Wildlife Safari April 29, 2014
Q= Did I accomplish my goals?
A= I am not sure if I really had any "goals"
other than to thematically blog each
day and to answer each commentor by
visiting and commenting on their blogs.
I had fun chosing what Spanish word
I would use each day!
Q= Did I post every day?
A= Yep-I did. I managed to post each day
early enough in the day to enable
visiting blogs I had chosen to follow
without being online too long.
Q= Did I make new friends?
A= Yep- I did. I enjoyed talking back and
forth with a few bloggers I discovered
during this years Challenge, plus a few
that I had gotten to know last year that I
had continued to visit since then.
This year I added a sidebar on my blog
that listed what A-Z'ers I was following.
At the end I did delete those blogs that
ended up not appealing to me or that
stopped blogging before the Challenge
Q= Did I enjoy the Challenge?
A= I sure did! I enjoyed last years Challenge
which is why I participated this year.
I think though that I'd like to read more blogs,
but not am sure how I could do that without
spending more time online...and I am not willing
to do that. I do have a busy life!
Here are a few suggestions for my fellow bloggers:
1. I am not interested in "commercial" blogs.
If you are selling/advertising etc I am not
going to read your blog. I am not
talking about books that bloggers are
writing, but rather hard goods that
are being sold. When I go on sites like that
I make note of the site name and will
not access that site again. I also do not
need that vendor to use my email for
commercial use. I mark those as spam.
2. If someone makes a comment on your
blog, try to take the time to visit them and
leave a comment. It's a two way street
and also it's good manners. A large part
of blogging for me is the community
one builds by personally interacting with
other bloggers. I have learned so much about
life in other places. What's the point otherwise?
I myself do not like blogging in a vacuum.
Last but certainly not least- blue ribbons to
all our hosts who worked so hard to bring
us such a great A-Z 2014 Challenge.
Thanks to all of you!
Dogwood Blossom, Weed, CA , April 2014