"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Friday, May 03, 2013

Looking back on the A-Z Challenge

Old Apple tree in Etna California
May 2013

A little over a month ago I heard about
the 2013 A-Z Challenge. Since I had
in the past challenged myself to produce
year long blogs "A Snap a Day" and "A Word a Day"
I knew that the A-Z Challenge would be
not only be fun, but would give me the 
opportunity to  discover new blogs and 
bloggers that otherwise I never would have.
By and large it was a good experience and
I'll participate next year!  
The rules were simple and I was a bit surprised
that some folks could not follow them.
How hard is it to comment? 
The worst offenders were the ones that had
so many ads etc on their blogs that created
in a way a "traffic jam" on my lap top.
Some of that was due to my lap top being older
and our internet service up here in the
mountains can be iffy. 
 I learned to avoid those type of blogs. 
Looking forward to following the bloggers I
"met" during the A-Z Challange.
 Enjoy your day and have a great year!


  1. It's not hard to comment at all! (Unless word verification is involved.) It is really rare I will read a post without commenting.
    I made a few new friends as well. Like you!
    Glad you enjoyed it this year.

  2. I followed a few blogs that were participating in the A-Z Challenge. I thought it was fun and I probably will participate next year.

    Have a terrific day honey. :)

  3. I am now a new follower on your blog!

    Glad your experience was positive over all. I agree with Alex about commenting. Sometimes I say too much.

    Thanks for joining us for the April Challenge.

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

  4. Right you are, making my way through the reflection linky.

    Oozing Out My Ears

  5. Congratulations on finishing this challenge.

  6. Congratulations on finishing the challenge! That is a big challenge to post a new word a day! I LOVE words, though.


  7. I felt exactly the same way, it was so much fun to read along and discover so many great new blogs like yours! I was awful with commenting mid month with company in town but still tried to at least get by to read. Happy to have connected with you during this fun challenge!

  8. Congrats on getting through the challenge. I agree with you that word verification makes it harder to leave comments. My problem is finding the time to leave comments on all the blogs I enjoy. I really enjoy a lot of blogs...yours included.

  9. It was fun, and you did a great job with it!


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