Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Gearing Up For A to Z



Wow. I can't believe A to Z is almost here. Worse, I can't believe I'm going to be out of town for the first week.

Don't worry, I'll still be participating, and I have my first week of posts written and scheduled, but I just wish I'd be more available to visit blogs. I'll be visiting some, and as a co-host, I'm obligated to support a certain section of the list, but I still wish I could do more, because to me the spirit of A to Z isn't so much about my blog, or my posts, or my readers, but about being a blog reader and discovering new blogs.

Anyway, I'm just curious to hear how many of you are participating, and if you are, do you have a theme picked out, and do you have any of your posts written yet? It's a lot of work, which is why we call it a challenge, of course, but it can be a lot of fun too.

24 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

I'm definitely NOT participating :-) No time anymore. But it's a great way for new bloggers to jump into blogging head first.

Jeremy [Retro-Z] said...

I am in, all my post are set and I will tweak them as the days go on... keeping them short and quick. Have a great first week of awayness... that is not a word I know.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm not participating either. It doesn't fit with my blog. But I will stop by the blogs I follow who are doing it, though not every day. Have fun with it and do what you can while you're on vacation. Your family time is important too and everyone should understand. Probably some of the other A-Z bloggers will be on vacation too with Spring break.

JeffO said...

I'm not organized enough to do this. Though, oddly enough, just yesterday I thought of a good A-Z topic and the first five or six posts. I'll consider it for next year, though I think it is just too much of a time commitment for me.

Allison said...

I just started writing all my posts in advance! I don't like the pressure of having to do it on the spot each day.

Allison (Geek Banter)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I'm signed up, I have an idea, but as of yet...no execution. But it will work. Somehow. It always does.

Old Kitty said...

I'll be lurking as ever! Enjoy your A-Zing!! Take care
x

Andrew Leon said...

yes
a theme
i have

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It will be all right. That's why we have minions!

Kelly Polark said...

Holy crap! How can it almost be April already?!
Enjoy A to Z! I will not be participating as I can barely keep up with blogs (mine and others) as it is, but looking forward to reading others' A to Z's!

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

My theme will be about the Cartoon Network's cancelled series, "The Clone Wars."

mshatch said...

Definitely playing, have my theme and all my posts through T written. I'm hoping to have the rest done and scheduled before the fest starts.

Michael G-G said...

My wife's participating this year--an A-Z of all our travels.

Every Day Is A Miracle

Where are you heading? Spring Break?

Donna K. Weaver said...

I've done it the past two years, but my schedule this year is just not accommodating, so I'll be passing. I look forward to your posts.

Jay Noel said...

I joined literally the day before the deadline last year. So I signed up much earlier this year. But alas, I still have ZERO posts done as I've been out of town, and my traveling won't let up leading up to April 1st.

Yikes!!!!!

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

This is going to be my first time doing it, but I don't have a theme. It seems like I'm just about the only one who doesn't though.

Pearson Report said...

Hi Matt - you'll be here in spirit - and as you said you'll be visiting blogs here and there, and posting, so it's all good!

By the way, love the new photo (maybe it's not new anymore, but I've just come out of hibernation - just in time for the A-Z) so I wanted to wish you and the team lots of fun as you make your way through that very long list. :)

Cheers, Jenny

PS - I'm almost certain I'll be partaking in the Challenge though I'm holding off, not wanting to bite off more than I can chew, just yet. And...if I do, I'll be winging it like back in 2011.

Elise Fallson said...

Got a theme and I've been trying to get all my posts pre-write, still got a few letters left. I'll be out of town as well, but not until the very end of April. Enjoy your time away. (:

Sarah Ahiers said...

I am not. And man, i feel so relieved about that

Nancy Thompson said...

I'm signed up, I have a dual theme, but I only have 3 posts written, so I'm worried!

Joe Lunievicz said...

A-Z fencing for writers is my theme this year. I'm working on my first week's posts now...

Beverly Fox said...

Yes, participating. Yes, theme. No, scheduled- but desperately need to before the first.

Entirely unrelated but important: your avatar is F'ing SWEET!

Faye North said...

A-Z will be my first blog hop and I'm looking forward to the challenge! My blog is largely a photo journal of my travels in Europe. I've selected all my topics and a good chunk of my posts are done. It's a great opportunity to think outside the box.

Abati Adewale AceKYD said...

Hey matthew, new follower here and also a first timer of A-z blogging challenge... Its gonna be so much fun.. Too bad you are out of town for the first week