Sunday, March 19, 2017

SOL #19: Thoughts on Binge Commenting

This March writing challenge is organized by Two Writing Teachers

1.  Ooh, that Scholastic retreat looks fantastic.  I bet I can comment on 60 blogs this weekend.

2.  Interesting title...funny description...oh, I like her, click, click.  

3. That's 20 posts picked.  I'll keep them all open on these tabs and close them as I comment to keep track.

4.  Whoops!  Running late.  I'd better get the kids up for the day.

5.  Okay, now I'm settled down in the library and I'll comment on another 20 blogs.  Click, click, click...

6. What?!?  Why won't it let me comment?  Must be something about the library computers or Wordpress or something.  I'll have to do this at home.  I guess I can use this time to write my own post instead.

7.  OKAY.  Trying again.  Back to picking out 20 interesting sounding blogs.

8.  Hm. I must be good at picking them, because I've had something to say about every single one of these posts.  I was prepared to choose new ones for each one I read and could only say, "That's nice," about.

9.  40 posts commented on for my first day!  AND I wrote my own post!  

10.  There are a lot of good ideas for quick posts and fun formats.  Glad I've been writing them down.

11.  There are also a lot of blogs that look like fantastic teaching blogs.  Hope I remembered to follow or or bookmark them all.

12.  SUNDAY.  Only 20 posts to go.  This should be pretty quick.

13.  Let me follow this link and see what she's talking about...

14. Oh, I should probably follow this guy on Twitter too.

15.  Oh, I haven't heard of that book; I'll go add it to Goodreads.

16.  Wait, where was I?

17.  I suck.  Why are all these people better teachers than I am?

18.  Let me research Teachers Reading and Writing Project.  Could I take that much time out and get myself all the way to New York?  Hmmm.

19.  This challenge is a writing challenge, but I'm learning so much about teaching and getting so many resources for developing my work in the classroom.  That's actually kind of cool.

20.  I DID IT!  Commented on 60 blogs over two days.  I think my brain is bigger now.  


  1. It's funny that much of what you described are my thoughts exactly. A million tabs open, everyone sounds way awesome-er than me, I'm going to read this person's every post because they are fascinating. Kudos on the comments!!

  2. Glad you got to 60! We are all in the same boat!

  3. Commenting is so important for the survival of this community. I am glad you found so many that you connected with this weekend! Good luck with the contest!

  4. Congratulations! You did it! I loved how you shared your thought process; most of them looked pretty familiar. :)

  5. Lol, I can relate. I start commenting and then get sidetracked. I’m glad you were able to comment on 60 blogs, though. That’s awesome.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  6. I absolutely adore this post! This is an incredibly fun way to tell us about your commenting extravaganza!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. (Except for that part about everyone being better teachers than you. I don't believe that for a minute.)

  7. Great job on the commenting! I love it but it can take so much time. There's so many great blogs out there and I don't want to miss any of them!

  8. How clever of you to find a slice while commenting on other slices. I could relate to all of this, all too well! There is so much to learn here!

  9. One of the first things I learned when I started blogging that it is important to read and comment on other blogs if you hope to have people read and comment on your blog. I've always aimed at trying to visit ten blogs each time I post.

    Now I need to do a better job writing thoughtful comments...

  10. I loved this post! That sounds like my weekend exactly. And each time I discovered a new-to-me slicer, I wanted to read the whole month's archives. I also kept jotting down teaching ideas, book recommendations, writing prompts, etc. It took FOREVER to get to 60.


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