May 6, 2018

My 2018 AtoZ Challenge Reflection -"I Survived"

I blogged the AtoZ Challenge every day in April and all's I got was this computer-generated T-shirt.
Literally, I still haven't received my AtoZ blogging T-shirt. Overall my experience was depressing and regrettably will not be doing this again. I think the only reason I finished was that all my posts were completed ahead of time and I was committed. That's all. I scheduled them all in March to go up every day for April at the stroke of midnight. I felt that leaving my link daily didn't make a difference and it was cumbersome for me because I do not know how to schedule the link as I had to wait until midnight every night just to get my link in before I went to bed. What an inconvenience! I did tweet my post out on Twitter every day but I felt disassociated if I didn't visit other blogs because nobody was visiting me it seemed. This year there was not a whole lot of blogs that I enjoyed, but the outstanding ones were unforgettable. Like the girl who baked cakes, or the graphic art skills of others and the iPad sketches. Arts and crafts were probably my favourite AtoZ blogs especially the ones about food, baking or sharing a favourite recipe. I didn't receive as many comments as I would have liked and that was such a bummer. I think I would have been discouraged had I not written my posts in advance IDK. I know my theme wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but I hope you all enjoyed the experience and the challenge more than I.


  1. Jackie, so sorry this wasn't a great experience. Your right not many people even stop by much now adays, not like the old blogging days when every post got at lease 1 comment! happy blogging I am going thru your a to z post again! I did enjoy the first time around
    A) because you put your time and effort into it
    B) we learned more about you

  2. It's a shame you didn't enjoy the challenge but well done on sticking with it until the end anyway

  3. i wasn't aware this challenge existed. I am horrible at challenges. So much pressure. I am sorry you didn't enjoy it. :(

  4. Oh no Jackie, sorry to hear that this challenge didn't work out all the wonderful for you. Did you finally get your t-shirt?

    1. Yes, I did. It took a long time and it wasn't worth it either lol

  5. It sounds like such a fun challenge. I'm sorry it was disappointing to you. Maybe you should create your own challenge next year!

  6. Sorry, they did that to you. Yes, blogging is not what it used to be. I blogged long ago and stopped for years and then started my book blog and I am more happy with the book blog then the old blog. Yet it still not the same. I hope you get your t-shirt or maybe you have already. I blog for me not not for others and if someone doesn't like it, they don't have to come back. I just want to post about books. It's my passion besides my family and nursing. =)

  7. So sorry that this wasn't more enjoyable for you. I haven't done this challenge but I have seen it on other blogs. It sounds like it would take a big commitment and I know I probably wouldn't enjoy it either.


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