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!