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Friday, February 18, 2011

A to Z Challenge Woo hoo!

This year I'm taking part in the A to Z Challenge and am honored to be one of the hosts. The others are Arlee Bird, Alex Cavanaugh, Candace Ganger, Jen Daiker, Jeffrey Beesler, Stephen Tremp, and Talli Roland. Have you signed up yet? You can do it here or on one of the other hosting blogs.

When April comes you blog each day about any topic, from A to Z, consecutively. And you blog hop to see what everyone else is saying on each new alphabet day. I'm doing it to get some new focus and discipline for my blogging routine. Plus make some new friends!



44 comments:

  1. Your post looks great and we're looking forward to you being a part of this. And the Linky list worked well, but right now the numbering looks weird, but that's Linky and not you. I noticed the same thing elsewhere. I think it will eventually fix itself.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

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  2. I'm looking forward to reading all those different takes on the letters of the alphabet!

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  3. I would LOVE to be a part of this, but I'm kind of due in April, so I might not be blogging much, but will be sure to check out some of your posts!

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  4. How cool that so many people are taking part this year! Have fun with it, I've a feeling it will inspire a great deal of creativity.

    Jai

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  5. Arlee, Thanks for letting me know. I've had problems with Linky Link in the past so I'm glad it's them not me.

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  6. Look at that lovely long list of lovely bloggers signed up for the challenge! I have already been thinking of what I will post each day (can't keep a good plotter down!) - really hope I can keep up with the challenge! And thanks for the reminder - must put the badge up on my sidebar. :)

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  7. Yay!!! Good luck you A to Zed-ers or indeed Zeees!!! Yay!

    Take care
    x

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  8. Wow, that's an amazing number of bloggers! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. Welcome on board, Karen! When Lee said we needed reinforcements, I knew you'd be perfect for the job. The fun job of course!

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  10. Alex, Thank you! It will be fun!

    Susan, The fact that the list doubled itself makes it look even more impressive LOL.

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  11. I'm looking forward to reading everyone's posts~ should be fun!

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  12. I'm not taking part, but I am looking forward to reading your posts!

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  13. I thought long and hard about doing this blogfest, but in the end I decided to pass because of the major time commitment. I hope Arlee will do it next year because my life is finally getting back on schedule and I'll add this in and work around it. It just didn't work for me this year. Even so, I'll still be popping in to see what everyone says. Have fun with it.

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  14. In times of "Challenge" I'm reminded of that old song, "With a Little Help from my friends!"

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  15. Awesome to hear you're one of the hosts :)
    I'm looking forward to the challenge

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  16. Very much looking forward to reading these posts.

    X

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  17. Looking forward to seeing what you post! Have a great weekend!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

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  18. So glad you've joined us in the fun!!! I'm really excited for the fun that's going to be had in April!

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  20. Try again...

    I'm looking forward to the challenge. Hope I can do it. What happens if life intervenes and you can't follow through? I've got some company coming in April, as it turns out, and some commitments I hadn't figured on when I signed up....

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  21. What a great idea. I may do a shorter version on my own, since I do a combination photo/writing on my posts. I know I will enjoy reading some of these posts.

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  22. Hi there! I signed up for the challenge and was advised to stop by here since I'm new to blogging. I look forward to your posts! :)

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  23. I'm looking forward to reading these! :)

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  24. What a great idea! But I think I'm going away in April. Have fun, all of you!

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  25. It looks so much fun. But I just know I won't have time :-(

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  26. I haven’t signed up, but I’ll be lurking in the shadows and supporting as many of you as I can.

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  27. Holy cow! That's a lot of names! It's probably more of a commitment than I can make at the moment, but I'll be sure to check out as many of these posts as I can! Good luck with the challenge!

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  28. Damn, I'd love to do this. I'm just very conscious of my tendency to commit to doing too much!

    Hmm. 26 letters. What do you do on the other four days?

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  29. That's a huge commitment! Can't believe all the people doing it.
    So you are procrastinating, huh? Get to it!!

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  30. Hi, popped over from "Tossing it Out", I thought I say hello, great to meet you! Looking forward to taking part in the challenge next month.

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  31. Dang, I don't want to be left out of THIS! I give. I'll sign up.

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  32. I am a "blog spotlighter" so I can't wait to click my way through this treasure trove!
    Aloha
    Toby
    http://www.tobyneal.net/

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  33. Greetings from OZ where it is already late afternoon on April 1st. I'm feeling a touch lonely at the moment, most folks haven't started yet due to the time difference. No problemo..I am following the site and enjoying myself immensely.

    My day 1 post is here
    http://sooozsaysstuff.blogspot.com/2011/04/az-challengeday-1april-1st-2011-for.html

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  34. Thanks for coming by my blog and following! Wow!
    What a great idea and I am so excited to be a part of it!

    http://diaryofasquaretoothedgirl.blogspot.com/

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  35. I just realized we'll have to visit at least 30ish blogs a day, all month long, in order to get through this list! Wow. Hey, I did 50 today. It's fun seeing who else is out there. :)

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  36. I'm in too! Not sure what I've gotten myself into! :) Would you be willing to share the code, to share the list? Thank you!
    Teri

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  37. Just after midnight and 1210 participants - wow!!! Thanks for hosting. I'm participant #1184 and your newest follower :-)

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  38. Always wonderful to connect with another writer! ;) I'm excited to be a part of the challenge this year!

    ~Melissa
    Reflections on Writing

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  39. Nobody has time. We make time.

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  40. By the way, found you through the challenge. Love this blog.

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  41. Glad to have you host a-z challenge. Enjoyed the waves of blogs/posts.

    awards for you! Pick two of your choices!

    Happy Writing!

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  42. Congrats on being such a wonderful host~

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