Blogging From A to Z Challenge 2013 is HERE!


Hey people. The A to Z Challenge sign up list is open. I threw myself on there and plan to participate this year. It will be my second year doing the challenge. Last year I entered my old blog on a whim, and it really inspired me to focus my blogging and writing efforts.

A to Z (is what I call it), is a great way to jump start your creativity and to gain new readers. I don't know how many people participated last year, but I estimate that it was about a fuck-load (which equals about two and a half metric shit-tons).

For those of you who don't know what this is all about, the basic premise of A to Z is post every day during the month of April, except Sundays. (You can read all about it by clicking on the picture above, the badge to your right, or here.) You can post something each day (if you're one of those types), or you can pre-write your posts and schedule them (if you're my type). You can write about anything you want. Have a theme, be random, pictures, words, whatever. Then you blog hop around and meet new people.

One new thing they started this year was to allow categories for blogs. In past years it's been kind of a hodge-podge, and you really never knew what you were going to get when you clicked on a link. I kind of like that. However, I signed myself up as a writing blog, but since I have put very little thought into what I'm going to actually post about, I'm probably going to deviate from the script.

Are you going to A to Z this year?

Comments

  1. This will be my first year participating, but I'm excited. I'm also the writing things ahead of time type.

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    1. It's a great challenge, and so many people participate. Good Luck with it. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  2. I'm looking forward to this...I missed last year.

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  3. Thanks for the shout-out to the challenge!

    Stopping by to welcome you on board the A to Z Challenge April 2013.
    Look forward to your challenge posts!

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  4. I'm all signed up :) I'm going to schedule my posts this year, last year I wrote them on the day and it was hectic! I've put myself down as a writing blog but my theme probably won't be writing related.

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  5. Thanks for the Challenge push. I'll mention in my Monday post at the A to Z Blog.

    Now following as well.

    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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  6. I'm really looking forward to this too. It's a lot of fun and really pushes you as a blogger.

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  7. Hi Jennifer!

    My first A to Z was last year, and I loved it. I'm doing it again this year, so I'll see you around the hop!

    New follower. A writer named Jennifer is always worth following :D

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  8. Hey Jennifer

    The A-Z Challenge 2012 was my first as well. (The first is always special.) As a matter of fact, that is how I found your blog. I enjoyed reading your posts, so I bookmarked it, and occasionally I return to see whats new in your world. I will be participating this year as well. I think you keep up the good work, and I will continue to stop by and wee whats new.

    Tronster

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  9. Hi, I just found your blog because I signed up for the first time this year. I have a new blog (am new to blogging, in fact) and am so enjoying meeting new people in this virtual world.
    Jagoda
    www.conflicttango.com

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  10. I'm signed up for the first time this year, I've got my list and felt prepared until I started reading about writing posts in advance and scheduling - I did Nanowrimo last year and writing in advance was a no-no. Looks like April is going to be a hectic month for me, my posts will be short but I plan to do a lot of reading, now I'm following you I will be sure to check in again - all the best for the challenge :)

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