A to Z: Blogging Challenge
“How to write in this challenge”
I first discovered the A to Z on about the third day of April in 2016… and quickly scrambled to figure out what I had to do in coming up with an idea and joining. If you take up this challenge, be prepared for a very hectic April! But don’t be scared off… it was loads of fun!
If you’ve never heard of this challenge, then pop on over to A to Z: 2019 Blogging Challenge!
The Blogging A to Z April Challenge is one month of blogging through the alphabet… 26 days, 26 letters, 26 posts.
After writing your daily posts… jump over to the A to Z Facebook page and post your blog post there… this will be where you will find all the bloggers. I didn’t have a blog when I first joined up… but this is what helped to push me in finally starting my blog!
Idea: Having an idea will definitely help you… it helps to have a writing platform in order to write daily, and preferably one that you know the most on. If you’re passionate on an idea… it makes for easier writing.
Last year I came up with my theme of “All about Nancy Drew” about six months before the challenge even started… and I needed every minute of that. But not every idea needs that type of research and time… you can write daily and not in as much detail as I chose to!
This year I procrastinated on my theme… being so excited and happy with last years theme, I literally racked my brains in trying to “up” it this year. As excited as I was with last years title… I don’t think I’ll ever have another great idea as such.
The month of April is rough for me as it’s a traveling month for hubby and I, so I need to have most of my posts written… leaving me only having to do quick edits at night… just a little fussing.
FYI: At the end of April, they do a “reflection” post… giving you a chance to write about your experience and the blogs you visited. I keep an open draft post to paste blogs I discover along the way… so I can revisit. My first year, I discovered some great blogs, but I didn’t save them anywhere… it was frustrating in not finding them again.
Be sure and visit as many blogs daily as you can… if you want visitors… then you need to become visible on blogs. Leave comments… make friends!
The A to Z Blogging Challenge website has plenty of information to help you get started… even badges and icons to use on your blog… check out Here.
Don’t be afraid to join the A to Z… and this is a great year as they are celebrating 10 years of blogging. I’m just sad that I didn’t discover it their first year!
Write on your passion… if it’s genealogy, blog on your ancestors… or tell their stories. Do you have a hobby, like to travel, is cooking your passion… there is so much to blog on… and if you write it… they will come!
My previous year blog challenges:
My first year of this challenge had me racking my brain for a writing topic… especially as I didn’t quite understand the process. But finally I came up with 2016: Southern Foods and Memories. They said write what you know… and being a girl born in the South… well this was what I knew. I had a ball going down memory lane and eating “lots” of southern foods during April.
2017: Conversations with Mama was a somewhat easy one for me as I had journaled our conversations for years… so I researched my favorite topics to write on. Mama tells me now that she had no life… but just read through our early conversations… she did indeed have a life… now if I could only convince her… again!
2018: All About Nancy Drew has been my favorite topic so far, and I don’t know if I’ll ever come up with another to equal it. It literally had me researching every day for over six months… researching, reading and perfecting every post. I was totally consumed with Nancy Drew for months… and still am! If you enjoy reading Nancy Drew… do drop me a line!
Hope to see you there!
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