To answer a few questions that have popped up about the A to Z Challenge--
Must I post on a theme?
Not at all, but consider your reasons for participating. If it is to build a platform then use this opportunity to post on themes to illuminate your platform. Also, if you're new at blogging you can write posts to share who you are with new readers.
Do I have to post every day?
Well, that's the plan-- every day in April, A to Z, with a little wiggle room of 4 days. But you can write your posts in advance and schedule them. If you're on Blogger, just click 'Post Options' schedule when you want yours to appear, then click Publish Post-- it will publish when you set it to. If you don't click 'Publish Post' however, Blogger will save it as a draft and will not publish.
Do I have to visit all the participants?
There will probably be close to 500 participants by April 1, which will be overwhelming to visit everyone everyday. Again, it depends on what you want out of this blogfest. If your goal is to make friends and followers then the more you visit, comment and follow, the more will return the favor on your blog. Think about what your goals are by participating, and do whatever will help you achieve that. There are no rules other than to post daily on a subject from A to Z.
Can my posts be short?
Yes, or long, or medium. My personal goal is to write really short posts-- my personal challenge.
What's the point?
This question can only be answered by you. Each person must determine what they want out of participating, then make it work for you to help you achieve your blogging goals.
How do I sign up?
Go here and scroll down to the bottom of the sign ups where it says 'add your name here' follow instructions to sign up, and voila you're in.
Any other questions or comments about the A to Z Challenge? Leave a comment and I or one of the other hosts will address it as well as we can.