Saturday, January 29, 2011
Thank You From A to Z
Sign up in advance and you can start gettting organized to make the April Challenge easier once it starts. But there is another advantage to signing up ahead of time--if you are signed up you can become a part of the team of bloggers who are working together to make this Challenge a bigger success.
We encourage you to sign up now. Once you are signed up for the Challenge you can start helping us spread the word by telling others about it and by displaying the Challenge badge on your site to let others know that you are participating.
This week I have seen several of you with the badge on your site and even with posts announcing your participation. We thank you for doing this. Here are just a few that have been helping us:
Thanks to these bloggers who have contributed to the success of the challenge by adding the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge badge to their sidebar.
Eric from Working My Muse is looking forward to his first shot at A to Z.
Rosie at East for Green Eyes is enthusiastically joining us for the first time.
Rae at Fresh who is a second year participant with a new blog.
Yvonne at Welcome to My World of Poetry who last year contributed a poem for each letter of the alphabet.
Seams Inspired who is making a first appearance.
These great bloggers also included a post about A to Z:
(This really helps the cause!)
Jessica at The Alliterative Allomorph.
Gregg at Gospel-driven Disciples.
Sandra Ulbrich Almazan: Speculative Fiction Author
Ella from Ella's Edge
Sig from Beadedbear's Nonsense and Complete Waste of Time .
Heather M. Gardner from The Waiting Is the Hardest Part.
I believe there are more and if you have placed something on your site and I haven't acknowledged you, please let me know so I can do so the next time I do a post like this.
Also, I ask each of you who read this post today to stop by the above sites and say hello. If you aren't following these blogs, now would be a good time to do so.
This brings me to the next suggestion. Since part of the A to Z Challenge for some of you is to gain more followers for your blog, I recommend that you try to go through the Linky list and visit each blog that you aren't following now, say hello and introduce yourself, and follow that blog. I guarantee that if you do this you will add to your following and you will probably end up with a few new blog friends as well.
Remember to tell your friends who haven't signed up yet to come and join us. The more who join means more fun and opportunity for you and the rest of us.
Finally, remember to regularly visit the blogs of A to Z cohosts Talli Roland, Jennifer Daiker, and Alex J. Cavanaugh for any other Challenge tips and updates.
On Thursday February 3 please drop by as I visit Patricia Stoltey.
Have a great weekend!