Saturday, November 08, 2008

The 21 Day Comment Challenge

Did you see the news at MotherReader and Lee Wind?  

Are you going to try to comment on 5 Kidlitosphere blogs each day for the next 21 (or so) days?

Give it a try. The bar is low. You can do it.

Here's my theory (well, one I borrowed that I like a a lot): The world doesn't get changed by single monumental acts. The world gets changed by doing something small over and over again. It's like the power of reading aloud to your students for 20 minutes EVERY DAY. Sharing a poem with your students EVERY DAY. Making time to make a personal connection to each student EVERY DAY. 

I'll be looking for you in the comments!


  1. Yes, this is Mother Teresa, isn't it? "No great acts, only small acts done with great love."

    By the way, if I haven't said it before, I always love the comments you leave on my blog---so thoughtful, and often funny, and just a delight to receive. Thank you so much!

  2. *blush*
    Thanks for the comment compliment, Sara! Couldn't do it without your comment-worthy posts!!

  3. I know I have been out of it for awhile, but how could I not comment?? How ya been?

  4. This seems like such a cheap way to reach my goal for the day, but I am still here, still reading AYOR, and learning bunches from you two.

    Thanks for all share.

  5. Just stopping in to share the love. I enjoy your posts!

  6. As always, you've hit the nail on the head with your analogies of one thing at at time making a difference. That's why I've appreciated your comments over the 22 years we've known each other!!!

  7. The small things really do add up!
    This should be fun.

  8. Here I am! It's actually been kinda fun the past few days, huh?

  9. Thanks for making us aware of this! I'm a total lurker, and not much of a commenter, except on a few blogs. I'm knee deep in CYBILS YA nonfiction, but I'm definitely gonna try this! Thanks, as always for providing so much leadership to all of us in the kidlitosophere blog world!

  10. Interesting that they would start messing with comments in blogger right when this 21 comment challenge begins? Check out this article
    It is really a pretty cool feature if you can follow the directions. (Kind of iffy for me) However, I have this feeling this is why my comments page has been wonky. I am still going to send a message just in case.

  11. I'll be here, ML. And I love what you said about the power of small acts. Really, that's what we're all doing by blogging in general, isn't it? No one blog post makes much difference, but we keep standing up there and saying "ok, try this book". "OK, try this method for engaging kids with books." And cumulatively, we hope that it makes a difference.

  12. I hope the comment challenge helps rev people up a bit. It's very easy to lurk and then hit "Mark all as read" in the RSS reader.

    My word verifier is "orking." Orking is a place where the orks pop up out of the ground, or so my gaming husband tells me.

  13. Yay! Thanks for spreading the word! I fell behind myself this weekend, so today I have to go all gonzo with posting comments...
    making a new habit is hard (but rewarding) work!

  14. Yes we can! Yes we can! Yes we can!

    (I'm still in campaign/election detox.)

    Thanks for the support.


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