Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The A to Z April Blog Challenge 2011

By Pat Stoltey

Crazy as it might be, I'm doing this challenge on my own blog again this year. The challenge sponsors had hoped to reach 300 participants. As of Sunday afternoon, in only its second year, the number of challengers had grown to 667.

It's easy. You post on topics from A to Z Monday through Saturday during the month of April. Take a break on Sunday if you like. Twenty-six letters of the alphabet, twenty-six posts.

Some bloggers choose random subjects according to whim. Others select a theme and stick with it throughout the month.

Some bloggers write all of their posts in advance, and some wing it.

By visiting as many of the other participants' blogs as you can and leaving comments during the month, you'll make new blogger friends and increase the number of visitors to your own site.

If you're interested, visit the challenge master Arlee Bird at tossing it out. You can register and pick up the challenge logo. Friday is April 1st, so you don't have much time.

Come on. Do it. You know you want to.

13 comments:

Patricia Stoltey said...

As of this morning, there were 741 participants signed up for the challenge. If you're a blogger, won't you join us?

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - Thanks for the reminder about the challenge!!

L.G.Smith said...

"It's easy."

I'm going to trust you on that. :)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi Margot -- I'm getting geared up for those posts and lots of blog-hopping.

L.G. -- LOL -- not only easy, but fun. I did mention time consuming too, didn't I?

Heidi Windmiller said...

I am very excited for the challenge! I've already added some new followers because of it--and I am looking forward to seeing how each different blogger tackles the theme.

The Golden Eagle said...

After reading posts by previous participants, I'm really looking forward to the challenge! :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patricia ... I daren't look - I'd love to get to them all .. if I can = hey, hey success!! Go go go .. cheers Hilary

Susan S said...

I'm playing! I'm still trying to decide whether or not to follow a theme, but one way or another there will be "A" post on Friday!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I haven't settled on a theme yet either...guess we'll just see where the letter "A" takes us.

Mickey Burdick said...

Thanks Pat! I hadn't heard of this yet, but it looks like fun. Now I just have to come up with 26 interesting things to say...Could be a long month.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Oh, thanks! I'd never heard of this, but maybe it will help me get my booty into gear.

Patricia Stoltey said...

If anyone is still checking, the list of participants has grown to 908 as of mid-afternoon today.

Paula Martin said...

I've signed up too - just posted my A blog (it's already April 1st here in England).
http://paulamartinpotpourri.blogspot.com