May 9, 2014

Reflections: Blogging from A to Z

Well, that was fun — and surprisingly less difficult than I anticipated. Didn’t run out of ideas, and only had a couple of late postings. Considering my life-long membership in the Procrastinators Union, I actually surprised myself. 

Were all the posts pearls with golden grammar? Heck no. But I did it.

What did I get out of this? Satisfaction that I could actually finish what I started — always a plus. It was fun to discover the range of bloggers participating — fiction, fashion, travel — cool stuff. A special thanks to writer/blogger Donna B. McNichol for encouraging me to give this a shot. And also a big thanks to all of you who stopped by to read and comment.

But the most unexpected fall-out for me is that the A to Z Challenge goosed my brain. I finally came up with a book idea that excites me, while at the same time strikes me as doable. The outline was done in thirty minutes; I anticipate having the book finished by the end of the summer, at the latest. And, of course, I will post plugs for the book on my blog and on various forms of social media. I have no shame.

I do have one major suggestion for the organizers: Due to the large number of participants, it would have been useful to have the blogs grouped by category. Additionally, would it be against the spirit of the Challenge to mandate that missing five (or other number) postings in a row would lead to that blog being dropped from the listings? 

Doing this certainly made for an interesting month. Thank you to all the organizers and facilitators who made the A to Z Challenge happen.


  1. Doesn't it feel good to finish the challenge and finish it well? Congratulations on completing and also for the book idea!
    Mary from The View from my World

  2. Yes! It feels great to be on the other side of it! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Well done, Geri. I enjoyed reading all of your A-Z posts. Good luck with the book, and I'm looking forward to reading that, too. Denise S.

    1. Thanks, Denise. It was a lot of fun. Glad you enjoyed reading the blog postings. I'm hoping to be better about adding to the blog this year.

  4. Congratulations on completing the challenge.

    Like you, I wish the list could be organised a little differently to help make it more manageable to work through. I'll admit that in the last week I gave up with the main list and switched to visiting blogs with 100 Followers or Less. Now I'm working through the Reflections List and then the Road Trip, there are so many great blogs out there. :-)