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Monday, April 30, 2012

"Z" is for ZOINKS

Shhhhh the Baby is Sleeping...
So it's the last day, the last letter and it is the "Z" this is an easy one what we should all be doing in May.What were some of your highlights of the "A to Z Challenge", did you make a friend or two and are you looking forward to next year... come on you know you are. I am glad I was part of all the fun and being the behind the scenes co-host of the event, team it was a pleasure. A special thanks goes out to Lee for making this all possible and making it a grand old time... Now go feed the Monkey Meter... it's hungry.

- Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
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Tracy said...

Lovely Z word...and shhhh, don't tell anyone but we are done, finished, at the end :) and yes, it was most enjoyable and I made many new friends...Hurray!

Arthur Brill said...

Yep... my post for today is ZZZzzzzzzzz!

I was never concerned about how many followers I wound up with at the end of the challenge. I did achieve the goal I was shooting for. Over 1500 views on my blog for the first month. Thanks guys!



Great to read and congrats on completing the course.
Wonderful experience for the third time.


Philip Verghese 'Ariel' said...

Hi Very interesting post at the end of the part I LOL
nice to be part of this wonderful challenge, but so sad to note that half way i stumbled upon on an unexpected tour towards my native land. Missed half way. since its my first attempt to such event there were some time gap too. Sure, if God willing will join in the next challenge in the next year. Good Luck to all.
Keep inform
Yes, A special thanks to Lee for his relentless effort to keep in touch with all most all people even in the midst of preparing contents and other arrangements
Good wishes

Youmna09 said...

I had some Great followers who posted comments regularly on my every post
This challenge was so lovely enjoyed it through out :)

Rebecca said...

can't believe it's over

LM Preston said...

Love 'Zzzzz' can I get some?

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeremy! It seems that several of the A to Z bloggers are ready for some ZZZZZZZZZZZZZs.

: )

Thanks to Arlee and all of the co-hosts for keeping everything running so smoothly. It has been fun.


jp said...

If I had to choose one word to sum up the challenge it would be 'illuminating'. One is never enough though but I'll save the rest for the reflection post.

Thank you and all the organisers (I'll be better prepared for the next one!)

Anonymous said...

There were a good many informative blogs and it seemed like a goodly percentage of my usual blog list was involved in the challenge. I spent at least three hours a day on A to Z. Thanks to all involved for getting things running smoothly.

Lynn Proctor said...

i have enjoyed the heck out of this writing challenge--and hopefully have made some lasting connections!

Lynn said...

I have about 20 regular commenters and they enjoyed the challenge very much + seeing my posts every day. But it was fun acquiring several new followers and finding some new blogs to follow of my own.

I wish I had had more time to go to challenge blogs - I estimate I got to at least 10%. That navigation button that says "Surprise Me!" was a huge help. So much fun - so many blogs. Thank you to the organizers for doing such a good job. I liked having this blog as a touchstone during the challenge. Cheers!

Julie Flanders said...

Kudos to all of you for doing such a great job hosting!! I've had a terrible time keeping up with the challenge and I can't imagine how you guys did it. Thanks for your hard work, it's been a great month!

Dino said...

I'm sad it's finished. I waited eagerly to see what other folk had blogged and what comments I might get on my blog.

I have to say that having a plan really helped and scheduling posts in advance was a life saver!

Can't wait to do it all again next year.

JoJo said...

Wow! We did it! Everyone pat yourselves on the back!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Enjoyed my third Challenge and looking forward to next year. Glad you were a co-host, Jeremy. Your graphics for the Challenge were the best. And couldn't have done all those emails without you.

Arlee Bird said...

I hope I can get a little more sleep come May but I doubt it. Too much to do and never enough time.

Thanks Jeremy for your great efforts and for all the graphics. You really added that special touch.

And what a great A to Z Team we had in 2012. I owe most of this year's success to them. However the Challenge would not be much without all the great participants. So many great blogs and bloggers!

My thanks to all.

