While I’ve been sitting here reading other Reflections posts the list has grown, so I thought I’d best get my reflections post written and added to that linky while I still have a chance to be near the top! I was number one-thousand-one-hundred-and-something on the original A-Z list and by the looks of my stats I suspect not a lot of A-Z’ers actually made it to my blog – and that’s okay because I didn’t make it to many of theirs! It was really all I could to do most days to write the post – and that could be because I wrote some really long posts that were more like opinion columns than blog posts! I also made an audio track in response to L, and that was an all-nighter.
I wrote a couple of posts during the A-Z that referred to the process. About half way through when I got to N, I wrote Need a Break, and as I look back at the posts that followed, it seems I didn’t really slow down till the week I moved flats. Then I posted lots of music videos. I confess, to resorting to YouTube music videos when the writing brain was so completely drained all I needed was a little music to get me going again. Posts where I used music: H, T, W, and X.
I also discuss the A-Z in Y is for You, where I talk a little about the stats and how the challenge has affected that. When I got to Z, I had to write about Zemanta – and at the end of that post I also reflect on the A-Z.
I really enjoyed writing the A-Z. I enjoyed generating a topic and writing in response to a letter of the alphabet. Unlike the blogger depicted in the cambodia4kids.org cartoon at the top of this post, I never struggled with whether or not to write about a particular topic. It was so random, yet there were moments when I thought maybe I was on a spiritual theme, like when I wrote F and G, and I, J, K, and P. It was when I was in the middle of writing that series of posts that I had a chat with a fellow who challenged me to write an A-Z food. So I’m planning to do that. But not this month as I’ve just moved and will be without internet for a couple of weeks. Anybody care to join me for the A-Z food? We need to pick a month….like September or October as it relates to harvesting and it will also be a mid-way point.
I’ve got another idea for an A-Z, though I’m not saying too much about that right now, as I want to fully develop the idea.
I plan to get round and read more A-Zers over the following year! Meanwhile, I’m taking a cat nap.
The linkies don’t work in WordPress! So here’s a link to Lee’s site where you can get the linky….
and Here’s Zemanta’s suggested Related Articles, why doesn’t Zemanta link to more A-Zers’s?
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