I'm excited and nervous about Bloggingfrom A to Z which begins a week from today!!!! I did it last year and really enjoyed the experience, but to be honest it kind of kicked my a**. The challenge is to blog every day of April, except Sundays. This year, April 1 falls on a Sunday, so we'll begin then, but the rest of the month is every day M-F except Sundays. Bloggers follow the calendar beginning April 1, from A to Z.
It's not easy to blog nearly every day. At least for me! Blogging takes time just in the writing component. But I also find blogs a little more interesting with picture or graphics in the post....so I always try to include that in my posts.
|Hahah - as if! My 'studio' is the kitchen table any time from 10am-6pm on sunny days only!|
Which means: taking the picture(s) (in the right light, at the right time of day), uploading the picture(s), selecting the best picture, editing the picture, and uploading the picture to blogger. That's actually a lot of steps and sometimes I might skip a blog post because I don't have the time to worry about all that! Sometimes I don't bother because I think – does anyone really care?! But then I talk myself out of that thinking because it's not hard to remember why I keep blogging. It's because I've been completely BLESSED to be part of an amazing bead blogging community all over the WORLD. It doesn't get much cooler than that. The ability to share my passion for beading with all my blogging friends is more gratifying than I can put into words.
But why do the Blogging from A to Z Challenge??
Well, for starters, I love a challenge! I also like the hopping aspect of this challenge. There are currently over 1200 bloggers on the list for this challenge. I am certain I'll find some new and interesting blogs to follow(I sure did last year), maybe make some new friends, and maybe get some new followers too! And finally – I need to write more, and I need writing to become a better habit for me. In my work, I manage the social media for 9 businesses. Out of those 9 businesses, I write monthly or weekly newsletters for 5 of them. And for two more I write their blogs! The problem here, is that I procrastinate when it comes to writing and I need it to flow more easily. I have often read that in order to become a proficient writer, one has to write daily. So in addition to all the fun of the challenge, this is also an exercise in building my writing muscle!
I hope that if you are a reader, you won't become bored to death with my nearly daily posts in April! The topic will generally be focused on beads/beading/bead blogging! And if you want to check out some other folks in the challenge, click here!