The A-Z Blogging Reflections Mega Post

We did it! One month, twenty-six blogs! When I signed up, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I was sure of was that I would finish it. Maybe not well, but I was determined to complete the challenge. ;O)

I did.

Finishing felt good. Really good. I came in to the challenge on day 3, so I wrote quick (and pitiful) A-C posts to get up to speed. After that, I stayed on track, posting a daily blog based on each letter of the alphabet.

I’ve met some really great people during this past month. Some wonderful writers. Some kindred spirits. It’s amazing how quickly you can get to know someone when you visit daily. I’ve learned a few things…about blogging and about well, about lots of things.

I was planning to use this post to mention a few of my favorite new bloggers/friends, but then I realized that I would almost certainly forget some people, so rather than doing that, I want to offer my thanks. Thank you to all of you who took the time to read my ramblings and especially to those of you commented. I’m constantly amazed at the wisdom, humor, and kindness you guys display. ♥

There are two people who do need to be specifically mentioned and thanked. First, Arlee Bird who not only organized this project, but visited, read, and commented all over the blogosphere. Lee, you rock!

The other high-five goes to Marie Anne for her tireless dedication to educate, encourage, and entertain. Plus, Marie Anne entered four (FOUR!) blogs in the challenge and managed to keep up.

I hope to keep in touch with the people I’ve met this month. I love reading you and I appreciate when you visit my place.

In May, thanks again to Marie Anne, I’ll be blogging my way back from Z-A. I’d love to see you guys there!


Dances With Vodka said... .


May 1, 2011 10:12 PM
pbquig said... .

Congratulations on the being the Winner of the challenge. Well deserved. I didn't think you were going to Z to A, but am glad hear you will be us.


May 1, 2011 10:13 PM
Heather Reese said... .


May 2, 2011 1:41 AM
L.L. Woodard said... .

April was a great blogging month and chance to get to know lots more people. I'm looking forward to May for the same reasons. Will see you there.

May 2, 2011 1:50 AM
Marie Anne said... .

I'm so glad you joined in. Without all you guys there would have been no challenge for me, so the thanks goes to all of YOU!

You ready for May? I've got to head to town to try to find a post for Z right out of the gate, LOL.

May 2, 2011 6:52 AM
Jennifer Amlie said... .


May 2, 2011 9:12 AM
Langley said... .

Yes! We did it. It was a fantastic experience. Good luck on the Z-A.

May 2, 2011 3:06 PM
Word Nerd said... .

@DWV: :O)

@Pam: The first one was so much fun that I had to sign up for the next one! Glad you're doing it too! :O)

@Heather: I think I'm addicted. ;O)

@L.L.: Meeting new people really has been the best part. :O)

@Marie Anne: I'm ready! (I even have an idea for X!) This one will be a p;ice of cake for you, compared to April. You're a serious blogging champion!

@Jennifer: Thank you! Congrats to you, too!

@Langley: Whew! Congrats on finishing! :O)
May 2, 2011 7:38 PM

mothermorgan said... .

I've loved reading your blog and your comments on mine. It's been a pleasure!

May 2, 2011 8:32 PM
Word Nerd said... .

@mm: Thank you! I've enjoyed your blog a great deal and plan to keep popping in!
May 2, 2011 9:41 PM

Julie said... .

Wow, good luck with the May Challenge, that's a really clever idea!
Congrats on making it to the end in April, I'm glad to have found your blog. Great wrap-up post!

May 3, 2011 12:30 PM
Arlee Bird said... .

Thanks for the kind words. But most of all thanks for being a part of this epic Challenge. Good luck with the one in May--don't think I could manage that. I'll be dealing with April during May. Congratulations for blogging from A to Z.

Tossing It Out

May 4, 2011 12:08 AM
Paula Martin said... .

Congrats on completing the A-Z. I managed it too, but didn't get round to visiting as many blogs as I intended so I'm still trying to catch up! Glad I found yours :D But don't think I could manage a Z-A straight after the A-Z - good luck with it.
Paula Martin’s Potpourri

May 4, 2011 11:32 AM
Alex J. Cavanaugh said... .

Glad you had a good time! We were stunned by the number of participants and all of the hosts tried to visit as many as possible. It was great you all supported one another as well.

May 4, 2011 6:13 PM
Word Nerd said... .

@Julie: I'm already looking forward to dong it again next April! :O)

@Lee: You've definitely earned a breather!

@Paula: Congrats! I would have liked to have visited more blogs, too. I think when I finish the May challenge, I'll go back to Lee's original list of participants and use the links to meet some new bloggers. Thanks for popping in here! :O)

@Alex: You guys did an amazing job. Thank you!
May 4, 2011 11:59 PM

Sarah McCabe said... .

Finally getting to your blog through the A to Z. Nice to meet you!

Blogging from Z to A now? Wow, some people must really be gluttons for punishment. ;)

May 6, 2011 7:29 AM
Word Nerd said... .

@Sarah: Nice to meet you! I pride myself on my insanity. It's what sets me apart from the masses. ;O)
May 6, 2011 12:54 PM

San said... .

Well for WHATEVER (lame) reason I thought I'd already been here. And as I make my way down the reflections list, I realized that your link is not working :( (good thing you're in my roll, lol) happy to have met you here and to have made a lovely wordy nerdy connection :)

Congrats for completing the challenge... :)

Looks like you're cruisin' through Ma's Z to A, YAY :)

Cheers :)

May 11, 2011 7:58 AM
Word Nerd said... .

@San: I'd like to say that I have a good excuse, but I'm still waaaay behind in reading everyone's reflections posts. I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever catch up!

Thanks for popping in here. I'll be sure to make my way to your page soon--I've loved reading you! :O)
May 14, 2011 12:02 PM

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