Up to this point, if you've been keeping up with all of your daily letter posts, you've been utilizing your writing skills. "But it's just blogging," you might say. It's still writing just like writing a letter or an entry in your life journal is writing. Writing is writing the way I see it and it's up to the writer as to how good the writing is.
Undoubtedly you've read--or are at least aware of books consisting of letters written by some author or some significant person of the past. Why were those letters saved and treasured? They probably were a window into a past history which made them interesting or even important to readers years later. And often they consisted of good writing or writing that was somehow worth preserving for posterity.
Sometimes we are just hacking out posts to have content on our blog sites. It's writing nevertheless. And it's up to each of us to make that writing as good as we can. Some of our posts might be akin to first drafts for some future work we might write. Or they might be masterpieces waiting to be discovered by readers. They might be just the thing that some reader out there has been waiting to find--the idea or experience that connects them to a writer they may likely never meet in person.
If you've made it successfully to this point in the A to Z Challenge then you need to congratulate yourself. As long as you've been persistent and dedicated with your posting, you have utilized your writing skills and that is a good thing for anyone--especially anyone who thinks of themselves as a writer. In the past, A to Z has spawned books and other projects. Who knows where your A to Z blog posts might take you.
Once you've made it through the alphabet by blogging you can continue on to face new writing challenges. Perhaps it will help you blog better. Maybe you'll even want to come back for more A to Z blogging like so many have done for over a decade now.
Just a few more posts to go and then you can start planning for next year. You might even publish something as a result of your participation in this year's Challenge. Keep going to the end! You can do this!
Have you ever published something as a result of your A to Z participation? Do you think blogging helps you to be a better writer? Do you still write letters?