Thursday, May 2, 2013

A to Z Challenge Reflections

It's the second day of May and I'm missing the A to Z challenge! I'd never posted on a daily basis so my brain has shifted into writing mode and I hope it doesn't go away! I was excited yet nervous to take on the challenge and was pleased to find it easier and more enjoyable than I had expected. I'm really pleased with the ideas I had and the topics I chose. I also found it easier to write the farther I got into April.

Halfway through March I started an a to z list in my writing notebook and wrote down every idea I had for each letter. Since I only picked one topic per letter, it has left me with a great list to choose from for future posts. The toughest part of the challenge for me was simply making the time to write each day and get the posts scheduled. Most nights I would type up the next day's entry and schedule it to post at 3am the next morning. Each day when I got home from work, I would log on to see how many views and comments my posts had gotten. I truly appreciated the things people had to say, especially strangers who could relate to my posts. My favorite thing about blogging is that I get to share my stories and thoughts with people. I like pushing myself and just putting things out there. The other cool thing I got out of the challenge is discovering a lot of other great blogs/writers. It feels really good to be connected to other people through my writing.

The only downside to blogging through the month of April is that I didn't really get to comment on much that was going on in my life at the time. On the plus side, that gives me more material for future posts!