Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Blogging from A to Z: You've GOT to be Kidding Me!

During April, I'm participating in the Blogging from A to Z challenge -- one alphabet-themed post per day, starting with A is for Aruba Aftermath and ending with Z is for ... I don't know yet what Z is for, I'll figure it out when I get there.

You know that trope about guys never reading the directions?  Um, this time, that would be me.  So, I just read in Ellen's blog that one of the tips for participating in this blogging from A to Z challenge was to plan your posts out in advance.  Huh? You mean you're supposed to have planning time? I had just found out about the challenge on Day 1 from her blog, which is why I've always been one day behind.  But I've been writing these on the fly. In real time.  24 hours max, each.  I thought the challenge was to write to a deadline! It certainly was that, for me.  But it really was just about inspiration and consistency; you were supposed to have time to plan and write in a more relaxed way.  No wonder I've been feeling like my posts for this series have been a little rough around the edges!  Leave it to me to take something very easy, and make it very hard!


  1. Hey congrats for finishing the challenge in style. First time was able to pre-schedule and it worked efficiently.

  2. I enjoyed all of your posts wether they were written on the lfy or not . . . sometimes a little too much time can be spent on these type of challenges, yours was very interesting and felt that you covered all of the topics very well.

  3. That's what I think makes what you're doing so AMAZING - you're writing them on the fly! And your posts have been great! You should get some sort of special award :-)
    PS - Love the Capt Picard pic.

  4. Thanx everyone; now I'm feeling simultaneously glad to have done the challenge, and convinced I won't try "on the fly" again. I generally, as Everyday Things hints, agonize over these posts too much. After this challenge, and knowing I **can** write fast if I need to, maybe I'll learn to strike a healthier balance.

  5. Ranveer, could you post a link to your own blog please? I'd like to follow it.