Sunday, May 5, 2013

Reflections on the A to Z Challenge


No! No! No! The A to Z Challenge is really over but again it's not over till it's over...right?!!! We were asked to do a "reflections" post to tell what we liked and didn't like about the challenge.

First of all, I am proud of myself and slightly amazed that I was able to complete the challenge! I am looking forward to next year's challenge with a few changes. 

This year I wrote my posts day to day and literally flew by the seat of my pants. I visited maybe 50 out of the over 1800 bloggers and I was very faithful in visiting those who visited me! Next year I would like to have a theme and write most of my posts ahead so I can spend time visiting more of the other blogs.

This challenge stretched me as a blogger and a writer. I love to write but most of the time I write about what I want to write about. Sometimes it wasn't possible to fit the "letter of the day" with something I really wanted to write about. The reason I joined the challenge was to stretch myself so...mission accomplished! 

There wasn't really anything I didn't like about the Challenge except that I wanted in the worst way to give up about half way through. It got hard and I wasn't sure I wanted to do hard! But I got past it and was glad I did! I learned some amazing things from the other bloggers--there are some super talented writers out there!!! It was a little frustrating that everyone didn't have the verification turned off for commenting. Next year I just won't leave a comment if it's on. And some of the blogs I would looks through 5 or 6 posts to realize they weren't doing the Challenge.

I am looking forward to next year's Blogging from A to Z April Challenge and I hope you are too!

I will be back tonight for the Sunday Night Chit-Chat!

Kat


14 comments:

  1. Hello, Kath

    Thank you for visiting my blog and I think I may have been one of the guilty non-verification people. I'll be sure to check all the details properly next year.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I loved your blog and plan to visit more often! It's much easier to leave a comment if that is turned off. Sometimes it takes me two or three tries to get it right:(

      Delete
  2. Congratulations on finishing the A-Z! Glad to see you enjoyed it so much. I didn't hit nearly as many blogs as I wanted to either, but I'm trying to make up for it. Glad I did, or I wouldn't have found this one! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for visiting! I plan to visit a few more blogs before it's all over:)

      Delete
  3. I forgot to mention that I too came upon several blogs that were on the list, but were not doing the challenge, in my reflections post. I didn't run into any word verifications, but I had a lot of trouble with the Google+ bloggers as I don't want to do what is required by Google+ to be allowed to comment. And I love to comment, so that was a bit bad, but had nothing to do with the challenge, of course.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, I love to comment too! If people decided NOT to do the challenge after signing up they should have asked to have their names removed!

      Delete
  4. It was fun to read your blog through this challenge :) And I'm with you on word verification- it's so annoying!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Lena! It was really fun to do and I look forward to next year!

      Delete
  5. Good for you Kat ! you pulled it off in a most wonderful way. xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congratulations on finishing A to Z! Visiting, Following & Inviting you to my blog. http://whenkateblogs.blogspot.com/ Looking forward to 2014

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Kate! I will surely visit you! The A to Z was great for making new friends:)

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. Thanks! Evalina! It was a good feeling to complete the challenge!

      Delete