Monday, May 4, 2015

A to Z Reflections

This was my first year of the A to Z Blogging Challenge and I want to Thank every one who stopped by, who left a comment or just browsed. I'm a fairly new blogger, in all honesty, both of my blogs have been around for a while, I just haven't been able to complete the follow thru. So having said that I'm glad that I took the challenge, dug in and produced a mostly readable blog for all 26 days.

I enjoyed the challenge of coming up with something for each letter that related to a theme. For me having a theme helped me plan the month. If I hadn't had that, I think it would have been much harder to come up with ideas. I will always have random postings but one thing I will take away from this is that it really helps to schedule posts, or ideas.

My one downfall was keeping it within the 100 to 300 words. I haven't counted some posts but I'm sure I went way over on a few. But even in the ones I cut a bit short, I'll get to bring them back at a later time with more information and maybe better pictures.

I wish I had more time to visit each and every blog. I found some that I wouldn't have found on my own just by wandering around and following links, and I appreciate the opportunity to add to my reader list. Some were outside of my normal areas of interest but I found that I really enjoy them. I will make a point each week to check out a couple of more until I hopefully hit them all. I did find the Google + site a bit late. I wish I had known about it earlier, that might have helped me too.

Will I do it again? I'm not sure. I loved my theme, since it followed right along with my normal blogging. Could I do another 26 days/26 letters under the same theme..maybe. Will I be back to check out the list next year, definitely. Maybe I'll try it with the other blog and see what happens. After all I have a few months to think about it..

And finally Thanks to all of the moderators who took so much of their time to visit blogs and encourage us along the way. It was greatly appreciated!