Reflections on A to Z 2014
This was my second time Blogging from A to Z in April.
Last year I only found out about it just in time and really enjoyed the challenge. I had only started this blog a few days before, although I had been blogging for eight months on Sue’s considered trifles.
This year I planned in advance and had all my posts written and scheduled by the end of March. I have updated one or two posts in the light of new information or as a result of second thoughts.
Before the challenge I wrote a few introductory posts, which may be found on my page listing all my A to Z 2014 posts.
I also listed some of the blogs I would be following. During the challenge I have added a few more blogs to my overflowing WordPress Reader.
The bloggers I am currently following include these A to Zers:-
http://krinasite.wordpress.com/ Jerusalem girl
http://silviatomasvillalobos.wordpress.com/ Sylvia writes (About Romania)
http://somberscribbler.wordpress.com/ (Doodles and writing about depression)
http://marie-everydaymiracle.blogspot.co.uk/ Everyday is a Miracle – A to Z of Portlandia (Portland, Oregon)
http://seezooeyrun.wordpress.com/ Making Life an Art (A to Z of genealogy from a Mormon)
http://www.colindsmith.com/blog/ Flash fiction
http://miriamdrori.com/ An’ de walls came tumbling down (authors)
http://theartisticchristian.wordpress.com/ (music, art and culture)
http://amymicheleonline.wordpress.com/ (background to a book Amy is writing)
http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/ Book reviews
http://jemimapett.com/ Blogging through the phonetic alphabet
http://lynnelives.wordpress.com/ How to use “Show don’t tell” in writing
http://damyantiwrites.wordpress.com/ Flash fiction (And thank you Damyanti for all the +1s on Google+)
http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/ Tina (a cohost’s blog about Sweden from A to Z)
http://madscientistcrazymom.com/ I follow this blog, but do not always see the posts in my Reader
http://positiveletters.blogspot.com/ Hilary (a minion) her wonderful blog (The coast from A to Z)
http://childrencount.wordpress.com/ A poem a day about Compassion
http://stratoz.blogspot.com/ Doodling to Jazz from A to Z (with video links)
http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ The home of the challenge
http://rarasaur.wordpress.com/ Rarasaur is doing this challenge as well as all her other blogging
http://psalmsunday.blogspot.co.uk/ This is a blog of the founder of A to Z: Arlee Bird
Sometimes a post I read illuminated one of my own posts. http://theartisticchristian.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/r-rachmaninoff-and-the-reality-of-artistic-melancholy/ has a YouTube video of a pianola or player-piano which I mentioned for P. The piano-roll replicates the composer’s playing of the piece.
I was away from home without internet access for the final week of the challenge, so scheduling my posts in advance was essential. It meant that I could not interact with other bloggers, so there were no return visits during that week and I have had to catch up with replying to comments.
I woke up on 1 April with another idea for a theme for A to Z, but decided that it would have to wait until next year!
No reflections post would be complete without a mention of our founder Arlee Bird, who asked me to be an ambassador for A to Z at the UK Blog Awards on April 25, also the co-hosts and minions, who kept their own posts on target throughout the challenge and encouraged all the participants to do likewise.
Here is the A to Z Team with their links:
Arlee Bird: Tossing it Out
Alex J. Cavanaugh: Alex J. Cavanaugh
Stephen Tremp: Author Stephen Tremp
Tina Downey: Life is Good
Damyanti Biswas: Amlokiblogs
Jeremy Hawkins: [Being Retro]
Nicole Ayers: The Madlab Post
M. J. Joachim: M. J. Joachim’s Writing Tips
Heather M. Gardner: The Waiting is the Hardest Part
AJ Lauer: Naturally Sweet
Pam Margolis: An Unconventional Librarian –
– See more at: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/#sthash.2NrBmDiT.dpuf