Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A to Z Sign Up List is Now Open!


The sign-up list opens today – but read first before adding your name!

The A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays. And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day. We recommend short posts, turn off Word Verification, and visit five blogs (or more) a day beginning with the one after yours on the list.

This year we are adding categories for those looking for like-minded blogs. Select ONE category code and enter it after your blog’s name. This is purely optional. However, if your blog has adult content, you MUST mark it (AC) or it will be removed from the list. Here are the codes:

1. WRITING : (WR)
2. BOOKS: (BO)
3. FILM : (FM)
4. PHOTOGRAPHY: (PH)
5. GARDENING: (GR)
6. CRAFT: (CR)
7. ART: (AR)
8. MUSIC: (MU)
9. CULINARY: (CU)
10. LIFESTYLE: (LI )
11. FASHION: (FA)
12. PERSONAL: (PR)
13. SOCIAL MEDIA: (SO)
14. GAMING: (GA)
15. EDUCATION : (ED)
16. POLITICS: (PO)
17. HISTORY: (HI)
18. SCIENCE: (SC)
19. HUMOR: (HU)
20. TRAVEL: (TR)
21. MISCELLANEOUS: (MI)
22. ADULT CONTENT: (AC)

Be sure to grab the badge and display it in your sidebar so we know you are participating and link to the A to Z Blog.

You’re A to Z Hosts are founder Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out, Damyanti Biswas at Amlokiblogs, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Tina Downey at Life is Good, DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude 2.0, Jeremy Hawkins at Retro-Zombie, Shannon Lawrence at The Warrior Muse, Matthew MacNish at The QQQE, Konstanz Silverbow at No Thought 2 Small, Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs, Livia Peterson at Leave it to Livia, L. Diane Wolfe at Spunk on a Stick, and Nicole at The Madlab Post.

This is the fourth Challenge. I've only co-hosted once, but last year introduced me to more new blogs than any month since I started blogging! Are you ready to join us in the greatest blogging event ever?

NOTE: Please read the instructions carefully, and follow them, because we won't be able to change your entry once it is added to the list.

19 comments:

Joshua said...

I find the Adult Content tag really funny this morning. I don't know why.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Thanks for co-hosting!!!

Daisy Carter said...

Can't wait for this one - last year was a BLAST!

LuAnn Braley said...

There are 10 new signups in the last 5-10 minutes! (Was at 240, now 250.)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Good thinking on the categories. A to Z has gotten too big for only one.

Nancy Thompson said...

I signed up last night. It's nearly doubled since then. Gonna be a big one again. So glad there are categories this time, but DOH, I forgot to put (WR) after my entry!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Almost three hundred in less than a day - whoa!!!

Melanie Schulz said...

Thank you so much for this. You've saved me hours of hunting down blogs to follow.

Christina Lee said...

O_O whoa-- stares at all the signees. And now I'm all itchy and stuff (blog hops do that to me anymore--I'm lame).

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

I was number 300. That's an epic number to have.

Elise Fallson said...

I'm waiting before signing up. I want to be number 3000.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Holy cow that's a huge list...

Well, good luck to you guys! 26 posts in one month is way more than I can handle, but I love the ambition behind it.

Juliet Bond said...

Thanks so much for hosting this blogfest! We signed up today at #337. This looks like it's going to be HUGE! Congratulations! If you haven't already, please visit our new blog at http://citymusecountrymuse2012.blogspot.com/

Allison said...

I am soooo ready!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Botanist said...

Thanks for the reminder. Yours was the first post I saw with the sign-up list this year so I dived in quickly before leaving for work and there were already over 200 people then. Now look at it! First day, too! Should be a good year.

Jamie Gibbs said...

This is going to be a blast - I need to clear my April schedule!

Jamie @ Mithril Wisdom

Arlee Bird said...

Off to a great start! Thanks Matt.

Lee
Wrote By Rote
An A to Z Co-host blog

DL Hammons said...

No matter what we say, or how we highlight it, people are still not following the rules! Geez!!

Awesome numbers though! :)

mymy said...

did the challenge (and finished it! lol) a few years back and enjoyed it! joining again this year. :)
thanks for dropping by and the follow (networked blogs); followed yours back :)