Here’s a fun way to get a ton of traffic to your blog. The idea is to get 100 people to join in and help generate 100 comments for every one of the contributors latest blog posts and also to get them bookmarked by each other.

The idea was thought up between Jacinta Dean and Steve King, both of which are former students of My Masterclass Program. I thought the idea was so good I simply had to let you know about it. You do not have to be a Masterclass student to contribute to this, all you need is a blog.

If you would like to contribute to it and would like to add your details to this page simply reply to this post with your details, but before you do I recommend that you install the following Plugins:

DoFollow, CommentLuv and KeywordLuv

I also recommend the following plugins:

AddToAny: Share/Bookmark/Email Button, this will enable you to bookmark the blog posts that you visit.

WordPress Thread Comments: will allow you reply to comments, and it sends the Commentator an email with your reply.

Subscribe To Comments: This plugin will send you an email for every follow up comment is left for the posts.

Most of these plugins can be installed through your admin panel, however for KeywordLuv it is better to visit the site and follow the instructions.

If you don’t have your own blog you can still be a part of this by visiting the blogs listed below and leaving a comment for them, you could also click on the bookmarking links and send a link to your favorite sites. I know that everyone will appreciate it, and just think of the knowledge you could gain.

Another one of my Students Barry Wells has also created a twitter list of contributors and their tweets which can be found at:

If you want more information about this I recommend you check out Jacinta’s Blog as she started the ball rolling but all I need from you is a link to your blog below and your commitment to comment on each blog you see in the reply section below.

Remember, this isn’t going to cost you anything and it will get more traffic to your blog, plus it should be fun πŸ™‚

    47 replies to "The 100 Blog Comments Challenge"

    • Mandy Allen

      Great, John, this has already vastly improved the rankings of those who started at the beginning of August and will have a really good effect on the rankings of everyone who joins in the fun!

      Enjoy the journey.


      • John Mowatt

        Hi MandyJust getting started into this now using one of my Blogger blogs. These are so easy to set up in minutes and great for seo as well as getting links.I know most people use WordPress but Blogger can be set up un 5 minutes and working for you, so you can set up many of them.All the best.JM.

    • Sally

      Hey John,

      There has been such a buzz about this challenge, it seems to be appearing everywhere!

      I love when people take initiative and start something new that we can all benefit from.

      God knows, we can all do with some more traffic, so it’s an excellent idea.

      Sally πŸ™‚

      • John Mowatt

        Hi Sally,You are right we all can use traffic. I am using Blogger blogs to promote my websites. They can be set up in a few minutes and bring traffic as well as being good for seo.Google owns Blogger so they visit the blogs regularly.Best of luck.JM.

    • This seems to be a cool challenge. As we all know, generating traffic is somewhat boring and can really drain ourselves. But by having something fun and cool to generate traffic, it would be great.

      For those who started early doing this, they already have an advantage. Will check this out from time to time to monitor the progress.

      Thanks John,


    • Jacinta Dean

      Hi John,

      Thank you so, so, so, so much for promoting this!!

      We really really appreciate it. πŸ˜€

      Not a bad bimbo moment I had to generate the idea I must say! πŸ˜†

      Have an awesome weekend!


      Jacinta πŸ˜€

      P.S Have I told you how much of an AWESOME mentor you are lately!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!! 😎

    • Barry Wells

      Hi John, The challenge is really picking up momentum now and is really helping people get over any little problems they’re facing. Like Mandy said above, it is also improving peoples rankings, it’s a win win all the way around.

      If any of your readers would like to take part all they need to do is list their details below and i’ll add them to the challenge. I’ve subscribed to comments so will be emailed every time a new comment is made.

      Thanks again John, have a good holiday.

      Catch up soon, Barry

    • Randy Smith

      Hey John,

      I know you’re off on your hols again, so we all really thank you for bothering to let everyone know about the challenge.

      (Just shows how much you have your subscribers interests at heart!!)

      My post is at
      And before anyone asks… Yes – you commented before you posted this…lol
      (PLUS – you were part of the inspiration for my post after your previous post about delivering what’s important for your readers before worrying about profit… and then seeing the opposite from other big names) πŸ˜‰

      Chat soon


    • Sue Schlaiffer

      Hi everyone,
      What a great idea to get free traffic for all participants, I have decided to have a go. It can become quite a chore just driving traffic to your sites so if this will help me then I’m all for it!

    • Keith Purkiss

      Hi John,

      Thanks for mentioning the challenge, I joined yesterday – here’s my post

      Hope you have a great holiday,


    • lan McConnell

      Hi Everyone

      Great idea… we all need the traffic.

      Have a great holiday John and thanks for helping us out.



    • Sonny Apollo

      Hi John,

      This is truly a great idea. You have done so much to help others, and now here you go again. Only this time we all get to help each other. Thank you.


    • Omar

      Hi John,

      It is my understanding that backlinks from the same IP are useless and can actually hurt you in the search engines. This means that if the links are coming from the same hosting company as the site you are linking to chances are they aren’t helping at all.

