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For the 2017 Challenge we're trying something new--no Linky List! So if you're looking for a list--stop now. It's really not so bad. Now you'll have many options for discovering participant blogs--blogs that are actually participating in the Challenge. For more info click on the link at the top of the sidebar on the right hand side of your page.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Away We Go! #atozchallenge
Are we ready!
Can you keep up the enthusiasm throughout the entire month?
The opening day of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge is always the biggest one. There's lots of blog action and optimism heading out of the starting gate. It's important to pace yourself over the next few weeks. As the cliche goes, this is not a sprint it's a marathon.
Those who have prepared posts ahead of time will be in pretty good shape for the month, but if you don't have your posts finished the race is not lost. Now what you have on your hands is the essence of what a Challenge is all about.
No matter how you've approached the A to Z Challenge, it can be done and done with great success. Personally my first time around I started without posts prepared ahead of the game as well as in later Challenges with the entire month's posts completed before starting day. It's a matter of willingness to finish and the fortitude to get it done.
Do you have what it takes to succeed this April? I think you do, but the bottom line is that you have to believe that you've got it and then show the rest of us that you can do it.
Forget about discouragement and fear of failure. This is a Challenge. Overcoming the negatives of your thinking is the point of staying in the game to the very end. Not getting the visits and comments that you'd like to have means that you need to get out to visit and comment on other sites. Like any job, if you don't do the necessary work, you don't get your payday.
This April the A to Z Challenge is your second job and for some maybe even your full time job. If you're working to make your blog great then you should work as hard as you can to be successful. If you're here to have fun then that's fine as well--we emphasize the fun factor of A to Z.
However you approach this Challenge, in the end you get as much as you put into it. You can finish and you can finish big if you set your mind to that aim.
The A to Z Team is rooting for you and we're here to help you. Stay focused on that finish line. You'll be glad you met the Challenge and you'll be a better blogger in doing it.
Let's go A to Z Bloggers!