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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Infectiously Interactive Blogging

“Imagine the possibilities, Isaac. I mean, I can write about anything I want, as long as it’s related to a letter of the alphabet. I only have to write during 26 days in April, giving me Sunday’s off for good behavior. It’s such an innovative way to blog, I just know I can do it!” Isabelle sat idly at her computer, remembering this conversation with her husband last January. Here she was, barely finishing up the second week, and she was feeling the pressure.

She stared down at her cell phone, noticing the text her husband just sent. “Ignore the insecurities, dear. Just do it! You know you can, and when you’re all through, you’ll be so proud and incredibly successful! Now get out there and start blog hopping to get some inspiration. I want to hear all about at least 15 new blog friends you’ve made when I get home.”

“Intuitive as usual,” she replied with a smiley face. Then she infectiously interacted with an increasingly large number of bloggers, and ingeniously scheduled three of her remaining posts.

If Isabelle can do it, so can you!

Thanks for taking part in the A – Z 2014 Blogging Challenge this year!

M. J.

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Photo credit: Nick Michael, Sampler by Elizabeth Laidman (1760), Public Domain

48 comments:

Marie A. Abanga said...

A great post and to think my post for today is on insecurities! Tells a lot but yes I can do it - thank you super team!
myeverydaypersonal.blogspot.be/

Michelle Wallace said...

It is definitely an INDUSTRIOUS journey which is incredible, insightful, inspirational and indescribable…
Happy I-Day!!

Lisa said...

Now that is an inspired post! LOL! It is a "challenge" for sure, but one I really enjoy. Reminds me that I can do this writing thing on a deadline when I have to!

Bernie Mac said...

Ooh very inspirational. Blogging in incredibly infectious isn't it. Loving this challenge so far! I will survive it!

Andrea said...

Incredibly inspiring!

Catherine Green said...

I love it! A fabulous journey through our imaginative capabilities, and some interesting insight along the way!

Erica Gore said...

Love it.

Stephanie Faris said...

"Insecurities" is a great one for I!

kaykuala said...

Mine on Ingenious here:
http://imagery77.blogspot.com/2014/04/ingenious-and-ingenuous_9.html

Hank

Sue Kuentz said...

It's those challenging letters of the alphabet that grow my dendrites in the brain - uphill climb but the view is great once I've reached the top! Thank you for your inspiring words!

JoJo said...

Aw that's so sweet of her hubby to offer encouragement. This is my 3rd year of working on A-Z and I'm not sure if my guy really gets what I'm doing....I'm not even sure he knows what blogging is despite my attempts to explain it to him. And sometimes he'll get up before me and see that my blog has automatically posted on Facebook and he says, 'OK I've been up for an hour. How did you post this when you're computer is in here and you were still asleep?' lol

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Awwwww. What an awesome post. Sounds like there was an "i infection" in the house!

My i is all about.... intrepid today. I've really grown to like that word!

Julie Jordan Scott
The Bold Writer from A to Z





WTF Widow said...

Thanks for the inspiration this morning!! I finally caught up and now have the extra time to make some new blog friends!! I have some encouragement from my peers and a full house at home so reading things like this really make me smile and realize the inspiration for doing this all in the first place!

Kris
wtfwidow.blogspot.com

Huntress said...

*blush* My theme for A to Z is so easy it's embarrassing. "Guess the movie from the quote"

I had all the month's posts done by March 25th.

Joanne said...

incredible. Indeed, I've read some very cool writing and clever posts.
Indupitably

Rajlakshmi said...

Going strong this week too. I hope I keep the momentum :)

Stephanie K said...

Very cute with all the I's. Great post, as usual. Today's post was a little harder than previous ones, which was odd because I had drafted it a week or so ago. I guess it's to be expected at this stage.

Jean said...

Dear MJ, you are invincibly convincing :) ! jean

Krystol Diggs said...

Insecurities is a good one! I wrote mine on Irrelevant. Great post!

Julekha Khatun said...

Motivation dose coming exactly at the right moment !!

detoutcoeur Limousin said...

Lots and lots of I's - very inspiring :-) My theme for the day http://detoutcoeurlimousin.blogspot.fr/2014/04/inspiration.html

Anonymous said...

Ingenious! http://suestrifles.wordpress.com

Sayantini Bhattacharya said...

Can't believe it's the ninth day!
Haiku for this week- http://sayantini-bhattacharya.blogspot.in/2014/04/insight.html

Mr. McLovin said...

We can do it guys, almost half way there! Always looking for new blogger friends, so I think this will be a great way to find new ones. :-)
Mr.McLovin at Fuel For The Furnace

Mary Purpari said...

