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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Don't Be A Stranger

What a wild ride it is to be part of this group. There is so much energy but that energy is needed. I have my own blog and am part of the IWSG admin but I still wasn't prepared last year when I volunteered to be part of this group. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes.

The administrators of the Challenge have soooo much enthusiasm and creativity. They constantly brainstorm on ways to make the challenge better every year. From the outside, it may seem like the majority of the work in done during the craziness of the challenge in April, but there's actually a lot of things going on all year long.

It has been such a privilege to be part of this but I am stepping down as an administrator this year. I'll still be helping out as someone's minion next April and I would never miss participating in the challenge but I will be leaving all that behind the scenes work to the other wonderful people of the Challenge. Thanks to Arlee Bird for starting this endeavor and for letting me be part of it. Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for asking me to step up last year. With a lot of regret, I'm stepping back this year but not out.

As an experienced A to Z'er, I'm already thinking about my theme for next year. I expect to be able to visit even more blogs than I did last year since I won't be administering anything but myself. I'll still be promoting and encouraging everyone to participate and keeping going to the end.

Finishing the Challenge is a terrific, fulfilling accomplishment. So, I'll be seeing you all in April. In the meantime, I hope you'll visit me at my personal blog, Susan Says.


  1. We'll miss you, but with your other duties, I understand. It is a lot of work all year long.

    1. I know that you of all people understand, Alex.

  2. Best wishes, Susan! Thank you for all of your hard work, and thanks for the fun!

  3. U ROCK, Susan! Thanks for all that you have done for the A to Z and the IWSG. Looking forward to keeping in touch. :O)

  4. I think you did great as an administrator! I think I wouldn't have found your blog except through A/Z :)


  5. Many thanks for making the A to Z Challenge a success,and for all the hard work you have put in.
    I love the A to Z long may it continue.

  6. Susan, it's a lot of work for sure. Great to hear you'll still participate as a minion.

  7. I can't imagine the time it takes for all to keep this going. Good job and looking forward to next year's episode of A-Z. Thanks for all your work!

  8. All the very best to you, I appreciate you for all the work you have done and look forward to connecting with you next year, thanks again.

  9. Hi Susan ... well done on all the work behind the scenes - I know Tina loved her time ... I miss her. However everyone does such a great amount of work for us active participants in the A-Z .. such a great challenge ... but you'll be here blogging away ... cheers Hilary

  10. Thank you for all that you do!
    You will be missed, but not too far away!


  11. we will miss you. i didnt hardly even got to harrass (introduce myself to) you.

  12. It is darned amazing what it takes to carry off this successful group, and everyone here works very hard. I'm stepping down as well, with regret. I'll miss the behind-the-scenes excitement!

  13. I have never administered, but I have done minioning and that was a lot of work so fully understand you stepping down


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