I think my favorite part was the themes. There were so many interesting themes out there! Here are some of the blogs that I checked in on, on a regular basis: S. L. Hennessy, The Mommy Rant, The Character Depot, The Quintessentially Questionable Query Experiment and The Insecure Writer's Support Group.
I also liked that there are co-hosts and minions that reached out, because it made me feel more included in the challenge, like I was part of a group. When a co-host or one of their minions would stop by and say “hey, I like your posts, you’re doing a great job!” it may not have seemed like much, but it really did help out.
I never thought about quitting. I never said “this is too hard, why am I doing this?! I’m insane!” Sometimes I would get to the end of the day and realize that in all the mayhem that is my daily life, I had forgotten to do anything with my blog! I didn’t post or check comments or read any other blogs. And I would feel a little frustrated and overwhelmed, cause like I said, there’s a lot going on around here. But then I would get my posts up and I would read something interesting or funny and falling a little bit behind didn’t seem like such a big deal anymore.
I wouldn’t change a thing about the challenge, I think it’s wonderful just the way it is! I had so much fun that I started looking for other blogging challenges that were creative and fun. And I found nothing that even comes close to the April A-Z Blogging Challenge. Heck, I even got my sons involved! They guest posted in Letter X, for Xtreme Riding, my youngest son’s letter theme idea. Maybe some day they’ll be blogging in the challenge alongside their mama!
A-Z Challenge! I had a blast, I hope everyone else had fun and maybe learned something interesting about our little California mountain community during my Kern River Valley themed month. I sure did learn a lot! And grew to love this place even more than before and I learned that there are more possibilities for adventure around us than I realized.
My A-Z Blog theme was The Kern River Valley: