Saturday, March 13, 2021

Tshirt survey #atozchallenge


Our graphic artist Jeremy Hawkins has some quick questions about t-shirts. PLEASE take a moment to answer this survey. Thank you!

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Theme Reveal 2021! #AtoZChallenge

Welcome to the Great and Powerful A to Z Theme Reveal of 2021! 

Are you planning on doing a theme this year? Do share! Reveal your theme on your blog, and join the fun! Our Theme Reveal list opens today, and will be open until March 20th! 

You can sign up for the Theme Reveal with this form, and you can find the list of all the blogs participating in the Theme Reveal on this list! Make sure you visit other participants to see what fun themes everyone is coming up with!
(Please make sure you share the link directly to your Theme Reveal Post, and not your general blog!)

The Master List for the challenge will open on March 29th. Stay tuned!

Be sure to join the Theme Reveal by Saturday, March 20th! After that, the form will be closed. 

Happy A to Z! :)

Master list opens: March 29
Sign up for the main challenge then!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Double Down on the #AtoZChallenge 2021 with these Bonus Challenges

#AtoZChallenge 2021 badge

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

🎲 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?