When I saw Damyanti Biswas‘ post introducing me to the A to Z Challenge 2016, I thought ~ ‘Oh, another one of those challenges. Maybe I’ll try this one!’ One month’s commitment seemed like a doable time period to make this effort a challenging one. As time went on I began to realize the amount of organization and the scope behind this endeavor! My enthusiasm grew! This could be a very rewarding event for me! I was #100 on the Sign-Up List and I watched the number of sign-ups grow to an impressive number of 1,946 bloggers!
When the call came for us to Reveal A Theme, I had already been pre-scheduling my alphabet letters around the thought of sharing with my children and grandchildren some of the Lessons Learned through my life. This was becoming for me a moment in time where I would no longer just think about it. I was being inspired and motivated to get my thoughts on life down in writing. The Challenge provided a creative and inspiring vehicle.
~ My A to Z Blogging Community ~
During the month of April, every morning was like Christmas morning! I would wake up with a sense of anticipation and log onto my laptop to see who stopped by and commented on that day’s post. I created my website/blog in September of 2015 and had met a lot of great bloggers. I was pleased with the initial reception of my blog ~ Me in the Middle ~ and was gaining confidence and experience as I went along. A to Z was something new!! The traffic to my blog shot up and I had 1,611 views, 548 visitors, 678 likes and 652 comments throughout the April A2Z Challenge. I used Facebook and Twitter to launch each day’s posts. Visitors came to my blog from Facebook, Twitter and WordPress Reader. Honestly, I’m now in A to Z Withdrawal and miss the stimulation of non-stop connecting and blogging with other bloggers. It’s nice though that my life has returned to a calmer, steady pace and, to be honest, I wouldn’t be able to maintain the effort for more than one month out of the year. So Bring It On 2017!
~ A Dozen Brave Bloggers ~
(There are so many more bloggers who came to visit Me in the Middle and I hope to return to everyone’s blogs and read all of their AtoZ posts. I decided to share a dozen of these bloggers because I got to know them through visiting their blogs and chatting in comments. Click on their links and see the amazing blogs they’ve created! ♥ )