Friday, April 1, 2011

A is for Are You Insane? - The A-Z Blogging Challenge!


A is for Are you Insane to do this Again?  Yes, I think I may be. Last year I threw my hat in the ring for this amazing challenge and could not believe how much I grew as a blogger, writer, and blogging buddy over the course of the month. From finding new blogs I might never have come across to making connections with other authors, I can't tell you how valuable an experience this challenge is.


So excited to meet all of you, find some new blogs to follow, and learn all about what the writing/blogging community is doing this year.


Due to the over 200600, 1000 blogs participating, I've created a separate page for the links at the top of my sidebar.  --->


I'm sure you'll find someone interesting, informative, and entertaining to follow so take a look.
 
A huge Thank You To:
Arlee Bird's Tossing It Out 
Jeffrey Beesler's World of the Scribe 
Alex J. Cavanaugh 
Jen Daiker at Unedited 
Candace Ganger's The Misadventures in Candyland 
Karen J Gowen at Coming Down the Mountain 
Talli Roland 
Stephen Tremp's Breakthrough Blogs



Until next time...Go Write! 

35 comments:

Trisha said...

More like over 900 by now!!! lol. It's insane.

Francine Howarth said...

Hi,

Great Jamboree, ain't it . . .

Niki said...

wow the number keeps growing. Wasn't it about 50 of us last year? haha

Raquel Byrnes said...

Niki - Yeah about that. I used to comment on everyones blog every day...wow!

LM Preston said...

I'm cheering for you!

Jennifer Shirk said...

LOL! I know! I must be insane too!

Pk Hrezo said...

Happy A-Z kickoff!!!! Woo-hoo!

Manzanita said...

Here we go, on to fun.. Happy April 1st post.
Manzanita
Wanna buy a duck

Laura Marcella said...

This is my first year participating in the A to Z challenge and I'm enjoying everyone's posts so much! I can't wait to see what's in store for b through z!

Laura Josephsen said...

This is my first year and I am having a blast seeing what others are doing with the challenge! :D

baygirl32 said...

I think its up over 1000 now! This is my first time doing the A to Z, its been a buisy morning, I'm having a ball!

http://baygirl32.blogspot.com

Lorena G. Sims said...

Isn't it exciting?!! Another year of Blogging challenge!

Ann said...

Ahh you are a seasoned A-Zer! I am a novice and feeling very gittery indeed.

beautifulcurare said...

Hi Raquel,

I asked myself this same question! I participated in the challenge last year and I think I made it to L or M and became overwhelmed. This year, I plan on making it much further, if not all the way to Z.

Looking forward to reading more from my A to Z peers!

-bc

Better is Possible said...

This is my first year. Hope I'm not insane! Glad to stop by and read your post. Happy Blogging.

Jeanette Levellie said...

I'd never heard of this! What fun!!!

Jolene said...

Good to hear people are back for a second go :) And congratulations on Purple Knot! Yay!

Su said...

Yay! At least we're all being insane together!

jabblog said...

Blogging will become my sole occupation for the month of April. So many posts to read, so many unknown bloggers . . .

Melissa said...

Hi Raquel, thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Loved your "Oh My Godiva" comment...made me laugh!

I AGREE...I think I might be insane as well for doing this, but it should be fun!

Karen Walker said...

Nice to "meet" you, too. Happy challenge.
Karen

Raquel Byrnes said...

I figured out that if the figure stays around 1030 I can visit 40 blogs a day and hit everyone by the 30th. 0_0

J.L. Campbell said...

Yeah, I kinda wondered if I was crazy when I signed on for the Challenge, but I'm sure it'll make me want to work on my WiP's that are languishing on my hard drive.

Michelle Mach said...

Your post made me laugh! Happy to hear you've done this before. This is my first time in the A-Z challenge and I keep asking myself: Are you insane? (Yes, but apparently in good company!)

nutschell said...

Yes we A-Zers are insane. But hey, we get to meet other insane but awesome people in the process,so who cares?
happy blogging!

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

franklycreative said...

I loved your "A" Blog. I hope I have as much fun as you did last year. So far I'm loving it.

Kimberly said...

Maybe that's why I waited till almost the last day to sign up. It is a huge feat but I'm looking forward to getting around to as many blogs as possible!

Erin Kane Spock said...

You are insane. It is true.
Now you know.
Yeah, I started (just for fun) at the bottom of the list... #1110. I thought I joined late in the game at 400 something. lol.
This is going to be crazy!

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words. Love the title of your post! Look forward to reading more.

PencilGirl said...

That's probably the coolest sounding topic I've read so far for A! :D
Thanks for stopping by my blog.. :)

Misha said...

Well... my one MC is sort of choosing to be the tied to the tracks type, but boy is she going to find out how misguided she is.

I actually have no method to picking characters. They sort of walk in and I get to know them. The fun bit is working out who fits and who clashes.

Then I keep them all and let the games begin.

;-P

Arlee Bird said...

Glad you're back. Yes, it's not a question to be taken lightly. Okay, sane or not, I'm gonna try to have one heck of a good time.


Contrary to my usual practice of subscribing to comments, to save time during challenge I will not be doing so during April. If you want to respond to my comment , please email me directly from your email notification for the comment.
Thanks.

Lee
Tossing It Out
Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

Jeanne said...

Love your blog. I stole one of your words (diabolical) for my D page on the A-Z. It's like a scavenger hunt. Beautiful job on the blog. LOVE the pictures and your voice.

Noemi said...

This is my first time participating, and although I am not a writer, I see this as a real opportunity.
There's so much I can learn from people like you that know what you are doing.
I will have to blog daily (except for Sundays).
And the best of all is that I will meet great people along the way.
So, I'll see you around.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Raquel, this is my first year, but I am enjoying it. Nice to meet you, and I enjoyed checking out your blog.

Kathy M.