2018: A to Z Reflection Post on All About Nancy Drew

2018: A to Z Reflection Post

All About Nancy Drew

Reflection Post

I made it…. all the way to April 30th… Again!

Congratulations to everyone who participated this year. It’s my third time participating in the A to Z challenge… and still loving it; I think this year was my best! Even though it’s sometimes, somewhat hectic…. I’ve enjoyed meeting new bloggers and learning from their blog posts. This year I started much earlier in preparing, researching and writing… six months to be exact. If you’re reading this and haven’t read my past blogs, well here are links… 2016: Southern Foods and Memories –  2017:  A to Z of Conversations with Mom 2018: All About Nancy Drew... hope to see you around!

This year, I once again kept a list of blogs I read, as the first year I didn’t even think of doing that and so regretted it… I lost touch with many blogs that I had enjoyed reading. You learn from your mistakes!

My Stats on my A to Z… All About Nancy Drew

Total word count of all 26 posts: 64,368 words

Longest word count post: Letter C – 6559 words

Most Viewed post: Letter A – 133 views

Most Liked post: Letter A – 15 likes


Wow… 1,543 views – 607 Visitors – 199 Likes – 299 Comments


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Nancy Drew is quite popular in other countries!!!



A few of my favorite A to Z Blogs from the 2018 challenge

Tossing it Out:  One of my favorites that made me laugh as I could so relate. This A to Z is the brainchild of the founder of A to Z… check out Arlee Bird’s A to Z Cleaning the Clutter.

Susanne Mathews Living the Dream  wrote her A to Z on words… my favorite one was “yonder”… with immediately coming to mind – way down yonder in the paw paw patch. I recently learned that the paw paw is really a fruit; I always thought it only a Southern saying!

Sara’s Baked Creations: cooking, baking, decorating… who doesn’t enjoy baked goods!

Dusting The Soul:  Writing on Alice in Wonderland. While I don’t think I ever read this book as a child, I enjoyed reading her take and explanations of it.

Less Beaten Paths of America Travel: A blog that shares what my husband and I enjoy… traveling off the beaten paths. Hubby always says… “you don’t see the country traveling the highways.”

More Than Words: Great blog to get lost in and view his fabulous photos of places off the beaten path. This blogger has found so many places I’d love to visit, like Alligator, Mississippi and even Chunky, Miss – who knew!

First Time Mommy: Writing about her life…  of Yesterday Today and Tomorrow.

Backsies is What there is Not   This blogger wrote her A to Z on Pinterest pins (a challenge within a challenge), recreating them to see if they can be a win! My fav was Letter C – Creepy Baby.… creating a herb garden out of doll heads, if you haven’t seen it, do go check it out! And the Colander used for drying your hair into curls… well not!

The Frugal Veggie   Always love discovering new veggie recipes.

JMDV Creative is a baking and craft A to Z.  Loved the Banana Bread!

A Heep of Everything blog. I love postcards, so this caught my eye.  Who knew about “Postcrossing” until I read about it on her blog. It’s a website that allows users to exchange postcards. You send a postcard to a random person worldwide, and once it gets there, someone else in the world draws your address and sends one to you. You won’t know where it’s coming from until it arrives in your mailbox.

Tracking Down the Family…     A blogger touching home with me as she writes an “All about Me”… I did that last year but on my own for the year. I knew I could never write it all in 30 days and drive myself crazy.  Here’s my All About Me!

CollectinTexasGal... crafts, and knitting. I enjoyed the B for Knitting Books.

 The Curry Apple Orchard .. telling stories of her ancestors. I enjoyed her photos and words… A blog designed to remember the past and celebrate the present

Jollette Inc… Writing on her family heirlooms. I write on mine at… Friday Night Family Heirlooms.

EverythingbutaMoose caught my crafty eye with C for Colanders, I’ve always wanted to make some of these.

Finding ELiza  Although she’s not writing this year, she has awesome 2017 A to Z posts on tracing her enslaved ancestors. Update: Finding Eliza 2018 did write in the 2018 A To Z – writing on small social items from The Emancipator newspaper, published between 1917 and 1920 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Genealogy Challenges    Dianne Nolin challenged herself of genealogy challenges and writes on her ancestors.

