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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Alphabet Express has Arrived #atozchallenge

As the blog turns….

Adrenaline is pumping everywhere,

Among authors, travelers, artists, culinary experts, mothers, fathers and more…with tips, games and stories to share.

All in the name of the A-to-Z Challenge, we’re banded together, our fists held high in the air.



An Athletic Approach is needed to stay the course because flexing your blogging muscles to build stamina is a marathon, not a sprint.

An Abundance of Amusements have us in for a ride, anxious to find out what's around the next bend, twist or turn on the signup list.

An Adventure like no other is now brewing with new discoveries and the formation of online alliances of likeminded folks.

April is here. Time to party -- visiting many online destinations to see what people have going on, while other guests read what you wrote.

Now that we know our ABC's, the time has come to start blogging from A-to-Z. We'll see you on the court; or, in the park. Let's go and Ace this thing!


Are you in this Challenge for the Athletics, the Adventure, the Amusement or All of the Above?

102 comments:

  1. So much buzz is in the air, with so many sign-ups
    and blogs with such flare!

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  2. oh boy this is my first time-scary

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    1. First time's a bit overwhelming, but a wonderful experience too! Keep the faith :)
      http://effervescencia.blogspot.in/2014/04/a-is-for-archaism.html

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  3. Definitely all of the above. I've been looking forward to this ever since I finished up last year's challenge. Let the alphabet games begin.

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  4. All of the above and also a bit nervous and overwhelmed, but in a good way :)

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  5. This year I have an additional challenge (I am temporarily disabled) and so I am incorporating and dedicating this A to Z challenge to those who have a "disability" and face another type of challenge daily.
    A Plus!

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  6. All of the above!
    http://effervescencia.blogspot.in/2014/04/a-is-for-archaism.html

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  7. I am in for all of the above and why are you in?

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  8. I tend to be ultra serious about my writing. I know, I should use this challenge, perhaps to lighten up... but I wouldn't be truthful if I didn't say it I am in it for the Athletics and the Adventure. If there was an A word for encouragement, that would be a primary reason for me, too!

    Happy A to Zing everyone!

    Julie Jordan Scott
    A to Z Challenge Participant/2011,12,13,14.....
    The Bold Writer from A to Z

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  9. I'm in it for all three, but definitely hope to meet some new people along the way.

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  10. I'm in for the adventure, that's for sure.

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  11. Hi Nicole .. I'm in it for the Amazing bloggers, the awesome creativity we get to see, and the adrenaline bustingness of it all ..

    Cheers and enjoy life in April .. Hilary

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  12. I'm not blogging the challenge this year, but I love have a list of new folks to meet!

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  13. Ready, set GO!!!! We are off to A start.

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  14. I am so excited because its my first time. yay!

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  15. I'm all up into amusement - I'm hosting a frolic in my corner of the world.

    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2014/04/helloo-all-to-day-and-hat-attack.html

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  16. I am up for all three and my B is up too :)

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  17. Huzzah! Ailuropoda melanoleuca anticipate amusing antics.

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  18. Wahoo! Pumping my weights now as I read...er, uh, or will be as soon as my hands are free. (But wait, I need those hands to click on to the next blog. Doh!) ;)

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  19. Adventure and super-challenged athletics: how much can I write in a day? (3 blogs) How much can I comment in a day (great visits all around) But most of all: how great connections will I leave the month with? That's the single most important and most fun goal :)
    Andi

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  20. We're off and running! Over 2100 strong.

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  21. Wow! Over 2100!?! That's great. I'm in it for All! Wouldn't it be great if we ended with All?

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  22. All I know is, it's a good thing i don't work b/c I'm having a hard enough time keeping up w/ the blogs I follow today, nevermind going to the list of participating blogs! I'll have to start working on that one later today.

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  23. First time. Yup, I'm nervous....! But excited too.

