Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Tuesday Tumbling Term ~ A to Z Blogging Challenge
The A to Z Blogging Challenge as defined by the creator himself, Arlee Bird from his blog post this year...
It all began with my post from Saturday March 27, 2010 when I set forth a challenge to all bloggers for the month of April. Can you post every day except Sundays during this month? And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z?
Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days--one day for each letter of the alphabet. When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month's challenge.
Each year blogger start lining up as early as December for the early sign up and it's a good thing. While 2010 had 100 participants, this year the number topped over 1,700. Now it involves co-hosts to help keep track of all the participants.
This is probably the fastest growing blog hop on blogspot. It used to be in the early days I'd see one or two of the stylized letters occurring daily during April but this year has been insane with one third of my blog roll participating. Let me tell you, I have a pretty extreme blog roll built over five years of blogging here.
At last count there were over 180 of y'all just on blogspot. I find on average one or two blogs a month that I'll follow. So the list is ever changing. That's not including tumblr, linkedin, and wordpress. Yes I spend a lot of time reading blogs. No, I don't read all of them because honestly who has the time? Plus some of these blogs have faded into oblivion, or the blogger blogs sporadically. Thank goodness!
What's it all about? Here's Arlee again...
Since a big part of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge has to do with networking, building communities, gaining followers (who you hope will become your regular readers), and discovering new blogs to follow, let's try to give a power boost to everyone we can today.
That's what it's all about and honestly as a blog reader, I'm sad that the month is over. These bloggers will now, most of them, will go back to their regular blogging schedule and I won't be able to enjoy all the posts.
Keep writing and loving the Lord.