Calling for #bloggers to help form Team Damyanti for the #atozchallenge


As in the last two years, I am co-hosting the A to Z challenge 2014If you haven’t done this before, I recommend checking it out. Here’s why you should join, and here’s what will bring you the most benefits as a blogger. Its founder Arlee Bird says:

The premise of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge is to post something on your blog every day in April except for Sundays.  In doing this you will have 26 blog posts–one for each letter of the alphabet.   Each day you will theme your post according to a letter of the alphabet.

You will only be limited by your own imagination in this challenge.   You can post essays, short pieces of fiction, poetry, recipes, travel sketches, or anything else you would like to write about.  You don’t have to be a writer to do this.  You can post photos, including samples of your own art or craftwork.   Everyone who blogs can post from A to Z.  You’ll find the sign-up list here, and the list already looks long!If you sign up, help us spread the word on social media.

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

2014 A to Z Blogging Challengerd on social media!

Now for the part where I need your help in co hosting the A to Z April Blogging Challenge:

Co-hosts have a long string of behind-the-scenes duties, and last year we sought help from within the blogging community.
So assisting a co-host is good way to prove your mettle, and who knows, you might get invited to co-host next year. One of my team last year, Pam, is a cohost this year. As is AJ who helped Tina last year, and MJ, who helped Nicole. The only condition of applying for Team Damyanti is that you should have participated in AZ before, because participating the first time is quite a job in itself! 
As an AZ assistant, you also get the following perks:

  1.     You’d get a special badge emailed to you to display on your blog showing your status. Most of the co-hosts have their own, personalized badges displaying their assistants, and we all stick them in our sidebars too, so everyone would know whose assistant you’d be.
  2.      You’d also be listed as an assistant on the A-Z Challenge Blog and that would probably bring you more traffic since a Lot of people read that blog.
  3. Summed up– expect a jump in followers and traffic if you join as a volunteer.

Consider joining a co-host, either Team Damyanti, or any of the others whose teams you’d like to be part of, and take your A to Z Blogging Challenge to the next level! Drop me a comment or an email at atozstories (at) gmail (dot) com. I already have two fab assistants for 2014, looking for 3 more.

My team is now filled up. If you want to volunteer, comment on this post, and you might be chosen by one of the other co-hosts!

Arlee Bird : Tossing it Out                              : @ArleeBird 
Ninja Captain: Alex J. Cavanaugh                : @AlexJCavanaugh
Author Stephen Tremp                                    : @StephenTremp
Tina : Life is Good                                            : @TinaLifeisGood
Damyanti Biswas: Amlokiblogs                      : @damyantig
Jeremy : Being Retro                                       : @iZombieJMH
Nicole Ayers : The Madlab Post                      : @MadlabPost
M. J. Joachim: MJ Joachim’s Writing Tips   : @MJJoachim
Heather M. Gardner                                         : @hmgardner
AJ : Naturally Sweet                                         : @ayjaylauer
Pam : An Unconventional Librarian               : @Pamlovesbooks

The Challenge also has a Facebook Page.

Email address is infoatoz2014@gmail.com,Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge, and the twitter id is @AprilA2Z.

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Are you going to blog for the A to Z April Blogging Challenge? Have you participated in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge before? Want to be part of Team Damyanti?

91 thoughts on “Calling for #bloggers to help form Team Damyanti for the #atozchallenge

  1. I never did any blogging challenge so far, but I’m very much tempted to join this one! It sounds fun and with so many creative possibilities! I wish luck to anyone doing it and helping as co-host.

    I’ll wait until March to see whether I decide to hop in or not, depending on what I have on my plate, but I am very tempted! Thanks for spreading the word!

  2. I wished I was skilled enough and no doubt I am definitely challenged. I have heard, “Challenged”, mumbled and whispered by people behind me I didn’t even know since I can not forget! If you know what I mean?
    So Ms. Damyanti, maybe I could sharpen pencils, chew gum or be a believable “yes” man for any ideas you may have! I don’t look to good in T-shirts but want a Team Damyanti one. Shucks! I’ll do anything and won’t feel guilty for it, good or bad! So let me know and if not, I will have great content for my therapist…..

