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Monday, January 26, 2015

The 2015 A to Z Challenge List is Open!

Please read and follow the sign-up instructions outlined below so you sign onto the list correctly!

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.

The A to Z Challenge is a great way to get into the blogging habit and make new friends. For more details and its history, go HERE

We recommend short posts, turn off Word Verification, and visit five blogs (or more) a day beginning with the one after yours on the list.

Blogs must be on an open platform – no Tumblr, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. – and comments enabled.

To streamline legitimate blogs from advertisement blogs, the Co-Hosts will be visiting each blog on this list throughout the Challenge. Blogs on the list showing no activity once the Challenge starts or miss five days in a row will be removed.

Please note your blog name and number in all correspondences. Remember that as blogs are removed, your number will change.

There are categories for those looking for like-minded blogs. Select ONE category code and enter it after your blog’s title/name. The code applies to your blog, not your theme for the Challenge and is purely optional. See the first few blogs on the list for examples. However, if your blog has adult content, you MUST mark it (AC) or it will be removed from the list. Codes are as follows:

ANIMALS: (AN)
ART: (AR)
BOOKS/REVIEWS: (BO)
CRAFTS: (CR)
CULINARY: (CU)
EDUCATION: (ED)
FASHION: (FA)
FILM/MOVIES: (FM)
GAMING: (GA)
GARDENING: (GR)
HISTORY: (HI)
HUMOR: (HU)
LIFESTYLE: (LI )
MEMOIR: (ME)
MUSIC: (MU)
MYTHOLOGY: (MY)
PERSONAL: (PR)
PHOTOGRAPHY: (PH)
POLITICS: (PO)
SCIENCE: (SC)
SOCIAL MEDIA: (SO)
SPORTS: (SP)
TRAVEL: (TR)
WRITING/STORYTELLING: (WR)
ADULT CONTENT: (AC)

Be sure to grab the badge and display it in your sidebar so we know you are participating and link to the A to Z Challenge Blog.

For more information we recommend you follow the A to Z Challenge Blog and the hosts:

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts
Nicole Ayers @ The Madlab Post
Author Stephen Tremp
Heather M. Gardner
AJ @ Naturally Sweet
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian
Matthew MacNish @ The QQQE
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary
S. L. Hennessy @ Pensuasion
C. Lee McKenzie @ The Write Game
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
Susan Gourley @ Susan Says
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing
Lisa Buie-Collard, Author

We also have a Facebook Page
Email address is contactatozteam@gmail.com
Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge and Twitter id is @AprilA2Z

Sign up below and join us for a month of alphabet fun!



45 comments:

  1. Wow. The excitement starts! :)

    Am I looking at the new badge? It looks beautiful!

    A big high-five to the amazing hosts!

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  2. Let the fun begin!
    Love that badge...

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  3. How many this year? Will we surpass last year's sign-ups? Will we hit 1000 by the end of the first week?

    Great start so far!

    Arlee
    Tossing It Out

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  4. What a nice badge in memory of Tina. Signed up :) #87 this year! Lowest number that I've started the challenge with for the 3 years I've been doing it :) So excited!!!!

    betty

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  5. WOOHOO! Finally, something in this gray cold winter to get excited about! :O) YIPPEE! :O)

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  6. The badge is great. Signups are really ticking up there quickly.

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  7. Hooray! The list sure is filling up fast!

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  8. My entries will be for photography. How to modify the submitted link?

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  9. Alright, 116 this year! And all ready to go. :)

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  10. Lovely! I am signing up this year for the second year in a row. With two blogs :) Lovely badge!

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  11. I need a favour. I have entered two blogs for the challenge. I forgot to add the category for the first one (WR) for my blog 'The Moving Quill/Shailaja' at #119. Can that be added by someone? Thanks!

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  12. For Tina.
    I love the badge design, and happy to be here again.

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  13. Love the badge! :) Second time participating and looking forward to it

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  14. I have seriously been waiting for this day for a year. LOL

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    1. I wish there was a like button on comments :)

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  15. I am not seeing my category, business and/or marketing, listed in the blog categories. My blog is not about social media, it is about relationship marketing. Does that mean I am not a good candidate for this challenge?

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  16. Glad to see I'm not the only dummy who forgot to add the (wr) tag after his blog name. Writers with bad reading comprehension and/or short memories unite!

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    1. Ha ha ha, I love that. With that, I am checking out your blog right away ;)

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  17. #165 - can't wait! Now to narrow down my topic.

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  18. I'll be Tweeting this post a lot in the coming weeks!

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  19. Hello all. This will be my second year taking part. Hope I haven't taken on more than I can chew!
    A huge "Thank You" to the hosts for bringing us all together.
    Entrepreneurial Goddess

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  20. Hey, Alex! I am #183. It appears I left off my code (WR). How can I squeeze that in, or is it too late?

    So many #, so soon!

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  21. Signed up and ready to go...kind of:)

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  22. There are a lot of people signed up already! I've done it for three years, but I'm not sure I'm going to do it this year, because I'll be out of town for a week in April.

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  23. I'm #39! (Best spot in 4 years!) I didn't want to stay up until 2 or 3 in the morning to get even lower, but #39 ain't bad. #atozveteran

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  24. Oops! I just entered but forgot to put my category code beside my name. If you see this, could you add an (AN) next to ANIMAL BLISS please? Thanks you!

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  25. Darn! Forgot to do this before I went to bed early this morning. I'm 255, about where I was last year I think. Why don't we mix it up next year and do the alphabet backwards?

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  26. I'm signed up. Got all the graphics on my photobucket account. Got the new badge in my sidebar. And have followed all my leaders, Now to get started on some of those entries. :)

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  27. Just stopping by to say this is going to be one fabulous April! So happy I registered early this year, and thanks very much for all the effort you put into this challenge! Last year was my first, and it made me some friends. :-) Happy day!

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  28. I'm all signed up, and am already brainstorming for blog posts! I'm excited to be taking part this year. Hoping to make lots of new friends! :)

    Missy Kirtley
    missykirtley.blogspot.com

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  29. Signed up. So now I have to start thinking about a theme >:)

    Cold As Heaven

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  30. AtoZ 2015!!! Looking forward to this! Now I just have to really focus on what my theme is going to be...I have a few ideas, but nothing solid just yet. All of you writers have it easier...you have that natural talent that some of us really have to work for!

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  31. Hi all ... I'm in ... this will be my 5th year ... looking forward to it .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Forgot .. I agree - the badge is great and thanks for including Tina in this year's A-Z ...
      It'll be fun .. frantic, but fun ... H

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  32. ARGH I completely forgot to add the (MU) at the end of my entry. #478. Looking forward to this. Just wish I didnt have to wait until April ;)

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  33. Yay!! Registered and super excited. My first A to Z challenge! I also registered (#494) but forgot to add the category code.

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    1. I forgot the category code too

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    2. The category code is non-essential unless you have Adult Content (AC). If your blog fits this category please let us know and we'll add the AC otherwise don't worry about it.

      Arlee Bird
      A to Z Challenge Co-host
      Tossing It Out

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  34. Added my link.. how much time does it take to appear the name in list?

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    1. It should appear as soon as you add it.

      Arlee Bird
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      Tossing It Out

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  35. My entry is #528. I forgot to add the categories: (Li) (PR). Could someone please either tell me how to add them or do that for me? I'd so appreciate it!
    Yours,

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