I took up this challenge on a whim, I didn't know about A-Z till a few hours before it started, and I found myself signing up, not knowing how I was going to do it, but just doing it anyway.
It’s amazing how easy it is to give up, with most of the alphabets representing words i could have used as my final posts, my 'i give up' posts... B is for 'Bye bye', C is for 'Catch ya later, D is for 'Don’t disturb', F is for 'Farewell', G is for 'Goodbye', H is for 'Halt a cab and please get me out of this', I is for 'I’m outta here'…..and it goes on. Good thing i didn't take the easy way out. It's been a wonderful experience.
I would never have seen it through if I wasn't in love with writing. I got to get schooled on the alphabets again(singing the abcd...song to make sure i was on the right track. It's funny how you forget the simplest of things sometimes). I also got to learn that I am a disciplined little girl after all, making sure there's a post scheduled for the next day before melting into the night. I would spend some time before bed time(meaning between 12am-3am) writing a post for the next day. Wisdom definitely comes from God, i would type in the alphabet completely clueless on what to write about, and the next thing i know, I'm typing in letters that add up and end up making sense, well it sort of, kind of makes sense... i hope it does:)
I’m not sure how many fellow A-Zers I got to visit. I’m generally not a talker(some wouldn’t agree with me) and I guess I’m that way here too, I find myself reading beautiful posts and leaving without dropping comments. I forget that unlike in the real world where I am seen when i sit quite in gatherings just observing, no one sees me when I visit a page and seat reading and trying to understand the writer in the virtual world, and so no one knows I've been there. I did visit your blogs, not close to half of the links though, it's an overwhelming number. It'll take a full time job to do that.
It’s been a wonderful experience,everyone should be proud of being a part of this, even if you didn't see it through to the end. The fact we started at all is commendable.
A special shout out to the hosts at Tossing it out Well-done!!!.
I wouldn’t say I’m not glad its over, although a part of me already misses it much.Who knows i might take up a personal challenge of a post a
You can check out reflections from the fellows from the links below.
If you do a post per week, that is consistency! Yeah and based on this particular reflections post, I wouldn't think that you were a quiet person either, lol, but writing is different, in that it's probably easier to put things on paper or type things on a computer than to actually speak a lot. Maybe that is what makes writing such a great creative outlet for so many people :)ReplyDelete
The Madlab Post
I found your blog late in the challenge but have enjoyed it immensely. I will definitely be stopping back as I sense we share a common faith. especially like your post under "Got Jesus?". Congratulations on completing the challenge. Keep up the great writing!ReplyDelete
hey Nicole, i know right? i tend to run my fingers when i write :) thanks for stopping by.ReplyDelete
@Pam, me too, was so excited when i found yours and read your post.
I'm so glad i got to be a part of this, i've met wonderful people.
Nice reflection post and Congrats on crossing the finish line~ReplyDelete
You expressed your Reflections beautifully. Congratulations on finishing (and starting in the first place!) and thank you for being a part of the A to Z Challenge.ReplyDelete
A suggestion for the future: Try to stretch yourself a little more by leaving comments on a post when you read it. A compliment is nice, but a reaction to what was said is even better. How did the post make you feel? Did you agree or not? Relate your own personal experience to what the blogger has said. Remember that a comment can be just as much about writing as your post. I've read (an hopefully left) comments that had substance in thought and good writing in style. And the comments help to build ongoing relationships.
Don't forget to pick up your Winner's Badge at my site.
Tossing It Out
Congrats for completing the challenge and for a lovely reflections post!ReplyDelete
I am in love with writing too and oh so thrilled to be doing this thing I love :)
I am certainly looking forward to reading more from you :)
thank you everyone for your kind words. can't wait for the next :)ReplyDelete
What a great web log. I spend hours on the net reading blogs, about tons of various subjects. I have to first of all give praise to whoever created your theme and second of all to you for writing what i can only describe as an fabulous article. I honestly believe there is a skill to writing articles that only very few posses and honestly you got it. The combining of demonstrative and upper-class content is by all odds super rare with the astronomic amount of blogs on the cyberspace.ReplyDelete
Nice to meet you! I'm still making my rounds because c Shannon @ The Warrior Muse and I are joining forces in another challenge. We're going to visit and comment at each of the participants, starting with the reflections post. We hope you'll join us!ReplyDelete
Tina @ Life is Good
P.S When I get a comment, I feel like what I'm writing is worthwhile. It's also a nice way to get more traffic. Most bloggers observe the etiquette of somehow acknowledging the comment. I've met so many great people that way. Worth a try, right?