What a month! April was crazy and not the bad kind 😉 This was my second year joining in the A to Z Challenge. Last year was just a bunch of rambling. This year, while there was still some rambling going on, I got to learn a bunch of new and unusual words.
So many different bloggers did so many different and fun things. I got to meet new bloggers that I would never have discovered before. I got to read great serialized fiction, and I even made a few new friends.
The great thing about the A to Z Challenge is in the name: it’s a challenge! It pushes you to see what you can do with your writing. It challenges you to come up with new and creative ways of expressing yourself.
Admittedly, the hardest part of all of it was following along with all the blogs that signed up. With well over 1000 participants, the idea of trying to read a little bit of all of them was a little overwhelming. It helped that the hosts decided to add categories to it, but there were still so many blogs that didn’t list a category. My own category was Miscelaneous. When I signed up, I didn’t know what I was going to post about. I didn’t even know for sure until the letter C. Things snowballed from there though and I could get all those crazy words out of my head.
I want to thank the hosts for putting so much time and effort into making the A to Z Challenge just as much fun this year as it was last year. That thanks extends to their various minions as well=)
The list is still up if you want to peruse the various blogs. It’s definitely worth the time, even if you didn’t participate yourself. You never know what you’ll learn=)
I learned quite a bit from some of my most popular A to Z posts. Here’s a quick list of all the ones that drew in more readers:
- #IWSG: Fearless in the Face of the Unknown (and the letter C)
- D is for Discophoran, Dwile, and Dririmancy (Thirsty Thursday)
- E is for Eumoiriety
- H is for Hebdomadally and Hwyl
- L is for Liebster (an Award, That Is)
- M is for Macarism, Mendiloquence, and Murdrum
I sincerely hope it continues next year!
Did you participate in the A to Z Challenge? If so, leave a link and I’ll go check it out=)