The A to Z Blogging Challenge Occurs in the Month of April
I have been blogging since the last millenium. I remember first participating and completing the A to Z Blogging Challenge in 2012 via my Reason Creek blog. In 2014 I started a new project that incorporates all the passions about which I research and write and return to over and over and which, through the use of mind mapping, I determined all fell under the rubric of The Women’s Legacy Project. To get content up for WLP, the challenge proved a godsend although I suppose I officially failed the challenge per completion. But it provided motivation. Since that time I have started the challenge each year. I finished it 3 of the 4 years.
Here Is A List Of Links Covering My A to Z Blogging Challenges
- A to Z of Legacy 2015
- A to Z of Legacy 2016 on the topic of Legacy Tools
- A to Z 2017 on Political Legacy did not really get very far. It was a huge project that needed to be started LONG before April. It will reappear in some fashion, at some time.
- A to Z – 2018 – Feminine Icons
- Theme Reveal: Anonymous No Longer Needs To Be A Woman
- Diapers, Yes, Diapers
- The Fairy Lights of Marie Curie
- Generational Icons
- The Jaguar Goddess
- Leisure, Luck, and Lilith
- Pandora Got a Bad Rap
- Titles of Address
- Women are Not Weaker Vessels
- Woke White Women
- Oryx and Crake and X Chromosome, Meet Madame X
- You Are Iconic
- Zora Neale Hurston
- Reflecting on the the Challenge: A to Z of Iconic Reflection
From Nancy Drew, to the 1920s Weimar Republic, to Labradoodles, to the Dalai Lama, there were in-depth posts delivered up for the A to Z Challenge by some excellent writers. These blogs were among my favorites which I could comment upon. There were many that I read but it was only a couple days before the challenge finished up that I figured out why I was unable to log in to comment on WordPress blogs. So now I have lots of visiting and commenting to catch up on as we do our Road Trip.
My Personal Reflection on the Challenge
This year the challenge for me personally was to learn some new techniques for social media linked to blog posts, and to overcome some glitches that had crept up on me in the last couple years.
The challenge I gave myself was to learn to create a template that could be used as an image in each post which I could post to Pinterest and to my business Facebook page. I was quite happy with what I came up with.
The largest number of the bloggers who visited seemed attracted my post on Barbie.
My favorite posts were the ones which taught me the most:
I gave a talk to my local blogging group about participation in the A to Z Challenge which you can download by clicking on the link below:
Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au
The AtoZ this year was my third and I met some fabulous women bloggers through the month (including you!) There was plenty of variety and I learned new stuff along the way. Halfway through I did my usual “why am I doing this to myself?” meltdown and then got to the end,. patted myself on the back and started thinking about doing it again in 2019!! I think I’m a little bit crazy!