Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 88 - A - Z Challenge

I stumbled upon the blog,"Tossing it Out" (http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/) quite some time ago and read about the proposed A-Z challenge and thought it was a great idea, however I didn't sign up despite thinking about it...quite often. Today, inspired by a fellow blogger (thanks John!), I decided to sign up and take on the challenge. So, for any "regular" readers, you'll see a slight change up in my April blogging, but don't worry, I'm sure they'll be chocked full of new fears and challenges to conquer!

How does the Challenge work?

The premise of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge is to post something on your blog every day in April except for Sundays. In doing this you will have 26 blog posts--one for each letter of the alphabet. Each day you will theme your post according to a letter of the alphabet. You will only be limited by your own imagination in this challenge. There is an unlimited universe of possibilities. You can post essays, short pieces of fiction, poetry, recipes, travel sketches, or anything else you would like to write about. You don't have to be a writer to do this. You can post photos, including samples of your own art or craftwork. Everyone who blogs can post from A to Z.

How can this Challenge help you?

Ask someone who did it last year. I invite any of you who Blogged From A to Z in April 2010 to leave a comment below telling how the challenge helped you as a blogger and otherwise. Some of the benefits that I have seen mentioned and personally experienced were improvement as a blogger and a writer, greater self-discipline, finding new blog friends, and increasing followers to each of our own blogs. This year the Challenge is being announced two months ahead of time which gives everyone plenty of time to prepare. Taking this in into consideration I anticipate having at least 300 bloggers joining in with us and I hope you are one of them.

13 comments:

  1. Yeah, thanks, John!

    Follower # 5 here. Thanks for joining my blog roster and the A to Z Challenge. I think you will enjoy it. As you saw when you signed up, my anticipation of 300 participants was being very conservative.
    By the way, I love your blog title. Good words to live by.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

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  2. Thanks Lee! Looking forward to the challenge!

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  3. Hi Lynn, just found you on the Challenge list. Good luck, I'll be reading

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  4. Looking forward to your A-Z posts :O)

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  5. I'm also looking forward to your posts!

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  6. This is my first time participating so I'm just enjoying the challenge!
    Hello, fellow A-Z Challenger! Isn't this fun? Come visit, either of my blogs when you can and leave some comment love:

    http://rockinchairreflections.blogspot.com (A-Z)
    http://www.mainstreamsolarcooking.com

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  7. Hey Lynn,
    Another A-zer here too -- and it was the title of your blog that caught me! Good one, and I'll be back to see how you handle the challenge, and you doing one scary thing every day!

    If you have a mind to, please check out my blog. www.eileenbell.com

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  8. Hi Lynn! Hope to bump into you more in the blogosphere. I like the title of your blog, too.

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  9. Nice to meet you Lynn. The challenge has been challenging, but fun.
    Karen

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  10. I'm a newbie, too, Lynn but I sure notice a lot of traffic and a lot of nice folks. Good luck!

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  11. I've been visiting A to Z Challenge participants. I've mostly just skipped right past anyone who hasn't been participating, but I really wanted to tell you that I love your concept for a blog and I hope it's going well for you!

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  12. Lynn, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

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