You stuck with me from A to Z
And now we’ll see what we can see!
Ok, I’m not sure why I am getting poetic so often lately but for good or for ill here we go. I thought it was a good idea to participate in the Blogging A to Z Challenge throughout the month of April. As happened with the National Novel Writing Month in November, I heard about it at the last-minute and dived right in.
I’ve often said I work best under pressure. Although as I get older, when there’s too much pressure I turn on a light a read a book! Regardless of that inclination, I signed up for the A to Z, not sure what I was getting myself into. Sure, I know the Alphabet, it won’t be hard to find a word or a concept to go with every letter of the Alphabet!
Well, some days it was pretty darned hard! In truth, it wasn’t hard but it was a challenge as it was intended. When I write my posts for BCDC, they’re pretty often seat of the pants kind of posts. They come from whatever’s been happening in my life and most of the time, what I’ve had for dinner. Fun and interesting…well it must be interesting or so many of my lovely readers would not be here. After all, I’m pretty sure you’re not ALL relatives (although I’d be proud to have you join my family!)
I started blogging because I want to write. The A to Z made me think before I typed. It made me go deeper into the things around me and the things that matter to me. A few years ago, I took two sessions of a Memoir Writing class at the local community college’s continuing education program and I loved it. That’s what the A to Z felt like to me. A self conducted Memoir writing class. I like that Idea.
I’m thinking I need to challenge myself more and that’s what I hope to do.
Do I have any negative comments regarding the A to Z? I didn’t read as many of the other blogs as I should have. We were tasked with reading at least 5 others each day and commenting. I think my biggest negative is that there were some blogs on which I could not comment due to how the commenting process was set up on them. The organizers of the A to Z should probably have a way to be make sure that the participating blogs have this set up in a more comment friendly format.
The other negative would be that some of the blogs seemed to take forever to load due to the fact that they have so many ads and such running on their sites. It got frustrating.
The real positive is that I have found some wonderful new blog friends. I must confess, in most cases, they found me. I am so happy that they did. I will be reading them and they are reading BCDC. It works for me.
I have learned that I need to challenge myself more and I will be working to do that. For now I’m just glad to be…
Happy Monday!! I survived!!