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This was the first time I used a theme for the challenge and I'm glad I did. I used each day to describe my plan for advancing my career as a writer when I retire in just a little over a month. Sometimes I had a firm plan in mind but others times I asked for advice and guidance. I have entire pages of notes I took on the terrific ideas people gave me. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Some of the suggestions I'll be working on throughout May but a few have to wait until I have more time. As in good by day job.
At the start of April, I visited every blog in numerical order starting from the top one day and from the bottom the next. Two weeks in, I had to do a round of edits for my upcoming book and get them back to the editor within a week. I still managed to visit twenty or more blogs per day, but my plan to visit everyone went out the window. After that, I visited my regular blogs and those that had WR for writer after their blog name on the list. I think those little identifiers were a great idea. I plan to use one next year if we do that again.
This year I had my posts ready ahead of time which is a big load off my shoulders and allowed me more time to visit others. I will do that again. Now to some suggestions for others. Please don't use word verification. I usually try twice and after that I quit and leave your blog. Also make your blog easy to follow. Don't put your follow button way down the side of your blog so I have to scroll around to find it. And put a little about yourself in your profile so I don't have to click again to find out anything about you.
I regret that I didn't visit everyone but I really appreciate those of you who stopped into to see me. And most of all, thank you to those self-less bloggers who took the time to host and organize this terrific event. I really admire them for giving so much time and effort to this cause.
Did you get to visit everyone? Coming back next year? Did the amount of fun out distance the stress and time?