Sunday, May 6, 2012

My A to Z Reflections Post

The A to Z Challenge was very challenging for me.  In other aspects of my life, April 2012 will go down as one of the worst months ever.  I'm glad I had the daily posts to connect me with people and keep me writing when I otherwise wouldn't have written much. 

I was mostly was super-overwhelmed during the challenge, not from writing the posts, but from the volume of comments - no, I am definitely not complaining.  It was awesome!  I don't know how people (Alex) with 100+ comments a day can keep up.  It took a lot of effort for me, and I'm sure I missed some people, but what I was able to do was totally worth it. 

In 2011, a lot of the people I met during the challenge stayed with me for the next year and I with them.  I hope that's the case this year too.  Thanks to everyone that stopped to read my posts and for all the new followers.

39 comments:

  1. I'm glad we could be here for you during such a stressful month. Hope May is so much better for you.
    Like the new background - festive!
    And looking back, I have no idea how I kept up either...

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    1. I'm glad you were all here too. :)

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  2. Yes. I agree that this has been one of the worst months I've had during this challenge. It's been one thing after another.

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    1. I think you had some more dramatic changes than I did....It's good we kept going though.

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  3. I had a decent time during the A to Z Challenge. I am glad for the new pals I met during April as well as the people that stopped by my blog.

    I hope things get much better for you in the month of May!

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  4. I'm glad that we could be there for you. Hope May gets better.

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  5. Sorry to hear you had a bad month. I just popped by from Julie's blog, Empty Nest Insider, to say hi.
    Rosalind Adam is Writing in the Rain

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  6. I think April was challenging for a bunch of us. I enjoyed your posts during the challenge and look forward to more in the future. :)

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  7. Did you change your blog template? It's so bright and shiny...very friendly. I've enjoyed reading all your A-Z posts. :)

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    1. I did change it. It's kind of ultra pink, isn't it? I enjoyed your posts too.

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  8. Don't stress about the comments, just do what you can :) So sorry the month was so difficult and crazy, hopefully things will just get better, right?

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  9. I hope you're starting to feel better, Tonja, and I hope May is a much better month for you.

    Did we meet in last year's challenge? At any rate, I know I've been in touch with you for at least a year and am glad for the fine company.

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    1. Yes, I'm pretty sure we did. I'm enjoying the company too. I'm planning on doing your post tomorrow.

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  10. Here's to hoping that May is the complete opposite of April.
    Thanks for sticking with us during your tough times.
    Congrats on the challenge and thanks for the support.
    Heather

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    1. Thanks. I enjoyed your Stormy posts. :)

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  11. It's amazing how much you accomplished during a bad month. This shows what a strong person you are, and how you don't let anything keep you down. Thanks for your constant support during the challenge, and I have a good feeling about May! Julie

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  12. It sounds like you had a tough month. I'm on catchup around the AtoZ. The one thing your comments show is the ammount of support you had and gave to those who were able to do the AtoZ with you.

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    1. I agree - I definitely got support. I couldn't ask for more.

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  13. Challenging month for me too... I had to catch up a few times... I think I like the background too! <3

    Good Luck in the future, hope to see you around!


    English Speaking Zone

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  14. Reflection is a good thing, You have done a great job on the A to Z Challenge...
    Hopefully you were able to use one of my banners/badges for the Challenge, had as much fun designing them as seeing them around the blog world.

    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    A to Z Co-Host
    My New Book:
    Retro-Zombie: Art and Words

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    1. I did see your badges everywhere. Very nice artwork.

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  15. I couldn't keep up with the comments either. I tried, but I know there's no way I can actually catch up. I guess everything combined is what makes the April A to Z a challenge. Thanks for hanging in there.


    Lee
    A Faraway View
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. It was fun. Thanks for hosting and for the great idea to do it in the first place. :)

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  16. Yes it was a big month, and it was hard to keep up with it all, but it wouldn't be a challenge if it was easy! I hope the month of May is enjoyable for you!

    CarolynBrown-Books

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    1. It seemed easy last year. Selective amnesia on my part probably.

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  17. Congratulation on finishing the challenge. I didn't visit all blogs during the challenge but, cross my heart, I'm visiting every single one with reflections post!

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    1. I don't see how anyone could visit all of them. It was amazing how many people participated. Very cool.

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  18. Hi Tonja .. many thanks for coming by my blog early in the A - Z challenge - I just toddled along, now I'm trying to catch up.

    It sounds as though your April was challenging, let alone joining in the Challenge - well done for finishing .. just hope May and the rest of the year is easier for you ..

    Cheers Hilary

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  19. So sorry April was a bad month for you. I got lucky, life waited until after the challenge to decide to kick my butt! Glad to have found you during the challenge :)

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  20. I am stopping by to catch some of the blogs that I missed during the challenge. I'm going to follow to see what else you have to say

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