Thursday, May 9, 2013

Blogging A to Z Reflection


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!


Sharon Himsl said...

Interesting you felt disconnected with posts done in advance. I did this too, and felt it saved my sanity...but that's me. What a crazy month. Congrats on finishing!

Julia said...

I would not worry about how you did the posts, but think it was amazing you planned 26 ones in advance. Not sure I could have committed to that, but kudos to you for doing so.

Tina said...

I agree that writing daily is a HUGE part of the Challenge. I TRIED to have my posts done ahead of time, but alas, that is just not me. So I was writing at 4 am on my way to my day and it was a CHALLENGE.
I have two dear friends with several adopted children, and the various struggles that accompany such an amazing giving of yourself. I will be praying for you, and wish you all the best.
Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge