Sunday, May 1, 2011

A to Z Challenge: A Look Back

First off, thanks to the organizers of the challenge for keeping us connected and motivated. Visits to my little blog more than doubled throughout April. And you weren't just lurking, you were reading and commenting. I greatly appreciate that. Thank you, thank you, thank you - and over the next few weeks, I hope to spend more time visiting and commenting on more of your blogs.

Writing every day in April (except Sundays) was more challenging than I'd expected. I'm accustomed to blogging whenever I want, about whatever I want. Suddenly I had to write about "g" words and "x" words! Some days I couldn't wait to write; others, especially days when I worked eight hours, I dreaded having to do it. I have a greater respect for those who work full-time and are still able to make themselves blog with gusto on a regular basis.

I'm looking forward to being able to write whatever I want this May. But even with the letter "restrictions," I kept to the themes I'd always visited: writing about writing, writing about family and childhood, writing about interesting words and pictures.

My friend George, inspired by our challenge, decided to make May musical, every day writing about a different band beginning with the next letter in the alphabet. Today, May 1, check out "A is for The Allmand Brothers Band." Best of luck, can't wait to see what you come up with for Q!


Anne said...

Queen, of course.

Sarah Allen said...

Congrats on finishing :) Great blog!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

August, we did it! Congratulations! I have an award for you!!

Karen Walker said...

Congratulations. We all deserve pats on the back. I am just now making it back to blogs I found early on and saying hello again. Hi.

Julie said...

Hello! I missed your blog during the Challenge, but I'm glad to have found it now through the Reflections link list. Great blog! I'm looking forward to following and reading more. Congratulations on making it to the end.

Arlee Bird said...

Some writing discipline can be a good thing and you met the Challenge well. The A to Z band thing sounds right up my alley, but unfortunately for doing that my May is pretty tied up which is good in other ways.
Thank you for joining us this year.

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