I joined the A to Z blogging Challenge not too long before it started. I really enjoyed it last year. This year I wanted to have my posts planned and have a theme. All my posts were done and scheduled before April 1. It was great but left me feeling a bit disconnected from the Challenge.
Last year, I spent all day with the letter of the day in the back of my mind. That meant I also spent the day with the Challenge in the back of my mind too. Sometimes while visiting a blog I got the inspiration to finish my post. That didn’t happen this year. Next year I will do a combination of planned posts and daily written ones. Maybe that will help keep me thinking more about the Challenge.
I did love having a theme. I will do that next year too! While on the subject of things I loved –I really loved having the codes to give me an idea about the blog before I checked it out. I hope that will be part of the Challenge next year.
I found several new friends by checking out blogs and gained new followers. I was reminded of some friends I met last year during the Challenge.
All in all, I feel this year was a success. I’m glad I participated again. I am looking forward to next year!