Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A to Z 2019 Blogger Challenge - The Letter Z - Finished With Zeal

I will be posting six days a week for the month of April - (with a rest day on Sunday).
Each post will begin with the corresponding letter of the alphabet beginning with A and finishing with the letter Z.

I began participating in this challenge in 2012.   With the exception of last year, I believe I completed the challenge each year.   Last year I lost steam somewhere around the letter W.  

Zip-pity Do Da! I made it!!!!


First of all I am giving myself a 👍 for finishing the 2019 A to Z blogger challenge. 

This year's challenge has been the easiest one for me.  I approached it with more of a new found zeal than in years past.   I believe one of the reasons for this is the fact that after being away from my blog for many months, I had only recently come back to writing again.
I did write and schedule 5 posts a few days before April 1.  This gave me a bit of a head start. 
In years past, the number of views and comments was a priority for me.  When there were only a small number of views and comments, I became discouraged and disappointed.  I think that's why I didn't finish the challenge last year. 
While this year I absolutely appreciated the loyal readers who came each day, and those who commented,  I cared more about who was reading and commenting rather than how many were.  
I must give a shout out to two lovely women in particular.   They each visited my blog every day and also left a comment on every post. Their visits and comments were a huge encouragement for me to finish the challenge.  
Thank you to Betty.  Her blog is "A Bench With A View".
Thank you to Liz.  Her blog is "Laws of Gravity".

I am excited that my new found zeal will carry on and inspire me to keep on writing.

A big thank you to the team of AtoZ organizers!

Arlee Bird (founder)
Blog: http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/

J Lenni Dorner (team captain)
Blog: http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/
Zalka Csenge
Blog: http://multicoloreddiary.blogspot.com/

John Holton
Blog: https://thesoundofonehandtyping.wordpress.com/

Jayden R Vincente (Google forms)
Blog: https://jrvincente.wordpress.com

Jeremy Hawkins (graphics)
Blog: http://www.beingretro.com/


  1. Thank you Lynda for the shout out! I did enjoy reading your A/Z this year! I thought you did a great job with a variety of topics covered, insightful ones, etc. Job well done! Congrats! Now don't make yourself scarce in writing on your blog!


    1. Your'e welcome. Couldn't have done it without you! :) I think I will be able to keep up my writing.

  2. Thanks for visiting me, too. It's the comments that are the hardest during A to Z, I think. It's discouraging to do the blog hop and get few return comments. But I think that's the nature of blogging in general. We find our crowds and we stick with them. I like doing the challenge as it's how I find new blogs to add to my crowd.

    1. You're welcome :) I will probably make my rounds now that the challenge is over. Perhaps I will find a new "friend" or two along the way.

  3. I've enjoyed finding new blogs during the A-Z, yours was one and now I've added Betty's as well. So glad we made it to the end. This time around I didn't end up with the feeling of euphoria that I usually experience, partly due to lack of visitors and comments. I need to use your approach!!

    DB McNicol, author
    A to Z Microfiction: Zebra
    Personal Blog

    1. Thanks, Donna. I'm pretty proud of myself too that I made it to the end.