Monday, January 30, 2012

Blogging From A to Z

The day of reckoning has arrived! Just kidding. It is almost that exciting though. Today is the day the sign-up for the Blogging from A to Z April 2012 challenge opens up.

Sign up using the linky list at the end of this post!

A bit daunted by the concept? Fear not, you don't have to visit everyone, and it's easy to schedule several short posts ahead of time. We want to keep our posts short anyway, because the main point of the challenge is to meet new bloggers. In fact, this year, we're suggesting that all you commit to is visiting the 5-10 blogs below your name on the linky list. If you find you have time for that every day, then you can start to visit more.

No idea what I'm talking about? No worries, you can find the official A to Z blog, here. Or the A to Z Facebook page, here. If you somehow have lived in a hole for the least few months, you can meet all my other co-hosts, here.

And you don't have to sign up right now, either. If you want to mull it over for a while, no problem. On Wednesday (because this list is going to grow FAST, and slow down my blog load times) I'll be moving the list to a page right under the header of my blog. You can find it, here. Or, you can sign up at the official blog, anytime, here.

Please enter the HTML code carefully so that it is accurate. If you enter your link incorrectly, please notify us so we can correct it. You can find our emails in the CONTACT US tab on the A to Z Blog. If you do not plan to participate in the Challenge during April or your purpose is to lure visitors to an advertising site, please do not enter a link as it will be removed, save us the time and trouble.

That's it! Here's the list:

UPDATE: I have removed the A to Z sign up list, to improve load times for my new posts. Please visit the A to Z sign up page, to join the challenge.

68 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Short? Me? haha hmmm that be harder than posting everyday..haha

Miranda Hardy said...

Yeah, Pat. How will you keep it short? Lol I'm signed up and ready. Yeah!

Sarah said...

Whoa--that IS a long list already! There's no way I could commit to the A to Z challenge, but I'll certainly go visit folks who do. Happy Monday, Matt!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Everyone place your bets now - how many will we have by the end of the day?

Marta Szemik said...

250 before the end of the day. I'm totally guessing here:)

The Armchair Squid said...

I'm delighted to be doing A to Z again this year. Thank you for co-hosting.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I don't know why I don't remember it from last year. But I'll be enjoying all of your posts. I don't think I can do it. Maybe I'll change my mind after I see all you wonder people do it.

Tonja said...

Loved A-Z last year.

SA Larsenッ said...

I could have sworn I already signed up. Weird. Signing now....

Retro-Zombie said...

It's On!... I think the count will be... 273!

Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
A to Z Co-Host
IZOMBIE: Visit the Madness

Old Kitty said...

Enjoy!

Take care
x

Laura Pauling said...

Wow look at everyone who signed up and it's on the first day! :)

Emily White said...

I signed up! And yeah, I got up EARLY this morning to sign up and I'm still #93!

maine character said...

This is getting to be a tradition. Christmas, New Year's, A to Z.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I have already signed in , no:22. looking forward to the challenge as always,

Yvonne.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Holy moly, that list is long. I can't post every day. As it is, I'm blogging everyday to catch up with the comments I get on my three-times-a-week posts. I'd never catch up if I posted everyday. And I'd be so tired, I would have to take the entire May off to recover. ;)

Good luck! I'm betting 350 by the end of the day.

Bish Denham said...

Yahoo! I'm signed up and over the week-end got the letter A scheduled! I can't believe this is my third year doing this!

Justine Dell said...

Wow. Super long list! I can't commit to that kind of thing, but I applaud all those who do and actually manage to keep it up!

~JD

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

i love the (is is gif?) image you have for the a-z challenge.
makes me think that maybe i could do it...

Stephen Tremp said...

I'll go with 500. That was my original goal and I think we can do that!

LTM said...

Hmm... I might skip April altogether. LOL! Just kidding. You guys are very cool. And ambitious. shew. I think I'll have to miss this year, but geaux! <3

Siv Maria said...

Not even an hour had had passed once the list came up and there were over 80 signed up so my guess is there will be over 500 before the end of the day :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Can't wait!

Arlee Bird said...

You covered it well. And we're off. Now I gotta stop staring at Jeremy's animated badge so I can get busy here.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Joshua said...

Damn...that's a lot of people signed up...I think I just got overwhelmed...

Nicole Zoltack said...

I would love to but just can't this year. Baby #3 is gonna be consuming all of my time. Next year though, definitely!

Carolyn Abiad said...

Gosh! I can't commit to this right now, but I guess I'll be reading lots of posts in April. Good luck to all of you who plan on doing A-Z.

Colene Murphy said...

It's a huge list already!! I have to mull, but I'm so tempted.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

I totally entered this challenge. I feel like I can do it.

