Friday, December 16, 2011

Stephen Tremp Celebrates the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

         Most of you know Stephen Tremp from his Breakthrough Blog and his many blog comments.  Stephen has been a blog friend of mine almost from my earliest bloggy beginnings.  I'm a big fan of his Chase Manhattan book series (Openings to be released in January 2012!).  Stephen Tremp was one of the co-hosts of the 2011 Challenge.  We include his reflections post from this past May here today.  Deja vu--you may have read this already.

Well, I survived the 2011 April A to Z Challenge as did many of you. I think survive is very good word. I met some awesome people and got reacquainted with many others.

Thanks again to Arlee Bird, Alex Cavanaugh, Talli Roland, Jennifer Daiker, Jeffrey Beesler, Karen Gowan, and Candace Ganger for putting together such an awesome blogging event and inviting me to take part as a co-host.

I had personal challenges such as an IRS audit for 2008 (why so close to the filing date) and lingering medical emergencies in my immediate family. This prevented me from visiting many blogs the second half of April. So I thank you all for stopping by my blog and saying hi. I hope you enjoyed the science-based posts as much as I did.

I learned much about myself during this past month. Life is precious and should be treated more valuable than gold. No doubt many of you had your own personal obstacles to overcome too. So, if you haven’t already done so, stop by Jennifer Daiker’s blog and Elizabeth Mueller’s blog for two well-deserved awards.

I’m going to take a few days off from blogging. Possibly a week. But that’s all. I have so much to write about that I have material to take me all the way through summer and well into the fall.

Now it’s time to rest and celebrate. Go and do something crazy. Just don’t get caught. That’s an order!

Question: What are some of your reflections from this past month?

Stephen Tremp
Author: Breakthrough Series

        Thanks Stephen.  I for one never tire of your blog and the fun and fascinating information you provide us.  Oh, and since this is a Deja Vu post don't forget to visit D. L. Hammons site for the list of other blogs participating in the Deja Vu Blog Fest.  

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Jessica Way said...

super interesting, I want to try this!

I'm also trying to win this scholarship contest, mind checking out my entry?


As you may already know I really enjoy the A to Z Challenge....and it is a challenge, for me I write the poem, find a photo, then find an appropriate song for the post.
I finds it personally rewarding as one always make new friends and that is important.


PK HREZO said...

Hey Stephen and Arlee! A-Z rocked last year... was so much fun. Blogging everyday promotes short, easy posts and so much fun.
WOw, an audit truly sucks.... I think we all go thru those times when we simply cannot blog. ANd that's ok... life has greater priorities and we should never feel guilty cuz we missed someone's blog or posting on our own.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lee and Stephen .. I knew you were going through much Stephen at that time .. but we'd been blogging together a while by then.

The A - Z is great fun .. it's relaxing and no worries - there's no race .. we're all here and we're a friendly bunch ...

Good luck everyone with joining us in 2012 .. cheers Hilary

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Stephen, you have an amazing blog. Reflections are so crucial if we don't want to dig our ruts and stay there. Reflections help us grow. One of my reflections? I need to go back to being the organized person I use to be. It makes me happier.

Lee, thanks for hosting.

Pat Hatt said...

Nice look back at deja vu. I never get caught doing something crazy, oh wait. I'm just crazy all the time, crap.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Lee for posting! I got a bit confused on the link ... throw in the Deja Vi Blogfest and its been a busy morning. I'll link back to this post over the weekend and next week!

And glad everyone is gearing up for the 2012 A to Z Blogfest! I'm excited and gearing up too!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And if we get caught, you don't know us, right?
Way to tie in with today's blogfest as well.

Lydia Kang said...

I'm still in awe of the A-Z challenge and those that take it on.

Thanks so much for joining the Blogfest!

Arlee Bird said...

The current campaign for A to Z will have plenty of Deja Vu since we'll be reposting so many Reflections posts. We have some new ones scheduled as well. Lots of fun here. Thanks for being a part of this today Stephen.

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DL Hammons said...

I'm girding up to take this on in 2012. *GULP* :)

Barbies4Sale! said...

Congratulations on your "Blog of Note" award!

Empty Nest Insider said...

Glad you survived last April with all that was going on. Looking forward to seeing more of you at the next challenge! Julie

Pearson Report said...

Like you, I needed some time off after the 2011 challenge to recharge seriously drained mental batteries and sleep!

I'm gearing up for 2012 by eating my Wheaties!

Cheers, Jenny


Shannon Lawrence said...

I'm glad, despite everything going on, that you were able to participate. I enjoyed your posts. Looking forward to this year!