      If this wasn’t the case then we would all just install 100 links to our own sites. I just thought I’d mention this since most of your students including me, use D9 Hosting.

      Its worth looking into.


      • John Thornhill

        I hear ya Omar,

        I’m no expert at this but what I do know is it’s not just about back links. I know because of this everyone involved is receiving more traffic and that’s good enough for me.

    • Paul


      This gives all concerned the opportunity to drive more traffic to their sites and blogs

      Also there could be a good opportunity for JV parners

      Crackin job

    • Dawn Kay

      Hi John

      I’ve been taking part in the blog challenge and already can see the benefits. Its a great way to get more visitors to your site and make some online friends along the way plus I’ve learned a lot by visiting all the other blogs so its worth making the effort.

      Enjoy your holiday and thank you for getting more contributors to take part.


      Dawn Kay

    • Eamon O'Keeffe

      Hi John
      This is a great oppertunity.
      I took part in your masterclass last year
      and again this year. I have fallen a little behind.
      So taking part in an organised blog commenting challenge
      is just the thing I need.
      It will complement nicely my recent start
      at publishing with
      Thank you John and Jacinda and Steve
      Best wishes
      Eamon O’Keeffe

    • Steve King

      Hi John

      Thanks for taking the time out before your hols to spread the word about the challenge…it’s much appreciated.

      Omar has a point about the linking but it’s much more about interaction with other people, building relationships and generally getting yourself out there. We all know that when you first start out online it can be a struggle and a little bit insular or even lonely at times…hopefully the challenge will help make it a little easier and more fun.

      There’s also a sense of achievement at the end of it too…not to mention picking up some great tips from other bloggers when you go blog-hopping.

      Talking of which, Sally Neill posted a great piece which talks about the etiquette of blog-hopping. These are not hard and fast rules, just a little guide to help make things easy:

      Have a great holiday John…I always recommend a bit of golf to help relax πŸ™‚


      PS – you can see my ‘challenge post’ whhich talks about goal setting at:

    • Simon Croft

      Hi John,

      I agree with Sally, it is getting mentioned in quite a few places which can only be good not for just getting contributors but also general readers as well.

      Just writing my contribution to get the ball rolling.

      Although I do agree with Omar, it is not all about search engine rankings, it is about building your own reputations as well as developing relationships with people you wouldn’t necessarily have known about.

      This can only do good for those that get involved.

      Many thanks


    • Ronnie

      Hi John, what a great idea! Well done to Jacinta and Steve. The common theme throughout the above replies seems to be blog-hopping. I can’t help thinking that this will help each and everyone of us in ways that might not be obvious to begin with.

    • Steve Wilkins

      Hi John,

      Good work getting involved in the challenge, I got involved last week and have already had some fantatics comments on my interactive blog post:

      I thought this blog post would benefit anyone visiting my blog as we are not just commenting but sharing valuable free online resourves with each other that can help our businesses grow for FREE.

      I hope many more people get involved and leave their links and hopefully in a few weeks everyone will have a massive list of free resources that they can use to automate and expand their own online businesses.

      Steve Wilkins.

    • Graham Price

      Great idea John, Jacinta and Steve πŸ™‚

      Lets have a bash at this and see how we go.

      Actions do speak louder than words πŸ™‚

      Kindest Regards,


    • Noelle

      I’m with Simon; the relationships being forged over the challenge has to be the most exciting part of this for me!

      I was one of the first on the challenge, and I have to admit I was feeling a little down at the time I wrote my contributing post. But I wrote it because I knew there would be those out there that would probably be going through, or have gone through what I was feeling in that moment. And the comments of encouragement and advice that I’ve received has just been nothing short of amazing.

      I’ve never taken so much action online till now, and I”m very grateful to be a part of this!

    • Pierre Trudel

      Hi John,Great idea. My wife and I have a blog an
      We are into Perfect Health and the words speak for themselves.
      I promote one affiliate product.
      We have been on-line for over two years and cannot seem to get the traffic or the exposure we need.
      We have heard much about John and his fans and we hope to learn and grow with all you guys.
      We have the solution to obesity, if anyone wants to listen.
      Thanks to all of you.
      Thee Quest For Perfect Health

    • Steve Deerfield

      Hi John, thanks for giving the 100 comment challenge the extra boost. Fresh traffic is always good and any link juice is an added benefit. My current post is –
      Happy to be in the mix, Steve D.

    • Mike

      Hi everybody
      Great idea-well done Jacinta & Steve!
      Looking forward to hearing from some old faces as well.
      Best wishes

    • Kerry Russell

      Got to admit, traffic generation is one of my weak spots and I find it very boring πŸ™ However, I can see the madness behind this method and the best bit is it actually works, cool idea πŸ™‚

      Kerry Russell

    • Rob Corrigan

      Hi John, here the link to my post and off I go to see the other blogs.


    • Abizer

      Hey John

      Its really a nice idea .. how better it can be when it is fun, free and exciting. Always up for something new and exciting. (I’ve know about this from Sally Neill’s invitation on facebook. Thanks Sally)


    • Steve Troutman

      Hi John,

      Thanks for sharing this great information. I’ll get on it right away. It always helps to get more traffic to your blog or website and this is a great way of doing so.