Lisa Gail Green said...

This was one that I really enjoyed watching last year. I never do these, but this one tempts me!

Melissa Sugar said...

Well I have officially signed up. I signed up this morning and 162 people were in front of me. This is going to be amazing.

RaShelle Workman said...

All signed up. =D

Johanna Garth said...

So cool! I don't think I'm going to do the blogger challenge but I'll definitely look forward to visiting a lot of new blogs!

Bryan Russell said...

I was hoping for an A to B challenge. I'm very dangerous over short distances.

DL Hammons said...

Yee hawwww! Here we go!! :)

Wendy Ewurum said...

Thanks Matt. Got it done on time this round. Thanks to your post.

cleemckenzie said...

If I mulled I'd never sign up. I'm for diving in and hoping I can swim!

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Already signed up - so excited and nervous.

Will said...

I signed up 15 minutes ago, and there's already 7 new additions since then :O Oh my!

Angela Brown said...

Looks like this will be another successful year for the A to Z blog challenge. I've added my name to the linky list. So excited. Now to organize...or something like that :-0

Sarah Ahiers said...

i think i've officially decided to pass again this year. I just have so much going on and it's only going to get worse by the time april rolls around

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Alex, me thinks closing on 500, maybe over that? ;)

♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Jamie Gibbs said...

I can't wait to do this again! Whooo!

TL Conway said...

Hmm... I'm still not sure about the A-Z. I want to because it's my 1yr blogging anniversary, but damn, it's a lot of work. Or, rather, a lot of planning ahead, which I suck at.

Lydia Kang said...

I wonder if you guys will hit the 1000 mark? I wouldn't be surprised!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I signed up this morning. Think I'm #118.

Christina Lee said...

Whoa, zat is ze loooong list, my zery zery, popular friend (confession: reading HP book four with my boy and can't help talking like Madame Maxine)! HAVE A GOOD WEEK!

The Golden Eagle said...

I've signed up--that's one long list! And it's only the first day.

Love the GIF.

Shannon said...

Alright. I'm in this year. =)

Candyland said...

I wish I had the time but I don't. May the force be with you.

EmptyNester said...

Just stopping by to follow you! I participated last year and loved it! Looking forward to it again this year!

Kristen Pelfrey said...

Because Matthew said so.

Michael G-G said...

I'm just going to live vicariously through you.

Deana said...

I know what you're talking about and I'm #301! Woot!

Dawn Ius said...

WOW. What a great response. I'm starting to think (stress?) about my posts already :-)

Pat Tillett said...

I promised myself that I'd participate this year and even started on some posts in advance. A big part of it to me would be finding new blogs and exposing my own to new people. That is the part that scares me. I don't think I'll have the time to do it all justice. We'll see...

Mina Burrows said...

I'm not sure I could do a post every day. I'm on the fence. Hmmmm?

Nancy Thompson said...

I'm thinking about it. I love a good blogfest though this one is rather daunting. Blogging every day? Yowza! Keeping it short? Yikes! But maybe, just maybe...

Rebecca Kiel said...

Just signed up for A to Z today! Very excited.

Heather Kelly said...

I don't think I can commit to blogging each day in April--you know, the old, writing-has-to-come-first right now thing. However, I will join in the fun, and visit with people on the linky list. :) Good luck, everyone!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Do you truly make sense of the submission process? If so, I'll return often.

It's great you signed on as a host to the A to Z challenge. This will be my third year, because I love it.

Misha Gericke said...

I am a little amped and scared at the same time. I entered both my blogs, so I'll have to do some fine planning, since that will be twelve posts a week and more than 1000 blogs in 31 days.

No. I don't so small goals. :-D

Elana Johnson said...

You have a cool code-y thingy too! I love those. Best of luck on the challenge! I don't think I can hack it. And by "think" I mean "know."

Nancy Thompson said...

All right, you convinced me. I'm #361. Even got all the topics lined up except for U, X, and Z.

Deniz Bevan said...

I had fun doing this the year before, especially with the drop caps I use, but I wonder if I could commit to it again... It'll be lots of fun following all of you, though!

Shannon Lawrence said...

I need to move my list from my blog post, too. I hadn't decided when I should do it, but I didn't think about it slowing my page. Yikes!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 A-to-Z Challenge!

Jeremy said...

I decided to sign up for the A to Z challenge. I am using today to check out the blogs of the hosts and say hello.

Kirsty said...

Hi - thanks for commenting on my blog and being our A-Z mentor type person. Liking your helpful cover letter queries - may come in useful for me soon.

Good luck for the challenge. I will have a busy day tomorrow getting ready. Why do things come around all of a sudden?

Kirsty