At this point need I say much more than A to Z sign-up time starts today. Some of you have been asking and many have been waiting. Now the wait is over. You can sign up today or anytime between now and April 1st. No fooling! But don't you fool around too long to decide. Sign up soon and start planning out your April strategy if you haven't started already.
I've got my theme and I've already started mapping out my posts. I'll tell you more in March when it comes time for the Great Theme Reveal. Find out more about this and other points of the Challenge at the A to Z Challenge Blog. Follow that site for news about the Challenge as well as helpful hints about blogging and social media.
This will be the 7th Annual Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. If you've never participated this will be a great year to join in the fun. If you've skipped a year or two why not come back for another try? There are so many advantages to participating such as honing blogging and writing skills, building blog content, and most of all networking to build community. Meet the Challenge in 2016 to show the world and, most of all, yourself that you have what it takes to be a blogging maven.
Now lets get down to the business of the day:
Please read and follow the sign-up instructions outlined below so you sign onto the list correctly!
The premise is simple: The A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays . And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 4 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.
The A to Z Challenge is a great way to get into the blogging habit and make new friends. For more details and its history, go HERE
We recommend short posts, turn off Word Verification, and visit five blogs (or more) a day beginning with the one after yours on the list.
Blogs must be on an open platform – no Tumblr, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. – and comments enabled. Please make it easy for visitors to comment on your blog.
To streamline legitimate blogs from advertisement blogs, the Co-Hosts will be visiting each blog on this list throughout the Challenge. Once the Challenge begins, blogs showing no activity or those that miss five days in a row will be removed.
Please note your blog name and number in all correspondences. Remember that as blogs are removed, your number WILL change.
There are categories for those looking for like-minded blogs. Select ONE category code and enter it after your blog’s title/name. The code applies to your blog, not your theme for the Challenge and is purely optional. See the first few blogs on the list for examples. However, if your blog has adult content, you MUST mark it (AC) or it will be removed from the list. Codes are as follows:
LIFESTYLE/SOCIAL: (LS )
ADULT CONTENT: (AC)
Be sure to grab the badge and display it in your sidebar so we know you are participating and link to the A to Z Challenge Blog.
For more information we recommend you follow the A to Z Challenge Blog and the hosts:
Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
Heather M. Gardner
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts
AJ @ A J Lauer
Pam Margolis @ An Unconventional Librarian
Damyanti Biswas @ Daily Write
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing
We also have a Facebook Page
Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge and Twitter id is @AprilA2Z
Sign up below and join us for a month of alphabet fun!
Find sign-up list here.
We're gonna have a great time in 2016!