Sunday, May 6, 2012

A to Z and everything in between!

I survived my first year of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge!!! Woohoo! Wow that was something else. It's my first year blogging in general and I thought this would just be a piece of cake. Smirk. Was a lot harder that I expected!

26 days. 26 posts. One for each letter of the alphabet. 

It got a little rough there a few days towards the end. I mean, X, really?! Just not my letter. 

Found some great blogs to follow, learned a good bit from other peoples travels, passions, careers. Was very interesting to see what people came up with. The themes or bits of randomness that popped into their heads. 

I thought my posts would be pretty random but realized about half way through that everything I was posting did have a theme. They're all things I love and surround myself with. I mean, other than X, because I still just do not like that letter. 

I had a great time and am glad I joined up for the challenge. Thanks to everyone who helped put it together. I'll definitely be back next year to give it another go. 

I hope yall enjoyed all the posts. If you want to check them out they're still listed on the right side of the blog. Pretty boys, cupcakes from hell, penis biting turtles, road kill peep s'mores, ketchup ,cat yodeling

Yeah, it was an interesting month :)

So what did yall think of the A to Z challenge?! Anyone going to try it next year?

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  1. This was my third and every bit enjoyable as the first. Good to know you'll be back next year.God willing I'll be back.

    Yvonne.

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  2. I am!

    Am a little worried about visiting your blog though, that penis title makes me atad worried...!

    i had a fab time this year.

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    1. I'm glad you had a great time with it to and will be coming back next year :) Such a fun project!

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  3. Ok - needn't have worried. Made me laugh. Your household sounds a lot like ours. we never have anything ordinary. LOL!

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    1. Ha. Glad I didn't scare you away :) And that my house isn't the only slightly odd one!

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  4. I shall never forget your post about the penis biting turtle! I always went away from your posts with a smile, and thank you for them.

    If you'd like to guest post for us over at www.a-to-zchallenge.com to talk about your writing, or blogging in general, let us know at 2012AZinfo at gmail dot com.

    Damyanti
    #atozchallenge co-host 2012

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    1. Aw well thank ya Damyanti! Was a wonderful event and I'm so glad I joined in. Glad you got a few smiles from the posts too :) I had a great time putting them together.

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  5. I didn't have enough time during the month to visit as many as I'd hoped to. Trying to catch up now. It was a great thing to be part of. Next year? This was my first too and knowing me I'm probably hooked!

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    1. I couldn't believe how many blogs joined in. Was just amazing! I didn't get to nearly enough of them but am going to keep visiting them when I can :) I'm definitely hooked. Looking forward to what everyone comes up with next year!

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  6. Oh yes, X is definitely not my letter either!

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    1. Heh. Glad I'm not the only one. What a letter!

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  7. A to Z is definitely a Challenge, but just the thing for a first year blogger to tackle. It really helps to test your blogging mettle. Congratulations for making it to the end with us.


    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. It really did keep me on my toes that's for sure. I think it helped me though and I really enjoyed it. Thanks for doing such a great job organizing the challenge!

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  8. Reflection is a good thing, You have done a great job on the A to Z Challenge...

    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    A to Z Co-Host
    My New Book:
    Retro-Zombie: Art and Words

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    1. Thanks Jeremy. Yall did a great job getting it all organized. Had a great time :)

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  9. Well done on finishing. I think I might have did some body parts as well, thought they were lady bits :)

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    1. Thanks Jen :) Gonna have to come see what you did for the lady bits. LOL.

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  10. I learned a lot through this challenge, too. I'm glad you enjoyed it. (except the 'x') lol. :)

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    1. Well I did find some cute little squirrels from the X post so even that wasn't tooo bad ;)

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  11. Congratulations on finishing the challenge, hopefully we will do it again next April!

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    1. Thanks Evalina. I'm definitely going to give it a try again. Had a lot of fun with it :)

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  12. sounds like a crazy month! congrats on finishing!

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    1. Was definitely interesting :) and thanks!

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  13. Visiting from A/Z post challenge reflections; first of all I love the name of your journal, LOL! Congrats on finishing the challenge and wanting to do it again next year! My hardest letter was "L" to do, go figure!

    betty

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    1. Thanks Betty :) L huh? Funny what letters gave us all some trouble :)

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  14. Glad you finished. I'm still in recovery, but enjoying these reflection posts. They add to the A to Z experience and let me visit some blogs that I didn't get to during the challenge. Yours, for example. Congratulations on a job well done.

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    1. Thanks :) It does take a little time to recover. I think I might still be doing that too! Loved getting to see so many new blogs. Wish there had been more time to visit them all!

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  15. I love the name of your blog...having two cats, and visiting the Moscow Circus, I realized that only the Russians can train a cat!! Congrats for finishing the Challenge!

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    1. Thanks Jarm! I can imagine that would be quite the experience. Mine definitely aren't trained. They've trained me maybe ;)

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  16. No, no, no, no - only the Russians believe that cats can be trained. That's why they can train them - no-one else bothers. I saw footage of the Russian cats, and decided ok, maybe I will get one (my husband loved cats but I didn't). We got one from the local cat home. she was 4 months ld, and I set about training her. In fact I had to train her as she had terrible food allergies (which was why she was at the home, she'd been returned twice).

    It was easy. Much easier than the dog we have subsequently got. She was trained not to go in the kitchen (in case of picking up crumbs). She always sat in the doorway. I trained her not to go on any surface, even the lounge chairs etc, only on our laps. She is allowed on two windowsills, which she keeps to. She comes to call (every time, unlike the dog). She leaves the room immediately if you say 'out'. She stops what she is doing if you say 'no'. She is brilliant, and all it took was believing it can be done.

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    1. Oh. My. Word. You so need to come here and give my herd a talking to! The cats just look at me and you can see the smirk in their eyes. Good thing they're lovable ;)

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  17. Congrats on finishing! I had a great time. That giant list of participants in the tiny font was hard for me to make a visitation plan with any sense of order ,so now I am pecking though the reflections links list!

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    1. Thanks Andrea. That list was crazy. And that it kept changing every day made it even harder since the numbers changed as blogs were removed. Oy!

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