Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The Reflections Post

I am so glad I found out about this challenge. I'm not one for linkys normally but saw a post somewhere or other where this one was mentioned and it caught my imagination. And what a challenge it was. Posting every day even with Sundays off was more difficult than I'd imagined.

Saying that, it was also a practice run for me, that's how I've decided to look at it. Next time there will be a lot more pre-made posts and also a theme - what theme is still to be decided.

Best thing for me about the challenge was meeting other bloggers, especially who were doing the challenge itself as it made for a very close feeling of comradeship, we were all in it together. This feeling was encouraged by the team leaders - Arlee -  who got round to everyone's blogs, and also several of the other team leaders. It was a good feeling to see their names in so many of the comments boxes as I worked around them, as this also gave that feeling of intimacy mentioned just now. Tina, too, with her wonderful email to give us a kinship as part of her team. I've never felt part of any blogging community but this challenge has given me that feeling.

I found a few blogs I have begun to follow, some from the list and some from the comments they had left on other blogs. I'm going to try to work my way through the list for the rest of the year - that's a good idea - leaving the list up giving us all a chance to get round them all.

All in all, looking forward to next years challenge - bring it on!!


Archna Sharma said...

I've scrolled down a bit and your challenge entries are beautiful. I think that you and I have shared the same experience here, finding a community. My family comes across plenty on my blog also. How lovely that we were still able to connect at the end of the challenge. Thanks for coming by. I'll keep in touch!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your question on my reflections post. You don't have an email address linked on your Blogger profile, so I apologize for asking a clarifying question back to you here. You asked what my favorite decade of music was since the 50's, and I wanted to see if that question excluded the 50's or not. I'm not saying the 50's were my favorite for music, but wanted to clarify before answering in my post this coming Friday. Thanks!

DayDreamer said...

Archna - thank you for your lovely comments. Yes, we do seem to have had a similar challenge experience and also about our families being mentioned in our blogs. I will be visiting your blog, too :)

Joshua - Yes, I should have made it clear I meant from and including the 1095's. I look forward to reading all your answers on Friday.

Arlee Bird said...

So glad to hear about your positive experience with the A to Z Challenge. The encouraging words like those in your reflections make hosting an event like this all the more worthwhile. We look forward to next year.

An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out

DayDreamer said...

I think many, if not most of us, feel the same way, both about the positive experience as well as wanting to go for it again next year.

EvalinaMaria said...

Congratulation on finishing the challenge. During the challenge I didn't visit as many blogs as I would like to but, cross my heart, I'm visiting every single one with the reflection post! I am so glad my journey brought me here.

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