Monday, May 6, 2013

A to Z Reflection


This was my first attempt at conquering the A to Z challenge and I made it through til the end. I didn't think I had it in me. I don't know how I found the time around work, school and preparing for a baby. Someone should be proud of me because I know the wife won't be.

Having a theme and planning each letter ahead of time really saved my ass. I would participate next year but I don't know what my theme would be and I wouldn't want to duplicate what I did this year. I am a little disappointed with the drop in comments towards the end of the challenge. I assume most people are burnt out and are trying to get in their last few posts. I am guilty of that as well. I was organized at the beginning but towards the end I was writing my posts the morning of that letter.

I want to give some shout outs to some awesome bloggers:

Alex Cavanaugh for playing the part of Cookie Monster in my 'C' post. He brought the necessary snark. And for also featuring me in one of his posts. I feel so honored. This must be what being knighted by the Queen feels like.

Jewels for playing the part of Rainbow Brite in my 'R' post. Next time I need some sass I'm calling her back.

Hart Johnson for playing the part of the Hamburglar in my 'H' post. She is the best fast food mascot interpreter out there in the blogosphere.

Thank you to all the new followers and commenters and a big thanks to those of you who have stuck around for a few years, you know who you are.

Go check out others on the A to Z Reflection List

15 comments:

EvalinaMaria said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge, well done!
Evalina, This and that...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You did it! And with plenty of snark.
Had fun being the Cookie Monster. Thanks for asking. Hope you got some extra visits the day I featured you.
I think we all saw a drop in comments the last week. Burnout happens.

Pat Tillett said...

Comments take a lot of time even without the challenge. I can't imagine how I would have found time to do it. Oh well, maybe next year.
Good job to you!

A Beer For The Shower said...

How ANYONE could complete this challenge without getting burned out (on writing AND reading) is beyond me. Congrats for finishing it like a boss, and we're gonna be your blog hipsters, so move over, new people. We knew PTM before A-Z...

Mark said...

I'm just glad you turned up safe and sound after the kidnapping. It was pretty cool to call in other bloggers to play roles. Maybe by the time it rolls around again you'll have thought of another theme but if not you can be proud of yourself for doing it this year.

Birgit said...

Congrats on a great A to Z challenge! I commenetd on all but was quite ill for past 3 weeks so would miss writing on the actual day but did catch up and found it always fun to read!

Ms. A said...

I'm just ready to hear about the baby! It won't be long now.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge! Love your take on the A-z :)
Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

Baby Sister said...

Congrats!! We are proud of you.

And thank you, I'll take my payment in chocolate. :)

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge, also your very good detailed Reflections post.

Yvonne
A TO Z AMBASSADOR

Maple Syrup Land said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge! I think that last week, everyone was getting pretty burnt out and dragging ass

Chuck said...

Hey man, you should be proud of making it through. You picked a tough and complex theme...with guests and everything.

You were original, funny, and doggone it we liked you...say you'll stay, Tin Man?

Good job dude and have fun with the baby...soon.

Andrea said...

A new baby could inspire an a-z theme for next year. You could get the posts done wayyyyy ahead of time...what else will you have to do at 3am? I really did enjoy your interviews!

Pearl said...

Those are some good people you mention...

Pearl

Crystal Collier said...

Yay! Way to stick to it, and congrats on the coming baby. There's an adventure in and of itself. Of course I wouldn't mind seeing back for the challenge next year, but we'll see if I make it back... Life sometimes throws some "crazy" in your face, eh?