Friday, 3 May 2013

A-Z Challenge Reflections: What a trip

Made to Z as scheduled. Wow what a trip. My first time and am I glad I did it.

It is not the writing that was difficult but deciding what to write was more of the challenge for the A-Z. And I think that is also true for many things in life. It is not just about doing thing right but doing the right thing - the old management book said. Rather than prepared post I'd instead went for a day at a time post ... although the working titles, in our case working destination, the actual writing was done on the day of posting ... the most, was done a day before. And such relief was felt when a post was already written for the following day. Less pressure and more fun visiting other blogs. Felt less self centered. Perhaps for next challenge it would be wise to prepare my posts ahead of time.

Still the experience and lesson learned for opting a day at a time posting method is priceless. Write no matter how you feel, no matter if the creative juice stops flowing or as DL Hammons said you get constipated idea wise. Write without apology, J.A. Bennettt gave her most valuable of writing tips. Go on -- write and just have a good time, many of the A-Z Challenge home posts push you on. Everywhere you look and read words of support and encouragement were presented and shared so generously. That took you to the top of the wave of writing crest and moved you onward.

Side by side your writing buddies continue on even with daily life calling for attention. I'll be forever grateful for the opportunity to be a member in such writers community. Thank you all of you of A-Z Challenge Team Organizer and participants. All the best, and see you around the blog.

Alternative Foodie


  1. I think you did a great job.. Good for you. I nominated you for the Liebster Award. See my post from May 2,2013 for details. Congrats again!

    Patricia, Sugar & Spice & All Things ? Nice

  2. I prepared the Challenge portion of all of my posts ahead of time, but I didn't format and schedule them until the night before. A lot of work but a lot of fun meeting new people!

  3. It was an amazing and eye opening experience, wasn't it? Thanks for the mention :)

  4. It was a heck of an experience! Congrats on making it!


    Valerie Nunez and the Flying Platypi

  5. I loved hearing about your travels over this challenge.

  6. Congrats on the challenge. I'm glad I found it.

    1. By it I mean your blog. It's good and your travels are interesting.

  7. Yay! It's been a blast. I'm so glad I met you through the challenge. =D

  8. Dear all, thank you for such support and cheers. It has been indeed a rich experience, the A-Z. Meeting everyone has been most rewarding. My apology for the delay in responding to your comments. These past weeks of May has been difficult one. Yesterday, I lost my oldest brother to a second stroke. We are all fine as a family and went through together with this sad event. I'll will take my time to return back to blogging, hopefully soon. Once again, thank you.

  9. I've made my way through the road trip linky, and am now going back to the reflections linky, but hitting people's up to date post...cept you don't have one. Have you stopped blogging? I made lots of visits during a-z and am continuing to visit folks, wasn't possible to hit everyone.
    Blogging After A-Z

  10. This was a great Challenge! I did have my posts scheduled in March, made it much easier to visit other great blogs like yours.
    I can't wait to do it again.
    Peanut Butter and Whine

  11. Hi, great blog. Hope you continue to write, particularly about home schooling. Do you think you will do more?