In case you don’t know, sign-ups are open for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge! At the moment, there’s over 800 blogs participating–wow, that’s a lot! The challenge is simple: blog every day in the month of April (except Sundays) using each letter of the alphabet for your post subject. You get to pick whatever you’d like to write about, there’s no rules or restrictions. As a bonus, you get tons of visitors to your blog and make a whole bunch of new friends and find new awesome blogs to read.
Last year, the A to Z Challenge was what made me a ‘real’ blogger. Prior to taking the challenge (my first), I was a lazy blogger and when I did blog, I scrabbled for subjects to write about. I still struggle now and then, but I’m a much more consistent blogger and I can come up with ideas more easily. I found that like anything, blogging takes practice to get good at it. I still wouldn’t call myself some blogging expert, but I enjoy it and it’s my most active form of social media. I also got most of my blog followers from the challenge as well as the Insecure Writer’s Support Group monthly blog hop, which is run by the same group of people who run the A to Z Challenge.
Speaking of that, I’m going to be an April co-host for IWSG, which means I’ll be co-hosting in the middle of the A to Z Challenge as well! How’s THAT for taking some blogging risks? I would have never dreamed of trying something like this last year. Now…bring it on! I’m ready to be a mega-blogger.
I’m hoping to do something both educational and entertaining with my A to Z theme this year. Speaking of that–the theme reveal sign-ups are now open as well! Ha, can you tell I was eager to sign up judging by who got the first slot on the list? (Actually, I had to get up for work at 5 am and I just hit up the list when I got up because I knew it was sign-up day and I didn’t want to forget…but I was also eager.) You’ll have to wait until March 21st to find out what I’ll be blogging about this year.
Are you doing the A to Z Challenge this year? Are you curious? Do you need some encouraging words? I’d be happy to help!