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 Post subject: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:18 am 
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I hereby challenge you (whether you're blogging for MoFo or not) to post comments on 5-10 blogs a day. Try to pick blogs you don't usually read. You'll make a blogger's day.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:04 am 
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I've come to accept and appreciate that while my blog has 208 followers I get almost no comments - it's a whole like attract like thing, with me being really lazy at reading blogs and commenting lately :D But I will do my best!!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:13 am 
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Yes! I do this every year and it's awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:25 am 
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I will once people get going. I'm working my way through the blogroll, and will do that again in a couple of days time. (Funny coincidence, just before I read this I was drooling over the ballpark hotdog post on your blog, mollyjade!)

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
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I can do this! but I didn't follow MoFo for the last few years, so I have to wait for the updated RSS feed, I think. and I need to find a new blog reader!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:44 am 
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This might be hypocrisy, but I think it's easier not to download the big RSS feed. It's too overwhelming, and then you're stuck separating out the blogs you don't want at the end.

I look at the main listing and click on a few blogs every day. That way I can read a few posts in a row from the same blog at once. When I find blogs that have lots of posts I like, I add them to a MoFo category in my reader and keep up with them all month. A few months after MoFo, if they're still posting I move them to my vegan category.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:03 pm 
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I'm definitely going to try and do this. I've only ever had one comment on my personal blog and it did really make my day!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
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That's a good idea, MJ! Thanks. You're right. I got super overwhelmed in years past with all the blogs in my google reader.
Who was doing the randomofo thing? Do you think they'll do it again?

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:22 pm 
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ctate. I'll ask them if they're doing it again. I know they're busy rolling out new salsas/quesos.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:30 pm 
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i love this idea too! i used to have lots of comments on my blog, but lately i have almost total *crickets* and then i just start to assume no one's reading, and i kind of give up again. (and the cycle repeats, ha ha)

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
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I love randomofo so I really hope they do it again!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Such a great idea, MJ! I got so overwhelmed last year with the bundle.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:55 pm 
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I love the commenting challenge and I too hope randomofo comes back again.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:04 pm 
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molly jade that is a great idea!!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:32 pm 
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Randomofo will be up tonight according to ctate.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:49 pm 
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This is a great idea. The whole list of participants is daunting, but maybe if I check out 10-20 a day and be sure to comment it will seem less so. I haven't blogged regularly in years so it's feeling a bit overwhelming, but I'm SO excited to find new blogs to follow and find inspiration within.


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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
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mollyjade wrote:
Randomofo will be up tonight according to ctate.


Amazing :)

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
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Thank you for the reminder!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
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Challenge accepted, and randomofo is super helpful in reading all the great stuff out there and leaving comments.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
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This is such a nice idea! I'm in 100%. And as a blogger whose blog is literally 4 days old, I can confirm that comments from new readers really do make the blogger's day!

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
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I always try to comment when I read a blogpost. But now I'm waiting for the RSS feed actually.. I don't really like clicking all the links to the blogs :-p

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:28 am 
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The RSS feed isn't going to happen since google reader went down! If you don't like clicking the links check out Randomofo

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:40 am 
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yeah! Commenting is probably my favorite part of mofo! And Randomofo makes it so easy. I especially love commenting on posts that have no comments. That is just such a bummer. I really love getting comments on my blog, so I like to return the favor, for sure. Plus, it's such a fun way to discover new blogs.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:56 am 
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Yes! I am going to try to post on 5 blogs/day. It totally makes my day to get comments and I feel bad 'cause I haven't had a chance to do it myself this weekend. Jojo has left me some very sweet comments so I'm totally inspired to get going on doing my own. :)

Randomofo has been so so helpful in exposing me to different blogs! I loves it.

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 Post subject: Re: 2013 commenting challenge
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:46 pm 
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I am totally doing this. I am like a giddy thing every time I get a comment so I think this is really a great idea.


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