Wednesday, 9 May 2012

A-Z Reflections


Whew! I'm still recovering from the frenetic rollercoaster that was the A-Z Blogging Challenge!

It was the first time I've taken part and I have to say that I really enjoyed 'meeting' new bloggy friends and reading their blogs - the hard part was finding time in my day to keep up with everyone.

I did all my posts in advance, which certainly helped time-wise, and I managed to keep up with quite a few blogs on a regular basis as well as hopping over to some new ones daily, so on the whole I feel quite satisfied that I put in as much effort as I could!

Would I do it again next year?  Probably!  I would recommend doing the posts in advance and I'd definitely keep them fairly short - much easier for people to pop in and out when there isn't too much to read!

Thanks to everyone who read my blog in April and anyone who is reading this now.  I'm off to check out some blogs and chat to my new friends!

If you did the A-Z, will you be participating again next year?

11 comments:

J.L. Campbell said...

Writing in advance is definitely smart. I'd have saved a lot of time if I did that.

Post challenge, I'm worn out and watching my email numbers add up while doing nothing about it. Yikes!

Dana said...

I'll definitely participate! I had a great time and met many wonderful bloggers.

Claudia Moser said...

Good wrap up, I agree with the posting in advance, it helps! And yes I will doit next year too!

Annalisa Crawford said...

It was my first time too, I'd definitely do it again - in fact I'm already categorising most things into A-Z lists, not that I'm obessesed or anything! :-)

Kittie Howard said...

Congrats, Linda! Did you stop by Alex's to get your survivor badge? I hear ya about recuperating. Maybe next year the survivors should meet on some beach to veg out, LOL!

Catherine said...

After all your posts, I thought you would take a month off from blogging! I'm glad to see you're still alive!

You know what? I may decide to do it next year, but in French! I've actually followed a lot of great blog because of that, so I'm thinking of giving back a bit!

Nancy Thompson said...

Congrats on making it through. That was a large part of the battle! I can't say I know for sure whether or not I will do it again next year. Maybe if they organize the list.

Allison said...

I wasn't around to participate this year, but I AM hoping to next! It seems like tons of fun.

Allison (Geek Banter)

Andrea said...

This was my first a-z as well. I dn't think I have the discipline to do any posts ahead of time, but might make sure I have topics next year since I think I had beginner's luck coming up with things this year.

EvalinaMaria said...

Congratulation on finishing the challenge. During the challenge I didn't visit as many blogs as I would like to but, cross my heart, I'm visiting every single one with the reflection post! I am so glad my journey brought me here.

Evalina, This and that...

nouveauscarecrow said...

Linda, you've definitely got it down. I took a blogging workshop from Arlee Bird last Saturday, created a blog on Monday and have been writing like crazy ever since. This is all so new to me but I'm learning a lot from nice people like yourself. Keep 'em short. I do try. Write in advance? Well, not an option this year. Maybe next year. I'm trying though and meeting some wonderful folks. Thanks for your posts.