I successfully completed the A To Z Blogging Challenge! I’m still amazed I managed it (and am already planning for next year! I really enjoyed the challenge I set for myself, to explore the concept of “Telling Tales,” in short posts. I’ve written a handful of short stories through the years, but they have never been “my thing,” so it was really a challenge for me!
I loved the way that this challenge helped me connect with other bloggers — I participated in the Thursday evening twitter-chats (on my commute… which always made for an interesting time), and ended up guest-posting on two blogs! I also ended up bringing in some guest posters. This was my first time at this event, and I really look forward to continuing to visit the blogs and nurture the connections made during the month.
I learned that planning ahead is kind vital, as is writing ahead. I have to settle on what my theme for next year is going to be — but I have plans to try and write a bunch of the posts throughout the year so that April itself can be more dedicated to visiting other people’s blogs.
I also learned that, while it may seem like a fun idea to combine different events, it’s kind of crazy to do so. Next year I wont run a Taliana event at the same time!
And finally, I learned just how awesome guest posters are! I am already planning (and hoping) to start having some more regular guest posters (as well as doing some more guest posts on other blogs)
Eclectic Alli’s A to Z:
F – Farm Farewells
J – J the Squirrel, by Super Special guest poster, Josh.
K – Karen, a Holocaust memory.
L – Lotte, a Holocaust memory.
M – Menachem, a Holocaust memory.
N – Newlyweds: Mary and Elkanah Walker
O – Ocean Offerings
Q – Questing
R – Restricting Religious Interpretation (1500’s style)
S – Slugs Eat Anything That Is a Plant, by Super Special guest poster, Adel.
U – Underwater Adventure in the Bathtub, by Super Special guest posters, Isabelle and Jenny.
V – Vacation
Y – Being Yoder, by guest poster Rebecca.