Monday, May 3, 2010

A to Z Recap

Whew. I'm glad that's over.

I found out about the challenge from my blogtacular friend Rae (maybe you've heard me mention her?).  I have taken part in NaBloPoMo, both successfully and unsuccessfully, so I thought I would give this one a try.  I thought having a letter to blog about each day would make it easier.

Um.  No.

I had a lot of fun, though.  It was kind of intoxicating there at the beginning, when I started to get followers and comments.  Then it became kind of stressful and I had a little meltdown there around U and V. 

But I made it through, thanks to some of my new friends, like her and her.  They really kept me going!

I don't think I will be able to post 6 or 7 times a week, but I am definitely going to try to develop a schedule with certain types of posts for certain days.  I may even set aside one day a week to write the posts that I listed in my (U)npost that I really wanted to blog about.  I need to get back to my whiny roots, that's for darn sure. 

I wish I had figured out how to post the badge on my blog.  I was trying not to show my ignorance after the whole comment debacle.  And I have no idea what this linky link thing is, but I will give it a try.

All in all, I really enjoyed this challenge and I am thankful to arlee bird for all his hard work. 


WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations on finishing the challenge, I am THICK when it comes to techincal things on a pc so haven't got the linky thing on. I can just about put an award on but anything else is a no go. I think my son depair of me.
I'm pleased you did finished it is an achievement . I found the friendliness of the bloggers amazing, so I thank you for your support.
Take care.
Yvonne. '

Rayna M. Iyer said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations of finishing the Challenge!

Adding the post is easy. click "Customise" on the top right of your blog page. Click on "Add a gadget", choose "Add a picture"

go to the badge, right click on it, and choose "copy url". Paste that in the url option, save.

that's all there is to it!

Beth said...[Reply to comment]

Congratulations on making it to the finish line, dear girl! I may not have commented daily, or even regularly, but you are in my *Read These* folder so I WILL be back ... assuming you continue writing! Just don't get too whiny or we'll have to whoop ya! :)

Watery Tart said...[Reply to comment]

You made it through--that's what matters. And your summary had me giggling... that helps too. I figure if you can get somebody giggling, then you get to call it a success no matter what.

Somewhere along the line I lost track of you, but I've found you again... need to get you in my sidebar, as the brain in my HEAD has a faulty memory, but the brain in the blogger mostly does okay.

Raquel Byrnes said...[Reply to comment]

Ah yes, the meltdown, the comments, the glad to see that I'm not the only one who struggled to finish the challenge. You did a wonderful job! Congratulations.

Caledonia Lass said...[Reply to comment]

Woohoo!! You go girl. You did it! I'm so glad you finished it out and really, we do have to go pick a bar fight. ;)

I'm thankful for this challenge 'cause otherwise I wouldn't have met awesome people like you.

Sorry for my comment absence of late. Got sick and am still getting over it.

Have a great week!

Beth said...[Reply to comment]

I received the Sunshine Award today along with an admonition to pass it on to 12 others. Your blog is one of many that brings sunshine to my life so I am choosing you to pass it on to. Please come here to pick it up. Thanks!

arlee bird said...[Reply to comment]

You did a great job despite a rocky start with the comments. But you hung in there and made it to the end-- thank you! Let me know if you need any more help putting the winner's badge up. Try Rayna's suggestion. And don't be too whiny. Beth just gave you a Sunshine Award to make you all bright and chirpy and all.
Be seeing you on the blogs.
Tossing It Out

Debra Harris-Johnson said...[Reply to comment]

Congrats on the challenge, sorry i didn't get a chance to post on your blog but I'm back! You had to copy the bdge, post it to your pics, then paste it on your blog in the gadget dash board thingy. O.K. it took me a while too but I got it. LOL

Gregg said...[Reply to comment]

You have been tagged!!!! You are it for the 5 things about you 5 times. Drop by my site tomorrow if you like and see what I had to write. But for now, you are it!!!!

Ellie said...[Reply to comment]

I am glad you were part of it! I found your post interesting~
Love the name of your blog; Congrats on crossing the finish line~

Rae said...[Reply to comment]

I am so glad you did the challenge and have so many new followers. You are talented, witty and very funny. The blog world is lucky to have found you! Don't let us down! :)