Monday, May 7, 2012

Reflections on A-Z Challenge

So today's the day we're supposed to spew our thoughts onto the page about the blog challenge that is A-Z.

Here are my thoughts. IT WAS UNREAL!

I mean that in the best possible way. Who knew I'd go from 50 followers to almost 150? Who knew that on a good day I'd have upwards of 25 or 30 comments.? Who knew blogging could be so gosh darn fun?

It's a true fact I could not have done it without a theme or starting in March with the writing. It was intense and I was glad when April was over. Right now I feel like maybe I won't do it again, but I've got eleven months to recover and if I don't do it again I might not meet more awesome people like:

  • Vero! (Y'all this chick's brilliant - you must subscribe to her blog)
  • Laurita at Calling Shotgun (My sister from another mother, who knew Newfoundland and Appalachia were once conjoined twins when the earth was still Pangea)
  • Susan at The Contemplative Cat (Loved her beautiful contemplative posts about times past in a small town)
  • Kern Windwraith at the Odd Particle Review  (another real smart cookie with an eye toward writing! I didn't follow her enough - more reason to revisit in 2013)
  • Donna B. McNicol (Donna is like the den mother of flash fiction writers, even joining groups of A-Z'ers together to form a new Tribber tribe)
  • Jen McConnel at Crafting Magic - Jen's the one A-Z'er I actually got to meet in person when we both attended a workshop together - how cool is that?
And there were so many more of you who I had the pleasure of meeting and reading about your world - Julie Daines, Jaycee, and more, more, more........

Thanks for a great April of blogging. Y'all sure made me feel loved.

20 comments:

  1. Yeah, I can't imagine having survived this challenge without a plan. I'm a plotter and outliner in writing, so why not take that obsession---no, no, I mean skill, skill, yeah---to blogging.

    The challenge was tons of fun! Thank you so much for the great posts, Jaye (and the mention)! So glad we met.

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  2. Congrats on finishing! I hope you'll take the challenge again next year.

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    1. Oh by next year I'll probably be ready :0)

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  3. it was a great challenge! congrats on finishing

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  4. Congrats on finishing! Glad I found you (via Vero). By the way, 50 to 150 followers? Whew! That's great! :D

    I started the A-Z on day two. Definitely will plan in advance if I participate next year. In the meantime, looking forward to following you throughout the year!

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    1. You too, Tracy. Going to have to go back and visit your earlier posts.

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  5. Congrats on finishing! Glad I found you (via Vero). By the way, 50 to 150 followers? Whew! That's great! :D

    I started the A-Z on day two. Definitely will plan in advance if I participate next year. In the meantime, looking forward to following you throughout the year!

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  6. Congrats on finishing. I really enjoyed reading your blog.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow! Thanks for the mention..den mother. Huh! ;-) Love it!

    I'm so glad to have connected with some awesome writers and bloggers. It's going to help me through the rest of the year as I try to complete two novels. Gulp!

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  8. Congrats on surviving! I enjoyed following along with your entries. Glad to have come across your blog on the challenge!

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    1. You too, J.W. - I'll be visiting your blog to read up on tropes as I delve into my first sci-fi idea.

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  9. You blogs were so much fun! I'm glad you did this, just so I could learn more about your corner of the world :)

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  10. I ditto all of your opening statement - same thing happened here! Was great meeting so many people and visiting their blogs - yours too!

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  11. Congratulations on finishing the A-Z Challenge! :) It sounds like you had a great time with it--congrats on all the new followers, too. Definitely deserved, because your posts were really interesting to read.

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  12. It was quite an adventure. Who knew that there were so many amazing people out there with such great talent.

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  13. 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 the reflection post!Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    Evalina, This and that...

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