Monday, January 27, 2014

The 2014 A to Z Challenge List is Open and Meet this Year's #atozchallenge Co-Hosts!

Welcome to the 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge! 

Please read and follow the sign-up instructions outlined below so you sign onto the list correctly!

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.

We recommend short posts, turn off Word Verification, and visit five blogs (or more) a day beginning with the one after yours on the list.

To streamline legitimate blogs from advertisement blogs, the Co-Hosts will be visiting each blog on this list throughout the Challenge. Blogs on the list showing no activity once the Challenge starts will be removed.

There are categories for those looking for like-minded blogs. Select ONE category code and enter it after your blog’s title/name. The code applies to your blog, not your theme for the Challenge and is purely optional. However, if your blog has adult content, you MUST mark it (AC) or it will be removed from the list. Codes are as follows:

2. BOOKS: (BO)
3. FILM: (FM)
6. CRAFT: (CR)
7. ART: (AR)
8. MUSIC: (MU)
14. GAMING: (GA)
19. HUMOR: (HU)
20. TRAVEL: (TR)

Be sure to grab the badge and display it in your sidebar so we know you are participating and link to the A to Z Challenge Blog.

For more information we recommend you follow the A to Z Challenge Blog and the hosts:

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
Author Stephen Tremp
Tina @ Life is Good
Damyanti @ Amlokiblogs
Jeremy @ Being Retro
Nicole Ayers - The Madlab Post
M. J. Joachim's Writing Tips
Heather M. Gardner
AJ @ Naturally Sweet
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian

We also have a Facebook Page. 
Email address is,
Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge and Twitter id is @ AprilA2Z

Sign up below and join us for a month of alphabet fun!


Shannon Lawrence said...

Love the new badge!

Unknown said...

On some browsers, the linky list is appearing twice. Before we fix this, please sign up only on the one on top.


Sheena-kay Graham said...

Signed up, the new badge looks bad ass.

B~Natrelle said...

Hello there. Even though I'm familiar with the challenge, I'm a first time participant. This is exciting. I'm off to prepare early!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Double list all fixed!

Unknown said...

Thanks Alex, you're the best. Am still out.

Jolie du Pre said...

I love the new badge, too! All signed up!!

Corinne Rodrigues said...

Signed up and ready to roll! :)

Vidya Sury said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah! And this time, twice the fun! :D With two blogs.

Laura S. said...

It looks like a terrific group of leaders. Let's get this party started!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Jo said...

I signed, also a minion again this year. So much work, so little time.

Tina said...

So glad to see all of you! Welcome back to the veterans, and welcome newcomers. If you've never done this before, be sure to subscribe to this blog. Between now and 4/1/14 we will have tips, hints, tutorials and much more to get you started.

Also, on Wednesday will be an all call for minions, which our affectionate term for our behind the scenes helpers. Be sure to come back Wednesday and volunteer if you'd like some extra work (and lots of free publicity for your blog).
Tina @ Life is Good
A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

Anonymous said...

And we're off! Can't wait to start visiting so many wonderful blogs!

Tina said...

Oh, and yes, isn't the badge amazing? Jeremy, one of the co-hosts and the digital guru who makes all our art and bling and runs this website, which is under constant update for 2014, so patience one and all. Still, the tabs above are a good place to start because some of the info is universal. Be sure to check out the "contact us" tab. I'm the info@ email girl, so you can either email me there, or at my personal address also on that list with any questions. One of my jobs is mentoring the new folks, so don't hesitate to ask. I will ask you one favor though: CHECK THE FAQ TAB before you email me. LOTS of common questions are answered there.
Good luck!
Tina @ Life is Good
A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

Rebekah Loper said...

Signing up again for the first time since 2012, it's very exciting! Can't wait!

Carrie-Anne said...

Are you going to have the new April calendar up soon, to replace the one from last year?

Michelle Wallace said...

Yay! Bring it on! Let the fun begin!
Now off to brainstorm some ideas for a theme... something short and yet fun!

SittieCates said...

Such a beautiful badge! Truly love it! Added my link to join this wonderful and exciting challenge.


Tina said...

@Carrie-Anne: yes ma'am. As soon as possible. I made it my wallpaper as soon as it was available. Jeremy, as mentioned above, has the most to do right now, but a calendar is definitely coming. Just another reason to follow this blog! Then you'll know right away that its up.
Tina @ Life is Good
A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

Anonymous said...

