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“Reading and writing are acts of empathy and faith. Guard that trust carefully — in this rapidly changing business, it’s the only sure thing.” ~Erin Keane
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown

"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it."
~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Thursday, March 31, 2011

I am stoked on A to Z cuz I'm a blogging addict

This is so fun to click on the Linky link for the A to Z Challenge and find new blogs to follow. Since I'm one of the hosts I feel obligated hehe, not that I have to force myself. Because I am a blogging addict. I love to find new blogs to follow, especially writers on their journeys, which I find very inspiring and motivating for my own writing journey.

If I haven't come to your blog yet, please leave a comment and I will! I have followed a couple who were just starting out. On one I was the first follower, that is just so cool. It reminds me of when I was starting out and it took forever to get ten followers. I wish I had something like this A to Z Challenge to really jump start my blog back then.

Thanks Arlee Bird for a brilliant idea! And thank you to all who have come on board. We are over 800 strong now, amazing!

27 comments:

  1. I like meeting new people, but I almost bailed out with all that's going on with my children this month, and other family members. But I found something pretty awesome to share, as those who come into my blog will see. And I'll just try to visit as many new (and old) blogs as I can. There definitely are a lot of A to Zers.

    Have fun you blog addict you!

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  2. Ann, There's no way I can follow all 850 but ya gotta start somewhere, right? So I'm starting with the writer blogs. However anyone who comes by here and leaves a comment I will surely follow. Do I know your news? Must come by and see!

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  3. It's a great challenge. I've got some of mine prescheduled so I hopefully don't slip up. Oh that must be fun to be the 1st follower on a blog Good luck to everyone taking part :O)

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  4. It's really wild! I haven't hit half the list yet, but come April, I will visit them all - slipping in and out like a Ninja.

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  5. It's sure to be fun, even if the whole thing stresses me out just a bit. Gotta love a challenge.

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  6. I'm not really a "writer blog" - more of a randomness blog really. But hopefully still enjoyable. :)

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  7. April has crept up on me, I wanted to get far more done than I have, but I am looking forward to it. It's perfect for my blogging addiction :)

    My blog is a cross between the journey of writing, mixed with the journey of dating. I'm still undecided as to which one is hardest...

    Holly

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  8. he's up to 885 since he made an announcement on the radio. i'm a blogging addict too. so many to follow and not enough time.

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am excited too--but I'm not a planner, so I don't have any posts written yet. We will see how that goes...

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  10. Being an Aussie, I'm ahead and I've already put up my first post for the challenge :)
    Exciting

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  11. lol that's an amazing amount of A-Z'ers this time. wow!

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  12. I love this challenge! and the way ot grows on twitter is also amazing!! Glad to know I'm not the only addict! :) this challenge is awesome both for new starters (to gain followers) and those 'more mature' in blogland (to find inspiration), well, that's just my guess :)

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  13. Yay - it's here - good luck, have fun, take care x

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  14. Bz, right on about Twitter. I just realized that finding the #atozchallenge hashtag users is a really fast way to find the participating blogs. I want to follow everyone on Twitter as well as on their blogs.

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  15. Thank you Karen. Can you imagine if I was dealing with this list by myself? Thank goodness I have back up this year.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

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  16. It's my first time doing the challenge, so I'm intrigued to see how it goes :)

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  17. My letter A is scheduled, but it's blank lol. I have to get that book review written tonight. I am half scheduled and half by the seat of my pants. I hope I don't drop the ball.

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  18. First: I love your blog! There's that exclamation point, but you deserve it. I learn so much from reading your posts. I remember when I was stuck on 13 followers for the longest time and now I have over 100. What I enjoy the most is that so many of my followers leave comments and I leave them too when I read their blogs. I feel like I have a whole new community of friends here on the blogs.--Inger

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  19. I'm cheering on all of you doing the A to Z challenge...I don't thnk I could!

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  20. I'm looking forward to the death of word verify~ ;p

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  21. Us Aussies and NZs have to lead the way with the time zone. Looking forward to seeing how many blogs I can possibly visit in one month.

    Wagging Tales - Blog for Writers

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  22. It's April 1 in here already so I got my A post up! This challenge is exciting! :)

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  23. And you are going strong. Great job, Karen.

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  24. I can't believe I'm in. But I'm up for the challenge this year!

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  25. Hi, Karen, I'm right there with you on reading...I read several books a week, blog, play Farmville which is a social game, and love meeting people and having lots of friends. I absolutely love Jesse Stuart and I reckon I have read a great many of his books. I know I am going to enjoy doing A to Z again this year. Thanks for your blog. Ruby

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  26. Hi Karen,

    AHAHAHAHA! This made me laugh, "I'm Jen Baker's stalker."
    I loved your comment on my blog, and I'm happy to follow you.

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