As in the last two years, I am co-hosting the A to Z challenge 2014. If 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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org,Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge, and the twitter id is @AprilA2Z.
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?