Whew. The challenge is over, for this year.
I had a great time in my first ever A-Z challenge, but it certainly was challenging! I've never maintained such a rigorous schedule with my blog posts, and I had to do a lot of planning to stay on top of things. (All this while my students were wrapping up the semester, to boot!)
1. Planning ahead is key
2. Writing posts that require research may take longer, but it's more fun for me (and my readers) to sink our teeth into.
3. Cool people do challenges! I've met so many amazing bloggers, and I'm grateful for the chance to expand my online circle of friends. (I even got to meet one fellow A-Zer in person at a writing class last month, which was infinitely lovely.)
4. Writing more posts a week is possible. I don't think I'll post every day, but the challenge showed me how to step up my game.
5. Writing with a theme helps prevent writer's block.
What a great experience. I will certainly plan to participate next year!
I'm considering writing on a theme each month, to help give my posts cohesion. What do you think? Any thematic suggestions?
Oh! While I'm asking: who wants to do a guest post for me? :)