Congratulations for a successful A to Z Challenge. Hope to see you for the A to Z Reflections post on Monday May 7.

Places I Remember
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

Beth Stilborn said...

Congratulations to all for finishing, and thanks to Lee and the other members of the A to Z team for all their work and their posts of encouragement.

I won't be doing a reflections post -- I am VERY eager to get back to my normal blogging.

This was an interesting experiment for me. I learned a lot in trying to pull together my posts and keep with my theme. I also learned that I do NOT like scheduling a whole month's posts ahead of time. I like a little more flexibility.

I made some new friends, found some wonderful new blogs, and for that I thank the challenge. I gained a few new followers.

I won't be doing the challenge again next year. It just doesn't work for me in what I'm trying to do with my blog, but it was a good learning experience, and I'm grateful to have connected with the folk I've connected with.

I wish you ALL the best.

The Poet said...

Well, I'm proud of myself for completing my first ever A-Z Challenge. It's been fun & challenging. I still have many blogs left to visit, but I'm taking a few days off to rest my mind and my hand before I'm on to my next projects, Blog Hop Saturday! and Lovers' Cove Challenge!

Thanks Jeremy & all the other co-hosts for a wonderful event. I'll definitely be back next year.

Day 26 (30): Zinnia Flowers

Pearson Report said...

Jeremy - this picture put a smile on my face! I'm totally having a few days of zzzz's and I'd sure like to be in a deep sleep like that sweet little girl is!

Wonderful "Z" post - great ending to a very busy and exciting month!

Jenny @ Pearson Report
Co-Host of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.

Nicole said...

Nah, no sale! I'm saving my highlights of the A to Z Challenge for my May 7th reflections, giving you enough time to get well rested and then pay The Madlab Post a visit. I agree, Lee does a great job at keeping the A to Z party pumping :)

Before you take your sleepy time, seek the comfort of Zone!

@MadlabPost on Twitter

Nicole said...

Damn! I meant the "comfort of my zone." Oh well. That's what I get for trying to be clever. lol.

@MadlabPost on Twitter

Tia Bach said...

This was my first A to Z... the first of many. I can't wait to do it again next year. LOVED!! it.

Tina said...

It's been a fun ride, and I'm melancholy that it's over for this year. It was great working with you, Jeremy, you're amazingly talented and generous. So this isn't goodbye, it's just talk to you tomorrow!
Tina @ Life is Good
Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge

Sonia Lal said...

My z post is done! yah!

Sonia Lal @ Story Treasury

Martha said...

Yes!!! We made it! Whoo-hoo :)

Patricia Lynne said...

Is it just me or does it seem too soon for it to be over? Some days I couldn't wait for it to be done, but now that it is, I'm wondering where did time go? lol

Congrats to everyone that finished too.

PS: Having a giveaway at my blog in celebration.

J Lenni Dorner said...

I had a great time! I actually managed 2 posts an "A TO Z" day. Made a few new friend, found some fun new blogs. I can hardly wait for the next challenge. :)

Ron Easton for Dads UnLimited said...

I wish I had more time to visit more blogs. The list is staying up though, right? Its been great, again! Looking forward to next week and seeing everyone's site eventually.

MOV said...

Thanks for the challenge! And it WAS a challenge. Now I know exactly how Christopher Columbus felt when he discovered the moon!

I already posted my A to Z refelections a little bit early...


PR said...

I enjoyed the challenge a lot, especially finding new awesome blogs to follow. Can't wait for next year :)

Unknown said...

This was my 2nd Challenge as participant, and 1st challenge as co-host.

I enjoyed it both times.

The hosting team rocked-- and it was an honor to be part of it.

Cool way to end the challenge, Jeremy---now for some zzzz :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jeremy .. you and the team and especially Lee have done us all proud .. see you after we've recovered from our Zoinks .. cheers Hilary

D.G. Hudson said...

It was an interesting adventure, and I learned lots. I'll go into detail in my post for the Reflections linky list.

Congrats on your new adventure, too!