The End of Blog every Day in November

At the end of Blogging from A to Z in April we were invited to write a Reflections post, looking back over our experiences from the month-long challenge.

Elizabeth of Rosalilium a lifestyle blog has asked us to

go out with a bang.

I have learned a great deal this month – new facts, new skills, new blogs.  I created two new pages Blog Every Day in November and Navigation.

Some facts:

There were a number of Days in November I had never heard of and one I had known since childhood.

On 6 November we wrote about National Stress Awareness Day.

Armistice Day has become Remembrance Day and is 11 November.

World Kindness Day was celebrated on 13 November.

On 18 November Anti-Bullying Week was the topic.

Another Blog Every day in November participant alerted me to World Toilet Day on 19 November.

http://worldtoiletday.org/

The same initials started World Television Day on 21 November.

I joined Twitter in October.  It took me until the third week in November to discover what @ connect was for!

I am finding Twitter to be a useful source of information.  For anyone else who is baffled by or drowning in information from Twitter, here are two useful links I have found.  The first is a helpful guide to Twitter

http://blog.red-website-design.co.uk/2013/11/19/do-you-know-your-twitter-to-z-complete-list-of-terms-and-definitions/

and the second is a Twitter diary of chats you might wish to follow or tweet into.

http://www.thechatdiary.com/

During the month some interesting quizzes have come up too.  I have done a Bible knowledge quiz, a how many books have you read out of 100 quiz and a vocabulary test.  I am sharing the last of these as the researchers are looking for more youngsters to take part.  Perhaps you could pass it on to any teenagers  who might be interested.

http://testyourvocab.com/about

New blogs I have particularly enjoyed are listed on my Blog Every Day in November page.

I have followed Elizabeth’s travels with interest.  A friend of mine who visited London during the same week also went to the National Gallery and Harrods!

In real life I have been busy too..  The Concert for Peace I mentioned in my Remembrance Day post was well-received.  I had some of the tunes as ear-worms for the rest of the week!  Our Advent carol service was on 24 November due to a clash of dates.  Now we are preparing Christmas services and a concert.

I have been for walks with friends and hubby.  I drove almost forty miles to a popular town, having taken my procrastination post seriously and had some refresher lessons.  I still need more practice!  Hubby drove back as it was busy and getting dark.

The wonderful summer and mild autumn mean that November has not been as described in Thomas Hood’s poem “No!”  From his list of things which are not seen in November, I have seen leaves, flowers, bees and birds.  The autumn colours went on and on.  Beautiful!

I have gained about 15 new followers for this blog and 21 for Sue’s considered trifles during the month.  Thank you all for your interest.  I hope you’ll return to be entertained and surprised.

I hope you have enjoyed November as much as I have.  If you enjoy my blogs they are entered for the UK blog awards.  The public vote begins on Monday 16th December.

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4 thoughts on “The End of Blog every Day in November

  1. We made it! It was getting tough towards the end and i’m pretty relieved it’s over to be honest, but it’s been great to meet so many new bloggers to share the experience with. I think a well earned rest is called for tomorrow!
    E

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