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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sign up for the A to Z Challenge Reflections Mega Post




         The Linky list is now ready for you to add your link.  Please add the link that goes directly to your Reflections post since we well be referring to it in the weeks to come and we don't have to search for the proper post.   The list will be open until May 4th.   This is a blog hop so you will easily be able to add the list to your own blog site as well.


 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.

Linky list can be found here (click link).



        And for all of you who finished (or made a noble effort) Jen Daiker has created a badge for you to copy and add to your site.   Feel free to grab this one --copy image below or the cut and paste code is in my sidebar--let me know if the code doesn't work properly since I don't really know what I'm doing and sometimes I make stuff up as I go:

Blogging from A to Z Winner\







        Also if you'll visit Elizabeth Mueller she has a whimsical A to Z Blogging Award that you might also enjoy displaying to laud your alphabetical blogging efforts.   Get this award here

         


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55 comments:

RJR said...

Thanks for all those involved in organising the A-Z challenge it was a blast !

RJRdaydreamer

Duncan D. Horne said...

Thanks for the organisation of this blogging challenge. It sure was a great April!

Duncan In Kuantan

Mercy a.k.a Rogue said...

You guys did a great job with this challenge, you should be proud. Thank you all I really had a great time.

K.C. Woolf said...

A big thanks to Lee, Jeffrey, Jen, Candace, Karen, Talli, Stephen and a special thanks to Alex, since I first heard about the challenge from him.

Karen Peterson said...

My post will be up tomorrow, but I just wanted to take a minute to thank you all for your hard work in making this a successful and fantastic event!

mybabyjohn said...

I have posted my reflections....unfortunately your linky list doesn't like my url..sorry, it's the only one I've got. Anyhooo....Just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work in setting up and running the challenge. It's been a blast.

Trisha said...

YAY!! I'll get to this tomorrow sometime... when I've had at least eight hours of sleep. :D

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Lee there are no pictures on you page where we can collect awinner of the challenge and other photo;s
Is it my end or yours?

Yvonne,

Samuel said...

Well done to everyone. I can't seem to get the award either at my end or see any pictures either.

Jess said...

I'm so impressed with you guys for organizing this! It was fun to see what everyone came up with each day :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Thank you so much for organizing this challenge! It was a lot of fun. :)

I can't get the images to appear, either. I tried to copy the link, but it told me I wasn't signed into AOL.

Better is Possible said...

Thanks for organizing. I believe a good time was had by all!

Rebecca Bradley said...

I've had a great month. Thanks for organising!

Loralie Hall said...

Thank you all for all your work in hosting this event - it's been great :-D I'll say more in my reflections post, but wanted to thank you personally right here. What an amazing thing you've done ^_^

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Arlee .. many thanks for all your hard work organising this .. it has been an incredible event & I've thoroughly enjoyed it ..

Cheers and well done ..

I'll enjoy the blog hop .. Hilary

Arlee Bird said...

Thank you all for your messages. There is an error in the coding for the badge image. I have noted this in the post now. I hope to have this resolved before tomorrow.

Lee

Lifelong Learner said...

Unfortunately, April did not work out so well for me, for blogging - I had other obligations that forced me to prioritize, most notably my grad course that HAD to be completed by 4/25. That, and some paid writing/editing work had to come first.

I'm still continuing my A to Z posts, though, since it is a good challenge, even though it's no longer part of the official A to Z Challenge!

Thanks to all who organized the challenge, and those who stopped by to visit and comment!

Happy May 1st!

~~K'Lee

Sue H said...

Lee - thanks for all the hard work with this challenge - you are a star!

I tried to add the 'blog-hop' script to my blog but it's too wide (or else I'm doing something wrong, which is quite possible - flying by the seat of my pants, here!)

Looking forward to the new 'badge' as and when it becomes available!

Thanks again!

SueH

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

My post will go up tomorrow morning. I'll use Elizabeth's cool badge for now!

Patricia Lynne said...

Thanks for this challenge, added my link for my reflections on it. =)

Theresa Wiza said...

I'm adding the link to all of my blogs, but I'm wondering if I can also include all of my blogs on the Blog Hop list.

Talli Roland said...

Thanks so much for all the work you've done on the challenge, Lee! you deserve a MASSIVE award!

Nicole said...

Lee, it was a wonderful challenge. Talli says you deserve a massive award. I agree and would like to add that you deserve a massive full course dinner!

If you need help with your badge as far as the code goes, I may be able to help you with regards to adding more options for participants.

Thanks for hosting such an active and inspiring blogging challenge!

The Madlab Post

Holly Ruggiero said...

Well poo, I don't see an image yet. ;)

My post won't go up until tomorrow so I'll wait to add it until it is live and I have the post URL - see I can read! LOL

Dawn M. Hamsher said...

Thanks to all the organizers of A to Z! I really enjoyed this challenge. It has been a blessing!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Thanks for organizing the A-Z Challenge, Lee! I didn't know if I could keep up with it, but I did. :)

Have a great week!

Lynda R Young said...

Thanks again for organising this amazing month long event. The challenge was brilliant and I'd definitely do it again.

klahanie said...

Hey Lee,
Ummm thanks, but no thanks :) Good luck and may your 'followers' total go beyond your wildest dreams. Don't you just hate that word 'followers', Lee?
Take care and all the best for next year.
With respect and a bonus letter 'Zed', your way, Gary :)

lbdiamond said...

This has been a LOT of fun! Thanks for hosting this event.

Stephen Tremp said...

Lee, great way to cap off an exhausting Blogfest ... with another Blogfest!!! Hey, thanks for all your efforts. I had a great time as did the rest of us. I'm ooking forward to next year!

