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Stick-to-it-ive-ness

A to Z Challenge participants, we've already made it to "S." April is breezing by. Most are showing no signs of fatigue or slowing down. I figured this was a good day to applaud you for your stick-to-it-ive-ness, actually to applaud all of us. This group includes the numerous organizers behind the scenes that tirelessly visit all our blogs, leaving comments, checking in, keeping our FaceBook page alive, tweeting and more.




Please visit Arlee Bird's 2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador and Helpers List. It would behoove you to stop in to their various social media pages, as they've stopped in and left comments on our blogs. Now is your chance to do the same.




Then there are the 2,342 Participants (give or take) who have demonstrated stick-to-it-ive-ness. Blogging, visiting other blogs, leaving comments and generally helping out. Readers you can visit numerous categorized blogs and those that choose not to list categories, themed and those without a specific theme, who are showing their stuff this month. Here are the original bloggers A to Z Challenge Participants for 2015.




We're winding down the alphabet but not in energy level. Take time and give thanks to the helpers and enjoy what participants have to offer. There's something self-less about blogging at our level. Little if any money is made. Participants are trying to build community so that we know you're there by gaining new members, readers and followers.

A round of applause to all!

"S" is for stick-to-it-ive-ness, and yes its a colloquial word that is believed to have come into use in 1909.


Comments

  1. I think your word origin information is a bit inaccurate. But I do agree, people have stuck to this very well and our hosts and their minions do a great job.

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  2. Thanks Jo! I always thought Merriam-Webster was a good source. I did notice several different origin dates however.

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  3. This is my first year participating and it is so exciting to see everyone sticking to this task! Woo hoo!

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  4. Congrats to you. This is my second year and I find it more challenging than the first time because I have much more going on. I'm still in though and it's nice to meet newbies like you. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Thank you! This is my 2nd year and I am getting tired but I am enjoying reading all the blogs

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    1. Yes, the 2nd year must be when you really feel the fatigue because I do as well. I've got a very full plate so I feel torn between blogging/bloghopping and working.

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  6. It's such a huge, amazing enterprise. Not long to go now. Although I'm struggling with a couple of letters :-/

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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    1. Annalisa, you have so many lovely stories and poems up your sleeves, I'm sure there's a pertinent letter for all.

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  7. Yay for highlighting all the helpers and minions Stephanie! What a lovely photograph of all those happy people. I agree it's been a blast, time and energy consuming but the energy comes back in different ways.

    Perfect word for 'S' - stick-to-it-ive-ness :)

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  8. Winding down never sounded so good. It is amazing how many people's hands have touched this project.

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  9. Thanks so much for your recognition of all the fine folks who do so much to keep this Challenge going. We've been fortunate to have such a dedicated Team each year and so many participants who've been willing to hang in to the end. Glad to have you as one of them. I also discovered that I wasn't following your blog. Now I am. Birds of a feather after all...

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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