4.01.2012

A is for Attempting


 

This month I have decided to participate in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge.

I've talked about it a bit, but.. Somewhere along the way I decided that I wanted to spend some time challenging my writing ability, in a variety of ways. As I mentioned in January, I'm not too big on New Year Resolutions - rather I prefer to set myself goals as I go through life, to keep myself interested. It's hard to say in January what I will need to be working on mid-way through the year, much less by December.

And so in January-February, the writing challenge with Victor, and now April A to Z. This means I will attempt to post every day but Sunday (after today), with each post having a topic that corresponds to the next letter of the alphabet. I've decided that this week the theme will be "things I enjoy" though am not certain that all the weeks will have a theme. Since posts will be every day, expect a range of topics, and if you have suggestions for a particular letter, let me know! I love audience participation :)

If you click on the A-Z link to the right it will take you to the list of the other 1,000+ people who are participating in the challenge. Go visit and maybe you will find some new favorites!

15 comments:

  1. I don't do New Year's resolutions either! The A to Z Challenge is about discipline for me. We'll see how it goes...

    Good luck to you!


    Christine @ Coffee in the Garden

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Good luck to you as well :)

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  2. I like to make smaller goals to reach throughout the year as well. One big New Year's Eve goal makes me feel guilty if I miss out on something, and it seems too far away. I look forward to seeing your posts throughout the challenge!


    K.S. @ Adjective, Not a Noun

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    1. I totally agree - I don't like to feel like I'm failing, unless there's something to learn from it. Good luck this month!

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  3. Hi,

    I'm stopping by from the A-Z Challenge. Good theme idea. I love reading about what other bloggers enjoy!

    Sincerely,

    Alisia Compton
    http://www.somewriters.com

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  4. Over from A-Z and following!

    Happy A-Zing!

    My A-Z!

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  5. I never know what the year will hold so I find resolving to do something to be confining. My only resolve is to embrace each new adventure that unfolds throughout the year.
    Attempting is a good start. Hopefully all will finish A to Z, but we're better off attempting and failing than to sit on the sidelines and observe.

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    1. Well said, Bethie. Around here we are all about the adventures :) Good luck this month!

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  6. Oh I like how you do your goals. It is really hard to know in Jan what you'll be doing all year.

    Anna@ Herding Cats & Burning Soup

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    1. Yes it is! But day by day it's usually pretty easy to figure out what you want/need to do with yourself :)

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  7. It's great that you're challenging yourself not just as New Year's resolutions. I'm glad that you've joined this challenge, and I think having a theme for a week and then maybe not the next week is perfect. This is an individual challenge after all! I'm looking forward to learning what you like and don't like. Go Team Tina!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge

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    1. Thanks, Tina!
      I'm pretty excited for everything, and of course happy to be on Team Tina ;)

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  8. This is my second year doing the A to Z. It's a lot of fun and I enjoy reading new blogs. Looking forward to your posts, AJ. Happy blogging.

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  9. thanks for stopping by. :) the a to z challenge is a great way to motivate yourself into blogging more often.

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