Sunday, 1 May 2011

DONE AND DUSTED



Well, that's the April A-Z challenge over for 2011! There's a sense of relief tinged with a bit of sadness - relief, because it's been quite a feat to think up and create something new and different for each letter (thank goodness for pre-scheduled posts!); and sadness, because the cameraderie of us 'all in this together' is at an end.

But is it?

I tried to look into at least five different blogs every day and leave comments and mostly I succeeded. Some were blogs where my interest was piqued enough to want to 'follow' - some have already become fixtures on my blogroll! So, what started as a chance to nosey through other people's blogs has grown into a desire to keep up with the musings of these hitherto unknown 'blogger-friends'. So, thankyou A-Z, for broadening my horizons and 'growing' my followers, too! (more than doubled!)

Thanks, too, for the wonderful 'surprise me' button - it was always an adventure to see where I'd land next! :-)

I'd also like to thank all who stopped by to view the eclectic posts on my blog - and for their kind (and constructive!) comments!

Congratulations to all who participated and made it through to 'Z' - I hope those who didn't succeed (for whatever reason) will be inspired to try again next year.

Most of all, thankyou to those who promoted, encouraged and facilitated the whole event and generally kept us on the right path throughout - esp. to Arlee Bird, for all your positive support!

So, the next few days are going to seem strange without the motivation of creating a new post for the challenge......but I'm sure I'll come up with something! (I guess you'll have to watch this space to find out!)

;-)


SueH

26 comments:

  1. I've really enjoyed reading your a-z posts too! Now you'll have to find another challenge to keep you occupied :p xxx

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  2. I did the challenge too, but didn't find you until now when I saw your blog on the blog hop list. Congrats for making it through, and nice to meet you! I came because I LOVE the name of your blog. Stop by and visit me at http://writeryogini.blogspot.com

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  3. Can I join you in offering thanks to Arlee and the rest of the team. It's been great, hasn't it. Oh yes, and congratulations on completing it.

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  4. I met a lot of new people thru A to Z and found it to be a lot of fun.

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  5. I had to come follow you. Luved your comment. Glad we're kindred spirits. Thanks again. Like your blog design.

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  6. Well done Mrs H! I managed to comment on a few but I honestly don't know where April has gone! Congrats.

    ;-)

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  7. You hit the nail on the head with your description of the A to Z challenge experience. It is bittersweet and I agree with your assessment.

    That's a really nice photo of a dog running to the finish line.

    Thanks for posting your reflections on the challenge and congratulations to you as well for making it to the end and completing the challenge.

    The Madlab Post

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  8. What an adorable photo to go with this! Congrats on finishing. I agree with your sentiments completely and count you as a new blogger friend!

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  9. Sue it was a pleasure to get to meet you on this trip of a challenge. I will be stopping by regularly to see what's up!

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  10. Hi Sue, you are one special lady and A-Z wouldnt have been the same without you. I will look forward to reading more of your stories when I return and having a nosey at your knitting. Take care XXXXXX

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  11. I am glad I stopped by even if it as at the very end. What shall we all write about tomorrow? I'm sure we will come up with something:)
    http://www.doreenmcgettigan.com

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  12. It's been a great month and I have found some great new blogs to follow. I am making the most of the reflections posts to find a few more. Now following :)

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  13. Congrats on completing the A-Z. I managed it too, but didn't get around to visiting as many blogs as I'd intended. I'm trying to catch up now and am glad I found you. Now following :-)

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  14. Well done and nice to have met you.
    cheers,
    mood

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  15. Congratulations on making it across the Challenge finishing line and thank you for the kind words. It will seem different now although I know many will be trying to get through all of the reflections posts and continue to make it through the list to visit blogs they didn't get to. It was a great time and we can still hang on for a while since both Linky lists should be accessible for some time to come.
    Thanks for being a part of A to Z 2011!


    Don't forget to pick up your Winner's Badge at my site.
    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  16. congrats on finishing the challenge, it was an intresting month with so many intresting people and points of view

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  17. Congrats on reaching the finish line. It was great fun and I look forward to reading more from you. Langley Writes about Writing

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  18. Congratulations on completing the challenge. I've enjoyed following your blog. I'll be back!

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  19. Yay on finishing! I did too and I'm STILL finding new blogs and meeting new people. :)

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  20. Hi, Sue,

    I finally made it to your blog...I love the background batik or watercolor.

    Congrats on finishing the challenge. I plan to drop by now that the challenge is over. Not enough time as I am sure you know.

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  21. +1 follower from blog hop, cool blog

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  22. Hi Sue .. good to meet you eventually another UKer .. I'm down in Eastbourne .. love the V for vapour trails ..

    Well done on completing the challenge, and generally participating .. cheers Hilary

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  23. So nice to meet you, Sue :) I didn't make it here until now with the Reflections list but so glad that I found you :) Your blog and style are lovely!

    And I know, right...wandering around in a fog not having a letter to guide the post, yikes, lol :)

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  24. hi Sue:)

    for sure, you left many thoughtful and sometimes helpful ones too! i appreciate every one of them. thank you!

    bud

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  25. Oh, I've finally found you! It was really strange seeing your signature around the blogs, as it's how I appear on FaceBook (my personal one, not the one advertised on my blog)and I'd often do a double take and think "I didn't write that" then realise it was someone else. Now of course I need to follow you and come back later on when I've made it through the Reflections posts and revisit at leisure. Sue

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  26. Congrats on making it to the end! I didn't want the challenge to end, so Shannon @ The Warrior Muse and I are joining forces in another challenge. We're going to visit and comment at each of the participants, starting with the reflections post. We hope you'll join us!
    Tina @ Life is Good

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