Anne’s Family History    I always enjoy finding another family history genealogy A to Z.

Women’s Legacy Project    Barbie caught my eye on her blog as she’s writing her A to Z on – 2018 – Feminine Icons… will be interesting reads this month. Who doesn’t love Barbie!

Part-Time working hockey mom – writing about the many places she’s visited… Vienna was lovely…  The Mozart Bonbon intrigued me, so I searched them out and found them on Amazon.

Coast of Illinois – sail away on an A to Z of sailing adventures.

Stories Served Around the Table: Fantastic A to Z on Italian foods and memories. I could really relate to this in marrying into an Italian family. My first A to Z was writing on my Southern foods and memories.

Weekends in Maine… As Maine is the one New England state I haven’t visited, this blog caught my eye.

Janet’s Smiles loves to craft and shop and wrote her A to Z on all the many crafts she’s discovered in Michaels. I probably could open my own craft store… but isn’t it always the case, you never have what you need and off you go to the craft store!

Tui Snider – author and speaker… writes on cemetery symbolism… I enjoy older cemeteries and the unusual gravestones I find there.

My road trip will continue as I’m still stopping in on blogs I missed and my favorites listed here… I’ll be checking in on you again. To all who stopped in on mine, “Thank You“… and hope to see you back again next year! I know I missed logging some blogs as I went along, and I apologize if I forgot you in my going back and forth in reading and blogging!

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Want to read my A to Z, click below….

2018: A to Z – All About Nancy Drew 

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28 Responses to 2018: A to Z Reflection Post on All About Nancy Drew

  1. The best part of Reflections is finding new blogs to read. It does make it hard to write because someone might be missed through my own oversight. So mine is still not written. You have done a brilliant job researching other posts and thank for mentioning mine.

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  2. Shirley Corder says:

    I think your idea of assembling a list of blogs to follow is brilliant. I intended being SO organised this year, but it just didn’t happen, so yes, I lost track of a number of blogs I would have liked to follow. Reflections on 2018 A to Z Blogging Challenge

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  3. Thank you for visiting during the challenging and for including me on your list! I love that you compiled a list of the other blogs you visited during the challenge. I wish I had done that too! I also enjoyed many of the ones that you mentioned and will have to check out some of the others that I missed. Weekends In Maine

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  4. Antoinette Truglio Martin says:

    You had amazing amount of content on Nancy Drew. Each day was Amazing!

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  5. Anne Young says:

    Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog during the challenge.
    Kristen from Finding Eliza did participate in the challenge this year with another beautifully researched 26 posts: http://findingeliza.com You will have to catch up on the road trip 🙂

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  6. I’m thanking my lucky stars for Reflections posts, because one of them led me here. What a delight to find your blog, which I managed to miss in the hectic craziness of April. But trust me, I will be heading my way back through your posts. I have a very clear memory of when my mother gave me my first Nancy Drew book, already a vintage, well-loved tome, and that was it – I was hooked. I was totally convinced I would become a detective and spent many summer vacations with my cousin “manufacturing” mysteries to solve. What fun!

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  7. kristin says:

    I’m glad you found my 2018 A to Z did happen! And that I finally figured out who you were 🙂
    I was a bit more ahead of the game this year too, but I really wish I would be even more so next year!

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  9. Tizzy Brown says:

    Congratulations on successfully completing the challenge. Thanks so much for mentioning me. I didn’t get to read all of your A-Z posts but I’m hoping to look through them over the coming weeks.

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  10. Antoinette Truglio Martin says:

    Wow, keeping a list of blogs read during A-Z is brilliant. I’m sorry I didn’t think to do it. Thanks a bunch for mentioning me as one of your favorites.

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    • You learn after the first year of what you’d like to do “the next time.” I try and keep a draft open so I can add a blog when I find one I like, snd even then… I always forget one or two. You live and learn!


  11. randommusings29 says:

    Keeping a list of your favourites is a great way to keep in touch after the challenge

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  12. I found your blog through Stepheny Houghtlin and I had to check it out when she mentioned your theme this year was Nancy Drew. I did a Nancy Drew theme for A to Z a couple of years ago 🙂

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