I’m excited to announce that I’ll be participating in the Winter 2017 Comment Challenge hosted by FLYLēF and A Kernel of Nonsense. I’ve participating in a few of their comment challenges in the past and I love how it fosters a strong sense of community between bloggers. I don’t know who my partner will be yet, but I can’t wait to find out! To learn more about how the Comment Challenge works, visit the sign-up page here.
Here are a few reasons why I think commenting is so important:
- It creates meaningful discussion. Discussion is one of the best parts of blogging, in my opinion. Sharing thoughts about books and bookish topics with other enthusiastic, passionate is one of the things that makes blogging worthwhile.
- It builds bonds between bloggers, readers, and everyone in the bookish community. Communication is key in every aspect of life, including blogging. Commenting allows bloggers and readers to easily connect through quick thoughts or long conversations.
- It breathes life into a blog. An active comments section is often the sign of an exciting, healthy blog. The more people are commenting and sharing their thoughts on what you have to write, the more inspired you’ll be to further discuss topics in the future.
These three reasons are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to recognizing the value in commenting. Though life gets busy sometimes and it’s not always easy to find the time, I always try to set aside a few minutes on a regular basis to jot some quick notes in as many comments sections as I can. Think of the amazing discussions we could have if we all start commenting a little more often!
Why do you think commenting is important? Do you make it a priority to comment on blogs or do you prefer to communicate in other ways, like through social media? Let me know in the comments section below!