IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge after survey opens on May 3, 2019. Reflections open on May 6.


Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 A to Z Challenge Badge Debut and Upcoming Schedule

Badge debut

        Our A to Z Challenge technical guru and in-house art department, Jeremy Hawkins, is the creator of this years badge.   His array of A to Z badges for last year's challenge proved popular with many participants.  This year we'll keep things more simple with one primary design.  

        This badge in coded form which will direct clicks to the A to Z sign-up page will soon be available on the "Badges and Banners" page than can be accessed in the tabs below this page's header.  When adding the badge to your page, please use either the coded form or be sure to link your badge image to the A to Z Blog.  After all, displaying the badge not only shows that you are a participant in the Challenge, but also should direct others to the place where they too can sign up.







Banners, etc

         A banner similar to what is seen below will also be available on the "Badges and Banners" page.  Jeremy will be doing some adjustments on this soon and will be doing a post about putting the badges and banners on your own sites.    Animated versions of the badges and banners are also in the works for those that like that sort of thing.


Upcoming A to Z News

         Next Monday January 14th the new A to Z Team will be announced.   There will also be a new opportunity for more of you to participate in helping the A to Z Team.   I think some of you will find this to be very intriguing.

         On Wednesday January 30th the A to Z sign-up list will be made available.  Last year we had over 1700 participants on the list and fully expect more this year.   You will want to be sure to sign up right away if you want to be listed toward the top of the list.  But never fear, if you don't make it to the top we still have accommodations to be sure that your blog won't get overlooked even if you are somewhere in the high thousands.

        There will be later posts about sign ups and pre-challenge activities.   Be watching this blog (as we're sure you always do) to catch up on all the latest A to Z news.

Update!

The badge with code is at top of sidebar.  On Blogger Blogs you can copy the code and add it to the HTML gadget on your layout page.
The banner with code can be found at the bottom of the page.  This can be added to your page in the same manner as the badge using the long spaces at the top or bottom of your page.
More detailed instructions will be coming in a future post.





           

           

30 comments:

wizzardSS said...

Psyched for this!

I was hoping that today would be the addition of the sign up list, but at least the badges provided the finishing touch to my introductory A to Z post!

In advance of April - good luck all! Can't wait to visit your blogs.

Gossip_Grl said...

Getting excited for this years challenge! Love the badges for this year Jeremy did a nice job on them!

Trisha said...

YAY!! Excited about another A-to-Z, especially since this year I do not intend to be travelling at any point during April. ha. Great badges!!

Li said...

Yay, it will be here before we know it!

Jolie du Pre said...

I'll be here bright and early!! So ready for this!!

Elise Fallson said...

Love the badges and I'm getting excited for A-Z!

SA Larsenッ said...

Nice done! Will be back.

Yvonne's World of Poetry said...

Here's to the 2013 challenge, Good luck to all.

Yvonne.

Jeremy [Retro-Z] said...

Yeah, I glad/hope this work out... more changes coming... as April closes in...

Jeremy [Retro]

D.G. Hudson said...

Great badges - Jeremy. Looking forward to the A to Z. I've been plotting which theme to use. Also need to do a few photo-shoots, to use my own pics.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jeremy's badge rocks!

Tina said...

I love it! I'm so excited for this year. Thanks for all your hard work, Jeremy!
Tina @ Life is Good
http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

Mina Lobo said...

I've been wondering when the linky-list would open up! I want to make sure I get a jump on signing up for 2013!
Some Dark Romantic

Tami Von Zalez said...

Grabbed my badge - I'm in this year!

Kern Windwraith said...

Jeremy's done a lovely job with the badge. Looking forward to hearing about the new team and for the sign-up going live!

Patricia Lynne said...

Awesome. I love this years badge. I'm already thinking about my posts too and what theme I want to try.

Timothy Brannan said...

I am so very ready for this!

loverofwords said...

Lee: You might do a little review on the guidelines of intellectual property -- for those new to the challenge who scan and copy without thinking. I know I will have to be more creative, so it is an extra challenge, but it's all good.

Tracy Bermeo (A2Z Mommy) said...

Excellent news. I'm ready!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Love the badges and banner! Thanks for the hard work, Jeremy.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Jamie Gibbs said...

I love the new look badges! I better start thinking of my theme this year. Can't wait!

Jamie

Rosalind Adam said...

Great badge design. Can't wait for April. I already have plans for thisnyear's challenge!

Anonymous said...

Nice badge design. I like the blog header.

Wendy said...

I've been thinking about A to Z since LAST April Can't wait!

Chuck said...

Excitedly looking forward to this year's challenge, Lee. Should be awesome once again!

Empty Nest Insider said...

I can't believe it's that time again! The new badge looks great, and I look forward to next week's big reveal!
Julie

Ermie said...

Loving the badges! Must start planning for this year's challenge. :-)

Anonymous said...

Last year was so fun, I can't wait to do it again! Looking forward to signing up on the 30th. Save me a spot. :)

Anonymous said...

I had fun last year. I'm using a different blog this year and can't wait to get started. Good luck to all and happy writing.

Stacey

Anonymous said...

I participated last year. I'm using a different blog this year. I'm looking forward to stopping by all the blogs and reading everyone's interesting posts. Happy writing and good luck everyone!

Stacey