      Take Care,

    • Ian Douglas

      Hi John,

      Jacinta and Steve have come up with a real fun idea. It sounds a great team building idea too. I have installed all the plugins you recommend and have quickly created a humorous post on my non-D9 blog to get me started:

      Let’s have some fun!


    • Barry Wells

      Hi John, i’ve popped back to let you know that i have been subscribed to follow up comments since my original comment and have not been receiving any emails.

      Thought i should bring it to your attention and wondered if others have had the same.

      The 100 blog comment challenge now has 69 taking part and it’s only 9 days old.

      Enjoy your break, Barry

    • Robin Hood

      Hi John,

      I’m new to blogging and eager to learn more about this strategy.

      I will take your suggestions and install the plug-ins onto my site.

      I will take a look at the other blogs as well.

      All the Best!!

      Robin Hood

    • Alex

      This is an awesome idea. It’s like MLM with no losers. More networking and no bottom level.

      Plus, I get to see what’s going on out there : )

      See ya.


      Inspire your Imagination.
      Imagine your Inspiration.

    • John Mowatt

      Hi,This is a great idea. I hope it is open to blogs other than WordPress. I find it so easy to create Blogger blogs on the fly that I do it for all my websites and find it really good for SEO. Google of course owns Blogger so they visit constantly.You can set up a blog in a matter of minutes and get results quickly.JM.

    • Patrick Lynch

      Great idea! I’m diving head first into this whole realm myself, so it’s good to be able to read all of the blogs and see what is being done by so many people. Keep up the good work!

    • Anne

      What a great idea and thanks so much in advance for any comments. I will happily reciprocate. Added bonus you can also access some amazing content with a free membership. I have included a great post to start

    • Todd Fetters

      It is awesome that we have such great people to work with. Sharing ideas that help us all makes me feel much better about the learning process. Even though I’m a newbie, I feel like I have learned so much more this year. My goal is to pay it forward and help others the way I have been helped.

      To everyones success!
      Todd Fetters

    • Mark McWilliams

      Thought I’d just leave a little FYI for you and all your readers in regards to using threaded comments. First up, they’re great, but second is since WordPress 2.7 that has been a particular feature built in, resulting in no plugin being needed! — Too many plugins can slow your site down! — But sadly you can’t take advantage unless you’re using a compatible theme, there are plenty available on which you could look at though?

      (Just use the Tag Filter, and check ‘threaded-comments’ then search, and it’ll show you all the themes that work with this feature!)

    • Donald MacLeod


      Looks like your Masterclass students have been taught well. Jacinta and Steve came up with a great idea.

      Hope you are enjojing your hols. Bring the sunshine back with you.



    • Jacinta Dean

      Hi John,

      Thought I would pop by and check out who is here!

      As of right now we have 85 people that have officially entered the challenge. All their contributing blog posts can be found here:

      We are getting there. Only 15 spots to go. And then all we have to do is visit everyone’s dedicated blog posts, have a read, make some comments, meet some new people and socially book mark each post as we go! 😯 And all before the deadline of the 31st of August for us to all get 100 individual comments on a dedicated blog post each!!

      Boy is that a tongue twister!! πŸ˜†

      The feedback I have been getting has been amazing and truthfully the contributors are a mic from everywhere which is AWESOME. It isn’t just MC students. The word has definitely gotten around!

      Hope everyone is having a great time with this. My eyes are hanging out of my head and my hubby and bubba think my hands are glued to my keyboard at the moment, however I think this has been one of the best bimbo ideas I have had!! πŸ˜†

      Hope you are having a great holiday.


      Jacinta πŸ˜€

    • Ashawndra Michelle

      Wow Sally was right this is a clever idea =D
      I am about to head over to Jacintas blog to find out more Thanx for the heads up is most defidently participating
      Having fun with this already my minds rolling ^.^

      Lol Can’t to get to know everyone :),
      Ashawndra Michelle

    • Jim Cockrum

      I made a mention of this great blog post in my recent newsletter…I hope many readers came by to participate!

      • John Thornhill

        Thanks Jim. I truly appreciate your support and I’m sure everyone who participates in the challenge does.

    • Mike

      This is great. I have thought about something like this in the past and very happy that someone has made it happen.

      Great Idea,

    • Maureen


      What a fabulous idea this is. As a “newbie”, I have been wondering how in the world I would ever have people commenting on my blog site. I thought I would ask a question though, if I could..not sure if this is the right platform for questions?

      All of the plugins mention word press and all I have right now is a blog site. I have word press, but don’t really know how to set it up. I’m working on it now πŸ™‚

      Thanks folks.


    • David

      Okay, you’re probably already tired of hearing this but I will say it all the same: Great idea! Though I prefer to go easy on the plugins I’ve set them all up except the AddtoAny plugin since I’m not sure whether or not it will conflict with Sociable plugin. Feedback/advice on this greatly appreciated.

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