2018: A to Z Reflection Post
“All About Nancy Drew“
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
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
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!
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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