This was my fourth year participating in the challenge. I love doing it and will probably do it again next year. At first I thought I’d sit this year out. There’s never enough time since I started working again, even though it’s part-time. Somehow I always end up working more every week than I thought I would, but we’re shorthanded so I can understand this. The extra money is nice too, but hopefully I’ll have more free time eventually.
I wanted to get all my posts written and scheduled ahead, like I did last year, but that didn’t happen. I only had about five of them written when I signed up for the challenge. Another two weeks went by without me writing one post toward my goal. Of course I scolded myself.
This situation turned out to be the case for most of March. I still had half of the posts for the challenge to write and only a week to do it in at that point. This isn’t a good spot to be in. But I had signed up, and obligated myself, so there was no way I wouldn’t get it done…somehow.
I can go into the challenge much more relaxed if everything is done ahead of time. There’s some research involved usually, as a lot of you know. I wanted to find unusual things this year and write about those things that most people probably wouldn’t know. I thought this would be more interesting instead of my usual cat and/or life stories, although a bit of that may have sneaked in there.
I have to confess I didn’t visit as many blogs as I did last year. But I still intend on visiting more over the summer, so I hope the blog list will be on the A to Z website for a while. I should be ashamed of myself I know, and I am, but there’s only so much time after work and part of that has to be spent in the kitchen cooking and then cleaning up before I feel right about rewarding myself with some computer time.
I had fun and did make some new friends and found some new interesting blogs to follow. All that’s a good thing. I’ve been blogging with some of you well over a year or two now. I love reading what you have to say and about the things going on in your lives. I feel like we’re blogging family. My hat goes off to the people who can actually blog daily. I really don’t know how you do it. I wish I could manage that, but I know that won’t happen. Twice a week for me is pushing it.