1.27.2014

A-Z Sign-ups are open!!

You guys! You guys, you guys, you guys, I'm so excited!
The April A-Z Challenge sign-up is open! The guidelines are included in the post below (make sure to read ALL the guidelines before signing up, please) but basically, we do a blog post every day in April except Sundays, with a topic going from A-Z. Last year I wrote character sketches and you can check out my posts from last year, starting on April 1st. Or take a read-through of the ever-popular Percy's Pick Your Plot Prequel, which was last year's entry for the letter P :)

This blog hop is one of my favorite things about blogging - meeting all the people, seeing all the random blogs, laughing at people's silly themes.. It's really a good time.

And! This year I am one of the official co-hosts of the Challenge! That means I'll be running around behind-the-scenes making everything work and helping to keep things fun. Have you done the Challenge before? Want to help out? I am looking for a team of 'minions' to help keep everyone encouraged throughout the month, and make sure the Challenge runs smoothly. If you're interested, comment on this post and we'll get you hooked up!

And now for the official details...

Please read and follow the sign-up instructions outlined below so you sign onto the list correctly!   

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.

We recommend short posts, turn off Word Verification, and visit five blogs (or more) a day beginning with the one after yours on the list.

To streamline legitimate blogs from advertisement blogs, the Co-Hosts will be visiting each blog on this list throughout the Challenge. Blogs on the list showing no activity once the Challenge starts will be removed.

There are categories for those looking for like-minded blogs. Select ONE category code and enter it after your blog’s title/name. The code applies to your blog, not your theme for the Challenge and is purely optional. However, if your blog has adult content, you MUST mark it (AC) or it will be removed from the list. Codes are as follows: 

1. WRITING: (WR) 
2. BOOKS: (BO) 
3. FILM: (FM) 
4. PHOTOGRAPHY: (PH) 
5. GARDENING: (GR) 
6. CRAFT: (CR) 
7. ART: (AR) 
8. MUSIC: (MU) 
9. CULINARY: (CU) 
10. LIFESTYLE: (LI ) 
11. FASHION: (FA) 
12. PERSONAL: (PR) 
13. SOCIAL MEDIA: (SO) 
14. GAMING: (GA) 
15. EDUCATION: (ED) 
16. POLITICS: (PO) 
17. HISTORY: (HI) 
18. SCIENCE: (SC) 
19. HUMOR: (HU) 
20. TRAVEL: (TR) 
21. MISCELLANEOUS: (MI) 
22. ADULT CONTENT: (AC) 

Be sure to grab the badge and display it in your sidebar so we know you are participating and link to the 
A to Z Blog. 

For more information we recommend you follow the A to Z Challenge Blog and the hosts:

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh http://alexjcavanaugh.blogspot.com/
Damyanti@Amlokiblogs http://amloki.blogspot.com/
Jeremy @ Being Retro http://www.beingretro.com/
Nicole Ayers - The Madlab Post www.madlabpost.com
M. J. Joachim's Writing Tips http://mjjoachim.blogspot.com
Heather M. Gardner http://hmgardner.blogspot.com/
AJ @ Naturally Sweet http://frodofrog.blogspot.com
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian http://unconventionallibrarian.com/

We also have a Facebook page,
email address is infoatoz2014@gmail.com,
and the Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge.

Sign up below and join us for a month of alphabet fun!

16 comments:

  1. Heather Gardner8:16 AM

    So far so good. The list is almost at 100 and it's only 10am!
    HMG

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  2. frodofrog8:55 AM

    Yeah! So exciting!

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  3. frodofrog8:55 AM

    THanks :)

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  4. frodofrog8:56 AM

    Aww shucks, Tina. Thanks :)

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  5. frodofrog8:56 AM

    We're up to 100! So exciting :)

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  6. away we go... did you get that thing i sent you over the weekend about that thing you and i were working on? let me knows... owl bet it's cool!

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  7. Ohhh I am so nervous about doing this... *crosses fingers*

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  8. frodofrog11:17 AM

    I did get that thing that you sent me. It was owlfully cute! (sorry I didn't respond - life's been a bit crazy of late)

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  9. frodofrog11:18 AM

    I'm excited that you're participating! It's great fun :)

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  10. Arlee Bird3:32 PM

    So good to have you with us this year. Sorry I've been kind of out of the picture and not communicated with you earlier. It's always nice to have new Team members with fresh ideas to add to the pool.

    Hope you have a great time with A to Z.

    Lee

    An A to Z Co-Host

    Tossing It Out

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  11. Jennifer Chandler10:23 AM

    Signed up and ready to go! Looking forward to a great challenge. Enjoy being a co-host :)

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  12. owl be here when you are ready... no hoots about it!

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  13. frodofrog11:29 AM

    No trouble, Lee. I am excited to work with you :)

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  14. Michelle Stanley6:57 PM

    I just signed up and I'm burning with curiosity as it's my first time entering.

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  15. frodofrog7:41 PM

    Welcome! I hope you have fun!

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  16. So good to have you with us this year. Sorry I've been kind of out of the picture and not communicated with you earlier. I

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