So this year, I did my first A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. I say “first,” because I look forward to doing it again, tiring though it may be. I learned one big thing: whatever blogging is, I’ve been doing it wrong.
I’ve been blogging in sorta-isolation, sometimes visiting other blogs, but not participating the way A-to-Z requires. It’s a big blogging world out there, full of interesting people with different points of view, all with something to say. And I’d venture a guess that they still have something to say even when it’s not in alphabetical order.
To get more out of blogging, the truth is that you have to put more in. It’s the fun kind of work, the kind that can suck up time until you’re not sure where it’s gone, but it’s work. And it has rewards. Like meeting great people you can click with anywhere around the globe.
It’s had me experimenting with the format of my blog, with my frequency of posting. I’ve realized that I don’t have to be rigid in how I use this space; it’s my little corner of the internet to do with what I will.
I’d like to sincerely thank the organizers, hosts, co-hosts and helpers of the challenge, all of whom must have put in at least ten times the time the rest of us did. Thanks to you, I had an alphabetical blast.
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