First, let me say a sincere thank you to all who have visited my blog and decided to officially tag along with me now and then. As a new blogger, it is a great thrill for me to open my blog, see a new name or face, know that they read something I wrote, comment, and plan on returning. It puts a smile on my face. Since starting this blogging journey I have consistently felt (and still feel) that I would blog even if I had no readers. But readers are like icing on the cake. I can eat cake and enjoy it, but I love the icing. Thank you!
And I had this idea:
In my cruising through the A to Z April Challenge Blogs I found a lot really great blogs. Some were striking in their design, others told an ongoing story of their life, many were focused on writing and writing skills. But on occasion, I would read an individual post that I thought was special. When that happened, I couldn't help but wonder - how do we call attention to that one posting - how do I direct other readers to something I think they would enjoy.
I know the purpose of this blog event was to accept and complete a personal challenge - to post to your blog for 26 days using an alphabetic prompt. But why not share individual discoveries with others? Would spot-lighting a few posts at the end of the month be a detrimental to the heart of this challenge, or would it add enjoyment because you got a chance to see something you might have missed? I believe the latter.
So my May 1st posting will spotlight a few individual posts (probably 5) from other blogs that I want to share with you. I have a feeling picking just 5 will be pretty hard. You may already be subscribed to the blog of the posting I spotlight - but if not, you might enjoy checking out a few posts that I thought were worth your time.
And if you think this is a good idea, I would LOVE to see a few of your favorites on May 1st - postings I might have missed. With over 1,000 blog participants we can't check in on everyone, but we can be pointed to those who seemed to shine on a certain day.
Tomorrow? Picking up the pace. Eight postings down - 18 more to go!! Think of it as mile 8 in a 26 mile marathon - we have a ways to go.
I am still excited about it!
Breathe, Breathe ...