My #Nerdlution: 50 Comments/ 50 Blogs/ 50 Days

(Thanks to Katherine Mraz for making this cool icon for the #Nerdlution)

There’s a whole thread of conversations that led me to stumble upon this idea of using a twitter hashtag of #Nerdlution for making a personal challenge over the next 50 days. I saw it first with Franki Sibberson, and then with Colby Sharp, and then on to Chris Lehman and finally, here with Katherine Sokolowski. The idea is sort of a version of the New Year’s Resolution, but maybe a little more doable. In the next 50 days (December 2 through January 20), set yourself a goal and try to keep at it.

My goal is to make a daily comment on a different blog, so that by January 20 (if I succeed), I will have left a trail of 50 comments throughout the blogosphere. This goal comes from the realization that I have gotten a bit lazy with commenting on what I am reading, and not taking full advantage of the read/write/comment nature of the blogs that I read. I am still thinking of how best to track my comments and my path. I am beginning to use Storify to curate my activity.

Yesterday, I also wrote a poem about the nerdlution, as a way to show how it is about connections and community as much as motivating for change and new habits. (see a version on notegraphy)

nerdlution poem


You come, too. Just use the hashtag #nerdlution as you set a goal and strive for it. Make sure you post updates on Twitter with the hashtag, so you can get plenty of encouragement from others. Meanwhile, I am getting my keyboard ready for some commenting. Maybe I will stop by your blog. I hope so.

Peace (in the comment),