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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Reflections on A to Z

 and I made it through on time.  
Yeah for me !!
(and Yeah for everyone who did the same.)

Thank you to the fabulous organizers.

As a round up to the A to Z Challenge, the organizers thought it would be good if participants shared their reflections and experiences.

So here is my "method" for surviving this event.
  • I had a list of topics for each letter, and then I abandoned the list 3 days before the event.  I wasn't inspired. I went out to my pictures file and started "shopping" for A to Z topics.  That was SOOOOO much easier.  I had the picture prompt already and the words just poured out of my head and into my hands on the key board.  It worked great.
  • I pre-scheduled a week in advance.   Yes, I might have had a 2 hour blog writing session each week, but the rest of the week I was free.
  • I didn't feel compelled to be "honest" in my words.  For example:  I pick "Zee End" for the letter Z.   People enjoy inventiveness and I was getting pretty desperate.  :-)
  • I tried to keep it short.  Easier for me and easier for you.
I went over the 100 followers mark.  Yeah!! That wasn't a goal, but it felt great all the same.

You know, I had a great time this month, but what I really enjoy is just visiting other blogs and reading the daily random posts outside of the Challenge.  You get to see bits and pieces of other people's lives - some are funny, some are sad, some are amazing, some are inspiring.  THAT is the joy in visiting other blogs.

So ... I am glad to see the end of the A to Z Challenge because I feel that personal touch will return once again to the blogs I follow.

But I will be back in April 2013!  It is always great to discover new bloggers.


  1. Congrats on finishing a great challenge!

  2. Very nice. I did enjoy your posts and you are a blogger I check back to. ;-) Nice to have found you!

  3. YEs, yes, yes. I am with you - it is great to participate. I had a theme AND I prewrote some posts but then, found myself almost behind.

    I am proud I continued and stayed up this time, except now with the recaps I see there are so many bloggers I missed!!

    Julie Jordan Scott
    Fellow A to Z Challenge Writer
    twitter: @juliejordanscot
    R is for Rosmarie
    On a Mission to Spread Word-Love Throughout the World

  4. Congratulation on finishing the challenge. I didn't visit all blogs during the challenge but, cross my heart, I'm visiting every single one with reflection post! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    Evalina, This and that...


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