Having taken the First Step into the blogosphere last week, I decided to plunge right in and take part in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. Starting 1 April, bloggers who have signed up are challenged to write a blog a day for the month of April. Each day has a designated letter of the alphabet and the subject of the blog must start with the designated letter. Sundays, other than Sunday 1 April, are letter free and can be treated as blog free days.
At the time of writing there are almost 1200 blogs signed up for the challenge. It is going to be a huge blogfest and taking a peek at some of the blogs on the sign-up list, the quality is likely to be amazing. The other facet of this challenge is to visit each participating blog at least once during April. As was so eloquently pointed out today, this amounts to about 36 blogs a day.
After blog hopping in no particular order through the sign-up list to kick the tyres, I have come to the conclusion that this amount of blog travel requires structure and organisation. But how? Then it hit me right between the eyes in an obvious light bulb moment. I will begin with the blog titles starting with the letter “A” and work my way through to those starting with the letter “Z”, then move to any blog titles starting with a number and finally any that start with a symbol.
You can sign up to the Challenge at http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/2012-to-z-challenge-sign-up-list.html.
I would love to hear from any novice bloggers (like me) taking part in the challenge. It would be a great opportunity to get to know each other, practice some alphabetiquette and drop a like or a comment or two. Here’s to a month of blogging from A for Anticipation to Z for ZZZZZZZ… sleep at last!
23 thoughts on “Alphabetiquette: Blogging from A to Z April Challenge”
A to Z is one of the best ways to initiate a new blog. Be sure to network with others and leave lots of comments and you should start getting plenty of visitors your way.
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I am looking forward to taking part in the challenge and the opportunities it will bring. I am also thrilled that you stopped by to check out my blog, thank you 🙂
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I’m new at it myself. I’ve only been blogging since January, and A2Z was the impetus behind the decision to start a blog.
Same…I had been toying with starting a blog for a while and saw the Challenge and it gave me the kick I needed. Looking forward to navigating the Challenge waters with you!
Hey you stole my ending, ZZZZZ! Welcome to the wonderful world of craziness.
Blogging if fun but it is also very meaningful to visitors who arrive at your posts through Google, or so I’ve found.
WordPress is giving me a hard time at the moment, but I’ll try to follow as best I can, we’ll see.
Blessings from Geoff.
Thanks Geoffrey. So far I am loving this world of craziness. I have learned so much in such a short period of time. By April’s end I think all the Challenge participants will be catching ZZZZZ’s. Good luck and thanks for trying to follow.
I’m new to the challenge as well. I’m looking forward to reading another newbie’s posts. We’ll all hang in this together!
I like the concept of muddling through this together :). Good luck and I’ll be sure to swing by your place!
I am pretty new to blogging as well. I started over a year ago but only recently have i posted regularly. This is a great fun idea. I am excited to be a part of it. 🙂
Good luck with the Challenge, Amanda. I look forward to reading you. Honing writing skills and making new friends can only be a good thing, right :)?
I am a newbie to both bloggin and the A-Z challenge as well. Looking forward to struggling along “together”. 🙂 Good luck!!
Thanks Elisa, it always seems less of a struggle when others are there with you. Good luck to you too, looking forward to reading you :).
I’m a long time blogger and I can tell right off the bat that you are going to do a great job! I’m stopping by from today’s post at the A-Z challenge. Be sure you add the Google Friend Connect to your sidebar. Most people won’t want to follow by email for the challenge. It’s almost time to get started!
Thanks for the tip, Martha. I always appreciate feedback from seasoned bloggers. I am learning so much and looking forward to getting started. Well, first post going up in the next hour, its April 1st here already :D!
It’s my first time, too, but I am looking forward to it. Have fun…sounds like you are well organized!
Thanks Jarm. I am glad that I sound like I am organised :). Good luck with the Challenge and welcome aboard the first timer’s bus!
cool ill await for your a-z hope you visit mine too here http://pa-ul.blogspot.com/2012/03/z-artists.html
Hi, I’m new to blogging too, although I have written a few posts.. I too have joined in the hope that I can discipline myself to write posts everyday . I really love it once I’m in gear. I hope we can chat over the coming month and I have clicked you follow button. Good Luck with the challenge!
A very impressive way to start blogging. You will be a pro by the end of the A-Z challenge. I too have waited until middle age to do the writing I’ve needed to do all along. Good luck with the challenge, I look forward to your posts!
I thought read that we should try to visit 10 blogs per day, with a suggestion to start withheld the five before and five after your entry.
I also had a commenter who is vising all the blogs with the number 13 in them, like hers.
There are so many blogs to visit, I think you use whatever system works for you. Thanks for swinging by my place 🙂