This was my first year participating in the A to Z blogging challenge, and I only heard about it in March. I wasn't too sure about signing up, because I'd already committed to Camp NaNoWriMo, and I suspected two challenges in the one month was a good idea!
Well, probably it wasn't. A to Z took a lot more time than I had expected, not because of writing the blog posts (which turned out to not be that difficult!), but because there were so many other blogs I wanted to visit and comment on, and so many new friends on Twitter to chat to. Sadly, Camp NaNoWriMo lost out, and although I did make it to 29,000 of my aim of 50,000, I did mostly stop writing in the second half of the month.
But, I'm still really glad I did A to Z. Blogging every day was really good for me, and made me realise that I can do it! I made the effort to learn how to follow blogs (which I hadn't done before), so now I know how to keep up with all the new friends I made! I also learned that writing a blog post every day is completely possible, and scheduling is great.
You can check out my A to Z blog posts here.
But the best part about it, was getting some active conversation going here on my webpage, and joining in on conversations on other blogs.
Some of my favourite blogs to visit were:
Blabbin' Grammy – with her awesome continuing story that kept me coming back for each new installment.
CHICADEROCK – for her touching stories about her life in Galicia, North-West Spain. And for being a great person to chat with.
Kelly's Eye – for writing thoughts, cool songs, and again being a great person to get to know.
One Thousand And One Parsecs – Absolutely the best sci-fi theme, exploring so many different aspects of the genre, and really getting me thinking.
There are SO many others that I really enjoyed reading, it would take me hours to list them all. I have many bookmarked, and plan to keep checking back on everyone's blogs. A big thank you to all the people I haven't personally named, you really made this experience great.
And to the moderators, who posted such helpful tips on subscribing to pages, making subscriptions easy, and motivating us to keep going, an extra special thank you.
I'll definitely be back next year!