This year I was undecided about whether to take part in the A to Z Challenge. It is more difficult to find a different theme each year. With hubby’s encouragement I began preparing for the challenge at the beginning of March and had most of my posts ready by the beginning of April. All of them were scheduled before the middle of the month. I also scheduled Tweets – one for each post and some of my Facebook posts were also scheduled. I gained a few extra blog followers in April.
Early in the challenge I visited a few blogs, which were new to me and also blogs I was already following from previous A to Zs. Later I was too busy to keep up with any blogs on a regular basis.
I am including two lists of A to Z blogs I have visited this time.
List 1: Blogs I was not previously following:
List 2: Blogs I have been following from previous years
In one of the posts from the A to Z Challenge team a question was asked: which 10 people/bloggers have been most influential in your blogging career? My list is not exactly 10!
My daughter, who was a blogger before I was
Hubby, who has encouraged me
Paul Wilkinson and other bloggers I followed early on
Arlee Bird who founded the A to Z Challenge and has been an encourager every time I have taken part
UKBlogAwards for which two of my blogs were short-listed for the UK Blog Awards 2014
Rarasaur, whose challenges I took part in for a good while
The Daily Post from WordPress.com, which no longer issues daily challenges and photo challenges
The Association of Christian Writers, for which organisation I contribute a blog 7 times a year
Once again, I have enjoyed the challenge. However I didn’t feel that there was the same excitement about it that there has been in previous years. This was possibly because fewer bloggers signed up for the challenge. I won an ebook from Jemima Pett in a raffle she ran during the challenge, which I have yet to download. I am looking forward to reading it.
Many thanks to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge team, especially Arlee, John and Jeremy, whose badges I have used. Also to everyone, who has bothered to read my posts and like, rate or leave a comment. Perhaps now April is over some people might find the time to click on my links to Bible Gateway and read the passages I have selected. Comments are closed after 30 days, but it is still possible to comment on my pages including Blogging from A to Z 2019.