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on a hugely successful blogfest Lee! As my comptuer was in Repair Land for most of April I didn't get around to tons of posts, but I thoroughly enjoyed those I did manage to visit! Great job - virtual daisies & cupcakes are on the way! :)

Tracy Jo said...

Hi Lee, Thanks so much for all your work on this challenge! It was an awesome experience for me and my first blog. I got such good feedback from family, friends and my new friends here...I am going to keep on going!! :-)

~Tracy
www.evolvingsoul11.com

Grammy said...

Hi, Lee,
I add my thanks to those of other bloggers who took part in the challenge! You all did a great job in organizing and moderating the many blogs....so many it was overwhelming to me to even try to hit a lot of them. I tried to link to Elizabeth Mueller's blog and just wound up heading up my last post with her link. I finally got it edited out. The title of my Z post is: Zapped, Zeppelin, Zipped, Zonked and WaZ Zup. I have enjoyed the challenge so very much again this year.
Love, Ruby

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi! I just downloaded and saved the image, put it in my sidebar as a picture widget and added your link to it. It worked fine that way.

I still need to write my Reflections Article and then I'll link up tomorrow.

Thanks for everything! I had a great time and found things that I'd forgotten about posting.

Take care,

Kathy M.

Grandpa said...

Hi Lee, my reflection post is up! (Unfortunately I use my Homepage as the Link instead of the Reflection Post, hope this is ok?)

I didn't get many followers or follow as many blogs as I would like to due to time constraint, but I will continue to visit bloggers who had participated in the Challenge after this.

Thanks Lee.

Grandpa
Life on The Farm

Pam said...

Thank you, Lee for all you did to make the A to Z Challenge happen. It was great fun and a wonderful learning experience. I think the link I put was to my home page. Here is the link to my reflections page. Maybe you can fix it for me? Thanks so much.
http://encouragementforchristianwriters.blogspot.com/2011/05/to-z-challenge-reflections.html

Marguerite said...

Wow, congrats on a great job! You are incredible!

San said...

Just wanted to say thanks to the fine co-hosts of this A to Z Challenge. I won't be posting till tomorrow and will link up then but I had to comment that this has truly been an amazing event.

NEXT year, I'm going to actually sign up but I am proud that I *un*officially made it through too....and met some of the most fabulous peeps :)

Thanks again to all for being so gracious :)

Word Nerd said...

There are a lot of things that could be said, but mostly, I just want to say thanks. Thank you, Lee. You absolutely rock! :O)

Beth

damyantiwrites said...

Just added the post.

Thank you so much, Lee and all the other hosts, for thinking of and organizing this challenge!

upinthecosmos said...

I'm so glad I came across this challenge & I'm gonna have a hard time expressing that... hmmm...

Kudos to all that completed it, there are so many that are part of it I think I barely broke the surface to the plethora of blogging greatness!

CJ Cook said...

Added mine. Thanks to our wonderful hosts, and everyone else who took part, of course. Hope next year will be even better.

Arlee Bird said...

I have read all of your comments to this point and I thank you for each of them. I will be trying to be more attentive to each of you who commented in the next couple of days.
Thanks so much for the kind words and the encouragement. You guys are the greatest!

Lee

sue said...

Lee, I forgot to comment earlier, I must check that the new pic links back to you, but I'm a bit of a technogreen person.

I hope I've said it before but the A-Z provided excellent scaffolding for my theme and I thankyou for hosting. My posts are now being linked in an anti bullying FB page, and I can guarantee that I wouldn't have written them if it wasn't for this challenge. HUGE THANKYOU!!

I realised today that I joined the challenge wondering what I could Give, not what I could Get from the challenge. Interesting huh? That shift in awareness is having interesting ramifications. Again, thankyou! Sue

Steve Miller, Writer of Stuff said...

I stupidly pasted the main link to my blog onto this list. My intent was to acknowledge the blogathon, not to blindly promote my blog.

So, I'll say "thank you" for this wonderful idea here instead!

SJerZGirl said...

Thank you for sponsoring this challenge. As a new blogger, I needed a bit more push to keep going and got it with the A-Z Challenge. I appreciate the opportunity it gave me. Thank you again.

Arlee Bird said...

Thanks to all who linked to your Reflections post or just stopped by with kind words. You are all appreciated.


Lee

The Old Silly said...

Dude, you put together one heckuva great challenge - and very well done by soooo many wonderful bloggers!

Matt Conlon said...

This was really very awesome. Thanks for doing this, I'm glad I participated.

For those of you who are looking for something to do now, (or maybe next month...) I'm starting work on another blog where folks who host challenges like this can go and share them, and people looking for something to join can find what they're looking for.

It's a little empty right now, because I was so busy working on the A to Z, but I'm hoping to get some good content up there! Come visit at Joinsomething.blogspot.com

Also, if you want to help me out with getting content to post, don't be shy, I could use all the help I can get! :D

Matt Conlon

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Halli Gomez said...

Thanks to all that organized this. It was a great experience and I can't wait to do it again next year!

~Claire~ said...

Hey Arlee, I played around with the cut and paste image code... I got it to work, but it won't let me paste it here in the comments because it's a html code.

I will put it at the very top of my blog (under my header) for a few days and you can come steal it from there if you'd like to use it.

Thank you SO much for hosting!!!

Arlee Bird said...

Another thanks to all of you. Claire thanks for trying to help with the code. I spent some time messing with mine, but finally lost patience and gave up and removed it from my sidebar. Maybe later when things slow down I'll learn how to do this.

Lee

M Pax said...

It was a great blogfest, Arlee. I'd do it again. :) Thanks for all your hard work.

Arlee Bird said...

M pax -- Thank you very much. We'll look for you again next year!

Lee