Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A to Z Starts Friday!



I guess I've lost my touch. Two comments? I thought that if I tried to write daily, I had a better chance of creating a steady following, but I'm thinking that maybe I should try for three days a week and keep things fresher...Your thoughts?
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Anyway- I am going to try my darnedest- even if it kills me- to get this spring cleaning thing started. I cannot procrastinate any longer! It is really starting to irritate me.


That, added to the fact that Friday, April 1st, I begin the A to Z Challenge. If you two people followed me last year, you will know I made it through the alphabet and completed the challenge. No grand prize- no awards- just the satisfaction in knowing I finished the project and pushed myself farther than I imagined.


Arlee Bird from Tossing It Out created the A to Z Challenge last year and I'll quote his blog so you'll understand the premise.


   "  This challenge started last year to celebrate my reaching the 200 follower mark.  I had no idea that it would take off as well as it did in the short lead time I had in 2010.  Nearly 100 bloggers participated last year with many more keeping up with the progress.  In the end most of the participants were very satisfied with having been a part of the challenge.

How does the Challenge work?

             The premise of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge is to post something on your blog every day in April except for Sundays.  In doing this you will have 26 blog posts--one for each letter of the alphabet.   Each day you will theme your post according to a letter of the alphabet.
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Sound easy? Well, it's not. But it sure puts on the pressure to think outside the box and to post everyday.


This year Arlee has 744 entries!!!! 
Can you imagine trying to read all those blogs? 
Well, you don't have to, friends...
Just read mine.


(That's a joke.) There are some super talented and fun blogs out there and they deserve to be read! And I'm going to try to visit them when I can and bookmark the ones I love. You should do the same.

Tomorrow I will post a photo of one of my Goodwill creations because I miraculously got a picture to load!
But after that, I probably won't check in till Friday- April Fool's Day- with the start of my alphabetic challenge!


Please join me for the fun!!

10 comments:

Margaret Hall said...

Well, you read this ol' gal's mind this mornin'...I was gonna' write about the A to Z , too...I think about the challenge and want to REALLY, REALLY do it this time..Make your Spring cleaning , Summer cleaning?..(smiles)..744 peeps out there to try and read..Will be a challenge to just GET TO THE blogs, huh?...I won't miss yours, my friend...Lookin' forward to GWW....

sisterlinda said...

I can't wait to see your Goodwill find tomorrow....I am always in awe with the things you can do.

Spring cleaning? I haven't even gotten off the couch for 2 weeks...I am turning into a big fat potato! My to do list is long and gets added to each day...so far nothing has been marked off! Where do I start? The bigger question is WHEN do I start?

You know this crazy sister will be reading the A to Z challenge each day and leaving some off the wall comment...after all,what's a sister for? Love you and miss you!

Diann said...

Good luck with your a-z challenge! Oh, Spring cleaning! I was doing so well two weeks ago and then I stopped. Arghhh! I am starting back up today. So, today i will be taking a brown to all the walls and ceilings upstairs to get cobwebs and whatnots off them and I am taking all the curtains from te bedrooms and bathroom (including shower curtain) and washing them. That is my goal for today.

Diann said...

a brown? howabout a "broom" LOL

Arlee Bird said...

I didn't realize I wasn't following this blog, but I am now. When I switched from daily blogging to a 3 day schedule it really boosted my comments per post. OF course, wait til after April if you do that.
Have a great Challenge this year!

Lee
Tossing It Out
Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

RJR said...

Hi, a fellow A-Z blogger here, just doing the rounds and getting a feel for other participants before I'm bogged down blogging !

John
RJRDaydreamer

Mary Vaughn said...

Rae - I love coming here.
This A-Z thing now belongs in Alex's sci-fi land It is so crazy.
Get ready to rock!


Mary

Monica said...

Found you from the A-Z Challenge, it sounds like it’s going to be so much fun and I can’t wait to get started!! I’m now following your blog on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog and maybe follow me back!!
Monica
http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/

Monica said...

Found you from the A-Z Challenge, it sounds like it’s going to be so much fun and I can’t wait to get started!! I’m now following your blog on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog and maybe follow me back!!
Monica
http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/

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