IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The OFFICIAL MASTER LIST: https://tinyurl.com/AtoZ22 (sign-ups are closed)

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

#AtoZChallenge News and Updates

Greetings, A to Z Bloggers. 

Our graphics person, Anjela, has retired from the team. We thank her for her time and the beautiful 2022 logo. 

The team is working on more year-round content to help you blog better and faster, grow the community, and be more connected. 

Our "target audience" is, and always has been, bloggers of all ages in all genres worldwide.
We hope to inspire our fellow bloggers to keep blogging regularly and "hopping" to each other's blogs all year. ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‡

We hope to bring you more content, insights from the team, and chances to share your own blogging tips with the community. We're here for you year-round, not just in April. We're going to explore ways to expand your blogging audience. 


AND WE'RE GIVING YOU A SECOND CHALLENGE!


That's right. You asked for it; you got it. This September and October will have a low-key reverse alphabet challenge. Details coming soon. 


What about the regular April A to Z Challenge?

No significant changes. The banners, badges, forms, and sheets will remain. There will still be a Theme Reveal hop, the normal April A to Z Challenge bloghop, and the Road Trip. It's okay if you only want to visit us in March, April, and May for those events. We're just stepping the site up to give you more during the rest of the year.


What's next for the A to Z Team?

We are diligently working behind the scenes to create inspiring blog posts.

Please don't forget that the Road Trip is still going on. We're planning to throw more support to those who signed up! https://tinyurl.com/AZtrip22

We're getting someone else to do graphics. What do you think of the look of this offering?

#AtoZChallenge possible new logo #AtoZChallenge possible new logo in round #AtoZChallenge possible new social media #AtoZChallenge possible new favicon
Square, Round, Social Media, Favicon


  • Are you interested in more posts and content from the A to Z Team?
    • Would you be interested in contributing a post?
  • Are you excited about a second challenge?
  • What are your thoughts on this possible graphic set for the A to Z Challenge?

Monday, May 16, 2022

The 2022 Post A to Z Challenge Road Trip Starts Today!

Roadtrip #atozchallenge 2022

It's time for the Post A to Z Road Trip 2022! This is a great opportunity to catch up on the many blogs you would have liked to have spent more time visiting, but didn't during the Challenge, and a chance to visit the blogs of people who did the Challenge that you never got to. And, if you're one of those people who did the Challenge but didn't get a lot of visitors, this is a way to let people know that you'd appreciate a visit.

Here's what you do:

  1. Sign up for the Road Trip. There's a place where you can put in the URL of a post that you would like visitors to read first. Then, grab a copy of the Road Trip badge from the graphics page (if you want) for your home page to use as a "bumper sticker."
  2. Get copies of both the Road Trip List and the Master List. Both will be useful.
  3. Start with the Road Trip list and visit the blogs of the people who signed up there. Take some time to read their blog and their Challenge entries. Leave comments where you feel led to do so, and make sure you identify yourself as a Road Trip participant. Leave a link to your blog so they can return the favor.
  4. Then, if you have the time and inclination to do so, visit some of the blogs on the Master List that you didn't get the chance to visit. Even if they didn't sign up for the Road Trip, I'm sure they'd appreciate a visit.

There's no set time limit to the Road Trip (i.e. no specific end date), so if you wanted to, you could visit everyone who was part of this year's Challenge between now and the start of next year's Challenge. If that's what you want to do, go for it! Most importantly, have fun!

Happy Motoring!

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

#AtoZChallenge Statistics 2022

The Reflections Sign-up is CLOSED.

The Road Trip sign-up will come on May 16.

Here are some views from the last #AZchat

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Countries on the Master List this year:

  • USA =100
  • UK =24
  • India =21
  • Australia =12
  • Canada = 9
  • Denmark =2
  • Germany =2
  • Ireland =2
  • Malaysia =2
  • South Africa =2
  • Switzerland =2
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam


Chart of the most popular categories:

#atozchallenge 2022 categories


5.9% of the blogs this year were listed as ADULT.
Continuous story? 8 bloggers said yes!
No one needed people to "vote" to make the next post. Choose-your-blogging-adventure has perhaps ended?
#atozchallenge hop chart 2022
Only 2 people said they didn't intend to visit other blogs in the blog hop!

#atozchallenge Forms response chart. Question title: Author's Pronouns.
15.7% of the bloggers this year were new! WELCOME!
119 of you shared your Twitter handle, 86 shared a Facebook link, and 86 shared their Instagram. ๐Ÿ’ป


The biggest problem the team ran into was when bloggers didn't realize the Theme Reveal and the Master List for the main challenge were TWO separate events with separate sign-ups. We will work on making that clearer next year. Sorry for the confusion. 


Do any of you from the challenge feature gifts or cards for the winter holidays?
Any challenge winners interested in writing an alphabet worth of writetips? 
If you pitch an idea for a guest post (June to February), be sure we know how to reach you! (Hitting up team captain @JLenniDorner on Twitter is recommended.)