4.01.2014

A to Z Challenge: Appreciation

This post is part of the April A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year my theme is simply, "things I know." Some posts will be informational, some about life lessons, some about things I've learned as an author/blogger.

Today's word is: Appreciation. I wanted to start my A-Z with taking a moment to say how much I've appreciated working with the whole A-Z co-host team, and my wHooligans, this spring. I was a bit intimidated at first when Tina asked me to join the co-Host team, as I'm just a little blog. A-Z is one of the only things I've really done to reach out to other Bloggers, so being asked to co-host was an honor. It was also kind-of crazy to be thrown in with the calibre of other folks on the team. But they've been fun to work with and we've gotten some good stuff done this spring, so thank you to the whole A-Z team! This is going to be an amazing month :)

Also a super-special thank you to my wHooligans, Shilpa, LuAnn, TaMara, Kripali, Helen and Elsie! You're the best a gal could ask for!

40 comments:

  1. Yes, it is going to be an Amazing month. I Appreciate YOU and YOUR wHooligans, and Am happy to be on your list of Participants. Look forward to your posts and meeting YOU and YOUR TEAM.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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  2. Hi, AJ. It's nice of you to give a shout out to your fellow co-hosts. You're all doing a great job. Let the shenanigans begin!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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    1. Shenanigans is definitely the right word! Bring it on :)

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  3. What a good way to begin such a challenge by expressing your appreciation for your blog co-hosts! That's sure to make their day a little more awesome. ;)

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    1. Gotta start on a positive note! I'm all about showing the love :)

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  4. well it looks like you have lots of blogging experience that others can learn from. You are appreciated too!!!

    Cheers for another A to Z challenge
    A Plus!

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  5. No, my friend, you're the best! I have been super excited and uber motivated for the Challenge, thanks to you. You are just as high caliber as the rest and I appreciate you!!

    This is gonna rock :)

    Elsie
    AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge

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    1. Yay, Elsie! You're so sweet! Happy to have you on my team :)

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  6. Looking forward also to a great challenge!

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  7. That's an amazing way to start the challenge! Thanks to you and all the hosts! Let's carry on with the fun!

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  8. We're glad you are part of the team! Now you know where the real fun lies.

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  9. This is my first time on the A-Z Challenge -- and this is my first stop! I love the fact that you have a choose-your-own-adventure story. I've always felt this something the Internet would be perfect for! (Actually, I'd love to write a choose-your-own-philosophy adventure story. But that would be even more work than I expect yours was.) Looking forward to meeting new people this month -- and working through the adventures at some point too ...

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  10. It's indeed nice to be appreciated! You're an awesome co-host and we are lucky to have you! You're a great partner for the ever-entertaining info@ email - YOU are appreciated!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

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  11. I appreciate all of you hosts and co-hosts and look forward to a great challenge this year! :)

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  12. YOU are amazing and deserve appreciation! You are of the same caliber as all the other co-hosts and have made the challenge fun.

    TaMara
    AJ's AtoZ wHooligan
    Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

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  13. OK. Now is the time on the Back Porch when we BLUSH! :O) I am so honored that you allowed me to join the wHooligans, AJ! And you are a co-host because you ROCK! It's the blogger her/himself, and the content in the blog that matter, not the size of the following (although the recognition is nice, I'll have to admit.)

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  14. Thanks for hosting. I am sure with all the questions and bloggers it hasn't been easy, but it sure is a lot of fun to be a part of it on this end and reading more interesting blogs out there.
    Katy Did
    Life's Ride In Between

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  15. Appreciation is important! We need to show people in our lives that we appreciate them more often.

    A big THANK YOU to you and the whole A to Z team! :)

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  17. Thanks for hosting. You and everyone else on the A - Z team.

    This is my annual foray into the world of blogging and I absolutely love it.

    Felicity Writing Away
    felicityburnett.blogspot.com/

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  18. That was really great of you to thanks everyone. I know I appreciated your visit to my little blog. Cheers.

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  19. Everyone loves to be appreciated! Thank you for being one of the hosts of the A to Z blog hop! We've joined in because lately we need some motivation!

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  20. Hooray for appreciation! :-) Seriously - if we all just appreciated things more, the world would be a much better place. I'm glad you posted this today - seems absolutely perfect!


    Julie Jordan Scott
    A to Z Challenge Participant/2011,12,13,14.....
    The Bold Writer from A to Z

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  21. Very cool, a great way to start off the challenge on a positive note! We should all appreciate those who spend time reading and interacting with us - blogging would be a dull and solitary pursuit otherwise!

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  22. Very sweet. ;) Appreciation is right up my alley. Looking so forward to following your blog. ~Jamie, from A-Z Challenge.

    http://jamiebarone.wordpress.com/

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  23. That is a great start to the A/Z challenge! Surely good to appreciate those who worked hard on this challenge :)

    betty
    http://viewsfrombenches.blogspot.com/

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  24. Appreciation is a fabulous word, and all those who worked to make the AtoZ Blog Challenge happen are very deserving of it! :)

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  25. Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent to others, belong to us too! It is a pleasure to work with you in your team as wHooligan! And you totally rock, AJ! :)

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  26. Aw congrats on being asked to co-host. That's awesome :)

    Happy A to Z-ing!
    ~Anna
    My A to Z.

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  27. Thanks for co-hosting this challenge AJ, I appreciate it!

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  28. And my word for you is 'appreciate' which I do for all you AtoZ co-hosts
    http://aimingforapublishingdeal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. I thought I'd pay all the A to Z Blog Challenge Hosts a visit today. Everyone has put in so much effort into this event. I think its the best blog challenge in the Blogsphere! Enjoy the rest the challenge and watch this space...you're blog will flourish during this month.

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  30. Hello,
    My first time on the A-Z, and appreciation/appreciate is awesome to start with and amazing to give and get. :-) Appreciate the huge hard work that goes into organising and co-/hosting.
    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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  31. I appreciate the workload that must go into organising such a large challenge...well done to all of you. I'm sure we all appreciate the support...
    Enjoying the A to Z Challenge Maggie@expatbrazil.

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  32. Appreciation brings happiness. It is a feeling that makes us feel loved and noticed... I appreciate you for organizing such a big event and also for penning such a lovely post despite your busy schedule!

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  33. Thank you! It's been such a joy to work with you too :)

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  34. "Appreciation" is a nice word to start off the challenge! And your theme is open enough that you can go any direction. Love it!

    I'm participating in AtoZ, as well. See you around!
    ~Andi-Roo @TheWorld4Realz /// TheWorld4Realz.com

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  35. We are an awesome team!
    Heather

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