The big Challenge month of April is coming upon us. We've gotten an early start for this edition as those who have been following the Blogging from A to Z Challenge Blog. Over the past few weeks previous participants and even a few who will be new to the Challenge in 2012 have been giving some of their thoughts about the Challenge. Today's post is the next big announcement about the A to Z Challenge of 2012.
When I started the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge in 2010 it began with a modest near one hundred participants. The Challenge took off and generated a good bit of buzz. Friendships were established and followers increased for those who joined in that first year. The event was a hit from its humble beginnings.
Last year I knew the Challenge would be bigger so I enlisted the help of seven other top-notch bloggers. And did it ever take off! Reaching nearly 1300 sign-ups--most of whom finished the challenge--the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge had established itself in the blogging community.
With last year's experience duly noted, we've assembled an amazing cast of bloggers to assist in this year's challenge. I think we've outdone ourselves this time. Take a look at the bloggers who are on board to host the 2012 Challenge:
In addition to me (Arlee Bird), Alex J. Cavanaugh and Stephen Tremp will be returning to act as guides and motivators to encourage participants through the alphabet in April.
And there are more! Damyanti Biswas published an e-book of her A to Z entries last year. She knows what she's doing in the Challenge and she'll be here to help.
Tina Downey and Shannon Lawrence started a Post Challenge Challenge last year to encourage others to visit all of the blogs that had been signed up for the A to Z Challenge. They too know a bit about this blog event business and are great encouragers.
D.L.Hammons also knows a thing or two about blogfests, having been involved in several. An immensely popular blogger, D.L. will be a valuable addition to the team.
Jeremy Retro-Zombie will be adding his creative influence and blogging expertise to our 2012 team. If you haven't seen his blog you ought to check it out--it's pretty cool.
Matthew MacNish has a special eye for words and has a fun and informative blog; while Elizabeth Mueller displays a flair for visual art in addition to the art of words.
Jenny Pearson may have stopped by your blog already--I feel like I've been seeing her comments all over the place. She writes some very nice stuff. Check out her link below.
Konstanz Silverbow is relatively new to me. I'm anxious to know more about her and I hope you are too. Her link can be found below.
But heck, why am I rambling on when you could be checking out these great bloggers yourself.
Don't forget that the A to Z sign-up list will appear on January 30, 2012. Keep watch on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge Blog and on all of the blogs of the A to Z Team
Here's the Team:
Tossing It Out (Arlee Bird)
Amlokiblogs (Damyanti Biswas)
Alex J. Cavanaugh (Alex J. Cavanaugh)
Life is Good (Tina Downey)
Cruising Altitude 2.0 (DL Hammons)
Retro-Zombie (Jeremy Hawkins)
The Warrior Muse (Shannon Lawrence)
The QQQE (Matthew MacNish)
Author Elizabeth Mueller (Elizabeth Mueller)
Pearson Report (Jenny Pearson)
No Thought 2 Small (Konstanz Silverbow)
Breakthrough Blogs (Stephen Tremp)