

      Reply
  6. Ann

    Signed up!

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  7. Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites

    I’m a little late to this, but well better than never 😅 … and I’ve been kind of doing it already whoooo! thanks for organizing this, Gayathri! looking forward to seeing how it goes.

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    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard Isabelle!

      Reply
  8. Etsher

    Thanks for this great initiative!!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard!

      Reply
  9. Lori @ The Fitfilled Life

    Ohh, this is great! I love a good challenge to keep me motivated! I can’t wait to meet all of you and read what you’re blogging about!!!

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    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard Lori!

      Reply
  10. julie Christy

    I entered! I do this currently, return all comments. But I don’t get that many! Would love to make some more connections. I saw this challenge in a post. Thanks for starting this!!

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    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard and I hope you find new friends soon.

      Reply
  11. Kymber Hawke

    I think this is a terrific idea and I entered. 🙂 Let’s do this! 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard. I am trying to follow you on WP but it doesn’t let me for some reason.

      Reply
      • Kymber Hawke

        Oh, no. I will test the link and try to see what the problem is. I appreciate you trying.

        Reply
  12. ApostropheYes

    I found myself agreeing with practically everything in this post so thought I’d give the challenge a try 🙂

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    • Gayathri

      Yay Glad to have you with us.

      Reply
  13. Lindsay @TrulyBooked

    I’m going to have to do my best with this, I haven’t been the most avid commenter, but this is one of my resolutions.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard!

      Reply
  14. Nora Eliana

    I love this idea! I try to do this anyway but it always helps being held accountable by other people too 😀

    Reply
  15. Meredith Rankin

    What a terrific idea for a challenge, Elgee. I stumbled across this post through Pinterest, and I’m glad that I did. I’ve blogged under a different name in the past, and I always tried to reply to all comments, though once I had to shut down a “discussion” that turned into an attack on one commenter from another. (I banned the attacker from my site.) Sigh.

    Anyway, I recently started a new book review blog under my new pen name and though it’s hard to start over from scratch with no online friends, etc., I look forward to engaging with new folks through comments on my site, their sites, and elsewhere.

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  16. Loretta @ The Laughing Listener

    This is so great! I’m always looking for new blog friends and this seems like a great way to get involved in the community. Plus, the extra push to be more social will be good for me. Thank you!

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  17. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer

    I finally got my first bulletin board up so it has my sign up in there! YAY! I totally failed last year too but here’s to another try. 😉

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    • Gayathri

      Yay. Welcome aboard Dani.

      Reply
  18. Katiria Rodriguez

    Ohh what a great challenge I am all in! Elgee can you please delet number #39 for me I tried to remove my old post #39 but I don’t know how to remove it on linky. I will pst about this comment challenge tomorrow on my blog, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard Kati! I have removed your double entry.

      Reply
  19. Paulette Erato

    I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog after falling down a random Pinterest rabbit hole. I’m in!

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    • Gayathri

      I am glad you fell into the rabbit hole!

      Reply
    • Gayathri

      Yay! I am so glad you are on board Megan

      Reply
  20. Sharon

    So excited to do this challenge 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 Great way to support each other 🌸🌸🌸

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    • Gayathri

      Welcome Sharon. I will be on your blog ASAP!

      Reply
  21. Rachael | Pingel Sisters

    I so need this. I love all the insightful comments we get on the blog, but I am terrible at make sure I reply back and return the comment. Definitely signing up.

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    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard! I hope we will play the catch up game.

      Reply
  22. Chantelle Jeffers

    Great idea, everyone loves playing a game, I’m looking forward to seeing where this one takes us.

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    • Gayathri

      We can DO this!

      Reply
  23. Jane

    This is clever! I love this idea more than the x blog comment challenge! I lost count after about a hundred, and I found it made me see commenting blogs as a means to an end, rather than attempting to form relationships.

    I’m hoping to get back on comments this year despite my failing at them the previous three years (oops!), so I’m joining this with the hopes that it’ll hold me at least somewhat accountable!

    …plus, I love receiving comments, and the best way to get on that is to leave comments myself! I also much prefer commenting people who are more likely to return the comment on my own blog, but it’s hard to find those bloggers as the numbers have dwindled long before I dropped the ball on commenting.

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    • Gayathri

      I am glad you joined this Jane! We can do this together.

      Reply
    • Gayathri

      Glad to have you aboard!!

      Reply
  24. Kerys

    Hello! This challenge sounds so fantastic! Replying to comments and visiting back is one of my goals so I LOVE this idea! I signed up right away! Thank you so much for hosting this and I can’t wait to find more bloggers!

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    • Gayathri

      Yay, glad to have you with us. Let us do it!

      Reply
  25. Katie @Just Another Girl and Her Books

    I am not officially signing up for this challenge, but I did give it a shoutout in my Bookish Resolutions blog post because it does mesh with one of my main blogging goals for the year, a goal that I’d been thinking about before I even found this challenge.

    Wishing y’all the best of luck with the challenge in the new year though.

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    • Gayathri

      Thank you for the shout out. I am sure you will do great in your challenges as well.

      Reply
  26. Debjani

    Hi Gayathri, I joined this challenge. I am a fairly new blogger, hence, being part of the book-blogging community is essential to expand my blog’s reach. Thanks for initiating this challenge.

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    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard Deb!

      Reply
  27. Jorie

    Hallo, Hallo Gayathri!

    I am so thankful I saw some blog coverage about this comment challenge – like you, I had an #epicfail at the other challenge last year – ironically or not, I also noticed the participants of that challenged stopped visiting me after January ’18, so I was not the only person dropping out of it. I did however, start to resume visiting blogs + actively trying to be more proactive to comment on the blogs I follow and regularly read. In effect, I achieved a bit of what I set out to do but not the overall goal.

