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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Coming Soon: Your A to Z Stories

            Starting December 12th we'll be hearing stories on this blog Monday through Friday until January 6th.  These will be stories from you who participated in the 2011 Challenge.   There will be repeats of some of your reflections posts from the beginning of this past May.  Also if you would like to submit a post about the A to Z Challenge experience we would invite you to do that as well.

             It's time to start hearing from you, the ones who made the 2011 Challenge the success that it was.  If you would like to give your permission for us to reprint your Reflections post then email us at arleebird at gmail dot com.   We will reprint it here on the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Blog and link back to your blog.  It provides this blog some content that will help others and it will give your blog some of the recognition it deserves.

           Likewise, if you would like to submit a special guest post please send us an email at arleebird at gmail dot com telling us what you would like to write about and when you can get it to us.  Once again it's your blog advertised here, you are helping the A to Z cause, and we link back to your site.

            We're open to just about anything you want to write about and in any format.  We want to build the buzz as we near the day when the A to Z sign ups start.  Can you help us make the 2012 A to Z Challenge even more amazing than the Challenge of 2011?

            On Monday December 12 we'll be posting the 2011 Reflections from Julie at Empty Nest Insider to kick off our campaign.  Julie is the inspiration for this concept and we'd like to give her credit for the idea.  We appreciate her interest and enthusiasm concerning the 2012 Challenge.

           So, please, let us hear from you.  Send us an email to give us permission to reprint your reflections or to suggest an idea that you'd like to talk about on the A to Z Challenge Blog.   Please include the link to your Reflections post to make it easier for us to locate it.  If you would like to participate please let us know by Tuesday December 6th.  That's next week so don't tarry.  Once the days are filled we will stop taking submission requests.  Let us know ASAP.

            Then, let others know about this blog.  If you are not yet a  member please sign up and encourage others to do the same.  If we post your A to Z Reflections or your guest post, we will let you know when it will go on line so you can let your readers know about it.

             April will be here before we know it.  It's not too early to start building for success.  And a huge thank you to all of you A to Z bloggers who are dedicated to the success of the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge of 2012.



  1. I might send you something. I had a blast last year. Thanks for doing this!!

  2. Looking forward to re reading all the reflections.

  3. I think this is great. I would love to submit my reflection, but I am not sure if I did it or if it was just my Z. But then I also feel there are many more deserving reflections. I am sharing each post link from this blog at google+.

  4. Hi Lee - I'll do one for the 13th .. I'll email it over a.s.a.p. ...

    Excellent idea and I look forward to reading everyone's ideas ...

    I loved last year's A - Z Challenge ..

    Cheers Hilary

  5. I couldn't come up with a reflection post for A-Z 2011 so I don't know what to send...I hope to join again in April 2012 and maybe draft my posts in Mar itself so that I can visit more blogs this time around....

  6. YAY!! Can't wait to read the reflection posts!

  7. Thanks for giving me the honor of leading off the 2011 Reflections! I'm looking forward to revisiting the posts from last April, so that we'll be even more inspired for 2012!

  8. Great response so far. Keep 'em coming.

    S.A.-- I'll be watching for something from you-- don't wait too long!!

    Alex - Got yours and you're ready to go on 12/27.

    OceanGirl-- You thanked us in your Z post, but it wasn't exactly a reflects post. You can certainly send some reflections now if you'd like to post something. Thanks for the Google+ promotions.

    Hilary -- You're set. I didn't see this request for 12/13 but you've got it now.

    Rekha -- If you want to send a tribute or your thoughts or whatever, let me know and we'll give you a day to speak your mind about the Challenge.

    Julie --Thank you for getting this going. You deserve the lead-off spot.


  9. Thanks for stopping by and now you've got me curious...hopefully my blog was mentioned in a good way : ) I browsed thru the comments but didn't see any reference.

    So glad I stopped in today anyway because I loved the A-Z challenge last year. Very cathartic for me : ) I'd love to participate in your reflections posting and will email you at the address you've listed...I have to think about what I want to write but will get back to you.

    Thanks for hosting...I had a ready made topic last year for the challenge. I am going to have to get creative this year. Also found some blogs I really enjoy so a win all the way round.

  10. Joyce -- Sorry, the mention was made on my Tossing It Out blog. I think it was on the "What Are You Doing for Christmas" post. The person commenting merely noted that she found my blog through your blog. In any case, if you'd like to contribute a post for the A To Z promotion just let me know ASAP so I can get it scheduled. Good to hear from you.


  11. A great idea Lee, count me in for the praises of the A to Z challenge.


  12. I emailed you, and I'll tweet this :-) The A to Z Challenge has inspired so many writers!

  13. Hmmm, I don't know exactly what approach I'll take, but lemme give it some thought and then email you w/ subject suggestion and a timeframe.

    Have I ever told you how very cool (and organized) you are? ;)

  14. Excellent! I grew as a writer during the A to Z Challenge. Definitely want to participate. Count me in on the Reflections, and beyond.

  15. Yvonne -- Your post is ready to go.

    Li-- Thanks for volunteering. I'll set up your post when you send it.

    Nicki- I don't know about cool and organized but I try. Send me something as soon as you can and we'll get it going. It doesn't have to be long at all.

    Susan -- You are in and I thank you for stepping up.


  16. I'm getting excited already for 2012! This years challenge netted me 65 new followers and I crossed into 100 the first day! As I told you in my email, I'd be honored to have you run my reflections post again.
    Tina @ Life is Good

  17. I'd love to be involved Lee, but will need to edit my reflections post - it's way too long. (I've been away hence my slow response) I can have it to you by the 6th if that's ok, just let me know and I'll get on to it.

  18. Hi Arlee, I would love to guest and just sent you an e-mail. I'll check there for a response. Thanks for pulling this great challenge together!

  19. Can't wait to read the reflections posts this month. I'm already thinking ahead to April!


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