Reflection on the A to Z Challenge

survivor_[2013]Wow, that was one intense month of blogging.

I am really glad I signed up for the experience. I was looking for an excuse to kick start my blog and open up and this proved to be a good experience. I enjoyed checking out other people’s blogs during the challenge and getting a flavour for what else is out there. There were some blogs that I will definitely start following on a more regular basis.

Its unfortunate that due to cross-platform incompatibilities between Blogger and WordPress that it made it harder to follow or like blogs that I visited and I think it may have hurt traffic to my blog too. That being said I didn’t sign up to the challenge necessarily looking for an audience. I signed up for the opportunity to write whatever I felt like on 26 topics and force myself to sit down and write almost every day.

My problem is I like to write essay length posts, which can be time consuming and may not necessarily the length most people like to read. Personally, when it’s a topic that interests me I like a detailed in depth post. Maybe I am an exception.

I hope I have the time and energy to sign up again next year, although I think I make do a theme next year and concentrate on something related to writing or Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Thanks again to the organizers and everyone who participated. Thanks to Scribofelidae at What I Write for turning me onto the A-to-Z challenge. Thanks to my sister Dee who was crazy enough to join me in doing this on her blog – Cheaper by Eleven who’s humour always makes me laugh. Definitely check out her posts about her family adventures.

Next up at SooGuy.com I get back to my Johnny Depp Tribute reviewing all of his films in honour of his 30 years in movies and his 50th birthday, with Ed Wood being the next in the list.

6 thoughts on “Reflection on the A to Z Challenge

  1. Yes, the crossover between Blogger and WordPress is a challenge, and one I haven’t quite figured out how to conquer myself. Nice reflections post, and good luck on next year’s challenge!
    tm

  2. Yes, I agree with everything you said! I had a lot of fun, and while some of the posts I read were very long, they were also very interesting and I read them. See you next year!

    • Thanks for commenting! I had a good time this year. Next year I think I will try to mix it up with short and long posts. I think I will also try to give a shout out at least once a day to another blog I read to give them a signal boost.

    • Thanks for the comment. There’s a whole TRIBUTE going on to Mr. Depp on my site this year in honour of his 50th birthday and 30 years in movies.

      Hope you enjoy.

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