Alphabetiquette: Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

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

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!

About the curtain raiserhttp://raisingthecurtain.netI have spent my life in offices. For now I am putting that behind me and preparing for the second act. Middle age didn't come with acceptable signposts so I am making my own through my writing. A journey shared is more fun than going it solo.

23 thoughts on “Alphabetiquette: Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

  1. 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.

    Welcome to the A to Z Challenge.

    The Dog Lived (and So Did I)
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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  4. 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.

  5. 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. 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. It’s my first time, too, but I am looking forward to it. Have fun…sounds like you are well organized!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

I would really love to hear what you have to say. C'mon.. you know you want to!

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