Monday, January 26, 2015

SIGN-UP DAY for A to Z

2015 A to Z Challenge Announcement HTML
Please read and follow the sign-up instructions outlined below so you sign onto the list correctly!

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.

The A to Z Challenge is a great way to get into the blogging habit and make new friends. For more details and its history, go HERE

We recommend short posts, turn off Word Verification, and visit five blogs (or more) a day beginning with the one after yours on the list.

Blogs must be on an open platform – no Tumblr, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. – and comments enabled.

To streamline legitimate blogs from advertisement blogs, the Co-Hosts will be visiting each blog on this list throughout the Challenge. Blogs on the list showing no activity once the Challenge starts or miss five days in a row will be removed.

Please note your blog name and number in all correspondences. Remember that as blogs are removed, your number will change.

There are categories for those looking for like-minded blogs. Select ONE category code and enter it after your blog’s title/name. The code applies to your blog, not your theme for the Challenge and is purely optional. See the first few blogs on the list for examples. However, if your blog has adult content, you MUST mark it (AC) or it will be removed from the list. Codes are as follows:

ANIMALS: (AN)
ART: (AR)
BOOKS/REVIEWS: (BO)
CRAFTS: (CR)
CULINARY: (CU)
EDUCATION: (ED)
FASHION: (FA)
FILM/MOVIES: (FM)
GAMING: (GA)
GARDENING: (GR)
HISTORY: (HI)
HUMOR: (HU)
LIFESTYLE: (LI )
MEMOIR: (ME)
MUSIC: (MU)
MYTHOLOGY: (MY)
PERSONAL: (PR)
PHOTOGRAPHY: (PH)
POLITICS: (PO)
SCIENCE: (SC)
SOCIAL MEDIA: (SO)
SPORTS: (SP)
TRAVEL: (TR)
WRITING/STORYTELLING: (WR)
ADULT CONTENT: (AC)

Be sure to grab the badge and display it in your sidebar so we know you are participating and link to the A to Z Challenge Blog.

For more information we recommend you follow the A to Z Challenge Blog and the hosts:

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts
Nicole Ayers @ The Madlab Post
Author Stephen Tremp
Heather M. Gardner
AJ @ Naturally Sweet
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian
Matthew MacNish @ The QQQE
Zalka Csenge VirĂ¡g @ The Multicolored Diary
S. L. Hennessy @ Pensuasion
C. Lee McKenzie @ The Write Game
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
Susan Gourley @ Susan Says
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing
Lisa Buie-Collard, Author

We also have a Facebook Page
Email address is contactatozteam@gmail.com
Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge and Twitter id is @AprilA2Z

Sign up below and join us for a month of alphabet fun!



24 comments:

  1. And the list is growing already! Glad to have you on board as a co-host.

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  2. Let the fun begin!
    Congratulations on your A to Z co-hosting gig!

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  3. Closing in on our first 100 sign-ups! Not bad for the first few hours. Thanks for everything, Susan!

    Arlee
    Tossing It Out

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  4. We are a go, mission to April on it's way!

    Jeremy

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  5. I'm all signed up. I was so excited that I forgot to capitalize my name. :P

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  6. I signed up just now. Ready to roll! Jjust got to think up a good theme now.. :)

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  7. Closing in on the 200 mark. So far so good!

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  8. Signed up earlier. Wow, they are signing up like crazy today.

    So cool how it's a tribute to Tina this year.

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  9. Lots of great folks signing up!
    Life is too wacky for me to join in this year - but I'll cheer everyone along from the side lines!

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  10. Wow, more than 200! Good luck to all

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  11. Yay for A-Z! Untethered Realms is #152. :)

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  12. That is a lot of entrants already. I will be on blog break during April (as always).

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  13. Hi Susan,

    As promised, I here with one of my highly treasured comments. I dread the month of April and I just wish this fanatical alphabet challenge would vanish.

    Then again, I know that wont happen. This means, once again, my satirical postings in regards to the A to Z, will ironically bring further awareness of the dreaded monster that is the A to Z.

    All the best.

    Gary :)

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    1. So glad to receive your treasured comment. A to Z will torment you through April and give you lots of fodder for your thoughts.

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  14. Wow, that link is filling up with entries fast!!!

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  15. The list has grown so fast. This is going to be tons of fun.

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  16. Sigh! I'm not doing the A to Z this year because of the knee surgery. I feel so dreadfully left out. But hopefully I'll be up for visiting a few blogs the second part of the month. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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    1. You have the best excuse of all. Priorities. You'll have to at least give us some small updates. I'm sure you'll find some stories to make me smile about rehab.

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  17. Good luck, everyone!
    Sue- Love the new banner, and it's great of you to be a co-host this year!

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    1. I wish you were able to participate this year. I wanted to recruit you as a minion but I know you don't have time this year.

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