Monday, May 5, 2014

I did it! Reflections on the A to Z Challenge


For the 2nd year in a row, I completed the A to Z Challenge. It's definitely named correctly; it is a challenge.
  • I struggle with writing something every day; life with my small people keeps me busy and finding time to sit down to write can be difficult. 
  • Coming up with content, especially a topic for each letter of the alphabet, is challenging. I appreciate those of you who take the time to read what I write, and I want to make what I share is at least somewhat interesting and/or entertaining.
  • There are so many good blogs to visit and not enough time to visit them all during April. Over 2000 bloggers took part in the challenge. There was NO WAY I was going to be able to visit them all in just 30 short days. 
You might be asking yourself, if it's that much of a challenge, why do it? Here's why:
  • Every now and then, my brain needs a good challenge. I could easily go through each day doing the same things I do every day and never have to really think
  • This year I chose a theme that worked with our homeschool. Sassy wanted to do some alphabet art projects, so we did an animal craft for each letter of the alphabet (or almost all of them LOL). Not only did I get to spend quality time with Sassy, but I also had the opportunity to do research to learn some fun facts about each animal. I rediscovered how much fun doing research can be. (Yes, I'm nerdy that way.)
  • I have formed relationships with other A to Z challenge participants. There are some phenomenal blogs out there written by some incredible people. I love getting to know other bloggers, and I'm always looking for good blogs to read.
This year I had the added benefit of being one of AJ's wHooligans. Basically, I got to help one of the co-hosts, AJ from Naturally Sweet, monitor the list of participating blogs.
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