Join the Comment 4 Comment Challenge 2019!

Dec 19, 2018103 comments

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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. 

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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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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


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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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Ivy Skeldon
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1 year ago

Joined 🙂

Risa
Guest
1 year ago

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

Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
Guest
1 year ago

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 🙂

Emily Nicholas
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1 year ago

This is an awesome idea! JOINED <3

El
El
Guest
1 year ago

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

Renee's Bookcase
Guest
1 year ago

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

Ann
Ann
Guest
1 year ago

Signed up!

Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites
Guest
1 year ago

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.

Etsher
Guest
1 year ago

Thanks for this great initiative!!

Lori @ The Fitfilled Life
Guest
1 year ago

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!!!

julie Christy
Guest
2 years ago

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!!

Kymber Hawke
Guest
2 years ago

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

Kymber Hawke
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Reply to  Gayathri
1 year ago

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

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2 years ago

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ApostropheYes
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2 years ago

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

Lindsay @TrulyBooked
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2 years ago

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.

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2 years ago

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Nora Eliana
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2 years ago

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

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Meredith Rankin
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2 years ago

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.

Loretta @ The Laughing Listener
Guest
2 years ago

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!

Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
Dani @ Perspective of a Writer
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2 years ago

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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Katiria Rodriguez
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2 years ago

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.

Paulette Erato
Guest
2 years ago

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

Megan | Ginger Mom and Company
Megan | Ginger Mom and Company
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2 years ago

Sign-up post is finally up! We are in 🙂

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2 years ago

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Sharon
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2 years ago

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

Rachael | Pingel Sisters
Guest
2 years ago

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.

Chantelle Jeffers
Guest
2 years ago

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

Jane
Guest
2 years ago

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.

Jessica at Booked J
Guest
2 years ago

Oooh, I am SO in. Can’t wait!

Kerys
Guest
2 years ago

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!

Katie @Just Another Girl and Her Books
Guest
2 years ago

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.

Debjani
Guest
2 years ago

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.

Jorie
Guest
2 years ago

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!

Jorie
Guest
Reply to  Gayathri
2 years ago

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?

Daniela Ark
Guest
2 years ago

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!

Laurie
Laurie
Guest
2 years ago

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

Jenn @ Bound to Writing
Guest
2 years ago

This is a wonderful idea! I’ve signed up! 😀

esmoogle
Guest
2 years ago

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 🙂

Arvenig
Guest
2 years ago

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!

Catarina @ Pages & Plots
Guest
2 years ago

Okay, let’s really try this one out!

Lisa @ lilistarreads
Guest
2 years ago

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

Clo @ Book Dragons
Clo @ Book Dragons
Guest
2 years ago

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!

Kimberly
Guest
2 years ago

Love this Can’t wait to participate

Charvi Koul
Guest
2 years ago

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!

Jennifer
Jennifer
Guest
2 years ago

Great idea!

Lau
Lau
Guest
2 years ago

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

Nicole
Guest
2 years ago

I’m in! I can’t wait 🙂

Gemma
Gemma
Guest
2 years ago

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

Megan | Ginger Mom and Company
Megan | Ginger Mom and Company
Guest
2 years ago

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!

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