A to Z reflections post

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://stephenyhoughtlin.com/ Gardening
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

Many thanks to all of them and to my loyal readers and new followers. I appreciate your interest. I hope you have been and will continue to be entertained by Sue’s Trifles.

15 thoughts on “A to Z reflections post

  1. Stopping by as a read A-to-Z reflections ~ Congratulations on making through the end! It sounds as if the 2nd year might be a bit easier than the first due to experience of what to expect. That’s good news for first-timers like me!
    Mary visiting from The View from my World

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  2. Hi Sue .. thanks for the shout out and good to have met another UKer .. I’ve now got my Oxford Companion to Music back .. essential for anything musical for me .. and the A-Z is over .. I think I missed a few – but sometime I’ll catch up.

    I was going to comment on your Wave poem .. that’s brilliant … loved it – I’m adding a few stats re our coastline for my next post … and refer back to your poem .. or can I quote it – with full references? please!

    My email is full name (no hyphen) at gmail.com … I have loads of posts to read in my Reader .. how anyone copes I’ve no idea! Accordion .. for A – glad that came up .. it was a good theme .. and so lovely to be in touch ..

    Cheers and see you soon .. Hilary

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