Jenny Pearson from Pearson Report was a first-timer in the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge in 2011, but I can assure you that won't be her last time. She'll be back!
A-Z Challenge Aftermath and Interview
AHH…so this is what life looks like after the April A-Z Challenge!
Blue SkyWarmthDelicate Floral FragrancesBirds Chirping
Hey...is it Spring?
WOW! Where did the time go…
The following interview will summarize my experience with this writing challenge and the impact it has had on my existence.
HRH: So, Jenny...what made you want to enter a writing challenge in the first place?
JP: Well, ever the glutton for punishment I figured what the heck let’s see how much more I can pile on my already over burdened shoulders before I break.
HRH: Really, that’s a bit dramatic, don’t you think?
JP: Look who's talking about drama! But, generally speaking, it's how I do things. You’ve heard the saying, “If you want something done, give it to the busiest person.” Well, as busy as I was I just wanted to give this a try and see what happened.
Besides, I love being challenged.
HRH: Well, I see from reading your posts, for this challenge, that you seemed to have a theme going on?
JP: Bright little light aren’t you?
I started off with every intention of enlightening my 55 Followers about my work world; but I soon realized even I didn’t find it that exciting and trying to fill twenty-six letters with my career would be a stretch at best, and torturous for my 55 loyal, devoted, amazing and awesome Followers.
HRH: You seem a bit stuck on the number of Followers you have.
JP: Look, you may not know this, being all cooped up in a castle and all, but Followers are the cornerstone that hold this whole blogging world together. So, yeah, I’m stoked that I’ve got 55 Followers.
You know, when I started this A-Z Challenge on April 2nd, I had 26 Followers - yeah, that’s right 26, don’t look so stunned.
HRH: WOW! Gee...that’s pretty amazing. You’ve gained 29 new Followers...WOW!
JP: You’re not very good at this interviewing thing...haven’t you ever talked with someone that had fantastic stuff happen to them. Like, am I the first person you’ve ever interviewed?
HRH: Ah...well...kinda’...they don’t let me out much, you know, to mingle with the commoners, so it’s a little hard to know exactly what to talk about.
But, I think it’s really cool that you have doubled your Followers because of this challenge.
JP: It true, getting this kind of exposure with like minded bloggers, all wanting to be seen and read, is pretty gratifying. The folks that put this together are an impressive bunch as well.
HRH: And who might these folks be?
JP: Your getting better at this, feeling more comfortable with the questions, eh?
Here, I’ll give you the list of the hosts and maybe you can work it into your article.
Arlee Bird's Tossing It Out
Jeffrey Beesler's World of the Scribe
Alex J. Cavanaugh Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jen Daiker's Unedited
Candace Ganger's The Misadventures in Candyland
Karen J Gowen Coming Down the Mountain
Talli Roland Talli Roland
Stephen Tremp's Breakthrough Blogs
HRH: Pretty impressive list - I’ll have to check them out, during tea!
JP: You do that...and tell them Jenny sent you! Oh, and while you’re at it check out the very long list of excellent bloggers that entered this challenge.
HRH: Have you been to visit all of them?
JP: I’ve been too busy walking on water! What, do I look like a miracle worker to you? Really, give your head a shake there were over 1200 blogs on the list.
Okay, okay...truth is I am making my way through the list and because I finish what I start I will get to all of them come hell or high water.
HRH: So, what do you think is next, now that this is over?
JP: You know that tall drink of water I was talking to you about, back in March...the one with that fast car? Well, I’m going to take him for a spin!
HRH: Be careful, there are lots of roadblocks out there and you may have to take a detour en route to where ever it is you are going.
JP: That’s half the fun, not knowing what’s around the next bend.
HRH: Thanks Jenny, for sharing your feelings with us about this challenge. Is there anything else you wish to say to the millions of readers that will see this article?
JP: If you already Follow - thanks.
But, if you are one of the folks that leaves a COMMENT you are truly the icing on my cake! You are the SWEET stuff - the YUMMY part of this whole experience.
You - dear commenter make this all worthwhile!
THANKS FOR DROPPING BY! HUG YOURSELF AND BE HAPPY.
I KNOW I AM!
Thanks Jenny and we look forward to another great Challenge in 2012. I know you're ready.