Like over a thousand others, about two weeks ago, I finished up the A to Z blogging challenge. And it was a challenge. I've learned many things from my first attempt at participating in such an event.
It's a lot of work to blog six days a week and I have an even greater admiration for those who blog every day than I did before. I know many of them hold full time day jobs like me yet still they manage to create new posts day in and day out. Wow.
It takes a lot of time to visit blogs and comment each day. Before the challenge I visited between ten and twenty blogs every day. During the challenge I stayed with that number during the week and tried to visit triple that number on weekends. By the third week I was falling behind during the week and on weekends. I never made my goal of visiting over half of the blogs involved in the challenge. My loss.
I learned there are a lot of wonderful, informative and clever bloggers out there. I met only a fraction of those participating in A to Z and found dozens of blogs I wish I could visit every day. I read many of them and wondered how some of these interesting people weren't already famous published authors. Talent by the bucketfuls.
Did you participate in A to Z? What did you learn? Would you do it again?