Comment Challenge 2012

I’ve decided, belatedly (what’s new?), to participate in Comment Challenge 2012, where I’ll make an effort to explore new blogs in the world of children’s books and add my perspective.  In keeping with the theme of my own blog, I will look for examples of humor, empathy,  logic, and passion, and highlight them wherever I can.

I will post links to my comments here, more for my own record-keeping than for anything else (I’m a baseball stats guy … we track EVERYTHING). All links tagged with the H.E.L.P. attribute that I think best fits the original post (not necessarily my own comment):

Today’s Comments:

  • None (so sad)

Earlier Comments:

RAGE! Punched out
   through hands and feet
Then softened

Wax in summer
Ice in winter
Make our
—————e a sprinter!

That’s it. 41 down, 59 to go! (And then I’ll keep going, which I believe is the entire point of the challenge. That or I am being used in a way that I don’t even recognize, in which case you can all <NEXT 1,462 WORDS REDACTED> … and you’ll like it.)

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  • Sylvia

    Hi, I just signed up myself and am working my way up the list backwards to check out the kid lit blogs. I like your mold in the shower poem. Between the comment challenge, the 12×12 picture book challenge, and the Sketchbook project, I’m wondering when I’m going to have time to work on my picture book.

    • edecaria

      Thanks for visiting, Sylvia, and for reading the Mold in Our Shower poem. (I will begin posting them on a semi-regular basis, reserving some of course for future books!)

      I am always taken aback by quality artwork — just the header on your site alone brought me in. Great work on the Lion Fish, Robot Girl, and Zippy Explorer ZAPP pieces.


  • Melissa (Book Nut)

    Thanks for stopping by! I like how you’re keeping track of your comments and dividing them into categories. Impressive.

    • Ed DeCaria

      Thanks. Children’s writers can definitely take a cue from the baseball/sabermetric world in this regard. Organizing, storing,and attributing every type of data you can get your hands on can often come in handy at some point in the future. You can’t learn from what you DON’T track! -Ed

  • Amy @ Hope Is the Word

    Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! I’m off to check out more of your poetry!

  • Jim Randolph

    Welcome to the challenge!

  • Myra from GatheringBooks

    Hi Ed, I have also just recently joined the Comment Challenge, and like yourself, I am documenting everything as well (must be the teacher in me). I have also posted a response to your earlier question in my blog which you might want to check out. Have fun with the Comment Challenge!

  • MotherReader

    Thanks for joining the Comment Challenge! I love the way you’ve categorized the posts by Passion, Humor, Empathy and Logic. I’m tracking the blogs I visit, all old-school in a notebook, and will note those four terms by your blog entry. ;^)

    • Ed DeCaria

      Thanks for visiting, and thanks for organizing the comment challenge. It has helped me to dive head first into this community and I am enjoying every minute. -Ed