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.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Not giving up on the #AtoZChallenge

We're in the third week of the A to Z Challenge, and some of us are, understandably, exhausted. I know I am.

But that does not mean we shall give up.

We shall march on ahead, visit more blogs, comment on new blogs, reply to comments we have received, return those comments.

Well, maybe not all of them all the time, but you get my drift.

Go forth and multiply the comments and blog-friends, and at the end of April, you shall be glad you did it.

Here's to NOT GIVING UP ON THE A TO Z CHALLENGE!

46 comments:

Diana Wilder said...

Sometimes the hardest part of an endeavor is to simply continue it. (Very clever title and topic!)

Diana

Susan Scott said...

Thanks Dimyanti! Come so far, Not giving up! Thanks for encouragement!
Garden of Eden Blog

Anonymous said...

I won't give up. I will persevere. I will finish all my A to Z blog posts. I will visit other blogs. I will respond to comments as soon as possible. I will finish this challenge. And then I will sleep through the month of May :D

The Pedestrian Writer visiting from the A to Z blogging challenge

LittleCely said...

Some days are easier to keep up with commenting and visiting than others but you're right, the important thing is not to give up! We're more than half way through and going strong!

LittleCely's Blog

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Definitely not giving up! Still have a couple of blog posts to write and lots of blogs to visit! :)

Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption
Minion, Capt. Alex's Ninja Minion Army
The 2014 Blogging from A-Z Challenge

Anonymous said...

Not giving up over here, though I am starting to feel like my blog has been taken over by the challenge :) It will be nice to get back to 'normal', after the challenge has ended! It's been a lot of fun though, and the challenge is an incredible networking opportunity!

Finley Jayne
http://finleyjaynesbookshelves.blogspot.com/

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

I am having a lot of fun in this challenge!!!! I will be lost when it ends!!! It is so fun coming up with different words for different letters!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Arlee Bird said...

But I'm tired! Okay, I won't give up.

Lee
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

kaykuala said...

Not giving up, yes! I'm here:
http://imagery77.blogspot.com/2014/04/none-are-aware.html

Hank

Michelle Wallace said...

On we go...
Here's to not giving up!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Never give up, never surrender!!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Damyanti .. no - not giving up .. gently toddling on .. and happily so .. cheers Hilary

Sayantini Bhattacharya said...

I am not giving up by any chance. Here's my post for today- http://sayantini-bhattacharya.blogspot.in/2014/04/night-strolls.html

Krystol Diggs said...

I won't give up! I'm trying to make new blog friends but it's tough. When I'm ready to look at posts, some people post late in the evening, when I do my posting in the morning to mid-afternoon. Anyone is welcome to stop by The Krystol Meth(od) at www.writingsbykrystol.com

Patricia Lynne said...

I'm still chugging along. Some days are easier than others, but I'm still going! Also, my post at Story Dam today was similar, although, I said never give up.

~Patricia Lynne~
Story Dam
Patricia Lynne, YA Author

Chrys Fey said...

I am exhausted from replying to comments and returning them, but I'm not giving up! :D

Stephsco said...

I need to visit more blogs. I should do that on my break.

sjp said...

Powering through the wifi struggles but not giving up!

Silvia Villalobos said...

Not giving up. As long as I can keep typing, clicking, reading, I'm not giving up. :)
Silvia @
SilviaWrites

Mr. McLovin said...

Never give up, never surrender! Things are just getting good, it would be like leaving half way through a movie!

~Mr. McLovin at Fuel For The Furnace

Bob Sanchez said...

Sir Winston said it best: "We shall blog on the beaches, we shall blog on the landing grounds, we shall blog in the fields and in the streets, we shall blog in the hills; we shall never surrender."

Huntress said...

I'm still going strong, blogging everyday and hitting as many old and new friends as possible. But there's a definite downshift in participation. From 22 comments down to two. Sad, but understandable.

Eileen T said...

Yes, I've noticed the fall off in participation and comments. I've now written and scheduled all of my posts for the rest of the challenge so I'll have plenty of time to work on extra visits and comments.

Eileen @ In My Playroom (also doing the A to Z Challenge)

Donna B. McNicol said...

