Monday, April 30, 2012

Z: Zero. Zilch. Nada.

   Zero.  Zilch.  Nada. That's how much we have left to go in the A to Z Challenge.  I forget where I heard about this challenge but I remember exploring it last December.  I decided then I wanted to try it just for fun.  I liked the structure and I've had a good time with this project.  Prior to April 1, I had written about ten posts - random days where I already knew what the letter was going to stand for.  I didn't want to pre write everything but ten posts gave me a good head start.

   Some people opted for a theme and it seemed like the organizing panel thought that was a good idea (though certainly not required).  I, however, chose random as my theme and that worked well for me.  It allowed me to go exactly where my fingers wanted to go that day.

   I also enjoyed reading lots of other new blogs.  I have visited over three hundred blogs this month and I hope the list stays posted for a while as I would enjoy visiting more.  I have made some new blogging friends and my "to do" book reading list has grown immensely.

   In short, this A to Z Challenge was fun and, for sure, I want to do it again next year .  I'll probably start working on posts any day now!


24 comments:

  1. Thanks for choosing to do the A to Z, so that others like me can follow your lead! What's up next boss???

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    1. What's up next is getting back to the usual pattern but maybe a little more often than before. I have so many ideas floating around in my head - I just need to nail them down. I also really like getting better acquainted with the bloggers (like YOU) who are a part of my blogging world. That's a big one. Fingers crossed for the outcome of the Adoption Fair.

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  2. I also found the challenge through you. Thanks for that.
    I liked the variety of topics that you were able to come up with. Like you the challenge has taken me to some new and interesting places in the blogosphere.

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    1. The challenge stretched me in lots of ways. I always like to see what adventures and what revelations you have!

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  3. Congrats on finishing - it's been fun following you! Which, of course, I will continue to do because you are awesome!

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    1. And you, my dear woman, are CRAZY! but I really like you anyway! We will keep reading up on our lives, heh?

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  4. Congratulations on making it the distance! Now it's time to recover by catching a few zees.

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    1. Or having a glass of wine.... or both. :)

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  5. Congratulations on finishing! I am glad to have found you through the challenge. Here's to making connections and growing our to-read lists :)

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    1. YES! Yes to connections and yes to sharing good to read lists! AND sewing!

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  6. I really enjoyed your posts, always creative and insightful. And sometimes surprizing! Ted Kooser. Quiet. Untied. Will you post your new reading list?

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    1. Okay! I was just thinking this morning about my summer reading list. Maybe I will make a post out of that ....
      I love it when you visit and let me know you were here! Check your email.

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  7. Congrats on finishing the challenge! I always enjoyed your posts and look forward to reading more. (I'd love to talk with you about Kooser sometime!)

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    1. OKAY! Let's write some more Kooser posts - or other poets - I love some of the classics too - Langston Huges, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg -- I am most familiar with American poets - as I am with all things in literature - I have a harder time with the Brits , for example.

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    2. Sounds great! I enjoy the three you mentioned. I took several classes about the Romantic poets--love Coleridge--but right now I prefer the modern writers. I'll see what I can come up with.

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  8. Congratulations on finishing the challenge! I hope the list stays up, too. I have many more blogs to visit.

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    1. You betcha! I will work away at it until they take it down....

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  9. Congrats on finishing the challenge. This was my first year and now I'm thinking, what the hell am I going to do now? But now that I have actual people who read my blog, I'm coming up with a plan.
    Thanks for the encouragement.
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    1. I can't wait to see what you come up with next -- religions? but even more????

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  10. Congrats on finishing the challenge and the campaign. This was my first year also. I'm out A to Z-ing it for one last night. Nice to meet you. Stop on by sometime and say "Hi."

    Have a great one.

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  11. Congratulations on finishing. I've really enjoyed coming by and seeing daily posts (even if I couldn't read them every day). :)

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    1. Oddly enough, I am kinda sad it is over. I enjoyed thinking ahead about the posts and writing some and letting others stew around for awhile. I am also sad that my favorite month of the year has gone into hibernation for eleven months.....

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  13. Thank you for participating in the Challenge this year. It was an overwhelming, but fun experience. I still am trying to make it through the list and continue to discover blogs that I didn't get to or don't remember.

    Congratulations on making it through the alphabet with us in 2012.


    Lee
    A Faraway View
    An A to Z Co-host blog.

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