A to Z 2016 · Life

#AtoZChallenge Postscript

Well, I have to say, starting my blog off with 26 posts was a nice way to get things rolling.

This challenge was harder than I expected it to be; one post a day, one prompt, just one short story/poem/scene/etc. No big deal, right? But between the brainstorming, the writing, and, of course, the other-blog-visiting, I completely underestimated how long it would take.

So lesson learned: next year, write out most or all posts before April even begins. That way I won’t end up spending April 30th pounding out six or more blog posts, trying to catch up before the clock struck midnight.

BUT I DID IT.

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I started off pretty well I think, visiting other people’s blogs and commenting, enjoying what everyone else was writing about so very much. But then the challenge suddenly became more about the writing posts, and less about networking and meeting more bloggers — which was the whole reason I started it in the first place!

This week I’m revisiting the blog list, find more bloggers that pique my interest; later on I’ll write about some of my favorite posts from others.

This is my fourth attempt at a blog (at least). I am hopeful that the challenge has finally instilled in me a desire to grow and write as much as possible, so right now, I’m planning out my new blogging calendar. By the end of this week, I should have a [reasonable] plan.

I’ll have at least one creative writing piece a week, one or two reflective pieces, and a bunch of book-related stuff throughout. I’m also looking at various blogging memes, writing challenges, link parties, and so forth, hoping for more ways to interact with my fellow bloggers.

What are your favorite ways to interact with your audience and other bloggers?

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3 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge Postscript

  1. Congratulations on finishing. You’re right, having a plan is a good thing, and prewriting when possible will always be easier on your peace of mind!

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  2. Congratulations! I learned that, too, after my first year (2012), and now I write out most of my posts in January-February, fine-tune and pre-post in March. I schedule my posts to publish at 4:00am, so they’re always “live” at the same time.
    Looking forward to next year!

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