2017 Discussion Challenge

I love reading book blogs for their reviews, discovering new books as I do, but I also love reading more about the bloggers I follow and their thoughts on reading and all things book related. Occasionally, I share my thoughts to – most often through linky’s but recently through discussion posts. It’s great hearing how people feel about the things I’ve said. These posts, though, beyond the linky’s, are few and far between and one of my blogging resolutions for next year is to write more.

To help me, I’m joining in with Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon at It Start’s at Midnight for their 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge.  Here’s how it works…

2017-discussion-challenge3The 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge runs from January 1st until December 31st, 2017 and you can sign up until the very last minute.

There will be a kick-off post on January 1, 2017 on both blogs and monthly after that to post your updates.  There’ll also be monthly giveaways.

The challenge is to help get us discussing books and book blogging, so you can 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.

There are a number of different levels depending on how much you feel you can accomplish:

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

I’m not that brave or sure of my abilities to come up with ideas so I’m going for 10 over the year – discussion dabbler.  I’m not going to count linky’s I join in with to try and push myself to be creative in my posts.

Thankfully, I don’t have to say what those posts will be yet so time to get my thinking cap on.  Wish me luck and please head over to either / both blogs to check out who else is signed up and maybe join in yourself.


  1. Good luck with this one, it sounds fun but I have a hard time coming up with things to discuss.

    1. Thanks. I have a hard time too but am hoping this will force my hand a bit.

  2. I hope you love this challenge…it sounds tempting to me. Still pondering!

  3. What a terrific idea 😊

    1. If I can think of things to say!

  4. Good luck with the challenge! I’ve been trying to do more discussion posts too, and this challenge is a great way to find new ones!

    1. Thanks. I would love to do more but there is thinking of topics and also the confidence to voice opinions. I hope this will help me do both.

  5. This sounds like such a great challenge! To be honest I’m a bit scared of discussion posts – what if I can’t think of anything interesting to write about or (more likely) what if noone comments? I think my goal this year is going to be supporting other bloggers by commenting more, and not always being a silent reader. Good luck with the challenge!

    1. I know exactly what you mean. I am nervous about it. I try and comment as much as I can, though I’m often behind on the posts I comment on!

  6. This is such a great idea to get me more motivated to write discussion posts! I’m joining this one!!

    1. I know…though I’m not doing too well at it at the moment (two out of three months 🙁 )

      1. That’s better than nothing, right? 😉☺️

        1. True. I sometimes think there is nothing that hasn’t been said as others are so good at discussions. Confidence is what I need!

          1. Usually the same discussions have been done many times before… but that’s ok! That isn’t a bad thing. All you have to do is put your own spin/twist on it and you’re good to go! You would be surprised how if you just go for something, and just do it, how much better you’ll feel… and you’ll realize more people were interested than you thought they’d be!! 🙂

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