    I am looking forward to this! Thanks for hosting!

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    • Gayathri

      I think attempting to visit 365 blogs in a year was in itself too big to achieve! Let us do it this year.

      Reply
      • Jorie

        Hallo, Gayathri,

        There is only one disappointing factor so far for me – when I tried to leave comments on a few of the blogs I’m enjoying to read and wanted to add some notes for – I noticed they haven’t activated all comments – meaning only Google comments are allowed? I was disappointed as I really love Kimberley @ lattelipstickandliterature & Julie @ wholelatteideas – the only thing I can do is support them on Twitter.

        There is an option for non-WP blogs to open comments to name/url – I used to love adding comments on those kinds of blogs when OpenID was around but nowadays I have to look for name/url in lieu of that.

        I was wondering if anyone else was having trouble adding comments?

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  28. Daniela Ark

    totally agree that Blog engagement is crucial keep us motivated! So I love this idea so much. Unfortunately I realized challenges make me a little nervous, but I will be visiting a commenting a lot anyway! Good luck with the challenge!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I so understand, I used to be like that too. But I still want to give it a try.

      Reply
  29. Laurie

    Another try on another day. I will grab the button on the computer later today!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I am glad you were able to get your comment through! I hope catching the button wasn’t as difficult.

      Reply
    • Gayathri

      Glad to have you Jenn.

      Reply
  30. esmoogle

    I can’t wait to take part in this! I’m starting my blog in the New Year and this seems like a fantastic way to get involved in the community while I’m finding my feet. What a fab idea, thanks for coming up with it 🙂

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard Esm. And all the best for your blog.

      Reply
  31. Arvenig

    I too failed miserably at the 365 comment challenge, I love the idea of this challenge! I always reply and comment on the blog already, but joining the challenge makes it more fun lol!

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    • Gayathri

      I so agree and I am glad you decided to join!

      Reply
    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard. We will do this together.

      Reply
  32. Lisa @ lilistarreads

    I’m definitely up for this! Would be a great way of making blogger friends!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard Lisa!

      Reply
  33. Clo @ Book Dragons

    See one of my goals it to do this, I’m not sure how I’m planning to do it all but I mean…I’ll figure out a way. So I’m down for this!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Yay Clo. I love having you here.

      Reply
  34. Kimberly

    Love this Can’t wait to participate

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I can’t wait for the new year as well.

      Reply
  35. Charvi Koul

    Such a great idea!
    I wish I could join but I already know that I’ll fail… I always answer the comments on my blog but going back to their blog’s… sadly I won’t have that time 🙁

    But good luck!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      You should give it a try, maybe it will stick!

      Reply
  36. Jennifer

    Great idea!

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  37. Lau

    Thanks for this info! I will definitely check it out once i am in the laptop. I love hearing from other bloggers and learning more about this community

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  38. Nicole

    I’m in! I can’t wait 🙂

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  39. Gemma

    This sounds like a great idea. I’m so bad at replying to comments on my blog although I do try.

    Reply
  40. Megan | Ginger Mom and Company

    I am so in! Commenting is the biggest thing I am focusing on in 2019 and this is the perfect challenge for me 🙂 It’s also the only challenge (other than our AtoZ Challenge) that we are participating in this year!

    Reply
  41. Shana

    Great idea! Sometimes I have trouble because of time but try my best:)

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  42. Elizabeth Tabler

    I have joined and look forward to the challenge. 🙂

    Reply
  43. DJ Sakata

    My main obstacles are time and sloth. I wouldn’t have time to read if I were spending it all online, plus, I am extremely lazy 😉

    Reply
  44. Tracey Faulconbridge

    This is a great post, I’ve joined up so look forward to this challenge 🙂

    Reply
  45. Catfairy Books

    We are always in need of engagement especially when it comes to blogging! I am so in on this idea!

    Reply
  46. Catfairy Books

    This sounds like an awesome challenge! I am definitely in! We all always need engagement as bloggers!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Welcome aboard!

      Reply
  47. Whispering Stories

    Great idea. Can never have too many comments.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I hope you will join!

      Reply
  48. Lindsay

    I love this idea! I am SO in and SO excited to meet people!

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    • Gayathri

      Ha ha, Glad to have you aboard. I am sure you will meet many!

      Reply
  49. Kristina

    I’m in !
    I always try to do answer & return my comments to the best of my ability, it’s even in my bullet journal! So might aswell, eh ! 🙂

    Loving how you always do your best to bring the community together xx

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I know you do, Kristina. And your comment made my day!

      Reply
  50. Ara @ Open Pages

    I love this idea! I try to do this anyway, but I’m a little scared to sign up because I find myself lagging whenever I sign up for things.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Oh, do sign up. We all would be there to push you to the goal!

      Reply
        • Gayathri

          YESS! All the very best!

          Reply
  51. Brigid L Downey

    I’m so excited about this! It’s such a cool idea!

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I am glad you are participating in this!

      Reply
  52. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

    I love this idea so much, Gayathri! I already make an effort to respond to all my blog comments & comment back, but an added push to keep on top of it better is welcome for me.

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      I am happy to have you aboard Kal! Welcome.

      Reply
  53. Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

    Ooooooo you’re changing your colors! 😝

    I didn’t really fail, but I was definitely more successful with commenting in 2018. 😂 Maybe I’ll get better in 2019. 😏

    Reply
    • Gayathri

      Welcome to the challenge Soph!

      Reply

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