The opportunity to reflect as an integral post for the Blogging from A to Z April (2015) Challenge, is a sign that this event is well thought out. Going through a challenging event with a large group of people lends itself perfectly to reflection. It is because of the organizing of A to Z from the Theme Reveal, through the 26 days of alphabetically organized blogging, through to the summarizing reflection that I decided to participate for 2 years in a row. In my "S" post Stick-to-it-ive-ness post I thanked Arlee Bird and the countless minions and assistants for their organizational work and support before and during the challenge. Bravo and thanks again!
My regular readers know I'm fond of divination and am never too far from a crystal ball of one sort or another, I had no idea of the process or outcome of this challenge. I say this even though I participated last year.
With my life being incredibly full, to the point of being hectic at times, I had no choice but to take a leap into this event. I decided on a theme and then wrote on that theme on blogging days. I didn't have the time or inclination to prepare my posts ahead a time. My blogging is always spontaneous. Apart from one post, which was scheduled just to give it a try, I blogged as the day arrived. Using this method I only missing a handful of days because I was called away to address more pressing issues.
As the days progressed I grew into my theme. I took ownership, realizing I could interpret the theme of exclamation points and their overuse in anyway I desired. My process led to great clarity and by the end I saw new things about myself as a blogger.
I'm seeing now, each year is different, with unique visitors, readers, comments and bands of people coming together through a sense of camaraderie.
- Thank you to my regular readers who stuck around for this somewhat specialized series of posts.
- Thanks to the folks who I linked up with last year, who came and read, as well as commented on every post!
- Welcome to new members and followers through a variety of platforms. Thank you too for sticking around, reading, commenting and sharing your unique insights.
I'm so happy to have found a new audience and new people whose blogs I enjoy. I wasn't so sure about this A to Z stuff by mid-alphabet as a blogger. I'm glad I stuck around and saw it through.