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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Double Down on the #AtoZChallenge 2021 with these Bonus Challenges

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Take a gamble on yourself and your blog by completing one (or more!) 
bonus 2021 A to Z Challenges!

๐ŸŽฒ Bet on yourself to do more this April.

Here are some ideas:

  • Ask the audience in March to give you prompts/ ideas for April - interaction challenge
  • More comments on your blog - marketing challenge
    • Check how many comments you've previously gotten during the A to Z Challenge
    • Figure out what you can do to increase that number!
      • Use the #AtoZchallenge hashtag in your post titles
      • Share your posts on more social media sites
      • Comment more on the blogs of others
    • Share your results and what you learned in your reflections post!
  • Double your commenting - comment challenge
    • Figure out how many comments you've left in April in the past, double it!
    • Figure out how many blogs you commented on during past challenges, double that number of blogs!
  • Grow a new friendship with a blogger - connection challenge
  • Spread the gratitude - philanthropy challenge
    • Come up with ways to thank the A to Z team
    • Help to Promote the A to Z Challenge
    • Thank those who comment on your blog
    • Include a recommendation (each letter day) of other blogs you follow
  • Take a gamble on lesser-known authors - marketing philanthropy challenge
    • Spend the month leaving reviews for self-published authors
    • Invite indie authors to do "book blog tours" on your blog in April
    • Mention one debut author for each letter day
  • Get more bloggers to sign up for the challenge - philanthropy challenge
  • Mix a second blog hop in during the A to Z Challenge - time management challenge
  • June to January ideas - brainstorm challenge
    • Pitch ideas to the team for possible future posts for this blog
  • Add 5-second to 30-second videos (shorts) to your posts - multimedia challenge
  • Get your daily posts links on two or more social sites (Twitter, Facebook, Insta, Pin, etc) - social media challenge

The amount of dots on a 6-sided die is 21.
According to physician Duncan MacDougal, 21 grams is the weight of a human soul.
21 means time for new beginnings and changes.

Don't feel like you can do a bonus challenge? It's okay! We just wanted to offer a little something more for those who want to gamble on themselves this year.

COMING ON March 8:

The A to Z team is being interviewed and honored! Check it out.

Operation Awesome award

The Theme Reveal will open.

Gambling problem?


Janet said...

Great ideas guys! I'm looking forward to the A to Z and will definitely try some of these additional challenges.

Janet’s Smiles

nashvillecats2 said...

Wonderful ideas am looking forward to the challenge.


Jemima Pett said...

Great ideas as always.
I’m doing a limited A to Z this year, but I’m open to guest book blogging, especially for letter D or M (or my initials!)
Contact me at


Lisa said...

Love some of these challenge ideas! Can you share the link where we can sign up to participate? Thanks!

Mary B said...

Great ideas! I've incorporated a few of the challenges already. Have about half of my posts written for April, but should have them all pre-written and scheduled before the month starts. I'm taking guesses on my blog as to what my theme will be this year.

Raun said...

Hi, I would love to participate but how do I go ahead.. really new to this.

Lisa said...

I've been looking forward to this! My challenge is participating with both my blogs. I like the prompt idea challenge, but it's too late to do that now, I've already started.

Srivalli Rekha said...

Great ideas! Though I'll probably stick to the easiest one and share the links on two SM platforms.

Nilanjana Bose said...

Excellent ideas! Chuffed to see WEP on there - thank you!

Anne M Bray said...

Lots of good ideas! I do some already, there is always room for MORE. Haha.

Thanks for posting this.

JOY said...

So excited! I am doing "Authors and Artists" for 2021 and would love to invite any artists or authors from the community who'd like to be considered to be featured on my blog in April. Please fill out this Google Form so I can get back to you -


J Lenni Dorner said...

@Lisa @Raun

Come back here on March 29 to sign up.
There will be instructions.

@Nilanjana -- Chuffed! There's a word I haven't encountered in over twenty years. Very nice.

Pr@Gun said...

Wow, these seem to be some great ideas. Excited for AtoZ April 2021.
I'm doing AtoZ of mommy roles we play in the journey of motherhood.