Monday, May 7, 2012
Reflecting on the A to Z Challenge Reflections Post
I heard about the Challenge back in December of last year, and debated whether I was going to do it. This site had existed for about 6 months and I was having problems getting into the blogging thing. I finally made the plunge and signed up for it. I was at first daunted by the task of posting once a day, mostly because I can go a little overboard when I start writing and just keep going no matter how far off point I get, so the suggestion of keeping posts under 500 words definitely helped me to keep length under control. Also I didn't feel so bad when I had nothing to say.
I did learn some things though. I learned that ubermensch is a word. I learned that I CAN think of something to put down even if it was just a YouTube video with a description.
Easiest post? Luck, a piece of fiction that I thought up in a few minutes while laying in bed one morning.
Hardest? V-Day. I had already gone the route of just listing words that start with U, and I didn't want to repeat myself. So, I just rambled on for a while about words that start with V.
Best part of the Challenge? Getting to visit some great blogs. I didn't get through the entire blog list. Sorry, I only have so many hours in my day. I did find a few that I enjoyed visiting daily. I also loved receiving visits from others to my blog and I got really excited every time I got a new comment on one of my posts. I am, however, a bad visitor in that probably 75% of the blogs I visited I didn't leave a comment.
So, overall I would call this a complete success. I am notorious for starting things and not finishing them so I'm really proud of myself. I went ahead and added a page up there at the top with a list of all my A to Z posts, in case anyone wants a walk down memory lane, or in case any stragglers come by and want to see what I did last month.
Special thanks to all my followers and for everyone who left me comments.
And a final note: During the Challenge I did 5 posts of fiction. I remembered that I really liked writing fiction. So, I decided to start a second blog called A Creative Exercise that will be devoted to writing. I'm one of those insane people who plan to keep more than one blog running. So, hop on over to my second home. I've already posted my first message to the masses.
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