Today is A to Z Reflections Day. I almost didn’t post and then I though, ah, come on, don’t be a jerk.
So here we go. First, I want to thank all of the organizers and sponsors, co-sponsors and participants. I know this was a big undertaking and from everything I could see, it ran smoothly and without a hitch. You guys and girls did a wonderful job. It’s nice, really nice, to think that so many people pulled together to do something for others with no reward in mind other than a great experience for everyone. Thank You!
My personal experience with A to Z taught me a few things about myself. First, it helped to define why I blog. Second, it confirmed that I do not like to be told what to do and when to do it. Third, it helped me understand what I write best.
I must admit I met some really nice and interesting people. I also have to admit that without the encouragement and help I received from others I would have dropped out. Then I would have been disappointed with myself and sunk into a ‘blue funk’ for days. (What is wrong with me?)
I picked up between forty and fifty new followers, and I’m not sure why. (I was not near as diligent as most of you at following others and I didn’t visit half the blogs I thought I would. I have a hard time not checking in on my friends and seeing what they are up to as opposed to seeking out new people.) I appreciate the new followers and hope I can find the time to check in on them from time to time, but when it comes to regular daily comments, I have a few places I’m loyal to (probably because they put up with me and some of my crazy comments) and then I run out of time. Also, I hope new followers won’t be disappointed in my erratic posting schedule and some of the wacky things that I say.
In all honesty I need to say that I probably won’t participate in the A to Z Challenge again, but that’s not about the Challenge that’s about ME. (As a matter of fact, I asked a friend to tie me to a chair if I even made noises like I was going to sign up next year.) And, that’s not to say I won’t be checking in on some of you next year, to see how you’re doing. It’s probably something very one should try at least once.