Monday, May 7, 2012

Reflections Post for the Blogging From A to Z Challenge



Today's blog post is about my thoughts on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge that I participated in last month.


I know that a lot of people will be sharing Reflection Posts, so I want to make this post short, sweet and to the point.






What I liked about the challenge:
- I met lots of new people
- I found some really cool blogs to follow
- I got some ideas for future blog posts
- My blog gained about 35 new followers during the challenge
- That my hardest post of the challenge (X) was also one of my most favorite posts to write.


What I disliked about the challenge:
- That on a couple of the blogs I stopped at, I couldn't figure out where the comment link was


What I learned from the challenge:
- To choose a theme and stick with it, so I can have blog posts written up before the challenge begins
- To schedule my posts, so it is not the first thing I'm worrying about doing when I wake up 
- Stress less and have fun  : )
- That I want to do an A to Z challenge next year!


I want to say THANK YOU to Arlee and all the co-hosts for everything they did to make the A to Z Challenge run as smoothly as it did.

33 comments:

  1. This was my third year and I have always enjoyed it.Glad you had a great time!

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  2. I enjoyed the blog challenge, too. Congratulations again, on completing it!

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  3. Sounds like you had a good time all around.
    Me too!
    Heather

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  4. I had trouble finding the comment box on some posts too. I forget to add that to my negatives. This was the first time I'd scheduled posts and it helped no end.

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  5. A theme is best, and not just for the host - visitors know what to expect when one has a theme.
    Glad you had a good time!

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  6. Yay us! We did it. Woohoo! Woot!

    Loved your stress less and have fun. I had some posts scheduled, but not all. I was upset with blogger. It was awful this year. *kicks logger in behind* Ahhh. That felt so good! :-) Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

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  7. The theme really did make it easier. And the comment box on a few blogs, I absolutely couldn't find either. Glad to know it wasn't only me :)

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  8. I loved the themed blogs. There were so many fun ideas out there.

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  9. I had trouble finding comment boxes on some blogs also. But, that was aminor thing compared to the fun I had. I'm sure I'll want to do this again.

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  10. Whereas X was my easiest post of the Challenge, and thus, my favorite post to write. Probably because it was the only one I didn't take seriously.

    Congrats on making it through, and best of luck on those ideas for future blog posts!

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  11. Great wrap up for the challenge, I enjoyed it as well :)

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  12. Congrats! I completed the challenge but bailed on the reflection post :p It was nice to meet you!

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  13. Congratulations on completing the challenge! I enjoyed it too.

    I appreciate your visits and comments at Solid Happiness.

    Kate

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  14. I did prewrite my posts and it made life a lot easier! :)

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  15. I'd have to agree with you on every single point. And add one: Blogger profiles that go to their Google + page instead of their blog. That is more trouble than word verif.

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  16. Hi Susanne .. great points and there's certainly one blogger I can't for the life of me work out where her comment box is (and it's a new blog) ..

    You're right the hosts did make the Challenge run smoothly ..

    Glad you'll be doing it next year - cheers Hilary

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  17. Cruising around on remote control and trying to catch up, that seems to be a challenge in itself :)

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  18. I did it a few years ago, but I think I might join in next year too. Yoou did a great job!

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  19. Really liked having a theme and being able to schedule the posts. I think that meant way less stress. :)

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  20. I enjoyed your posts Susanne. As you can see, I'm still behind even after the reflections post. :)

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  21. I also encountered some blogs that weren't user- or comment-friendly or were formatted in an odd way.

    I also want to do the challenge again next year.

    Congrats on finishing.

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  22. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by. I need to work at getting caught up on some blog reading and stop by more of the reflections posts. CONGRATS to everyone who participated!

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  23. Congrats on completing the challenge! And I agree about scheduling. Makes things much easier!

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  24. Stress less and have fun! That's a great way to frame the Challenge!

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  25. Great recap! I had a ball too! ~Angela

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  26. It was a lot of fun, I'll definitely be back for next year and hope to be better prepared! Have a great weekend :)

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  27. Someone along the way suggested they do it another month, maybe February. I have to agree. I wanted to join in, but April is a rushed month at the best of times. I was late reading many of your posts, and that disturbs me. I like to be on time for everything. LOL. Sort of neurotic about stuff like that.

    Great challenge, Susanne. It was nice seeing your subject matters each time.

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  28. Congratulation on finishing the challenge. I didn't visit all blogs during the challenge but, cross my heart, I'm visiting every single one with reflection post! I am so glad my journey brought me here.

    Evalina, This and that...

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  29. thanks, very good =)

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  30. "Stress less and have fun"
    I'm still learning that one ;)

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  31. It was so nice meeting you during the challenge and I hope to do it again next year.

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  32. Glad to see you weren't to heavy on the negatives. Thanks for the Reflection and for being a part of the 2012 Challenge.


    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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