(An A to Z 2013 Challenge Entry)
And then it was April 30, 2013; twenty-six letters deep. The peak of the A to Z Challenge, and a personal writing achievement for me! I just finished up my “Y” post about 15 minutes to Midnight, and while I have the whole day to work on “Z”, I’m still up and thought I would try to knock it out early. Who needs sleep anyway, am I right?
According to everyone else: This guy!
But to hell with that! I am ecstatic that I made it the through the entire challenge, and most topics being on the fly. I was a little worried there towards the middle, as I had to change topics out of the blue, being I wouldn’t have enough time to fully articulate what I wanted. Now I can get to those post entries on a more relaxed deadline.
I just wanted to say congratulations to everyone who participated in the A to Z Challenge this year! Some were vets, some were rookies, but we were all in it together. Congrats to those that completed the challenge, gave it their best, and/or are still continuing to catch up! Whether finishing up or not, you are awesome! This definitely doesn’t seem a blog hop intended for the weak of heart. It is a big commitment.
I had a handful of friends joining outside of the A to Z listing — starting late — that I hope continue to “Z”!
Also, thank you to those who followed along, whether participating or not! Your presence is always greatly appreciated :)
Shiny Happy People Holding Hands
So you should probably play that video, because you know you want to... I bet my mother will!
I met a good handful of new bloggers during the A to Z Challenge, and I hope to continue to participate amongst them throughout my blogosphere days/months/years/decades/centuries/millennia. I am uncertain how many will be continuing outside of the A to Z, or at least to what capacity. I know my postings will likely slow to 1-2 a week. We will see. I hope to dabble in podcasts and videos periodically.
The connections made in this event were a huge part of the draw for me. Meeting fascinating people, learning about their lives and/or passions, and reading their work. I may have bit off more than I could chew, in terms of how many blogs I could keep up with. So I apologize if I fell behind some, especially to those who continually were able to visit and comment on my blog postings all throughout the challenge. I am a slow reader, and sometimes a long-winded commenter. I still plan to backtrack to any entries I may have missed (and read older posts outside the A to Z on the blogs I’ve discovered during this period). I definitely hope I didn’t offend anyone. They don’t call me Slowplay for nothing...
I’m very interested in continuing the connections made, and it will be a lot easier given a more casual pace. So if you happen across this, and do plan to continue blogging (I know some made an A to Z specific blog only), do please let me know. Otherwise I’m sure I will find out via my feed, one way or another, if new entries are made. There are also various media channels available to keep in touch, as well.
I am looking forward to getting back into my fiction. I believe it feels neglected. We can’t be having that now, can we?
Congratulations and Thank You, again, to anyone/everyone participating and/or following along! You are all awesome! I hope we all remain Shiny Happy People sharing and spreading our love and laughter with the world together!
Time to catch those “Zzz”s now!
Did you survive the A to Z? If so, any thoughts or opinions about it? Do you plan to participate again next year? How often do you normally post blog entries, outside of events like A to Z?