Yesterday we were supposed to reflect on our experience with the 2012 A to Z Challenge. How do you describe something that was exasperating yet exhilarating; frustrating yet fun; time intensive but worth every minute.
First, I would sincerely like to thank everyone involved in planning and overseeing the challenge. This took a lot of time, effort and dedication and I appreciate your hard work.
This was my first effort at the A to Z Challenge, or any other challenge that requires you to blog every day. I didn't decide until the night before it started so I had no time to get a head start on writing posts. I was glad for the suggestion that we choose a theme. I chose A to Z Memories as my theme and was so glad I did for several reasons. Having a theme just made it easier to write one post after another; I didn't have to waste time trying to find a topic. I sat down the first day and made a list from A to Z, then proceeded to think of memories that would make an interesting post. I would strongly suggest this for any new challenge participants next year. It can save a lot of time and stress later. I was also glad I chose that particular theme because it was so much fun taking those trips down memory lane.
I would love to have gotten around and read every participants blog, but unfortunately, that just wasn't possible. Life does get in the way and time restraints just don't allow for reading as many as I would have liked. Not as many new readers got around to my blog as I had hoped either, but that's okay. The ones that did are really nice and have some great blogs of their own. I found several new blogs that I enjoy reading and made some new friends.
One thing I learned from this challenge is that I am definitely not an every day blogger, at least not on a regular basis. It was a challenge but one that I met head on. I am proud to say I posted every letter, and posted them all on time. Would I do it again? No...maybe....probably...ask me again next year. For now, I am glad for the experience and proud of the feeling of accomplishment finishing it has given me.
Until next time...that's my view.