Sunday, April 24, 2011
After the A to Z Challenge What's Next?
We are now facing the last week of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge of 2011. Some of you may be breathing a big sigh of relief that it's ending, while others who are having a great time with it may be wondering what to do next.
Hopefully you have gained some insight from your experience this April and we'd like for you to share your thoughts with us. That's why after the Challenge has ended next Saturday April 30th, we are inviting anyone who would be interested in sharing these thoughts to join us on Monday May 2nd for the 2011 edition of the A to Z Challenge Reflections Mega Post.
Tell us about your experiences with the Challenge, both good and bad. How did it help you? How many followers did you gain from your participation in A to Z? What was the most challenging aspect of this event? What surprised you the most? Would you do it again? Why or why not? Would you recommend it to others?
We know that not all of you have liked this Challenge and we'd like to hear why. Did the A to Z Team of event hosts do an adequate job of helping to answer your questions and to offer solutions to your problems? Was the preparation leading up to the challenge handled well enough and in what ways did the Challenge fall short of your expectations? What was wrong and what suggestions would you offer to improve it?
The Reflections Post is also an opportune time to recognize the bloggers you found to be especially outstanding. Did you discover any new blogs that you will continue to follow and you want to proclaim their achievements to the rest of us? Did you make any special new blog friendships that have made A to Z more memorable? Which bloggers deserve special recognition for their posts, their comments, or both?
Monday May 2nd will be the official A to Z Challenge Mega Post day, but the days before or after will be fine as well if you can't make it on that day. A special Linky list for this Mega Post will be opened on May 1st.
Please use discretion and courtesy if you add your name to the list. We invite all participants of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge to join us to express themselves. Others who feel like they have something truly relevant to add to this discussion are also welcome to participate with their thoughts so long as they are constructive in their intent to help and enlighten others. Those who merely want to offer negative rants that have no constructive value are asked to refrain from joining the list. We don't mind hearing your negative thoughts just so you are not trying to tear down other people or hurt the reputations of those who mean well. And please don't add your name to the Linky list if you have no intent to participate and merely want to be seen on the list. The list is intended to benefit others and not waste anyone's time.
We hope that all of you who are sincerely interested in sharing your thoughts about the A to Z Challenge will join us for the A to Z Challenge Reflections Mega Post will join us in this interactive event. I will be linking to today's post throughout the week in my blog comments signature so as to let as many know about this as I can.
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or any other thoughts about the Mega Post or anything else related to the A to Z Challenge, please leave a comment below.