Monday, January 27, 2014

A Challenge for April

Last year I participated in the A to Z Challenge.  Every day for the month of April (except on Sundays), I wrote a post.  The idea was to use a different letter of the alphabet as a writing prompt, starting with the letter A and working my way through the alphabet.  There were a couple of letters that were challenging, but it was a good writing exercise, and I enjoyed seeing how other participants met the challenge.  

Each participant in the A to Z committed to visiting at least five other participating blogs each day and leaving comments.  I have a blogging neighborhood and I tend to stay within my little community.  The A to Z Challenge was like taking a vacation to a new country...there was a lot that was familiar, but I also was introduced to new ideas, new styles, and (frankly) the outright odd.

I just signed up to participate in the A to Z for 2014. Once again we will be working our way through the alphabet, starting with "A" on April 1st.   Last year there were several hundred participants, and this year there are already over 200 signed up!   If you are a blogger, I encourage you to participate.   Click here to read more about it and sign up.


  1. Enjoy! I've never been able to blog every day, too many blogs to read.

  2. I look forward to what you come up with this year. It was such a treat for me last April. Hard to believe it's already been a year, almost. :-)

  3. Every year, I tell myself, next year.
    This year, I'm thinking maybe next year.
    I know, I know...

  4. Very, very cool. I'm glad you are doing this. I know I could never keep this commitment if I made it. I love that you are up for the challenge.

  5. Well I'm happy about this because it means I'll have your stories to look forward to without large (really large!) gaps between. :-)

  6. I just signed up for the Challenge and am getting a head start on things by visiting blogs on the list and following the ones that look interesting to me. Every year since it began I do the A to Z Challenge-- just can't resist it somehow.


  7. Every day? Well, I suppose one could start writing posts in advance? Or would that be cheating?


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