Monday, January 26, 2015

A to Z April Challenge 2015

The 2015 A to Z Challenge List is Open!


Please read and follow the sign-up instructions outlined below so you sign onto the list correctly!

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) 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. 

The A to Z Challenge is a great way to get into the blogging habit and make new friends. For more details and its history, go HERE

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. 

Blogs must be on an open platform – no Tumblr, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. – and comments enabled. 

To streamline legitimate blogs from advertisement blogs, the Co-Hosts will be visiting each blog on this list throughout the Challenge. Blogs on the list showing no activity once the Challenge starts or miss five days in a row will be removed. 

Please note your blog name and number in all correspondences. Remember that as blogs are removed, your number will change. 

There are categories for those looking for like-minded blogs. Select ONE category code and enter it after your blog’s title/name. The code applies to your blog, not your theme for the Challenge and is purely optional. See the first few blogs on the list for examples. However, if your blog has adult content, you MUST mark it (AC) or it will be removed from the list. Codes are as follows: 

ANIMALS: (AN) 
ART: (AR) 
BOOKS/REVIEWS: (BO) 
CRAFTS: (CR) 
CULINARY: (CU) 
EDUCATION: (ED) 
FASHION: (FA) 
FILM/MOVIES: (FM) 
GAMING: (GA) 
GARDENING: (GR) 
HISTORY: (HI) 
HUMOR: (HU) 
LIFESTYLE: (LI ) 
MEMOIR: (ME) 
MUSIC: (MU) 
MYTHOLOGY: (MY) 
PERSONAL: (PR) 
PHOTOGRAPHY: (PH) 
POLITICS: (PO) 
SCIENCE: (SC) 
SOCIAL MEDIA: (SO) 
SPORTS: (SP) 
TRAVEL: (TR) 
WRITING/STORYTELLING: (WR) 
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 Challenge Blog.

For more information we recommend you follow the A to Z Challenge Blog and the hosts: 

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts
Nicole Ayers @ The Madlab Post
Author Stephen Tremp
Heather M. Gardner
AJ @ Naturally Sweet
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian
Matthew MacNish @ The QQQE
Zalka Csenge VirĂ¡g @ The Multicolored Diary
S. L. Hennessy @ Pensuasion
C. Lee McKenzie @ The Write Game
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
Susan Gourley @ Susan Says
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing
Lisa Buie-Collard, Author

We also have a Facebook Page
Email address is contactatozteam@gmail.com
Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge and Twitter id is @AprilA2Z

Sign up below and join us for a month of alphabet fun! 



13 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you've returned as a co-host, Matthew!

Arlee Bird said...

Your page looks so nicely color coordinated. Good to have you back on the Team, Matthew.

Lee
Tossing It Out

S. L. Hennessy said...

It's sign-up day, yay!

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Welcome... back, it's going to be a great year!

cleemckenzie said...

It seems like the 2015 Challenge has skyrocketed this morning.

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I'm not doing the challenge, but under your leadership and co-hosting abilities, I'm sure that everything will flow smoothly.

Chrys Fey said...

I signed up and I can't wait for April now. :)

Sarah Ahiers said...

as usual, no A to Z for me. No time whatsoever

Angela Brown said...

Hoping to do a group thing with some author buds for the A to Z blogging challenge :-)

Jamie Ayres said...

Sounds fun :-)

Li said...

I'm in. And with the A to Z ramping up, it's nice to feel like spring is just around the corner (even though the temp is actually zero today).

Stephen Tremp said...

500 is right around the corner. Looks like this year will be slow and steady rather than a mad dash at the beginning and end.

Margo Kelly said...

I'm in for another round! :) Let's do this!