The A to Z Challenge and what is a Blog Blitz?
I took part in the 2013 A to Z Challenge and whilst I’m NOT participating this time around I thought I’d remind you of this blogging extravaganza in case you were interested.
I thoroughly enjoyed last year’s competition, but I know that I don’t have the time to edit my book and take part again this year. I would need to have started planning my posts about six months ago to do that. :)
If you’ve never heard of this challenge then let me give you its brief:
For 26 days in April you post about a letter of the alphabet. The first post will be about the letter A and the second post will be about letter B and so on. You do know your A, B Cs don’t you?
You can have a theme or not have a theme. The choice is yours. My A post was about Adverbs and the most viewed post was Understanding Trace Evidence. My overall theme was Crime Writing so a mixture of posts about writing and a blood splattering of forensics inspired posts amongst other things.
If you’re ever stuck for something to read you could check out my 2013 A to Z posts. I even created a page to keep them all neat and tidy. Shameless plugging. :)
I had a blast and met loads of new people. From those who found me during the challenge to the blogs I sought out from the official list of competitors.
A more detailed explanation is found on the official blog. You need to officially sign-up and by doing this you will get many visitors checking out the participants. It all makes sense.
So, are you taking part this year?
Let me know and I will drop by during the challenge to give you my support.
That community spirit and support from the A to Z Challenge is abundant in the Blog Blitz as well. This is a support concept from DL Hammons. Imagine if a couple of hundred fellow bloggers descended on your blog one day!
There are currently 350+ members of the team. Every week or so, DL sends you an email with a couple of bloggers to visit. Doesn’t take much of your time and can really help the blogger being blitzed. Some have been to visit bloggers who are having a hard time or need a pick-me-up.
Each time we have a random blogger from the list and a blogger that has been recommended for a visit. It’s great fun and you get to meet some new bloggers.
We’re having a recruitment drive to try and get the members over 500. To check it out either click the Blog Blitz picture above or here.
Thanks for reading and have yourself a GREAT weekend :)
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