1. Will the letters be up soon? I already have a couple of posts scheduled; would like to add the letters.
2. If I signed up last year to get A to Z blog posts, do I need to follow again? The follow button doesn't say "following."
(I signed up, though it took two tries.)

Cathrina Constantine said...

Here we go again!

Mystery said...


LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

Yes, the badge is way cool! I've put the badge in my sidebar and will do a post about the challenge probably on Friday. Doin' an April happy dance here in January...WOOHOO!

Unknown said...

Hurray! I'm excited for April!

Rob Z Tobor said...

I plan to leap in near the bottom of the list this year . . . it is good to move about . . . or so my doctor says

Tina said...

Check the "banners/badges" tabs to see what's new. The letters are already up, as is the calendar.
Tina @ Life is Good
A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

Anonymous said...

I'm excited! I guess I better start plotting my posts. The new badge is pretty. I like the color.

stefani said...

Love this year's badge! :-) April will soon be here!

Stefani @ Dreams of Nyssa

Aditi said...

My first time doing this challenge!! Excited n nervous :D

AJ Lauer said...

Glad to see so many familiar faces stopping by to say hello!

D.G. Hudson said...

I'm in, and already researching. Couldn't make up my mind, but if I schedule the posts, I should be okay to do this.

I really like the collection of posts on a theme that resulted from my last try, in 2012. So I'm going to try to do the same with a new topic.

Seeing familiar names on the list helped me decide.

SK Anthony said...

All signed up! love the badge :)

Dobson said...

All signed up and ready to rock!

Unknown said...

Sorry for the duplicate entry, I didn't realize the 1st went through. I'm the Voices Within Unleashed, under 349 & 350. The entry under 349 can be deleted since I left off the blog theme there also.

Anonymous said...

Signed up! I accidentally signed up the wrong blog I have, so if it's convenient, blog 347 can be deleted!
Thanks :D

Unknown said...

ack! I am so sorry, I promise I read the instructions, but forgot to enter that code after the Writing Catalog (which is obviously a writing blog).

I'll volunteer to be a minion (I am usually much better at following instructions), but if you have more volunteers than slots, it's ok to exclude me.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Love a challenge...But I need to do some edit...I got a different e mail address and how do I change it here...I didn't pick category and I always considered my blog a hodge podge...I post what on my mind and heart so would be MI or PR

Coffee is on

peppylady (Dora) said...

Love a challenge...But I need to do some edit...I got a different e mail address and how do I change it here...I didn't pick category and I always considered my blog a hodge podge...I post what on my mind and heart so would be MI or PR

Coffee is on

Unknown said...

I forgot to leave my category for the challenge can I fix that I am Fangirl Next Door #428

Kevyn Knox said...

Glad to be aboard for my first year in the challenge!!

See ya 'round the web.

Philip Verghese 'Ariel' said...

Hi Alex and Team,
I just signed in
Have a wonderful
time of blogging
Best Regards

LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

Oh good gravy. I thought I had already signed up, but couldn't find my link, so I figured if I re-submitted it would give me that annoying "you're already on the list silly" comment. But it didn't. Well...I'm signed up now at any rate.

Karan Shah said...

I am not able to see my link...I I had signed up...where can I find it?
Please help :)

Unknown said...
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Archana said...

Hi, I wish to write about Exercise but there isnt a 'Health' category. Would that go under Lifestyle or am i better off signing up without a theme? Thanks.

Unknown said...

Hi - can't find the "get the code" section to add the list to my blog.... Am I missing something?

Unknown said...

All signed up and now wracking my brains to find a suitable theme.... Great badge, btw. :)

Unknown said...

I just signed up 1933. That is a good number. Perhaps, I will be blogging about that year. It would make a great nonfiction picture book. America was in turmoil. Hitler was appointed Chancellor. An exclusive (literally) golf club opened in Augusta. Ford Motors released the Ford Rheinland. Jessie Owens ties the world record...he was in high school when he did it, #amazing. The Jewish Holocaust started (Tears pour from my eyes as I typed these words.) The Twentieth Amendment is ratified....I can go on and on and on.

Chris said...

Please tell me it's not too late to sign up? I've been ill. :( My blog is

Anonymous said...

I'm so nine days late but am gonna play catch up! Will it count? *pwetty pwease?* :)

How do I add my blog to the list?
Can't seem to add the badge on my page too.. :(

Happy blogging everyone! Cheers! ;)

Unknown said...

How to can i add my blog called in this post,thanks in advance...

Arlee Bird said...

Challenge at its end. No more links can be added to the list.

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