Sunday, 1 May 2011
Some days were easy. Some where just so hard ! At one point I managed to get 3 days ahead and that gave me some time to look at other blogs on the participants list. To be fair getting round all 1200 plus bloggers was as much of a challenge as doing the writing, but I did it. I have looked at each of them, some I have decided to follow, some were wonderful but the content was not something I would normally read. I started following lots then discovered I had to refine my "following" criteria as there wasn't enough time to read everything ! I have now got about 20+ blogs I read frequently some daily that I found through the challenge.
During the course of the month I have also been fortunate enough to meet quite a few bloggers that have decided to follow me, to whom I offer my grateful thanks, I hope I continue to write something of interest. In fact my followers have doubled.
When I started this blog, I was looking for a way to express a creative side of me, previously I have done this through building scale models, but I have found it just as satisfying to compose a reasonable quality blog post. My hope has been to share feelings, entertain, raise a smile and even cause food for thought. Call me shallow but appearance and layout are also important and I strive to make things easy on the eye. If I have done any of these at least once during the challenge, I will consider myself to have been successful.
Through reading the blog stats I have been surprised at which posts have been popular. When I wrote "C is for conference centre" I presumed its content too religious to be of interest, but it has been one of the most viewed posts. "R for royal wedding" had average visits until a week later, the day of the wedding it had 600 views !
As a consequence of the challenge, I have also come into contact with Mormon Daddy Bloggers and have become a featured blogger there, which has been wonderful.
I have created a new static page to commemorate the A-Z challenge with an overview of the 26 posts made (contents shown below). This will be found at the top of the blog or HERE and will replace the tabbed page that held the linky-list with all the participants, which will still be available for a time HERE
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Again thanks for reading, following and commenting you have been great !