May 1, 2011

A to Z Challenge Reflections Mega Post

April has been an incredible month for me. I've had the worries about my first child's health, a regular challenge to come up with interesting blog topics, a massive introduction to a great community of readers and writers, opened up about my fears and feelings about my writing, and experienced one of the greatest moments of my life when I was offered a contract with WiDo Publishing.

Looking back, I'm really glad I had the A to Z Challenge as a way to mark this month. I can't think of a better way to have recorded these events, express my fears, and celebrate success than this blog challenge. I can definitely say that this experience has changed me for the better and taught me how welcoming the online writing community is, and how much fun it is to be a part of it.

Now that I'm in the habit of blogging regularly, I think I need to settle on a schedule. So I'm going to choose Monday, Wednesday and Friday as my main blogging days, though I'm sure I'll have the urge to post outside that schedule a fair bit.

Thanks for reading, and here's to many more great months of blogging from all of us.

23 comments:

  1. The schedule thing is something that has also crossed my mind after attempting to write so many posts. I like the idea and it gives your readers knowledge of when to pop by.

    Now following :)

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  2. Great news about the baby, Paul - hope all goes well from now on.
    Thanks for all your interesting posts during the A-Z Challenge.

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  3. Congratulations - so good to hear you've had positive results in all aspects.

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  4. Congratulations on your contract - it is a wonderful inspiration to all. Look forward to your future posts.

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  5. Congrats! I also finished the challenge and I will be writing my reflection soon. Great blog )

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  6. Scheduling regular posts is a great idea. Congratulations for making it through to complete the challenge.

    The Madlab Post

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  7. Congrats! scheduling posts sounds like a great idea

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  8. I've only recently started blogging so this challenge ahs helped get me up to speed. Might do two posts a week, three still seems like a lot of work.
    best of luck,
    mood
    Moody Writing

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  9. This is my first time visiting you Paul, but it seems April has been a very exciting one for you.

    Congrats on facing your fears and landing a contract! That is truly an amazing thing!

    I hope you child is strong and healthy again. Take care... you've met the challenge and WON!

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  10. Paul, you are one of the nicest benefits to come from the challenge.
    Karen

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  11. Thanks again everyone! Doing this challenge really has been a great experience.

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  12. First time stopping by today. Congratulations on completing the challenge.

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  13. Paul, congrats on finishing the challenge. That was a nice summary!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  14. Hi Paul .. hope the health issues are resolving themselves - it's always a worry .. glad you enjoyed the Challenge and the fun meeting people around the globe ..

    Good luck with your writing too .. Hilary

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  15. Congrats to you, Paul for completing the A to Z. I've also decided that I need a blogging schedule but have not set it in stone either. I'm working my way through the Reflections posts and then I'll pick a three day course (I think, ack, lol)...

    Cheers to you and much continued success for your blog and in life!

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  16. Congratulations on the challenge! :)

    I had something like a schedule before I started the challenge, but it was loose--and now that April's over, I think I'm going to wait a bit before deciding if I'm going to have set blogging days . . .

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  17. This has been a very welcoming challenge. I'm glad I joined in, but my blog list is growing steadily with people I want to check out later ie AFTER I've worked through the Reflections posts! congrats for making it!! I'm not setting a schedule, and nothing for the coming month! Sue

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  18. Wow you have really had a month of mixed emotions! Congratulations on your contract; I know that is such a feeling of relief and accomplishment. So was this challenge. I am so thrilled to be back to my regular 3x a week schedule.
    It is very nice to meet you and I look forward to popping in to check on your progress:)

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  19. Congratulations on finishing the Challenge and a bigger congratulations on the writing contract since that more what it's all about. Glad you had a positive experience Blogging from A to Z and thank you for joining us.


    Don't forget to pick up your Winner's Badge at my site.
    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  20. Congrats on making it through Im on the blog hop and I look forward to reading more of your stuff.

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  21. Hey! Congrats on your contract! I enjoyed this challenge, too. Shannon @ The Warrior Muse and I are joining forces in another challenge. We're going to visit and comment at each of the participants, starting with the reflections post. We hope you'll join us!
    Tina @ Life is Good

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  22. Wow, that sounds daunting! I might give it a shot, but best of luck to you both!

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