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  24. This is my first year for the challenge!!! I am so excited to be able to participate!!!!
    Happy A to Z!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  25. Great motivational inspiration, Nicole! Thanks. I'm in it for all of it! It's the best Adventure and keeps the Adrenaline flowing, Allowing for superhuman efforts of All-time records of blog visits!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

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  26. And weeeeee'rrrrreeee off...

    Glad to be aboard. All Things Kevyn

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  27. Hello there. This is my first time entering too. I saw the large sign up list and thought this is going to be a good test to strengthen my endurance. Wishing you all the best...see you along the way!
    Entrepreneurial Goddess

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  28. All the above. A to Z always gives me a sense of accomplishment.

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  29. Here we go!
    Welcome to the Challenge, everyone!
    AJ @ Naturally Sweet
    an A-Z Co-host blog
    @ayjaylauer

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  30. Sorry guys I'm abstaining this year,down to loosing a laptop with my data on it along with a hard drive. I'm still trying to recover the data. It's all down to preperation and what I started is on the drives. Hopefully next year I will be ready, in the meantime good luck everyone ( There are over 2000 taking part this year ) and I hope the two PH blogs I looked at are not just there for advertiseing.

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  31. Happy to participate one more year! Greetings and happy blogging from http://cintascorner.com

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  32. So excited. This is my first time. I took the easy way out and picked a pretty basic easy topic but hoping I can stick to it and finish it.
    A is for Attitude. A positive attitude, of course!

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  33. I'm so flipping excited! This is my first year participating...let the party begin! :D

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  34. Stopping by on the first day of the challenge. I've already learned some new things reading the blogs that are near my number on the participation list. Like everyone, looking forward to making new blogging friends this month.

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  35. A to Z is the ultimate adventure for sure!

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  36. I almost backed out. Glad some of the friends I talked into doing it posted theirs. It made me want to push on and do it. Now after reading such a quirky post and really excited about what's to come in the month.

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  37. It certainly is an adventure, and an amusing one at that!! I know the challenge will stretch me, in a good way!

    -Katie

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  38. First day is off to a great start. You are number 1 Yayyy!
    KaTy Did

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  39. I'm here for the adventure! Thanks for visiting my blog. See you around!
    Marlene at On Writing and Riding

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  40. So excited to be part of this adventure! Loved the poetic post and looking forward to more. :)

    My Little HEA

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  41. This is my first year, my first try out.
    The #1 A Challenge here:
    http://imagery77.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-masterpiece.html

    Hank

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  42. This is my first time participating and I'm excited! :D

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  43. I've been waiting for this day since I signed up. Turned my computer on and logged into twitter and instantly found 4 posts to read.

    ~Patricia Lynne~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, YA Author

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  44. My first time participating, and I'm uber-excited. :)

    Today I blogged about the A for Ambition.

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  45. http://dilmainhainpyar.blogspot.in/2014/04/a-alive.html

    My 3rd time in A-Z Challenge...I am excited :)

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  46. Is anybody else having problems with Google Friends Connect? I can't seem to be able to follow anyone...

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  47. All of the above!
    I LOVE meeting new people, so networking is high on the list too!
    Writer In Transit

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  48. I am trying to write a novella with the story continuing each day with a new letter. I have no idea where this is going but I am looking forward to it.
    http://jojenner.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/a-to-z-challenge-is-for-april.html

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  49. Let the marathon begin, it's more of a triathalon for me some days I'll sprint, others I'll swim or cruise through. I'm in all above, for the adventure :) Reflex Reactions

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  50. Signed up for the Adventure but after Day 1 is done I'm seeing that this is all three combined!

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  51. I signed up yesterday and this is my first go around!! So much fun seeing the creativity flow.

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  52. A is for accepting the challenge and letting it roll...

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  53. It's going to be a hectic month I can see, good luck to everyone.

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  54. First time, looking forward to getting to know some more bloggers!

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  55. Thanks for creating this challenge!

