Last month I participated in the April A to Z Challenge. The idea of the challenge is to post once a day in April every day except Sundays, starting with A and ending with Z. Each letter is the theme for the day. I did very well and I was amazed with how easy it was, and yet how difficult it was. Let me explain.
It was so nice knowing what I was going to write about every day. I knew I needed to pick a theme that started with the letter A, then the letter B, and so on. That was very liberating because I have so many ideas for posts that sometimes I don’t know where to start. This gave me a direction to go.
At the same time it was very difficult. There were days when I didn’t want to follow the alphabet. Some days all I wanted to do was write whatever I wanted, but I knew that I had to stick through it and it would be worth it.
I am very pleased with how I did and I will most likely participate next year.
Now, if you have subscribed to my email newsletter, you know that I have been promising for a while to share some great blogs that I found during the challenge. I went through all 1800+ blogs on the list and I found some great ones that I have followed and plan to continue to follow.
- Uniquely Maladjusted but Fun – During the A to Z Challenge Jamie wrote about planning a wedding on a budget, and for someone who is already married and had to plan a wedding on a budget, she hit most points right on the mark.
- Thoughts from a Christian Cowgirl – The theme here was Thoughts from a Christian Cowgirl, and she hit some really great books. She didn’t make it all the way through the challenge, but she came really close. You should still check it out if you feel like it.
- The Really Real Housewives – The Really Real Housewives was the theme over there, and there were some really great tips here from organizing to cleaning and more. In general the girls over there cover some really great topics on a regular basis anyway, so check them out for some great tips!
- Year’s Guarantee – Freelancing was the theme here, and she shared some great tips! I am sad that she only made it “U”, but if you have ever thought about freelancing either for some extra money or as a career, check out the posts and I am sure you will learn something.
- Amy Morris-Jones – Amy wrote about reasons to take your family outside during the challenge, and she came up with some great reasons! Including preparing for zombies!
- Word Wacker – Over here he decided to do riddles in 3 lines. It was not only a great idea, but also such a fun one! I always looked forward to seeing his riddles when I had a chance.
- Lemon Zest – Writing letters to my daughter is something I have done in the past, and that was the theme on Lemon Zest this year. He wrote some amazing letters and I hope one day he shares them with his daughter.
- The Baked Scribe – After my own heart, the there here was Stephen King A to Z. I love Stephen King and I was excited to see such a fun theme!
- I Rhyme Without Reason – Another great writer I love is J.K. Rowling, so when I saw a theme for Harry Potter A to Z, I knew I had to add it to my list.
- Not the Average Mama – There wasn’t a specific theme here, but I have to say that her blog is still great and you should check it out.
So I know I only shared 10 sites with you, but these were my top 10 favorites. I could list all the sites that I found that I liked during the challenge, but then I would be here for days writing and you would be here all day reading and visiting sites.
On another note, how fitting that this post is also my 300th post on this blog? How awesome is that?
Do you think you will visit any of these 10 blogs? Are you a blogger? Do you think you will participate in the A to Z challenge next year?