2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge Sign-Up

December 13, 2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge, Challenges 57

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Welcome to the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!

We came up with this challenge because we wanted to encourage our fellow book bloggers to not only read more (since there are already lots of challenges for that), but talk more too! Well, it’s been SO successful these last two years that we decided to bring it back!

So often, we book bloggers mean to post more discussions on our blogs, but we just don’t quite get around to it. Well, we wanted to give everyone a little motivation to keep the discussions going, plus give us a place to link up our discussions so that more people will see our precious words of wisdom (or … you know … our GIF-filled rants).

I hope you’ll join us for this challenge and pledge yourself to posting more discussions in this upcoming year. I promise we’ll have lots of fun talking together! We’ve found that the Discussion Challenge is its own little community


Here’s All You Have to Do:

  • The 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge runs from January 1st until December 31st, 2017.
  • Sign-ups will remain open until December 31st, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Central. (So, you can sign up all year long! Come join us!)
  • Create a sign-up post announcing your intention to participate and link up below. There is no need to say what your discussion posts will be about – just tell us that you’re joining and let us know what your goal is. (Please note, you may do this in an update post, or a post of other challenges—you’re not required to make a completely separate post—but you can if you’d like!)
  • Please link back to both challenge hosts and include the challenge button in your sign-up posts.
  • There will be a kick-off post on January 1, 2017 on both Feed Your Fiction Addiction and It Starts at Midnight where you’ll be able to leave your links for any January discussions. At the beginning of every month, a new post will go up on both blogs for that month’s links. Every month, we’ll update this 2017 Book Blog Challenge Page with the links to that month’s Challenge linky—so you’ll always know where to find the latest link-up!
  • Share it! The more people we get to participate in this, the more awesome discussions we can all be a part of and the more fun it will be! So, invite your friends to join us!
  • This challenge is to help get us discussing books and book blogging, so talk about whatever you want as long as it’s relevant to book blogging. Discussions can be book related or book blogging related (or generally blogging related—no discussions about things that are completely off-topic like travel or fashion, etc). Discussions can also be about you personally if it’s a get-to-know-you type post.
  • If you forgot to leave your discussion link in the challenge month in which you posted the discussion or the linky list closed before you had a chance to leave it, you can leave it in a future month. (No duplicates, though.)
  • There will also be monthly giveaways, so make sure you check in each month!
  • Use the hashtag #LetsDiscuss2017 to share your progress and connect with other participants on Twitter.
  • NEW THIS YEAR – Every month, we’ll feature our favorite posts from one randomly chosen participant.
  • Have questions? Feel free to ask in the comments!

NEW THIS YEAR Once a month, we’ll send out an email to all participants who opt-in reminding you to link-up and check out the discussions that have been posted. We promise we won’t use your email for any other reason!

Click here to sign up for monthly email reminders about the challenge!


The Levels:

1-10 – Discussion Dabbler
11-20 – Creative Conversationalist
21-30 – Chatty Kathy
31-40 – Terrifically Talkative
41+ – Gift of the Gab

I’m shooting for Gift of the Gab, which works out to just less than one discussion per week!


Monthly Link-up Posts & Giveaways:

January Link-Up
February Link-Up
March Link-Up
April Link-Up
May Link-Up
June Link-Up
July Link-Up
August Link-Up

Use the Linky Below to Sign Up!


Credits for elements used in button: Tracey Monette, Clever Monkey Graphics, B2N2 Scraps, Sweet Digi Scraps, Harper Finch

57 Responses to “2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge Sign-Up”

  1. Clara @ Lost in My Library

    I’m definitely doing this! I think I’m going to aim for Creative Conversationalist – definitely at least one a month, but I don’t think I’m quite up for the next level, which would be a little less than 2 a month.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      That’s okay—I didn’t meet my goal either. (I actually made the levels a bit less this year because I decided that the highest one was pretty much unattainable.) The point is that it gets us discussing and gives us that little extra boost! 🙂

  2. Toady

    I know I’ve said it before, but I’m going to say it again. I love this challenge. I added it to my list of challenges. I haven’t decided what I will be participating in and am thinking about writing up my commitment posts the week between Christmas and New Years.

  3. emma

    This is a perfect fit for my new years blogging resolution to post more than reviews. Looking forward to participating. Thanks for hosting.

  4. Kaja

    I’m so happy you’re hosting this challenge again! I’ll be linking my post to this one as soon as it’s published.

    I’ll be going for Creative Conversationalist again, I think it’s just the right amount of challenge for me.

  5. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

    I’ll do up a post for this with my first discussion post! I have a few drafted already. This really helped me last year, even though I didn’t post as many discussion as I’d hoped but I’m, determined to do better this year 😀 Thanks so much for hosting again ♥

  6. Lee @ Rally the Readers

    Yay- thanks so much for hosting the challenge again! Participating this year really motivated me to think up ideas for discussion posts, and even though time got away from me in actually writing them, lol, I’m hoping to be better at writing posts ahead of time in the new year.

  7. Rachel

    I’m going to be the one to ask a dumb question. I cannot, for the life of me, find the link for the challenge button to post on my blog. I see that other people posted it, but I can’t seem to find it. Ugh. Can you point me in the right direction?

    • Rachel

      Okay, I think I figured it out. It’s just the image, not something that needs to be clicked through to. Correct me if I’m wrong! haha, Sorry!

      • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

        Yes, I just saved the image on my own hard drive and uploaded it instead of using their html code for the picture. I prefer that because it loads faster that way. You can link the image back to their blog, though (I probably should have—I included links in the post, but the images themselves don’t link to anything). If you have any more trouble, feel free to let me know!

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