A to Z Blogging Challenge Reflections

As you are probably aware already, I participated in the A to Z Blogging Challenge again. This year I opted to highlight women writers. Although again, I didn’t get much traffic from other participants, I felt content that I completed the challenge (missing just a few letters) and that I visited a good number of other sites. I also was able to promote women writers and discover some great books in the process. (Look for reviews later this year highlighting some of the books I discovered!)

Many of these women are indie authors, so I was pleased to help with their book promotion. It’s not easy out there in the publishing world. If you are thinking about self-publishing, I invite you to join me for the PEI Writers’ Guild – Self-Publishing 101 course on May 19th and find out the nitty gritty. You can find out more information here.

So in case you missed it, here’s the complete list of women writers featured in the 2021 Virtual Book Tour. 

Carmen Amato 

Gail Baugniet 

Christina Lynn Lambert 

Daryl Devoré

C.E. Flores

Sarah Flores

Robin Rainbow Gate 

Kimberly H. Smith 

Judy King 

Kate Larkindale 

Leigh Ann Thelmadatter 

Mima 

Erma Note

Nicole Salgado 

Cassie Pearse 

Monique Alvarez 

Laura Roberts 

Sahara Roberts 

Beverly Wood 

Lynda Lock 

Janett Zizumbo 

Any thoughts on topics for next year’s A to Z Challenge?

A to Z Blogging Challenge Reflection Post 2020

And another A to Z Blogging Challenge comes to an end! I have to admit, with all the other things going on in April (COVID-19, quarantine, new kitten, gardening) I didn’t get to visit as many other blogs as I would have liked. Fortunately, I had written all my posts in January, otherwise, I probably wouldn’t have been able to keep up with the challenge either. 

Probably for some of the same reasons, I didn’t get as many visitors as I did previous years. There’s not much to be done about that, I suppose. The value I got out of participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge this year was that I advanced towards finishing the two self-publishing books I’m working on. I’m not there yet, but I hope soon I will be. 

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As for next year’s participation….well, if I can come up with a good topic between now and then, perhaps. As it stands right now, I’m not sure. Any ideas?

Regardless, the A to Z Blogging Challenge 2020 was another satisfying experience for me. How did it go for you?

A to Z Challenge Reflection Post

It was a near thing this year, but I completed the A to Z Challenge! I found it a bit overwhelming, probably because I had so many other things going on at the same time. I’m already at work for posts for next year’s challenge which will continue the theme Turn Your Blog Into A Book!

I have so many other things to cover yet before I can say that I’ve done justice to that topic.

I found the alphabetical order of the posts to be less than ideal for this topic. It’s not a logical sequence, but hey, it was the A to Z challenge after all.

I also found it impossible to visit the 600+ blogs that were listed in the Master List for the challenge. I made a good attempt and during April I was able to visit and comment on about 50 blogs, but as I already said, I had a lot going on otherwise.

Since the challenge is over, you can expect more book reviews for awhile while I catch up on a few things. There will be more posts about Turning Your Blog Into A Book soon as well as some new releases by yours truly in the (hopefully) not too distant future.

If you blog and haven’t challenged yourself to complete the A to Z Blogging Challenge, I encourage you to try it out next year!