Sunday, 6 May 2012
"Reflections of they way life used to be..." lyrics of a great song that I love by The Supremes. And also the theme tune to the brilliant 80s series called "China Beach".
Anyway, back to My Reflections about my first year taking part in this massive Blog Hop The A to Z Blog Challenge.
Well, to me it was more than just a Blog Hop. It was a challenge to see if I could stick to posting to topic - everyday. For me, its really hard to stick to the rules and it was actually a shit load easier than I thought it would be. Next time, however, I will choose a more substantial theme. Even I got bored with it in the first week. But thats just me - attention span of a fucking gnat.
I also wanted to give myself an opportunity to expand my blog reading list, meet some cool new bloggers and follow some blogs that I wouldn't normally follow or read. That I certainly did
At the beginning of the challenge, I was tempted to follow every blog that I visitied. I wanted to give everyone a chance, because the A to Z Challenge posts are normally not your regular style posts so I wanted to give everyone the benefit of the doubt and read their "regular stuff" once the challenge was finished.
After a few days, I still visited and commented on lots of blogs, but I only followed the ones that I knew that I would enjoy reading after the challenge. There were a LOT of writing blogs in the challenge and I can't complete with that. I'm certainly no writer. I'm just a blogger.
That all said, I am now reading an additional 29 blogs, I got loads of increased traffic, tons of brilliant comments and I have now acquired 38 new followers.
Alrighty, I guess I'm not everyone's cuppa tea but I'm glad those who follow me appreciate that I'm just just being me. What you see is what you get.
A great Challenge and a massive, ginormous thank you to all the Hosts of this event. See you next year!