    • Awww. That’s so sweet of you.
      I’m not taking AZ first timers as part of my team cos I might be away during part of thechallenge, and may not have time tohand hold. But I have great co-hosts who need volunteers, so let me know if you’d want to join any of them.

      • Damyanti,

        I can hold my own hand. I always do! But like I said, “I will do anything”, and I meant it! So you let me know……
        claudy
        PS Since I have over 3000 virtual paintings just hiding from public view dealing with all sorts of issues! Coming up with ideas has been not a problem since I can remember…..but the T-shirt is really what I am after……….. In fact, I noticed the artwork for the challenge needs me but again that is something only I know…….Okay? Okay…….

        • Send me an email at atozstories at gmail dot com, and I’ll include you in the volunteer list– not on my team, cos I have to stick to non-first-timers I’m afraid, but we have excellent co-hosts who have tons of stuff they need help with.

          • Damyanti,

            That will be fine! I am working on NathanA’s website and just finished his CD cover and inside jacket for DownBoy! As seen on your PBS Station Live from Belmont University, Nashville. My plate is full! But will love to..Will do….Thanks, There’s nothing like the first time! claudy

  3. Joining the challenge. I’ll start writing now! I’ll just have a problem trying to keep myself from posting them already. April seems too far off… :D

    Can’t assist you as this is my first time to join. Not after the increase in hits (although that won\t be so bad at all), but I just want to force myself to be more prolific :)

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  5. I’ve started a list. I have 4 blogs, each different. If I can come up with a preliminary list of at least 20 for any of them, I may just do it. Good to have advance time!

  6. Hi Damayanti.
    I’m a first time participant. So I’m, by default, ruled out of being a part of your team. I’m aware. But that apart, how do I take part in the challenge?

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  8. Ms. Damyanti.. Seems the link to register is closed already? i wanna join but dont know where or how.. First timer.. and im scared! just hopped into this blog industry just 3 months back.. But i really wanna do give it a try. Thanks in adv. :)

    • The list will close end-March. It is very much open– sometimes the linky list crashes– but is usually back up in less than an hour. Try again, and you’ll get in. Please read all the instructions carefully before you add your name, so you get it right in one shot.

  9. I’d love to join the challenge for this year. I have just one question though: Can I participate even if I can’t put up the badge on my blog? See I’m using one of the modern blogger templates and I tried putting the badge up but it wouldn’t display on my blog for some reason. I’m trying to get it to work but if it doesn’t, can I still participate?

    • You should be able to put up a badge, because most blogs allow you to put pictures, if not codes. Just add the AZ badge as a picture in the sidebar, and link it to the sign-up page in case the blog allows picture links.

      • I googled around for a bit and found out I can’t add pictures to my sidebar :( (I’m using the Dynamic Views template by Blogger). Looks like I won’t be participating this year…maybe next time then!

  10. I can’t wait to read this when they start getting published!
    Hey, I’m sorry I haven’t been by lately. I’ve just had a very triggering week. I spent the past week working myself up to and actually writing the post where I tell the full story about me and Mr. X. I plan to publish it on Saturday. In the meantime, I’m having to climb out of the hole I’ve flung myself into as a result.

  11. Interesting. I have never participated in any challenge. And posting everyday itself is a daunting task. Adhering to a particular theme for 26 days, that will mostly require me to quit my day job! I envy you all.

  12. Am still thinking about participating in the challenge…seriously thinking! The challenge does look interesting, and of course challenging :) Maybe after a few more days of brewing and chewing, I will know if I am up to it!

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  14. The Challenge looks amazing and I’m interested in joining it, the only thing that’s stopping me is that most of my posts start with the word “The”. Would that count as a post for the letter T or would you count the first letter of the following word as the designated letter for the post?

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  16. You have thrown down the gauntlet ! Would like to pick it up but it will be a major challenge cause I will be travelling half the month. However read that you/someone else had already started drafting posts . (which had not struck me ) so maybe I could work it out if I can post on the go. Giving it some serious thought. Meanwhile BEST to all the participants.

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