Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Reflections post 2014

As usual I enjoyed the A-Z Challenge. This year I did try to write posts up in advance, I got the first few done but didn't manage to keep up with it which was a problem as we had family staying over for a week during the middle of it making it harder to spend time writing, I did miss a couple of posts and added 2 in at a time on those occasions. Perhaps I should have just done those posts in advance instead of thinking start from A. If I know there will be a disruption like that next time this is something I will try out.

I also had less time all round for visiting as the month went on, though I did do my best, it seems a lot of other people didn't have the time either or lost the motivation they had had in the beginning. I do the first 5 blogs after my place in the list as we are advised, I also like to pick blogs from the list at random to see who I end up with, I find that a lot of fun as you never know what sort of blog you'll get and can find the most awesome blogs that way which you may never have seen otherwise. I always leave a comment. 

One great thing is reading the daily blog for the Challenge itself. They are motivating, not only in content but also because you know there's always a new one there, bar Sundays. It's good to see them. The comments from those posts also keep me going, I love to feel part of a community and the comments from other people here is a big thing for me, reading how they are getting on, if they are also struggling or having a blast or whatever, it's all good. It's nice to see the same names there as you get to 'know' them.

I wasn't going to do it this year but couldn't resist in the end, I bet next year will be exactly the same. If I can sort myself out I'm going to try to think up a theme and start writing months in advance, but if not (read 'probably won't happen') I'll just do the ones where there may be other things going on for certain days.

I'm off to go through the rest of the blog list now - see you there!


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Daydreamer - glad you had a good time ... and yes writing posts in advance helps enormously - from one who so far has failed to do it! But I have done a good portion in advance ..

I find I see people in the blogosphere that I keep meeting in the comments sections and then I pop on over and meet them at their blog ... that's often a good way to link up with people ..

Hope to see you around and that's good you're already thinking of next year ..

Cheers and have a good summer with the girls and your chauffeur hubby - who isn't .. but who does ... nice to have met you .. Hilary

Tina said...

Congrats on finishing the Challenge! I didn't have a single post written ahead of time, and was often pouring over photo-albums and cropping pictures way later than comfortable. Then again, I've never had mine done ahead of time and this is my fourth year, 3rd as co-host.
I'm really glad to hear the feedback that the daily motivational posts at the A-Z Blog were helpful and fun for you. That was our intent and it sounds like we succeeded! Awesome.
That blog remains open year round so keep reading. We're having some guests, some regular features, and of course our Road Trip pit stops.
Since you're going to keep visiting, I officially invite you to join The Post-Challenge Road Trip, sign up on the linky, and grab your badge to proudly display.
All the info can be found if you follow the link in my signature.
Thanks again for participating, and I sure hope you decide to join us again!
All my best,
Tina @ Life is Good
On the Open Road! @ Join us for the 4th Annual Post-Challenge Road Trip!

DayDreamer said...

Hilary, I love seeing the same people turn up in the comments boxes, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to feel we're a sort of big family.

Tina, you post so well I'm surprised that you worked into the night to write them. Apologies to you both for the late replies, I haven't been in blog land for a while, but will definitely be checking on the road trip and reading through all other blogs now I'm properly back.

Click said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge.

Like you, I almost didn't join in this year, but I'm glad I did. I love the sense of community during the challenge. :-)

DayDreamer said...

Hi Click, the community feel was so good. Thanks for commenting.

Entrepreneurial Goddess said...

Hello there.
Thanks for sharing. Just stopping by to congratulate you on completing the A-Z Challenge! I'm making a short pit stop from the A-Z Road Trip!

Entrepreneurial Goddess