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.


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:

M. J. Joachim said...

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

Birgit said...

oh boy this is my first time-scary

J.L. Campbell said...

I'm expecting all of the above.

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

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.

Juliette said...

All of the above ;P

Anonymous said...

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

Dragon Tails and Scales said...

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!

Udita Banerjee said...

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

Udita Banerjee said...

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

Glenda said...

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

Julie Jordan Scott said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

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

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

JennaQuentin said...

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

M said...

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

Anoosha said...

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

Tami Von Zalez said...

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

Rajlakshmi said...

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

miz "b" said...

Huzzah! Ailuropoda melanoleuca anticipate amusing antics.

Crystal Collier said...

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!) ;)

Anonymous said...

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

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We're off and running! Over 2100 strong.

Donna Smith said...

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

JoJo said...

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.

Ipsita Banerjee said...

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

Jenna,Mark Drady said...

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!

Tina said...

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

Kevyn Knox said...

And weeeeee'rrrrreeee off...

Glad to be aboard. All Things Kevyn

Entrepreneurial Goddess said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

AJ Lauer said...

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

Bill Nicholls said...

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.

Cinta García de la Rosa said...

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

Cecilia said...

Absolutely All of the Above

RockinMom said...

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!

S.K. Anthony said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Spacerguy said...

A to Z is the ultimate adventure for sure!

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

-Katie

KT Did said...

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

GSMarlene said...

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

Heather (My Little HEA) said...

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

My Little HEA

kaykuala said...

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

Hank

Chrys Fey said...

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

Patricia Lynne said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Today I blogged about the A for Ambition.

Yamini Meduri said...

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

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

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

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

Michelle Wallace said...

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

Jo Jenner said...

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

Ida Chiavaro said...

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

Jo said...

Amusement, definitely.

Anonymous said...

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

Rebecca Epperly said...

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

Ellie Garratt said...

A is for Awesome!

Manjulika pramod said...

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

Anonymous said...

A challenge well worth it!

martine said...

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

Rajrupa Gupta said...

All of the above! :)
A to Z Challenge | Riot of Random

Anonymous said...

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

goldmourn said...

Thanks for creating this challenge!

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

Anuradha Khanna Pentapalli said...

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

Michael Di Gesu said...

Another EXCITING YEAR!!

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

Anonymous said...

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


Rhi
scruffy-duck.net

Stephen Tremp said...

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

peppylady (Dora) said...

I love an adventure

Anonymous said...

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

The Oat Project said...

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/

The Oat Project said...

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/

Kristin said...

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 :)

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

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

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Woot! Definitely all of the above :)

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

Lorraine Reguly said...

Thanks for your comment on Poetry Perfected.

A is for Asinine, too. ;)

Michelle Stanley said...

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

Andrea said...

Possibly for the absolute insanity!

Lisa Mandina said...

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

Who Woulda Thought? said...

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

Prudence said...

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

Donna B. McNicol said...

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

Lynda R Young said...

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

G. B. Miller said...

Mostly for the challenge.

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

ADVENTURE is my middle name. ;)

Kelly Eames said...

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

Aidyl Ewoh said...

Adventures for this traveling author. :)

Anonymous said...

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

Joyce Lansky said...

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

Mehroo Turel said...

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

Gilligan Maryanne said...

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

Jessica Marcarelli said...

All of the above!

Jessica
Visions of Other Worlds

Jolie du Pre said...

I had a great first day!!

Anonymous said...

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

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

My 2nd post is up too! Stay tuned!

www.volatilespirits.com

liane {meraki geek} said...

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/

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

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/

Sheena-kay Graham said...

2014 A-Z Blogging Challenge has started!

Abelle | The Wows! And Oops! Of Life said...

Here's mine! ;o)

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

Millie Burns said...

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

Jemima Pett said...

Count me in!!

Jemima
#TeamDamyanti
Blogging from Alpha to Zulu in April

Anonymous said...

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

Andi-Roo TheWorldForRealz said...

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!