Monday, May 3, 2021

#atozchallenge Reflections 2021

Reflections 2021 #atozchallenge


Taking the after-survey can help gather your thoughts before writing your reflection post! That's also where you'll find the WINNER badge.

What did you like most and least about the challenge this year?
How did you do? What did you learn? Did you get out more, less, or as much as you put in?
Any thoughts on the shirts? Care to thank any team members?
Did you "double down" this year?


(Closes May 8!)


Did you do the scavenger hunt from A? On your reflection post, you can share with everyone how well you did and on what participating A to Z blogs you found the items on the list! Here's a reminder: 

  • A is for — Apple 🍏 
  • B is for — Bear 🧸
  • C is for — Cobweb πŸ•Έ
  • D is for — Dragon 🐲
  • E is for — Evil πŸ‘Ώ
  • F is for — Flowers πŸ’
  • G is for — Game 🎲
  • H is for — Hat πŸ‘’
  • I is for — Island 🏝
  • J is for — Jewelry πŸ’
  • K is for — Key πŸ”‘
  • L is for — Leaves πŸ‚
  • M is for — Men πŸ‘¬
  • N is for — Nuts πŸ₯œ
  • O is for — Orange 🍊
  • P is for — Pen πŸ–Š
  • Q is for — Questions ❓
  • R is for — Rainbow 🌈
  • S is for — Scissors ✂
  • T is for — Tiger 🐯
  • U is for — Uniform πŸ’‚
  • V is for — Velvet 🧢
  • W is for — Whale 🐳
  • X is for — X-ray 🦴
  • Y is for — Yellow  πŸ’›
  • Z is for — Zipper 🀐

How many of you used a dictionary of some kind to find words for the challenge?
Did you stop to think about what it took to create a dictionary?
Sean Penn and Mel Gibson's 2019 film The Professor and the Madman explores that, while delving into the lives of two real people who were largely responsible for the creation of what would become the Oxford English Dictionary. 
The critics mostly dislike the film. I thought it was good. If you're a blogger who loves words, or if you've ever been curious as to how a dictionary was compiled, or you just want to see a movie with a workaholic and someone getting treatment for mental health issues (in the 1870s), here you go. The movie is actually based on a book that is considered a biography. 

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Dino said...

Thanks for doing another brilliant job!

My reflections post:

nashvillecats2 said...

Many thanks for keeping this wonderful challenge run smoothly.


Susan Sanderson said...

Thank you all for running the challenge and your entertaining posts. My reflections post will (hopefully) be out on Thursday as I return to my usual blogging schedule.

Lilian's Tree said...

This is my reflection post. Thank you to the organisers, you do a brilliant job.

Andrea said...

As I was writing my reflections, I had this idea of having a pre-camp next March to write the posts in advance. What do you all think?

FrΓ©dΓ©rique - Quilting Patchwork AppliquΓ© said...

Thank you for the challenge!

Molly's Canopy said...

Thanks for another great challenge!

Anne M Bray said...

I scored 24/26 on the scavenger hunt (so far)!
Still searching for Cobwebs and Whales.
REALLY enjoyed your Game theme for the posts this year.

I can't say the Exit Survey gave me any things to consider for my Reflections post. It has in the past, not this time. Seemed to be all questions about logistics. And since it was embedded within the Survey post, the teeny tiny list of words for the categories was worse than trying to read directions on a prescription bottle.

Did I use a dictionary for word search? Nope.
Instead, I Google searched and searched by hashtags on Instagram for a few of the letters for the Shoes.

Thank you A-Z team!
Until next year!

Timothy S. Brannan said...

I survived another April A to Z!

This year I met and surpassed my own personal goals. I posted a Monster every day and have plenty now for my books.

I visited every blog on the list and left comments at most. I hope people enjoyed coming by to my blog.

Didn't do the scavenger hunt, but my D post was a Dragon so I at least helped out there.

I think I'll do this next year, need to see what I can think of.

Janet said...

Great job all! I didn't do the scavenger hunt but maybe I'll try that with the road trip. Here's my reflection post.

J Lenni Dorner said...

Gotta give Timothy S. Brannan props for how many comments he left! I knew he hit almost everyone (turns out it was the whole list), because I saw comments he made nearly everywhere I went. Very impressive.

Ronel Janse van Vuuren said...

Thanks for the movie recommendation. Filled in the survey and signed up for the Reflections list.

Ronel visiting for the A-Z Challenge with A-Z Reflections: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Cathy Kennedy said...

I truly appreciate all the co-hosts for doing a fabulous job this year as usual. I apologize to everyone who stopped by to visit. I'm working on catching with folks and I suspect it will take me most of this month to do it. Despite my shortcomings, I had a blast and am looking forward to 2022's A2Z Challenge. Y'all stay well on your end and come by to visit me anytime. ;)

Curious as a Cathy latest mews...2021 A to Z Challenge Reflections

Crackerberries said...

Well we come to the end, unless we are taking the road trip, which I changed my mind... just can't do it this year. I am happy that was able to share my
Reflections Hope to see you all around here and there and everywhere....and definitely next year. hmmmm wanting to think of a really cool and interesting theme.

Have a great day!

Gonz said...

Thank you for joining me in the challenge of writing 26 alphabetical articles! Let's see who else joined not only the #AtoZChallenge writing about RPGs but also #RPGBlogCarnival this time!

2 gators said...

thank you to all the team members here is my reflection post

Jemima Pett said...

Completely missed the sign-up form... my Reflections post is here:
Reflections on all the April things I did!