I signed up to the A-Z Challenge in an attempt to get back into the habit of blogging. It certainly achieved that because I managed to get to Z and hopefully the momentum will continue.
I worried at first that I might be out of my depth in that there were so many people taking part, many of whom were either published writers already or aspiring to be. I write so that makes me a writer, but not in that way. My blog is more a memoir for me and while I try to make it humorous when I can, sometimes it's sad. However I soon found other bloggers I could relate to and felt less of a fish out of water.
I chose to have a theme (Family and Relations) which helped. I planned what I would use for each letter in advance so I had a list of topics that I'd given some thought to but I hadn't put anything in writing before starting the challenge. Some days it was a challenge to get my post done on the day but I think there was only one occasion when I was posting it just after midnight! (I do burn the midnight oil quite a bit.)
The good things about the challenge:
- it challenged me
- I found lots of interesting blogs to follow
- it made me more critical of my writing - I found myself editing my posts, correcting grammatical errors and generally trying to improve them
- trying to visit so many blogs and keep up with the daily posting
- prepare my posts in advance
- include more pictures. (Actually it would probably be more accurate to say some pictures as this is something my posts were totally lacking.)
- I'd also try to have something interactive in the posts to encourage more comments.