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Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge after survey opens on May 3, 2019. Reflections open on May 6.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday #AtoZChallenge style!

When I realized that the letter T fell on a Thursday this year I KNEW I had to do a Throwback Thursday (#TBT) post for you all!

So I asked all the co-hosts to send me a link to their very first A post for the Challenge. It's fun to see how long we all have been participating - turns out 2012 was a good crop year for co-hosts - and also how our topics (and comments!) have changed. Click on our links below to take a step back in time!

Check 'em out:
Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out 
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh 
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts 
Nicole Ayers @ The Madlab Post 
Author Stephen Tremp (Due to a catastrophic SPAM battle with Google, Steve only has his A post from last year :( But we promise he's been around awhile!)
Heather M. Gardner 
AJ Lauer 
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian 
Matthew MacNish @ The QQQE
Zalka Csenge Virág @ The Multicolored Diary and MopDog 
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 

I was going to post the #1 single on the charts on April 1, 2010 but it was a song by Rihanna and I made y'all suffer through twerking last week so I didn't think it would be nice to do that to you again :)

And also because it's T and this fits into the Throwback theme, Tina's post welcoming me to Tina's Terrific Team in 2013 after she cajoled me into giving her an embarrassing childhood photo... <3

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24 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Stephen's been around since the second Challenge but Blogger ate that blog.
I was pleasantly surprised with mine from 2010.
Will check out the others.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And I sent my T post instead of my A post - sorry!

kaykuala said...

T for a Throwback. Hank is new in the game though:

http://imagery77.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-shade-above-all-others.html

Hank

lyndagrace said...

Wow, I didn’t realize that I have participated in the challenge since 2012. I went back to my A post in 2012. Hmm, pretty good. I enjoyed reading it :)
http://www.lganhouraway.com/2012/04/z-challenge-todays-letter-is-for.html

Sandra Meek Wilkes said...

This is my first challenge. I am surrounded by such prolific writers....I didn't know what I was getting myself into... but it has been fun. Been blogging for years as a place for my thoughts.
Creating Life Beautifully - A to Z Challenge

TheCyborgMom said...

Of course I had to go and see what Arlee posted since this is his brainchild...very cool. I love the idea of a Throwback Thursday A to Z post :) That's actually not a bad idea for a theme!
Katie @TheCyborgMom

Patricia Lynne said...

My first post for the challenge was memorable because I got married that day and talked about that. Maybe that's why I'm so fond of this challenge. =D

~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
Story Dam
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Thank you for the Throwback, it's been Terrific! Nice shout out o the gear! It's funny to see the joy we had on the challenge from year to year!

Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

There's no earthly way of knowing.
Which direction we are going!

HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I was so nervous that year and so excited when I got 13 comments. And your childhood picture is adorable.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

And this was a great idea. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi AJ - what a great post .. with all the links and reminding us of how far the Challenge has come - I was one of Tina's minions for a couple of years .. this year is so sad - we had such a great relationship ...

Great T for Thursday .. cheers Hilary

Nicole said...

What a cool roundup of how far all of the co-hosts have come since their first foray into A-Z land and yes T for Tina fits nicely into this Throwback Thursday theme! I cannot believe I've been doing the challenge since 2011. Yikes!

On another note, I could jam to Rihanna all day long. In fact, I did that very thing one day last week. It was a blast :)

~Nicole
#AtoZChallenge Co-Host
Blogging @ The Madlab Post

AJ Lauer said...

Oh, I love me some Rihanna. The song was bad boy and the video is a bit racy, so.. Since I treated everyone to some pretty juicy twerking last week I figured it wouldn't be nice to put up something so steamy again :)

AJ Lauer said...

Haha that's ok. You can fix it if you want :)

Heather M. Gardner said...

What a great post! I think this was a great idea. I love going back to read our old stuff!
Heather

Lisa said...

Me too, what Heather said! I read everyone's except Matthew's because his link just went to a youtube video! OMG, mine was so WORDY and no graphics and boy, a lot has changed since then, thank goodness! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

AJ Lauer said...

Thanks :)

AJ Lauer said...

Did you notice what the video was? :)

Marie Moody said...

Oh boy, this is a good one, and I better go do mine real quick. Maybe someone will stop by hehehe Love this idea, but not to worry I thought of something else. Thanks for sharing though. have a good night!

J.L. Campbell said...

I wasn't sure what to expect that first year, but haven't missed it since then, even when I tell myself I can't :D

emilia.m said...

this is a first time for me - I never took part in AZ challenge before... and I am already scared - what will happen in May? And June? and so on? :D are there any other challenges for the rest of the year?

S. L. Hennessy said...

This was such a great throwback!

Andrea said...

Fantastic idea for the thursday throwback!

Michelle Wallace said...

What a great idea!
I visited a few old A-posts...
Very interesting to see that there were 1718 sign-ups for the 2012 challenge.