IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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


Monday, April 11, 2016

I'm Falling Behind! #atozchallenge

I’m Falling Behind!

Is that you right now? Don’t panic!

Falling behind on posts? Fortunately, they’re short. Set aside thirty minutes and write and schedule two or three. Then you’ll be ahead.

Falling behind visiting other blogs? Set aside Sundays to visit new ones. Just do what you can.

Falling behind on returning comments? If you’re commenting on blogs who are not returning yours, just skip those for now. Focus on your visitors.

Yes, it is a Challenge! But we are doing it to have fun as well. And make new friends. We might have to stretch a bit, but we can accomplish all that and enjoy ourselves in the process.


Co-host Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh is the author of Amazon Best-Sellers CassaStar, CassaFire, CassaStorm, and Dragon of the Stars, and his blog can be found HERE

58 comments:

Seena said...

Little nervous about the next two weeks... But loving the experience!

Cheers,
Seena
#AtoZChallenge- I is for Immunizations

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Not falling behind in posts, the visiting all the cool places... that is my downside... so I invite you all to my place. :)

Very Nice Post... but you know that, that's why you posted it! Right!

Welcome in the letter "I"... thank you!
Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2016]

Stop over and find a free "SIX STRINGS: BLOGGING AtoZ CHALLENGE" Here: http://www.jmhdigital.com/

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

Kell Smurthwaite said...

I spend part of Sunday setting up my posts for the week to pot automatically. Takes the pressure off considerably and means I don't go a few days and then go, "Damn! I haven't done the A-Z challenge all week!"

Susan Scott said...

Thanks AJ! Ya a mission - your advice is good!

i b arora said...

but i'm not falling behind, thanks anyway

Jeff Bushman said...

Keeping up so far...barely!

Anonymous said...

thanks, AJ :) keeping up so far and I'm really enjoying the experience :)
https://ladyleemanila.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/i-is-for-isabellina-phlox/

Heather M. Gardner said...

We can do it!

Heather

Nilanjana Bose said...

I am bad at skipping :) but managing to keep head above water till now...thanks for the encouragement!

Nilanjana
Madly-in-Verse

Donna H said...

I'm falling behind on getting posts scheduled. Many of the contributors to Girl Who Reads have already sent me their posts. But I still need to format and schedule them. Hopefully, now that my taxes are done (I do my own) I'll be able to get a bit more time to set up these posts.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex - great advice ... and yes ... we just need to adjust as we can ...

All the best to one and all - Hilary

Lisa Blair said...

I am behind in visiting other blogs for sure (there are so many!), and my posts for the week aren't finished yet :/ April is such a busy month for me but I love this challenge so I am just doing my best. This post made me feel a little better about it though, thank you!

Lisa @ Zen and Pi // Come say hello :)

jazzy tower said...

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Hi Everyone! A good Monday to all:)
Pat

jazzy tower said...

https://thoughtsandentanglements.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/icon/

Hi Everyone! A good Monday to all:)
Pat

betty said...

I am skipping those that don't comment or I'll read them every other day type thing or if I have time at the end of the day. Otherwise, keeping on track here.

betty

Caitlin Greer said...

I am having an issue with writing this much :P. Normally I write once or twice a week and I have to remind myself to not write a book. This writing almost every day for just a few minutes it driving me slightly nuts. And I am behind on visiting. I planned on doing this over the weekend, but that didnt work out lol.

Caitlin Cummings
The Girl Rambles

Michelle Wallace said...

Last year, I fell behind slightly and vowed that it wouldn't happen this year. So far, so good!
Writer In Transit

lyndagrace said...

I started out ahead. I'm not behind but not ahead anymore either. Thanks for the encouragement!

Debbie D. said...

You can write two or three posts in 30 minutes??! I'm slow and pedantic - takes at least an hour to put one together! Definitely falling behind! I've yet to write posts M-Z and keeping up with comment responses is incredibly difficult, as there are so many. That's a nice problem to have, though. :) Then there's real life, which frequently intrudes. Every year I vow to get all post completed before April 1st and every year, something has screwed up that plan. Next time, I'll start 6 or 7 months ahead.

Juli Hoffman said...

Still posting... YAY!

https://julihoffman.com/2016/04/11/i-is-for-isolation-atozchallenge/

Patricia Lynne said...

My posts are all scheduled so that's not a problem for me. Visiting has been tricky this year, but I've been managing okay.

~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Story Dam
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

Shivani Maurya said...

Hm ya I am falling behind 😦
Thanku for encouragement 😊 I am back!
Positive Vibes ✌
I for I am beauty redefined 😇👱
http://smartshivani.blogspot.in/2016/04/i-for-i-am-beauty-i-am-beauty-redefined.html?m=1

Anonymous said...

I've written all my posts, but Z. I try to answer to comments daily, at least several times a week and I follow already about 10 blogs which take part in this challenge and I write a comment every other day or so...
But as I started to learn norwegian I am really behind visiting new blogs. Instead I was learning to count from one to twenty last week in norwegian. I am afraid this week might come the numbers from 21 to 100...

ClaoWue
from
Potpourri

Jean M Cogdell said...

Some days feels as if I'm on a treadmill, accomplishing little.

Nissa Annakindt said...

