Blogging A-Z – April Challenge – Reflections

For the 3rd year I have taken part in the A-Z challenge.

This year I used my last trip to Australia as my catalyst for post, in a similar vein to last year when I was getting ready for my trip and I used previous trips and genealogy as my post spring board.

Like last year I wrote all my posts in advance, but I visited less participants than last year simply because of my domestics as I de-clutter and prepare for a house move. I am still visiting other participants and will do so for a long while yet.

I have though, gained new followers and received some lovely comments, and I have followed several new blogs and “met” some very interesting people.

Last year I linked into other regular blog posts – Sepia Saturday and a few others, but didn’t this year. The culling of our belongings is taking it’s toll!

I found that when I did make an extra post someone left me a message to say that I was not participating in the A-Z despite the side bar indicating recent posts and the top page marked A-Z challenge.

I continue to love the involvement of a wide variety of blogs and being able to explore different ones, meeting some great people and themes along the way. With so many genealogical type posts perhaps a category for genealogy next year would be good.

I love the creativeness that the A-Z Challenge provides. The planning and thought process. The challenge is made easier by writing in advance and by having a theme. I already have a few ideas for the next challenge……

Finally, thanks to the organisers and to those who read and commented; and also to those new followers.

You can read the 2012 Challenge posts and 2013 Challenge posts

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3 Responses to Blogging A-Z – April Challenge – Reflections

  1. Kristin says:

    I managed to fit in a few Sepia Saturday posts, both connected to the A-Z and just extra. I didn't get any complaints but maybe they just hadn't stopped by on that day? Congrats on getting through in spite of your big move coming up and all that entails.

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  2. From one AtoZ cohort to another ~ cheers! AND fellow fisherperson (I like ocean sport fishing for bottom fish and salmon).

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂 I'm still going to go through the list too. I think a separate theme for genealogy would be good as I came across more than I expected and it's a category that doesn't really fit elsewhere. Glad you got through it. Whew, huh?

    History Sleuth's Writings A-Z

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