I’m hosting the A to Z April Blogging Challenge again this year, on Amlokiblogs. Daily (w)rite had participated in 2011 and I’ve entered it back again in 2013, and for the first time ever, I’ll be AZing on two blogs! Wish me luck.
The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge basically requires 26 posts in 26 days based on 26 letters of the alphabet, one post beginning with each letter during the month of April, with Sundays off for good behavior.
If you haven’t signed up yet, you have till April 1 to join in the challenge, and then the epic journey would begin!
On April 1, blog about a topic that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. No posts on Sundays and we finish with Z on April 30.
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 – participants will be trying to visit as many as possible during the Challenge and will likely skip long posts.
Please turn off Word Verification! You won’t receive many comments or return visitors if it’s on. Check your settings, as it may be on without your knowledge. If you are really concerned about spam, set comments to no anonymous or blog owner approval.
Make it easy for people to follow you. Use Google Friends Connect, Feedburner or other RSS Feed, Linky Followers, Networked Blogs, etc., and be sure those widgets are located near the top of your sidebar. Time your posts well, so as to get a maximum audience.
Start with the blog after yours on list. We suggest visiting five blogs a day and you are welcome to visit more!
Make new friends. Visit those who visit you. Return the follows of blogs you enjoy.
Each host has a section of the list and will visit you several times during the month.
We also have minions (assistants) who will help us. It is our goal to make sure all blogs on the list are participating. Ad sites, non-participants, and bad links will be removed as we find them.
Visit the A to Z Blog for updates and daily words of encouragement.
Bottom line – have fun!
If you have any questions, please ask. You can still sign up, so if you’re not on the A to Z Blogging Challenge list, add your name on there, NOW!