I started off with great hope, three good posts in a row. But then I was distracted by illness and household emergencies (got some baby ducklings who got chilled by unseasonable BLIZZARD.)
Another distraction was that my A to Z posts with their zombie apocalypse theme might put off blog readers who don't care for zombie fiction. I feel like I've got to give my readers some of my regular topics, too. So I am hoping to write shorter A to Z posts to post in the morning, and schedule another one for later in the day on another topic. Where time for my actual writing will come in I don't know.

Nissa
http://myantimatterlife.wordpress.com

Pam Margolis said...

will there be food, Jeremy?

Pam Margolis said...

thats why we encourage short posts! when you fall behind you can catch up more easier. hopefully!

Narayana Rao said...

Thank you for the good suggestions.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

As a minion I'm having a lot of fun! I get to read everybody.
I is for... Interesting!

Carrie-Anne said...

I fell a bit behind in visiting the right blogs the first week, though thankfully, the blogs I've been visiting this week have a much higher rate of participation. Hopefully, that was just bad luck in the beginning, and from now on I won't encounter a majority of blogs that never started the Challenge or haven't even posted in over six months or several years.

shortybear said...

love this challenge

Joy said...

Loving the challenge! Today has to do with Jonny Lee Miller + Bill Clinton + Keith Urban... Wonder what they have in common? Come find out at The Joyous Living - Jx

Tamara Narayan said...

Haven't fallen behind, but am always scrambling to stay caught up.

Pat Garcia said...

I have fallen behind in returning thanks but have kept up with visiting all blogs that visit me. It is stressful but I am enjoying the Challenge.

Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

Shalom,
Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

Joy said...

Ditto!


Joy @ The Joyous Living

Joy said...

Yay for minions :D


Joy @ The Joyous Living

Joy said...

Boo hiss. Glad you've found better blogs to follow this week :)


Joy @ The Joyous Living

Joy said...

Loved hearing from you the first couple days of the challenge.


Joy @ The Joyous Living

Joy said...

Two thumbs up! :)


Joy @ The Joyous Living

Robin McCormack said...

I'm staying a couple days ahead with posts. This has been great in getting back into the groove of posting daily and having fun doing so. Doing my best to check out 5 new to me blogs a day. I too had to finish taxes yesterday so that took up quite a bit of time. Will catch up with commenting today.

Jane Helms said...

I fell ahead. Oops. Posted I on Sunday (rats - our one day off!), and J today, thinking today was Tuesday. Zounds. Battiness aside, I am enjoying the challenge.

Lori said...

Trying to do both, follow blogs and make comments. More time consuming than I thought to write a blog a day, especially since I have to post ahead. Vacation coming up last week in April.
www.lorihenriksen.com

Jen Chandler said...

This post was a huge breath of fresh air! I have pre-posted my blogs up to "P" but I feel so far behind on reading! Catching up on comments when I can. Whew! A Challenge indeed!!
Thanks for the encouragement :D

mshatch said...

I just finished writing my last few posts so I'm good there, and I've been commenting back. I have not however managed to visit as many new blogs as I would like.

Jo said...

I still have 3 posts to write. W X and Y. There are still a number of people who don't leave sufficient information for one to return their visits. If only everyone would have a hyperlink signature. Some people I have visited several times have not returned the visits so I will not be visiting them again I guess.

J.L. Campbell said...

Good advice. I wrote up a chunk on the weekend. Going to make those return visits too.

Anonymous said...

Was thinking I had to write J, but just learned we had Sunday off! Thank you for all your hard work. I'm loving every minute of my first time!

Twitter @beyondsad2016
www.therealdaniel.com

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Yes, yes, falling behind I is. Yoda say too.

Cheryl-Lynn Roberts said...

Now that was fun! https://tracesofthesoul.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/i-is-or-imagination-blogging-from-a-to-z/

#1Nana said...

One thing I've learned in retirement is that I don't HAVE to do anything! I'll do what I can and be happy for the experience.

Deepti Agarwal said...

Till now I have been successful .. Loving to read so many different blogs.. Getting so many visitors ... This is simply fun.. hope to survive this time too as last year and earn my survivors badge :)

http://serendipityofdreams.blogspot.in/2016/04/jukebox.html

Deborah R. Hawkins said...

I'm catching up when my computer is lagging at work. lol

Floridamom said...

I did some exploring on Sunday and found it more leisurely than trying to visit so many blogs every day. I still visit daily, but felt that Sunday gave me more time.

The only problem I have now is finding too many blogs I like. I know I'll not be able to keep up with all of them when this is over.

http://floridamom-nature.blogspot.com/

bellybytes said...

Thanks for this strategy to cope. I've already stopped commenting and following those people who don't bother to either reply or visit my blog in return.

Ls said...

So far..I have made it. Don't know about tomorrow.

Ls said...

So far..I have made it. Don't know about tomorrow.

A Momma's View said...

You must be incredibly busy!

Aditya Sinha said...

Nice to be with all.

Here are my takes with I
I Love You : http://facetsofadienglish.blogspot.in/2016/04/thats-for-today-with-i.html
Id-Ul-Zoha : http://facetsofadishortstories.blogspot.in/2016/04/i-for-id-ul-zoha-bakra-eid-eid-ul-adha.html