In only nine short days the linky list will open for the 2013 A to Z Challenge! The A to Z Challenge started out in 2010 when Arlee Bird over at Tossing It Out posted a challenge for his 200 blog followers to post everyday, except Sunday, in the month of April. The posts had to be at least 100 words, based on the letter of the day. 100 bloggers took up the challenge and the annual event was born. In 2012 over 1,700 bloggers took up the challenge, myself being one of them.
I came into the challenge just before the deadline so I did not have any scheduled posts, a mistake I will not make this year. I also came in pretty green, with a lofty goal to blog on a vacation spot I'd visited and do the post in a poetry format for the letter of the day. It was a crazy plan, something I figured out around letter R. However, I did manage to make it all the way from an acrostic poem on Arches National Park to Z for Zion National Park. I also grew my followers from 0 to almost 100. As you can imagine I was challenged. But I enjoyed it so much, I'm doing it again this year!
If you've never taken the A to Z Challenge, why don't you join the fun? The challenge will bring you, and your blog, to a whole new blogging level. Plus, Arlee has compiled a wonderful team to help and encourage you along the way:
The A to Z Team 2013!
Arlee Bird Tossing It Out @ArleeBird
Damyanti Biswas Amlokiblogs @damyantig
Alex J. Cavanaugh Alex J. Cavanaugh @alexjcavanaugh
Tina Downey Life is Good @TinaLifeisGood
DL Hammons Cruising Altitude 2.0 @DL_H
Jeremy Hawkins Retro-Zombie @iZombieJMH
Shannon Lawrence The Warrior Muse @thewarriormuse
Matthew MacNish The QQQE @MatthewMacNish
Konstanz Silverbow No Thought 2 Small @KonstanzS
Stephen Tremp Breakthrough Blogs @StephenTremp
Livia Peterson Leave it to Livia @LiviaGPeterson
L. Diane Wolfe Spunk on a Stick @SpunkOnAStick
Nicole Ayers The Madlab Post @madlabpost
The official sign up day for the A to Z Challenge is January 30th. Mark your calendars and join the A-B-C fun. It really is as easy as 1-2-3:
- Sign up.
- Schedule your posts.(So you'll have more time to visit the other bloggers).
- Have fun!
I look forward to meeting you on the challenge. It really is as easy as 1-2-3. If you don't believe me, you have to believe the Jackson 5.