Well, this post pretty much sums up my A to Z Challenge – a day late! While last year I had a plan of what to do and what to write about, this year I very much went with the flow and didn’t write any ideas down on paper. This was liberating in some ways; I was able to think about what I was feeling each day, or had read something that I wanted to pass on. In other ways, it was terrifying to have no plan at all, no pre-screened ideas and did result in a few of the posts being done late at night, but there was only one day that I missed it completely so posted twice the next day, so I don’t think that was at all bad.
As with last year’s challenge, I started out very well with visiting other blogs, doing my requisite five blogs a day, and I did find some new blogs to add to my Reader and some lovely new people to follow on Twitter as well. Sadly, due to my ‘fly by the seat of my pants’ approach to this year, I wasn’t able to keep this up after about half the month, but I have resolved to keep[ visiting some of the blogs on the Linky now that the challenge has ended. I was also able to comment on all those blogs whose authors commented on mine, so I was pleased with that.
There were, of course, blogs that I regularly visit anyway whose authors were taking part; Kirstyes devoted her challenge to writing about aspects of her book-in-progress, while Jay at Jay’s Insight turned her blog into a travel guide as she used many of the letters to represent places she’d been on her travels – supported by some great photographs.
I very much enjoyed the challenge, as I did last year and I think some of the posts were a surprise even to me in the end. I’m going to have a look at the stats later and see which of them were the most popular through the challenge, so I shall leave you know with the warm glow of achievement – well done fellow challengers :0)