Today I am catching up in reading/commenting on blogs. I fell behind due to LIFE...it happens. LOL!

Donna B. McNicol
A to Z Participant

GSMarlene said...

I'm hanging in there, but I'm going to have to finish ahead since I'm out of town the weekend of the 26th. It's been fun but I sure love the encouragement of visitors who comment!
Marlene at On Writing and Riding

Michelle Stanley said...

I will go forth and multiply the comment Its to other blogs, and hope they do the same. The #AtoZ challenge has been fun and stressful, but I intend to do it again next year, if possible. I now have a better idea of what to expect and do. http://www.writer-way.blogspot.com

Carol Z said...

I'd forgotten why this is called a challenge. The first few days were great and now I'm climbing uphill. Yes, I will be very pleased to finish, Go blogger Challenge buddies! http://www.buttercupcountsherblessings.blogspot.com./

athousandliveslived said...

Yay! I'm so excited to finish, but I'm having a blast. :)

Joanne said...

never give up. This has been quite good. I do need to visit more blogs - that's been the time crunch. But have read some great posts.

Nancy Mock said...

"Stay alive! No matter what occurs..."

Rob Z Tobor said...

Still happily heading to Z without problems, but I am finding the behind scenes stuff is slipping a bit now. . . . .Sorry about that, I will try and get back on track . . . . life permitting

Rob Z Tobor

Anonymous said...

I am tired! M was hard and N wasn't much easier.

D Biswas said...

Thanks for the good cheer everyone! Now repeat after me: I shall make sure this challenge pays me for everything I've paid it, and more!

Anonymous said...

I had a set back last week... I puled through, caught up with the letters and stil in the challenge. And I had good reasons to put it aside. Writing is the only thing that helps... With great respect! Ambrozya

Cheryl said...

Love the cheerleading. I'm still plugging away. It's next week that will be tough because the kids are on vacation and I am studying for a big exam.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

What I wanted the most out of this AtoZ was to find a few bloggers I really loved. And I am beginning to find a few. So it's worth the work! Life & Faith in Caneyhead

Gilligan Maryanne said...

thanks for the support!!! I got behind, but am still plugging away, I haven't gotten to
visit as many bloggers as I wanted, and am disappointed was hoping to get all the way
through the list, but so far I have only gotten to 6 or 7. If you stop by, leave a comment,
and I will return the favor.... Mine is here http://ussminnow1964.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-z-photo-challenge-n.html

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Yes yes yes! I keep on keeping on! I even logged on from a McDonald's while out of town so that I could get comments in while I was out of town. This is what commitment feels like!

Glad to have read your post today. Makes my determination fire up one more time. (A good thing!)

Julie Jordan Scott
The Bold Writer from A to Z

Anonymous said...

If you can keep going with the amount you've taken on we can easily! Well done for co-hosting another great AtoZ.
I've slowed up a bit this week as have comments to me, not surprisingly, as we all collapsed over the halfway hill. My sketches are getting done the day before at the moment, taking up valuable blog meandering time but I'll get there.
Met some more amazing bloggers again as happens each year during this challenge.

Emma said...

I have been ill most of this time but I've kept moving forward. I missed a couple days but made up the missed ones. I've read, commented and followed quite a few. This is one commitment I've made that I will see to the end and will be back next year.

Kathleen Mueller said...

I came down with the flu a week ago today. I will attempt to make up the missed ones. I only missed "K" while I was actually down with the flu, but I missed work at my regular job so I haven't been able to do "N" or "O".

Tina said...

I'm seeing a lot of comments that are CLOSE to getting the quote from Bruce Springsteen right, but it's, "No RETREAT baby, no surrender." I will not do either.
Tina @ Life is Good
A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

Natalie S. said...

I got strep this week, I'm behind on 2-3 letters, but catching up now.. ugh

Stephanie Bird said...

I agree with you. Some of these letters are hard, like O for me and Q today. I usually blog every day but like to blog spontaneously about what I what I want to blog about, so this is a challenge. I have really appreciated all the new visitors and comments I received, as well as, the inspiration derived from visiting blogs I never knew existed.

Anonymous said...

Not at all :)

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