My Reflections on the A-Z Blogging Challenge
I must admit I was nervous at the start of the blogging challenge. How daunting to think up 26 posts starting with each letter of the alphabet. Still, I did it last year so thought I’d try it again.
When running short on time, I would whip up a silly rhyme. Worked every time! Hey, that rhymes! I’m a poet and didn’t know it. GROAN!
I’m not one of those types who plans ahead much so decided to just wing it and write my post on the day of each letter. Sometimes it was a scramble to get it done but I managed. I can see the advantage of writing the posts ahead of time but I doubt I’ll ever do that. It’s just not in my nature to plan ahead all that much. It drives people crazy around me but that’s how I operate. I need that pressure of a deadline to get it done.
Over the month, I was treated to so many wonderful blogs to read daily. I learned about wonderful places to visit, great recipes to try, movies to watch. I shed a tear, had a laugh or got a lump in my throat over many of the posts, but all in a good way. It was so inspiring and uplifting.
I enjoyed reading the posts from India as they were very exotic and different from my Canadian experience. And yet, there were many similarities, too.
My only regret is that I couldn’t read and comment more as there are so many great bloggers out there that I’m sure I missed. It was a joy to connect with the ones I did. I will try to get caught up with replying to those who were kind enough to comment on my posts.
Many thanks to Corinne for organizing everything. I found the spreadsheets with the groups very helpful in making sure to comment on blogs in my group. Made it easier to keep track and it was less overwhelming, too.
Thanks also to Vidya and Shailaja for all the support and all the great tips about blogging. I loved Shailaja’s humour as she gently scolded us to get moving and write something. *Rubs sore butt from where Shailaja’s boot kicked me to get the writing done” OUCH!
I enjoyed the daily challenge so much that I had to have another fix and now I’m doing the Story a Day challenge over at another site. Just can’t get enough!
Thanks for the great experience and for all the support I got on my posts. I hope to take part again and see you all next year.