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Friday, March 14, 2014

10 Reasons to Join the A – Z Challenge

Here are 10 solid reasons for any and every blogger to join the A – Z Challenge.

Fun Factor: It’s a whole lot of fun. That’s right! It’s like going to a carnival in Blog Land. All you have to do is what you already do so well…blog. Okay, so you have to blog everyday, but what would a true challenge be, if you never had to see what you were made of?

Exploration: You get to explore all the wonderful topics you might think about sharing on your blog. Then you get to see how lots of visitors respond to them. Use the data to help you determine how to maximize your page views and comments. With so many visitors dropping by, you simply don’t want to pass up this opportunity.

Discover: There’s no time like the present to get out of your comfort zone and discover new and exciting blogs. Bloggers work hard to share valuable and important information with their audience. You get to discover who they are, what they share and how their work might benefit you with your own goals and hobbies.

Promotion: Joining the A – Z Challenge is automatic promotion! With so many participants, your blog gets a whole lot of attention from all sorts of people. Take it a step further and make your blog the best it can be, because the sky is the limit with potential like this.

Marketing: Joining the A – Z Challenge is an easy marketing strategy. You can share your skills, let people know what you do besides blogging and network like crazy.

Make Friends: Blogging revolves around building positive relationships with other bloggers. Joining the A – Z Challenge is a perfect opportunity to make new blogging friends, people who will be your friends long after the Challenge is over, if you take this opportunity.

Learn: There’s so much information out there, things that truly help us. The A – Z Challenge is a one size fits all grand learning opportunity. If you’re interested in writing, photography, how to become a better blogger, cooking, gardening etc., you need only check the categories and pursue your learning desires.

Increase Page Views: Sign up and watch the traffic come your way, especially in April when all the participants start hopping and commenting. Become a valued blog hopper yourself, and they’ll increase even more.

Get Noticed: You never know who might discover your blog through the A – Z Challenge. It could be your future boss, or someone who could introduce you to your next big adventure in life. Blogging in the A – Z Challenge gets you noticed, because our team isn’t just blogging. We’re tweeting, facebooking and doing all sorts of sharing to exercise our bragging rights. Just look at some of the post about other bloggers on our own blog, or browse the <100 Followers page. We put our best foot forward, making this one of the best and largest blog hops on the web.

We’d Love to Meet You: That’s right! We want to know who you are and what you blog about. We want to visit your posts, get to know you better and include you in our vast circle of friends. C’mon now! Who could pass up an invitation like that?

Thanks for stopping by and joining the Challenge! It’s a whole lot of fun, and we’re so glad you’re as excited as we are for the festivities to begin!

M. J.

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Photo credit: Mila Ranta, Parrot Stamp, CCA-Share Alike 2.5


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Join us!! You won't regret it.

Arlee Bird said...

Great reasons I think. Winning a challenge makes us better at what we do and gives confidence.

An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out

Ananya said...

You make it sound so TEMPTING !!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Couldn't have said it better. Let me add a huge sense of accomplishment when you're done.

Anonymous said...

Oh, it is tempting...and very addicting too! You don't want to miss this amazing, annual blogging event. I can promise you that!

JoJo said...

i'm so pleased to have made new friends from A-Z....kindred spirits, if you will!

Michelle Stanley said...

These are darn good reasons for joing the challenge, and the comments confirm it too!

klahanie said...

Hey humans etc.,

Here's hoping this is the final year of the ridiculous alphabet challenge! I don't need superficial "follower" totals. Enjoy your weekend and yes, just one more time, I shall do a satirical pawsting that ironically ends up promoting this monstrosity.

Pawsitive wishes,

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

sjp said...

You had me at the parrot ;)

Susan Scott said...

Yup, those are very good reasons! Thank you for the reminder!

Anonymous said...

I agree with everyone, to think I was the first ever to enlist for the very first A to Z. something I am proud of.

Vidya Sury said...

Love the AtoZChallenge! I had so much fun last year...and know this year's going to be even better!

Thank you MJ!

Vidya Sury
Team Damyanti
Have you signed up for the A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal BlogFest? – Sign Up Now #atozchallenge #atozreveal

Vidya Sury said...

Hey Pawesome Penny! I sensed your warm presence here and just had to give you a great big warm hug!

CA Heaven said...

The AZ Challenge is probably the only way I'll get to write a blogpost on X >:)

Cold As Heaven

Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

yes, I love the parrot too! Great reasons as well--very inspiring post!

Suzanne said...

My first one last year and I gained some new followers, learnt lots of new facts, and found a few virtual friends :)
Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe

Jarm Del Boccio said...

Sure wish I had the time this year, but I highly recommend it for all the reasons above!

Kirsten said...

Wow, even though I've already committed to this (am I nuts? Apparently not!) I can see this challenge will be even more rewarding than I thought. :) I'm excited to start!

Anonymous said...

It's lots of fun! And I supply the cake.

Anonymous said...

one of us, one of us!

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to it :)

Tina said...

Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated...
Ours is a movie/TV quoting family.
On serious note though, your blog will not be the same after you complete this Challenge, and neither will you.
Please join us, what do you have to use?
Tina @ Life is Good
A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi MJ - I couldn't agree more and there are always so many advantages ... including the opportunity to do something different to one's normal posting ..

Join and enjoy - cheers Hilary

Anonymous said...

It's worth it.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Good luck to you and your endeavours.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Leslie S. Rose said...

You had me at carnival. Off to sign up.

Mr. McLovin said...

Can't wait for April to start! Should be a great blogging adventure, hope to see you all there. :-)


Anonymous said...

I'm in