    A is for ASMR:
    http://goldmourn.livejournal.com/1659346.html

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  56. I am glad I entered two of my blogs and completed the letter A posts for each of them. This is quite an adventure.
    http://www.photopunti.com/2014/04/artistic-door-at-city-palace-jaipur.html

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  57. Another EXCITING YEAR!!

    All the best everyone. Really looking forward to reading your posts. I'll do my best!!!!!

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  58. Love this challenge. Looking forward to reading and commenting on a whole lot of blogs!


    Rhi
    scruffy-duck.net

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  59. Wow! Look at this awesome and amazing turn out. Greta to see so many people participating.

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  60. I'm most definitely in this for all of the above. Have already made a new blogger pal :)
    http://virtuallyallsorts.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/a-is-for-alpha

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  61. I'm finishing up my book right now and excited to share a slice of everyday life in this adventure! First-timer, ready to go! MUAH!
    http://www.theoatproject.com/an-april-fools-announcement/

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  62. I'm finishing up my book right now and excited to share a slice of everyday life in this adventure! First-timer, ready to go! MUAH!
    http://www.theoatproject.com/an-april-fools-announcement/

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  63. I'm taking the athletic approach and hope to lose a bunch of weight while I sit here at the computer using my blogging muscles :)

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  64. Looking forward to an abundance of amusements over the next four weeks!
    Love the alliterations, Alex.
    Gail visiting for AtoZ

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  65. Woot! Definitely all of the above :)

    Happy A to Z-ing!
    ~Anna
    My A to Z.

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  66. Thanks for your comment on Poetry Perfected.

    A is for Asinine, too. ;)

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  67. I'm in it for all the things you mentioned, and like the pep talk in this post. I needed it.

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  68. Possibly for the absolute insanity!

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  69. This is my first year, and I'm here for the challenge, as well as the amusement! Here is my first post:
    Check out my A

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  70. Third go around here, this is the kick in the Ass I needed to get back to blogging, thanks for the jump start!

    whowouldathought-kevin.blogspot.com

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  71. This is our first challenge, we need all the motivation we can get sometimes (because we're absolutely nuts!). Thanks for hosting!

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  72. What a huge list of participants...hoping you can figure our why mine got removed from the list. Sniff... ;)

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  73. All of the above!!
    It's amazing how much the challenge has grown.

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  74. An adventure for sure!!! It will be an interesting April!!! 😄

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  75. Adventures for this traveling author. :)

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  76. All of the above, but mostly for the adventure - to reminisce about my past travels.

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  77. Great way to show the letter A for your take off to the challenge. See you at the finish line and hopefully along the way, too.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-z-meets-babies-with-letter-b.html

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  78. oops! I am lost! where does one put up one's post? FB?

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  79. Adventure for me!!!! mine is here http://ussminnow1964.blogspot.com/2014/04/blogging-from-to-z.html

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  80. started with my challenge. choosing randow words for my first challenge and hope other bloggers like it.

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  81. My 2nd post is up too! Stay tuned!

    www.volatilespirits.com

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  82. Definitely all of the above! This is my first challenge and I look forward to the adventure!
    http://merakigeek.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/a-to-z-a/

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  83. Hi There. I am participating in this challenge for the first time and looking forward to it immensely. Here's happy blogging to all the A to Z 2014 blogging challengers!
    Here's my very first link:
    http://musenmotivation.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/arrey-yaar-it-is-the-letter-a/

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  84. 2014 A-Z Blogging Challenge has started!

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  85. Here's mine! ;o)

    http://www.thewowsandoopsoflife.com/2014/04/01/if-plan-a-didnt-work-there-are-25-more-letters-in-the-alphabet/

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  86. Woohoo, it's pretty exciting! I love your clever intro : )

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  87. Having a blast and so thrilled to be a part of this Challenge!

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  88. If I had read this prior to starting the challenge, perhaps I wouldn't already be a day behind, as I would have worked out my blogging muscles for that *Athletic Approach* you mentioned... drat! Oh well, it's not too late to catch up!

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