Happy Birthday to me!
It's become A to Z tradition to open the Linky List on my birthday and today is that day.
Some of you may have already noticed that the other side of the world got a jump on us with the Linky list. Yes, even as I prepare this post the Linky List is already filling up. Not a problem though. There's room for everybody and every place on the A to Z list is a good one. So never fear if you sign on at #200 or #2000. You'll still get visited, especially if you are visiting others.
For those who are scratching their heads about this A to Z Challenge I recommend that you go visit the official A to Z Blog for full details. If you still don't get it, there is a CONTACT US tab that will take you to a page where you can ask any questions you may have. Or ask me in the comment section below.
You'll be able to sign up any time between now and April. The Linky List will be available on this post until Friday and then after that you'll find it by clicking the List tab at the top of this page as well as similar tabs on the A to Z Blog and the blogs of all of the other co-hosts. In other words, the list will be all over the place so you shouldn't have any problem finding it.
Even though you have two months to sign up, we encourage you to sign up now or as soon as you can. Why so soon? Well, because once bloggers start signing onto the list, the pre-Challenge party begins. Get yourself out there so others can find you. Two months of mingling and meeting and greeting will allow you to get to know the other participants. This will be favorable in helping you determine your April strategy.
Between now and April you can start following other blogs and getting to know those bloggers. They will likewise start following your blog. So even though the blogging part of the Challenge begins in April, the really big part of the Challenge--visiting other blogs--starts now. Are you ready to make new friends? Your link on the list means you're ready to invite visitors to your blog.
This year, per many of your requests, we're introducing Blog Categories for Participants. This is entirely Optional, other than for blogs with Adult Content, which will be taken off the list unless marked (AC).
If you'd like to pick a category, please choose One from the list of 22 categories listed below, and add the code after your name/ blog name while signing up on the linky list. e.g. Damyanti Biswas - Amlokiblogs (WR)
Only the codes from the following list will be admissible, in the format they are presented below, in capital letters enclosed in parentheses: e.g. (WR) You may sign up with just your blog name, and include one of the following codes. But please note that once you have decided on a code, you won't have the option to change it. Multiple entries of the same blog, and ad sites will be deleted.
1. WRITING : (WR)
3. FILM :
4. PHOTOGRAPHY: (PH)
5. GARDENING: (GR)
7. ART: (AR)
12. PERSONAL: (PR)
13. SOCIAL MEDIA: (SO)
15. EDUCATION : (ED)
21. MISCELLANEOUS: (MI)
22. ADULT CONTENT: (AC)
When you sign up to the Linky List, be sure that you have the correct URL address that leads directly to the main page of your blog and not to a specific post. You want visitors to find your April posts right? If you haven't decided yet whether or not to do the April Challenge it's okay to wait until you're ready to sign up. But if you know you're going to do it then sign up as soon as you can. The Alphabet Challenge may start in April, but the visiting and networking party has already started.
Here is the list:
Sign up if you're ready. We are ready for you!
Please read and follow the sign-up instructions outlined above so you sign onto the list correctly! Please do not just sign up without reading and then come back to ask us to correct your errors!