As I have been teasing all week, today I have a special announcement. And I guess it would be of little surprise to anyone that this announcement has something to do with the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. If this is your guess, then you are correct.
The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is climbing toward 300 participants with a probability that we may go over this amount before the arrival of the start date. Last year I was nearly overwhelmed by the almost 100 bloggers who participated in A to Z. I knew that this year would be even bigger since we had a much earlier start to get the word out to the blogging community.
Fortunately, popular bloggers Alex J Cavanaugh, Jennifer Daiker, and Talli Roland came to my rescue to make the Challenge easier to administer and be a greater success. However we came to the conclusion that even we might not be able to satisfactorily pull this off to a point that would make the Challenge as great as it could be. For this reason we are expanding the A to Z Team.
Here are the four added members of the A to Z Team:
Jeffrey Beesler from World of the Scribe....
Candace Ganger from The Misadventures in Candyland
Karen Jones Gowen from Coming Down the Mountain: From Reclusive Writer to Published Author....
Stephen Tremp from Breakthrough Blogs..
Some of you may already be familiar with all or some of these bloggers. I'll let you visit each of their blogs so you can say hello and get to know them better. They each have their own unique strengths and talents which should help make the challenge more fun and more rewarding for all of us.
In the weeks to come, we will be offering our special Challenge posts to make your April a more successful race to the finish line. Be sure to watch the posts of the A to Z Team as we present tips from our experiences in blogging, writing, and life in general. It won't always be A to Z of course, but we hope the special posts we give you will be something you will find useful and enjoyable.
The A to Z Team will be here to answer your questions as best we can and provide support to your blogging efforts. Let us know if you feel like you need some attention or any suggestions. Don't forget though, we are also participating in the Challenge and even with the added members our capabilities are limited. That's why there is one more team member who is the most important one of all.
Who is that most important team member? It's YOU! Without the participation, interaction, and mutual support that only each one of you can give to the Challenge community as a whole, this run through the alphabet is going to be less than the best we can make it. We're counting on you--every one of you--to see us to the end of April with a grand sense of accomplishment.
I'll have more to say about all of this in the next few weeks. I'm sure that our A to Z Team members will likewise have their own words of encouragement. We're all friends here and never underestimate the power of friends. We can do this challenge together--so let's do it!
There is one more request. Over the next few days if there are any other bloggers that you think would benefit from this Challenge or who are still on the fence trying to decide if they should do it, please try to get them to sign up this weekend. We can make it to our goal of 300 by Monday if we try. Please do what you can.
Now enough from me. Head on over to the above links and visit the blogs of our A to Z Team members, say hello, and if you're not following them yet, do so now. And don't forget to continue going through the Linky list and visit, comment, and follow. In other words: network, network, network. April will be here soon.