Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Blogging: A to Z Challenge

It's Coming!
Hey everyone, Mel here. Today I wanted to focus on blogging, and for me nothing was bigger in the blogging world than A to Z. For those of you who don't know about April's A to Z challenge, it's a blog hop created by Arlee Bird. During this challenge, you post daily (except on Sunday) and your daily post corresponds with a letter of the alphabet. April first is A, second is B, etc. I've participated in the challenge for years. I'd usually start preparing mid-February, because I learned early on that the last thing you want to be doing in April is writing posts. No April is for visiting. And I plan to do that again this year, although I'm not participating myself. For those of you who are, there have been a few changes, the biggest being that there is no list. Instead, you're going to link your daily post to a comment on the A to Z Blog. There are some things I like about this and some things I don't. As a former co-host, I get it. There were a lot of people who signed up and didn't post. The bummer is that I loved that list. I used it all the time, long after the challenge was over. It gave me an easy way to find blogs I normally wouldn't know anything about. It helped me branch out, which is what blogging is all about.
 
Are you participating in A to Z this year? And if so, do you have a theme?
Do you like the changes?

Until next time-


8 comments:

  1. Cool you're doing the Challenge. Sorry there is no list this year. No one else wanted to manage it, as it was a huge time suck. Hopefully you'll still find lots of cool new blogs.

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  2. Have fun with the challenge! I participated for a few years, but it got to be a bit too stressful for me to continue.

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  3. I'm participating in the challenge this year, though I'm a bit behind on preparation this time around. Last year I finished and scheduled all of my posts before the end of March. That's definitely not happening this time.

    It'll be interesting to see how the challenge goes without the list.

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  4. Enjoy! I'm in the cheering section this year, but always love the challenge and the great information bloggers share.

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  5. I've never stopped to question why, but I don't participate. I'd rather read all the posts and let myself become emerged in the positivity and the simple joy of reading what others have done. It's a fun month.

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  6. Though it would seem that someone has tossed the Snowglobe of my life into the dryer, I am participating in the challenge for the third time ;-)

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  7. It will be interesting to see what you come up with.

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  8. I'm participating. How's it going for you?

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