Discussion Challenge 2016 Sign Ups!!


Welcome to the 2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!

We came up with this challenge last year 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 was SO successful last year that we decided to bring it back!

So often 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!

Here’s All You Have to Do:

  • The 2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge runs from January 1st until December 31st, 2016.
  • Sign-ups will remain open until December 31st, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. Central. (So, you can sign up all year long! Come join us!)
  • You DO NOT have to have a book blog to join this challenge. If you don’t have a book blog, you may link up to discussions that you’ve started on Goodreads groups.
  • Create a sign-up post announcing your intention to participate and link up below. If you do not have a blog, you can link up to your Goodreads profile. 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 can if you’d like!) 
  • Please link back to both challenge hosts and include the challenge button in your sign-up posts.
  • Every month, we’ll update this 2016 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.
  • There will be a kick-off post on January 1, 2016 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.
  • New this year – Every month, we’ll feature one randomly chosen discussion from the month before.
  • 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 #LetsDiscuss2016 to share your progress and connect with other participants on Twitter.
  • Have questions? Feel free to ask in the comments!

The Levels:

1-12 – Discussion Dabbler
13-24 – Creative Conversationalist
25-36 – Chatty Kathy
37-48 – Terrifically Talkative
49+ – Gift of the Gab

I’m shooting for Terrifically Talkative, because basically it just sounds like it was made for me.

Monthly Link-up Posts & Giveaways:

None yet! Check back here in January!

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

Posted December 10, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Discussion Challenge / 52 Comments


52 responses to “Discussion Challenge 2016 Sign Ups!!

  1. Yay! I’m so glad this is running for a second year. I absolutely loved doing the 2015 one, and it did encourage me to write more discussions and it was so interesting reading everyone else’s.

  2. Woo, I’ll definitely be participating in this one, I like writing discussions and reading them, too, they’re my favourite kind of posts to write.
    I’ll put together all the challenges in one post so I’m waiting for other sign-ups to open.

  3. Ooh, I’ll have to talk to Bec about this! I would love to do more discussion posts, although she’s usually the one with more ideas xD This is such a great idea though!

  4. Ooh, yay! I’m so excited to start doing discussion posts next year. And this is perfect because it’ll help me find more to read too! I’ll definitely be signing up but probably won’t be making the post until the first week of January.

  5. I’m doing this! But for whatever reason when I hit the sign up button… it takes me right back to this page instead of the linky. :/ I’ll check back later because perhaps it’s on my end (million year old computer *sigh*)

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