Reflections on the Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge 2020

The A to Z Challenge is over for another year. It demonstrates that blogging is a form of social media. I’d like to start by thanking my readers and followers old and new. Without you there would be little point blogging! In particular thanks to these loyal followers for A to Z:

Katy Trail Creations

Dave, who shared links to some of my posts on his other blog

Fun with philosophy

Sue Viseth at An Artist’s Path

New Lune

Gyslaine LE GAL Romancière et Poète Français/Anglais

penned in moondust

Thanks also to Arlee Bird and John Holton for several comments and Jeremy Hawkins for the badges (including the illustration in this post, the letters, 2020 banners and mission accomplished badge)

As I had not been well enough to go out much for a while before lockdown began I had all my posts written and scheduled before the end of March. I did edit some of them later and kicked a few out into the world a few minutes ahead of their scheduled time as it suited me to publicise* them earlier.

(*I shared links daily on Twitter, my Facebook page, in the comments on the link to the A to Z Challenge page on Facebook, and sometimes in comments on the Blogging from A to Z post and its simulcast on WordPress, as well as in visits to other A to Zers.)

I learned some new things about the Easter story both while I was preparing the posts and as the challenge proceeded. It is amazing how a familiar story could have details which I had missed over the years (or perhaps forgotten!)

There are a number of bloggers I have been following since encountering their work in earlier challenges. Some of these had themes which interested me, or their blogs are so good that I read them although the subject matter was of little interest. Others I skipped his time. I missed some people, who did not take part this time.

There are so many interesting blogs I wish there were more hours in the day and the energy to live through them! Some blogs about folk-tales caught my eye.

My list (in no particular order) is perhaps not complete. If I have missed you from the blogs I have found, I apologise. I haven’t been as organised as I’d have liked to be! I wish I had been managed my response to comments better as well.

In my own words: Finding the humor and humanity in everyday life Diane Weidenbenner

The Quiet Writer, blogging about theatres, has an excellent menu featuring her earlier A to Z themes.

The Great Raven  Sue Bursztynski

Life of an Indian Immigrant in the USA | Landscapes

Frédérique

On my Way Home

A bird a day

Carrie Ann Tripp

Janet’s Smiles

Stephney Forgue Houghtlin

Sarah Zama’s Author Blog – Historical Fantasy Set in the 1920s (jazzfeathers)

Celia Reaves

Other diligent bloggers I encountered

Industrial Engineering Knowledge Center

ECLIPSED WORDS BY AISHWARYA SHAH

The Joyous Living

This post is long enough already, but I am planning another post inspired by the official A to Z blog about changes I have noticed in the blogging world. That will be in two weeks after my next post about books.

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