IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge sign ups OPEN on March 1, 2019.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Link to View the Master List and an Announcement

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nZ7UupzB78MvJnraN9khkLJT3jM6uOP1LTDc8gaQluY



That is to VIEW the list.
It is recommended you make a COPY of the list

AFTER sign-ups are closed.


If you make a copy now, it will not update as more people join.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UBrVtvGoVSOhhq-3kQMTmrxqED6auxlf/view
Instructions on using this method were provided last year.

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2019/03/master-list-atozchallenge-2019-and-post.html To sign-up, click here.
You must use the Google Form to sign up. You cannot input your data on the sheet.

To quickly check if you are on the Master List, go to it https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nZ7UupzB78MvJnraN9khkLJT3jM6uOP1LTDc8gaQluY and use the find function (Ctrl+F, or Edit > Find), then type the name of your blog.

Co-hosts cannot, and will not, sign you up. Do not sign up blogs that are not yours.
You must use the Google Form to get on the Master List. The Google Form may also provide an option to edit your response.


Announcement:

We have done away with the daily lists.



This was discussed at length.
  • The daily lists confused some people.
  • Some people were upset that they had to spend 36 seconds a day to get on the daily lists.
  • There was too much debate about how long the daily lists needed to stay open.
  • Some people weren't making copies with all the blogs.
  • Some people weren't able to get on the list before it closed.

The drawback is that there may be some "dead" links as the month goes on.
Keeping the Master List perfect requires several hours a day. People have tried, and have run away screaming.
So the Master List might not be perfect. The team will do the best we can to remove spam and inappropriate links.
HOWEVER, if blogs drop out in April, we won't be cleaning the list to reflect it.

Here's the thing though:
Most of you will make your own copy of the list anyway. (Hopefully you'll wait until sign-ups close on April 6. Or go back and grab the information on the blogs you may have missed.)
Therefore, we won't be able to edit YOUR private copies anyway. If you find a blog that dropped out, and you've made a copy of the Master List for yourself, just delete it on your copy. Or don't. We'll never know.
The daily lists were less popular than the Master List. That's something we learned from the after survey.

We urge you not to make personal copies of the current Master List until more bloggers have had a chance to sign-up.
Several people have asked for the link so they can make sure they signed up. That's why this is being shared now instead of later, as planned.
Please keep spreading the word about the challenge to all the bloggers you know.

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9 comments:

Sara said...

Hi, how do I update my sign-up if I realize I made a mistake on some of the info?

Gattina said...

I am too moody to sign in for such a challenge ! Maybe when you arrive at Z I will join with Zoo ...

Lisa said...

Thank you for all of this information!

Natalie said...

I'm excited to take part again (this year will be my 2nd time)! :) But I have a question about the "adult content" tag. For my last A-Z challenge I wrote a crime/thriller - it isn't excessive violence, nor gory, but it does have a couple of murders in there and normal crime/thriller things. I saw that the instructions said to ask if I wasn't sure, so would a crime/thriller like that be considered adult content or not? I don't think it is (I would class it YA and up), but I also don't want to do the wrong thing.

Ashmita Chatterjee said...

Signed up and gearing up!

Narayana Rao said...

Yes. Active on Twitter on FaceBook with the message: #AtoZChallenge 2019 A to Z April Blogging Challenge Bloggers: Write in March and Market in April
A to Z April Blogging Challenge Bloggers: Write in March and Market in April

J Lenni Dorner said...

Natalie-
Tom Clancy type- you're good to go.
Saw movie franchise? That's adult.
Clear it up?

Sara-
On the confirmation page, click the Edit your response link. You'll be able to see your previous answers and make edits. Once you click Submit on the form, these changes will be reflected in the form owner's spreadsheet and in the summary of responses.

Narayana Rao -
Hopefully you filled out the form, as a comment doesn't sign you up.

Red said...

Good for you!
No one should volunteer for any job that makes them run away screaming. You guys do enough work organizing and visiting, and educating people on how-tos.

I'm excited and terrified to be a part of this again this year!

Retired Knitter said...

Hey, thank you for using Pop Up for comments. I have some much trouble leaving comments on Embedded blogs.

I just linked my blog to participate in the Reveal portion of this event. Just wondering, is there a place where you can view participants Reveal posts. I haven't found that - unless you visit everyone on the Master List to see if they have a Reveal post.

Thank you for all the hard work and effort that this challenge needs and you have provided!!!