When does the Challenge start?

The first post for letter A will start on April 1st and continue every day thereafter except on Sundays. 

What is the Challenge?


Where can I sign-up for the Challenge?
(Updated 2023)
The sign up post for the Master List will be on March 26, 2023. http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2023/03/atozchallenge-2023-master-list-sign-up.html Closes April 9!

Is this the Blogchatter Challenge?
No. We are not affiliated with Blogchatter®, theblogchatter.com, or #BlogchatterA2Z.
There are also other bloggers cloning us. We cannot control that.

Is my blog considered Adult Content (AC)?
(Updated 2018)
Due to The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge being open to all blogs, and bloggers of all ages, if your blog shouldn't be read by younger participants, then marking it as Adult Content is required.

What is adult content?
·         Excessive Violence — If your blog reads like a how-to guide for Hannibal Lecter, you have excessive violence. If you've written the A to Z guide of how to beat up anyone, make bombs, and kill without detection, you have excessive violence.
·         Nudity for sexual purposes — If you write erotica, you have adult content. This gets tricky with art blogs. If you fall into a gray area, ask the challenge hosts for a ruling before April.
·         Strong and frequent harsh language — If the F word is being used as a verb, or it is used more than three times in a blog post, that is considered adult content. If your every blog post drops at least three curse words, that is adult content.

Adult Content blogs are not written for children. The purpose of the rating is to protect the young and those sensitive to such topics. Those people are not the core audience for such blogs, would not follow such blogs, and possibly present legal trouble if they land on adult blogs.
Need to ask a question? Our email address is: atozteam2018@gmail.com

Do you have a list where we can quickly reference which letter goes with which day?
(Updated 2023)

There are a lot of people who believe in reciprocal comments.
They also believe if they can't find your blog in the first three tries, they'll rightly give up.
Here's where they are most likely to look for you:

  • The link you left on the comment form on their blog.
  • Your Blogger or commenting profile, if their blog uses that and yours works.
  • The name of your blog on our Master List. (Which only works if you've given that information.)

So you could sign your comments with your URL. Or as "John Doe of Blog Name." ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ˜Ž

Are any of the team members an Amazon Associate?
“As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.” - J Lenni Dorner

What is a direct blog link?

Here are examples to best explain:

http://www.what-are-they.com Website of J Lenni Dorner
This is a blog hop, not a website hop. Save that link for your fanclub.

https://jlennidorner.blogspot.com/ Direct blog link to the blog of J Lenni Dorner
This is what you use on the MASTER LIST.

https://jlennidorner.blogspot.com/2023/03/proof-of-existence-atozchallenge-theme.html Direct link to a blog post.
Do you see how long it is? It has the date and the post title. It only goes to one post, not the whole blog.

What is the difference between a Twitter URL, handle, and hashtag?

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator. It is an address on the Internet.

A Twitter URL is a direct link to your Twitter page.

https://twitter.com/AprilA2Z  That is the URL for the A to Z Challenge.

@AprilA2Z  That is the handle for the A to Z Challenge. Note the "@" symbol.

https://twitter.com/AprilA2Z/status/1101278721598783489  That is a link to a Tweet.

#AtoZchallenge  That is the hashtag for the A to Z Challenge. Note the "#" symbol.

What is the difference between a Facebook Page, Profile, and Group?

https://www.facebook.com/atozchallenge That is the A to Z Challenge page on Facebook. A Facebook page is public. Users can "like" and follow a page.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/IWSG13/ That is the Facebook Group for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. A group can be public or private. Users join groups.

https://www.facebook.com/johltonehandtyping That is a Facebook Profile. Users friend each other. Some profiles are more private than others.

https://www.facebook.com/j.lennidorner/posts/2011082412341477 That is a direct link to a Facebook post. Sometimes the links won't show anything depending on the privacy settings of the user.

Where is your GDPR and Privacy policy?

Here: GDPR and Privacy

Disabling Word Verification - How to Video

Comments are an integral part of blogging and being able to leave a comment without having to jump through the Word Verification hoop is a real plus. If you are new to Blogger and are taking part in the upcoming A to Z Challenge we strongly recommend disabling the Word Verification function... Click HERE to see this helpful how-to video.

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