At the end of the A to Z Challenge it is traditional to have a look back in the form of a reflections post.
I signed up early for this year’s challenge for two blogs. I had been preparing my posts for Sue’s words and pictures for nearly a year. My theme for Sue’s Trifles, the blog for A to Z challenges from 2013 onwards, came to me later. The hardest part was finding suitable illustrations. However I had fun with this.
My blogs were next to each on the on the sign-up list. After all the linky invites bloggers to add another link. When I was looking for blogs to visit I found that some bloggers had multiple blogs consecutively in the list.
I have visited quite a large number of blogs and left comments on some of them. I have not always been prepared to jump through the hoops to leave comments. For blogs, which are not on WordPress I tended only to leave one comment, even if I decided to follow the blog via the WordPress reader.
Initially I looked at the blogs immediately after my own. I have kept a list of the links of many bloggers, who have been kind enough to visit my blog. I have made return visits, where possible.
There are too many blogs to attempt to visit all of them.
I already followed at least eleven A to Z bloggers before the Challenge began. This year some of them have themes which did not appeal to me much. I have had to discriminate between posts to read. In general I enjoy posts about writing and books. Films and bands do not appeal much.
This does not make me feel that I am breaking any understanding about visiting other blogs. There are plenty of people with similar interests. As in life offline, friendships are made between people with interests in common.
Blogs I already followed:
- http://positiveletters.blogspot.com/ (Hilary was unable to take part this year.)
Blogs I have begun to follow as a result of this year’s challenge:
- https://nvrivera.wordpress.com/ one line a day story
- http://bobscotney.blogspot.co.uk/ wildflowers
- https://lunanoctis.wordpress.com/ craft
- http://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.co.uk/ child of the 50s
- https://claowuepotpourri.wordpress.com/ (English and German posts)
- http://wordwacker.me/ (A haiku riddle a day)
This has been another excellent challenge. Many thanks to Arlee Bird, all the cohosts, minions and participants.
Due to circumstances, I was unable to visit as many blogs as I’d have liked towards the end of the challenge. However, having scheduled my posts in advance, I completed the challenge and tried to keep up with the comments on them. I have renewed the acquaintance of bloggers I discovered in earlier challenges and made the acquaintance of new blogers. It has been very worthwhile.