Reflections on the AtoZ Blogging Challenge
Well, it's over. Everyone who stuck it out from A to Z is well aware of that, I'm sure. So now it's time to Reflect. I divided my Reflections into three categories: What I Loved. What I didn't Love. What I'd do Differently.
What I Loved
- My Muffin Commando Squad Team. They rocked.
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Yvonne Ventresca, Patricia Lynne, Elizabeth Seckman, Tammy Therialut, Tyrean Martinson, Tara Tyler, Donna McDine, Carrie Butler
- Visiting my already favorite blogs daily or almost daily.
Hilary's posts about Cornwall were amazing and informative. I've marked a few to return to.
Julie at Empty Nest Insider always is entertaining and poignant. She was that and more from A to Z.
Alex gave use something fun, informative and interesting daily.
Untethered Realms made up a great team and served tantalizing teasers to their books.
And speaking of teams, I thought L. Diane's beautiful photography along with Writer In Transit's (Michelle's) short fiction was a super theme.
Chrys Fey terrified me with her AtoZ catastrophes, so, of course, I went back again and again.
Zalka's Multicolored Diary intrigued me with myths I'd never heard of before.
- Discovering new favorite bloggers was something else I loved.
J.H. Moncrief's Tales of Terror and Suspense was a thrill a day.
Kern Windwraith's The Odd Particle Review is so well written and interesting that I've marked it as a blog I'll visit frequently.
Maui Jungalow is clever, perky and informative. I'll be back there for sure.
Brigit at BB Creations went through some fabulous actors from bygone eras and filled us in on their lives. So interesting.
Scribbles From Jenn took us back through the Twilight Zone, and that was quite a trip. Well written.
What I Didn't Love and what might be in the Guidelines for 2016
- Some blogs had font that was so small or complicated I couldn't--and finally wouldn't--stop by.
- I soon hated the black background, especially with green font. Be serious! My eyes just couldn't take it.
- Never appreciated the comment "Thanks for sharing." That's a Red Flag and means: "I didn't bother reading or even skimming your post."
- It was sometimes so hard to figure out where the comment link was on some blogs. It would be great if bloggers would configure blogs so that feature was easy to find.
What I'd Do Differently
I'd always include a direct link to my blog with my name at the bottom of my comments. I didn't always do that.
I'd try to find MORE blogs I'd never visited before. This is always a challenge during the Challenge.
Did I touch on any of your favorite bloggers? Your peeves about blogs your visited? What would you do differently?
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And then there's that thing called Insecurity! Can't forget that, can we? But we can give it a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. Go away. I don't want to be Insecure today. How easy that was. Try it. See what happens.