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Pause and Take a Breath . . .

     Back in December, I had decided to put this blog on hiatus because I just had run out of steam on what I wanted to do with this blog.  I had lost interest and just wasn't feeling it any more.  Then I happened across the A to Z Challenge and suddenly, I felt new life.  After those 30 days in April had passed I had more focus on what I wanted to do with this blog, I had met a lot of interesting people, seen a lot of terrifically creative blogs, heard from so many new friends, my followers had increased, I had more ideas than ever before, and this generated more interest in this blog.

     Surprises await . . .let's begin by celebrating spring, yes! it's finally arrived . . .

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Road Trip!!!

Time to head out on a road trip with A to Z!
Check out this link, get your blog listed (until December 2013), 
travel to other blogs (until January 2014),  
then sign up for the next challenge that begins April 2014.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A to Z Blog Challenge-Recap

YES!  I survived the A to Z Challenge for 2013!

     How do I know this?  Well, I figured it out when I ran out of alphabet letters to turn into posts.  LOL  (Then there's the matter of the badge that was sent out telling us that the challenge was done.  That helped too.)   

     This is the first year that I have participated in the A to Z Blog Challenge and it was a real eye-opener.  I've done 30-day projects before, I really enjoy them, and I'm at lose ends when they finally come to an end.  This challenge was no different.  It got a bit rough towards the end as I got behind over the last weekend of the month but I finished strong.

     I met a lot of interesting people and enjoyed visiting all the blogs (my tactic was to start with all of the unusual blog names first or anything having to do with Haiku-as one of my blogs is devoted to that subject and then I just visited everyone else).  I signed up as a follower on many of the blogs that I visited.  Plus I garnered a few more followers on my blogs, as well.  This was a welcome development as one of my blogs had been around since 2010 and wasn't really catching on.  I had had the same 4 followers, forever.  Now I have 13 followers which I think of as a huge improvement and I want to thank everyone who signed up for this blog as well as those who signed up for my other blogs, too.

     There were so many positive comments shared with me.  I enjoyed reading all of them.  I had some trouble responding to my commenters and I will no doubt need to learn how to do this part of the blogging process better.  To those who may not have received a response, I did see your comments and I want you to know how much I appreciated each and every one of them.

I can't wait to take the challenge again next year!

Friday, May 3, 2013