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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Our hero Amy has made it through 19 crazy letters of the alphabet - will you help her make it through the last 6? Stop by to help her decide what to do!


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:


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 :)

Sandra 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

Anonymous 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 [Retro] 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!

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 :)

#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!

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, @

AJ Lauer said...

Thanks :)

AJ Lauer said...

Did you notice what the video was? :)

XmasDolly 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.