WOW! I can't believe I've been able to do it everyday so far, even with all my work. Okay, so I'm at the computer from 0:30 am until past midnight, but that's okay. If Isabelle can do it, so can I!
http://marypurpari.blogspot.com

Patricia Lynne said...

Inspiring post!

~Patricia Lynne~
Story Dam
Patricia Lynne, YA Author

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi MJ .. well said .. cheers Hilary

Ann Hinds said...

Indescribably cute!

Chrys Fey said...

How inspiring!

"Ignore the insecurities, dear. Just do it!" I love that! :D

Fil said...

Great! :)

Got a few of the later ones done today, for the week I'll be away from a computer . Really enjoying reading the other posts I'm visiting, although I've slackened off a bit since the first week - saving some for this weekend.

Daidri Smythe said...

This has definitely been challenging just as it should and interactive... I've met some great new bloggers I'll continue to follow!

Paula Kaye said...

I want to meet the man who sent a text message like that!! :)

Eileen T said...

This post came just at the right time for me ... was beginning to flag and have doubts about some of my scheduled posts. Like you say - just do it. I know I will be happy wi my achievement at the end of April. Thanks for the encouragement.

Http://in-my-playroom.blogspot.co.uk

Munir said...

The first year I did A to Z I just blogged about what ever came in my mind.
Last year, however, I struggled because I chose a theme, "resource management". Instead of writing what was taught I wrote what came to my mind.

Meghan Deinhard said...

Ingenious use of I's... lol. Thank you for reminding me to go visit new blogs! I've had the opposite problem, lots of ideas, writing is easy but not visiting enough. Time to turn that around!

http://firebonnet.com

Michelle Stanley said...

This is a good booster for me, and I like the creative way it is done. Trying to see as many blogs as able. http://www.writer-way.blogspot.com

Tina said...

You are so creative, MJ! Loved this.
Tina @ Life is Good
A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

Anonymous said...

So true about the pressure. It's a real challenge, it pushes you beyond comfort and that's how creativity really starts flowing. So good to see all those blogs! Love being part of it in my own little way!

Bradley Charbonneau said...

Inspirational and insightful. What an intimately involved husband.

What I like about the A to Z is that the letter is decided on already, you have to then finish the story, which makes it more difficult ... which is a good thing!

Visiting via A to Z from Pass the Sour Cream

Stephanie Faris said...

On another note, I had hope that this challenge might talk people into turning their captchas off and forgetting to turn them back on. Captchas are very, very annoying. VERY. I'm amazed how many captchas I'm solving a day just to comment blogs that are participating in this challenge. I'm thinking about starting an anti-captcha campaign! Maybe if we all protest, people will stop making us solve puzzles before we can comment.

Cecilia said...

I am increasingly intrigued by the dwindling numbers. I started out with intent and set off to explore individual musings on blogs galore and every day I diligently visit five more. My numbers soared at first, visitors with enthusiasm bursting through the pixels then the numbers dwindled and dwindled and now just a few trickle by and say hi. If I make two new friends from all this work it will be worth it but I wonder why the task lost its glow for so many?

Cecilia said...

I detest captcha, I didn't know I had it and turned it off as soon as I knew and it wont go back on. I am no longer adding comments on blogs where I have to type 700 numbers and I find it disappointing when it it too difficult to find a comment box. There are a lot of people who wish to force others to sign up rather than leave a comment. It has been an interesting learning activity that is for sure. :)

Maria Kristina said...

Wonderful that Isabelle has such a supportive husband! :)

Afshan Shaik said...

This is truly inspiring at the right time when I am losing hope :(

Stephanie Faris said...

Cecilia, I thought about refusing to leave comments if there's a captcha, but I then realize you don't know until you hit "Publish" and by then you've already typed the comment. Frustrating for sure! I get a few Anonymous comments every now and then that are spam--it's about one a week. I just delete it. Blogger catches the rest. WordPress was really good about catching spam, too. I don't think people realize spam filters are so advanced now, whatever problem they're preventing doesn't really exist anymore.

Ida Chiavaro said...

High tide, low tide... still flowing. Some days I barely have time to reply to my own comments. Today I have 5 tabs left from the 33 I opened the other day - it's only midday and I have no intention of getting out of bed anytime soon.
Ida
Reflex Reactions

Donna B. McNicol said...

Loved this...well played!

Donna B. McNicol
A to Z Participant

Anonymous said...

this was immensely intelligent - and it was neither illogical nor inconceivable! And to use a few of your INCREDIBLE words…. this post was

“Intuitive…. infectious… interactive… and it increased ingeniously as IT interestingly flowed…."

great post and made me smile. :)
~yvette