Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Comment Challenge

In the beginning there were the blogs.  
They were the only way we had of looking around and saying, "Hey, there ARE other people out here who love and adore and are passionate about children's and young adult books." 

And we said, "This is cool!" and we read each others thoughts and we commented and build a community that is today the KidLitosphere.  Then came Facebook and Twitter and a listserv and the Cybils and an annual conference and we had so many other ways of communicating and sharing that the blog commenting was no longer the primary way of discussing and discoursing.

In January, MotherReader offers us the chance to revive and return to the venue that brought us together, the Comment Box.   Sign up now at MotherReader's post about the event and start commenting.  There are prizes! Lee Wind also writes about the challenge and his post will energize you for sure.


Kelly said...

Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Camille. It will help me catch up on all the new blogs, too :)

Jennifer Morian Frye said...

Thanks so much Camille! I am looking forward to the challenge. Your blog has been inspiring me, and linking me to other great places for over a year now. What did I ever do before?

Camille said...


Thanks Jennifer! I appreciate you tuning in so much!

BookBlogFun said...

Thank you for all you have done to form this community.

~ Lauri Chandler

Gail Gauthier said...

Camille--I think you're right about Facebook and Twitter drawing people away from commenting. I think they're probably drawing people away from blogs altogether. I also think a lot of people are overwhelmed by the number of blogs now, and that's having a negative impact on blogs as a means of discussion.

By the way, this comment counts toward my comment count for the challenge.