Friday, January 29, 2016
#AtoZChallenge Update, but Wait!--There's More!
The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is still over two months away from the starting date, but sign-ups and chatter are going strong. So far in the first week the list is hovering somewhere around 500 bloggers. No telling where this number will go in the next couple months, but you can help it grow by signing up now if you haven't done so yet and then spreading the word.
Check out the A to Z Blog for available media sites. We have something that should appeal to just about everyone including a Facebook page, Google +, Pinterest, Twitter, and other fun things that I'm still trying to grasp. If you don't find your favorite online place then let us know and maybe one of the A to Z Team members can set something up. Twitter chats will be starting up again on February 28th. Watch the blog for details.
We're all about outreach in trying to spread the word about the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge and we count on you to help us. Be sure to not only post about A to Z on your own blog, but tweet the links to any other A to Z mentions you see and get the buzz going on your own favorite sites. Recruit your blogging friends to join you in April. If you know someone who's been thinking about starting a blog, help them get it going and then lead them to the April Challenge to engage these new bloggers into the community. A to Z is all about networking so we count on the participants to let others know what's going on.
Let's aim for another big year of blogging through the alphabet!
Lost & Found: Valentine's Edition
If you're looking for a networking opportunity before April, have you checked out the Lost & Found blog hop? This one is coming up on Monday February 1st (that's this coming Monday!). So far over 70 bloggers have signed up to tell their own stories about the loves they've lost or found. This should be interesting with a mix of all sorts of posts. You have a story to tell so why not share it with us. For more info and the sign-up list visit Lost & Found: Valentine's Edition. Besides me, the hosts for this event are Guilie Castillo-Oriard, Elizabeth Seckman, Yolanda Renee, Denise Covey, and Alex J Cavanaugh.
There's always something going on in the world of blogging so none of you can say that you don't have ample opportunities to network and grow your blog. Sign up to one of these events or any of the other myriad hops, fests, or what have you. Visit and comment on the blogs of others. The January slump is ending and now it's time to get back into blogging high gear.
What blogging events are coming up in which you will be participating? Have you been in a bit of a blog slump lately? What is your favorite online site for networking or just looking?