Let’s Discuss the Book Blog Discussion Challenge!

December 3, 2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge, Challenges, Let's Discuss 31

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Hey, everybody! So, 2017 is almost here (yikes!) and Shannon and I thought it might be nice to do a little check-in with everyone before we start the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge. We want to know how it’s going for you guys.

Personally, I love the Discussion Challenge—it’s one of my favorite parts of blogging—but there’s always room for improvement, right? (Or maybe not, but if that’s the case, we want to hear that too.)

I was planning to do a whole poll thing, but somehow I got stuck and couldn’t get it to work the way I wanted it to, so in the interest of time, I decided to just ask a few basic questions:

If you’ve participated in the challenge:

  • Is there anything that you would change about the challenge?
  • Any suggestions for future giveaways or ways to spice up the challenge?
  • Or is everything perfect and you just want us to do EXACTLY what we’ve been doing? 🙂

If you haven’t participated in the challenge:

  • What’s holding you back? Is there anything we could do that would make it more appealing to you?

 

Seriously, we want to hear from YOU!
Let us know in the comments how you think the challenge is going and if you have any suggestions for ways to spruce it up!

 

 

31 Responses to “Let’s Discuss the Book Blog Discussion Challenge!”

  1. Clara @ Lost in My Library

    I’m not doing the challenge this year, but I really want to next year! I think the thing that’s holding me back from doing more discussions in general is that I’m currently on a two posts per week schedule (at least most of the time), and one of those is usually a Top Ten Tuesday. That leaves one post per week for reviews, tags, discussions, or anything else I want to do. I want to challenge myself to not only write more discussion posts next year, but to write more posts in general.

    Clara @ Lost in My Library recently posted: The Christmas Book Tag!
  2. Toady

    This is a great challenge. Discussion posts are among my favorite. I will be on the outlook for your 2017 announcement.

  3. Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA

    I love the discussion challenge! 😁 I participate throughout the year and it really helped me in my quest to write more discussion reviews.

    I currently like the giveaways that you guys do so no changes are needed on that end.

    What I would want to have is to have a featured discussion every month. So, when you guys create the monthly link up post, maybe include the top 3-5 discussions of the month?

    Zeee @ I Heart Romance & YA recently posted: Fury on Fire by Sophie Jordan Book Review
  4. Kaja

    I love this challenge and I’ll be participating in 2017 for sure. It’s also the only blogging challenge from 2016 that I won, so I’m super happy I participated.

    I’m trying to think of anything I didn’t like… and coming up blank. I mean, it’s amazing that you do it – and the giveaways are great, I like that you give them seasonal spins. I have to admit that I never took advantage of the prompts you provide – but that’s because I always had enough to talk about on my own, not because I thought your prompts were bad or anything.

    Thanks for hosting this and I’m looking forward to the 2017 edition!

    Kaja recently posted: My November
  5. Julie

    I’ve enjoyed participating since we do our discussion feature regularly. I haven’t entered giveaways cause this girl has enough books she isn’t reading… but I like linking up and seeing the other fun things people link up (if I have time). We’re probably going to reduce our discussion post frequency next year.

    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      I’m excited to hear that, Kristen! I LOVE that the discussion challenge fosters its own little community. It makes me happy when I go to everyone’s discussions and I see that you guys are reading and commenting on each other’s posts. 🙂

  6. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    I love this challenge. It motivates me to write discussions. I’ve never entered one of the giveaways, so I can’t talk about those, but I like the link-ups. I also like that you give discussion prompts each month. I don’t remember if I used any of the prompts, but I did put them on my list of potential things to discuss someday. I’ll happily do this challenge again in 2017. Thanks for hosting it!

    Aj @ Read All The Things! recently posted: The Sunday Post #74
    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      You should enter the giveaways, AJ! I remember you saying one time that you felt bad about entering giveaways since you can’t host them yourself, but I give you full permission to enter the discussion challenge ones—you’ve been a fantastic long-time participant! 🙂

  7. Greg

    I don’t know if I have any suggestions, I just love that you guys are doing it. I know my discussions have gotten hits off the linky, and I’ve discovered a TON of discussion posts I would have missed without it. So for me I just want to say thank you guys for doing this!

    Greg recently posted: Sunday Post #171
    • Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

      Ha! Since I’m horrible about this for the challenges I participate in, you’d think I’d be reminding people about mine. It’s always a hard balance to not bug people, but also to give a little reminder. Probably a once a month email wouldn’t be bad, right?

      Frequent participants would be a great thing to feature. Thanks for the idea!

  8. JennRenee

    I have not participated in this yet but I really want to so I am going to. I think I need to for my own satisfaction. It will help my blogging too.

  9. Lee @ Rally the Readers

    Same as Micheline- I wish I’d participated more consistently! The challenge really motivated me to think up possible topics. I even made a list of post ideas at the beginning of the year that I kept adding to, but alas, time just kept getting away from me, especially in the last few months. I do want to participate again next year. Thanks so much for the wonderful work you do hosting! 🙂

  10. Karen Blue

    I love this challenge. I have been motivated by it and I hope you host it again next year, and the year after that. Not only does it make me want to post more discussions, but I discover new blogs and see other people’s discussions all in one place.

    Karen Blue recently posted: Beyond the Books- Dear New Blogger,
  11. Lory

    This is a great challenge! I don’t have any major suggestions for improvement, though there are some interesting ideas in the comments above. I really appreciate how the challenge fosters community – it generates far more interaction than most others that I have participated in, which I suppose is natural considering its nature, but which I still think is a tribute to how you have set up and organized it.

    Lory recently posted: Mount TBR Challenge
  12. Amber Bennie Koch

    So i am just getting a blog up and running. I still haven’t pushed that publish button yet though. I’m trying to figure the whole blogging world out. I’d love to take part in this as I hope to have mine up before this month is over. I need a more in depth manual of how it works myself lol.

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