So, a few months ago, I was reading Alex’s blog. He was probably bragging about how awesome he is (you know him) or maybe he was just saying that the A-Z Challenge is a ton of fun. Either way, I read about the A-Z Challenge on Alex’s blog a few months ago and signed up. I was totally stoked. I cranked out post after post way ahead of schedule. I was
Then, April rolled around. It was time to start the Challenge. The first two weeks went smoothly. I had my posts set to schedule. (In your face, cat!) The third week, um, not so much. That’s what happens when you don’t stay on top of some of your posts and only have them written a couple of days in advance. The fourth week, fuhgeddaboutit. I was cramming like a college student! Some posts were written the night before they were due.
But, it was a ton of fun! Well worth the late nights and early mornings. (Now I know what my son is going through right now with finals at college.)
I met so many new people. And, many of them weren’t even in the Challenge. I met them through reading comments they made in other’s posts. I find lots of people that way. People who leave heartfelt remarks are people I want to know.
I didn’t do the Challenge just to drive up my numbers. While they did go up – I think I picked up fifteen – I did find quality blogs to follow. I also decided to close down my writing blog and combine it with this one again. Trying to maintain two blogs is just a pain in my rear.
Will I do it next year? If I’m not working – yes. But I sure won’t do it on sex addiction because dear God, that was a lot to deal with mentally. Thirty days of sex addiction in a row. Whew! It’s one thing to live it, it’s another to write it, comment on it, write it, comment on it; wash, rinse, repeat. (Note to self: Remember you just wrote that!)
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I’ll be back tomorrow for Insecure Writers Support Group where I’ll be a co-host from this blog. W00t W00t!