The Challenge starts on Friday. We hope you're all prepared, but it's okay if you're winging it, too.
Just remember, the Challenge is here to push you, so if you're feeling pushed, we're doing our jobs.
In my humble opinion, there are 3 key elements to the Challenge.
*Daily blog posts.
*Responding to comments received on daily blog posts. Optional, but recommended.
*Visiting and commenting on other participants daily blog posts. Optional, but highly recommended.
Let's face it, we can't force any of you to respond to comments, or to visit others to comment, but it is part of the Challenge guidelines and the Challenge fun.
Leaving comments on a stranger's blog can be intimidating, but let's put it in perspective.
Bloggers are people just like us and they like to get comments on their blog posts just like us!
Not every comment has to be a full paragraph, re-stating the post's premise, and quoting the author.
Leave a quick remark. Like a sticky-note. Just enough to get your point across. Something you wouldn't mind receiving on your blog.
When you do comment, think about leaving a signature so they know where you're coming from, like your name and your blog title. Something you can cut & paste quickly onto the end of your comments.
You can make a hyperlink signature as well. HERE is the latest A to Z blog post on how to create one.
Remember, the Challenge isn't just about the destination, but the journey. This is your blogging community. Make the most of it.
Heather M. Gardner
The Waiting is the Hardest Part