Tuesday, May 5, 2015

April - A month of learining




When I signed up for the A to Z challenge this year, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Though this was the second blogging challenge that I have undertaken, this was my first A to Z. I didn't have any theme and decided to go randomly. 

I didn't schedule any of my posts; taking one day at a time. Posting daily except on Sundays quickly took its toll on me. Yes, some days were exhausting, on some others I faced the dreaded block where my mind was completely blank and clueless as to what I should write on. 

The only thing that kept me going were the constant encouragement and feedback from each one of you. Yes, each comment counts when you are in this journey together. The comments and views for each post were a motivation to go further. A huge thanks to Soumya, Titli, Preethi, Leo, Sundari, Devika, Ruchi, Vidya, Pratikshya, Rajlakshmi and all others who were an encouragement for me all throughout my journey. So sorry if I have left out any names here. There have also been some new blogs that I discovered during this challenge. Always glad to discover new (for me) and talented writers from all over the globe. 

There have been times when visiting and reading all blogs, as much as I would have liked, were not possible. I would like to apologize for that. I shall be hopping over to those blogs to catch up on lost time. Soon :)

April was also a month that gave me Gouri. Which reminds me that I should get cracking on the rest of her this month. Fingers crossed for now. I just hope the end result is not disappointing. 

Would I participate next year? Definitely. Though I have never been a person to schedule posts in advance, I would like to follow a theme and plot on at least some posts prior to the challenge from next year. Also, a special mention to the hosts of the A to Z challenge for being there for all of us. I shall look forward to the journey next year. 

The challenge may have come to an end, but we can continue to support each other throughout our blogging journey, right? Once again, a huge heart felt thanks to each and everyone of you. For being there. Thank you. Thank you for gifting me a beautiful April :)

13 comments:

  1. Completely agree with you..I was so doubtful when I signed up, even more when I announced the theme! But what a wonderful jorney it turned out to be!! Loved reading your posts :)

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  2. It was great reading your posts Aathira.. though I missed a few but it was truly a delight to know your side of story..
    Happy Blogging

    Cheers

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  3. Congratulationsssss !!

    I saw so many bloggers do it but I couldnt muster up the courage to do this myself :(

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    1. There's always next year. Try it :)

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  4. What a wonderful journey, congratulations!

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  5. I'm glad you had a good experience for your first A to Z challenge. This wasn't my first year, but it was my first year that I didn't plan all of my post and write them well in advance . I won't make that mstske again . It cut down on the number of blogs I was able to visit. It was very thoughtful of you to mention how the encouragement of others helped you forge ahead . This is an amazing group of bloggers and they are all so very helpful .
    I am number 424 on the reflection post sign up list.
    Melissa Sugar
    @msugar13
    Sugarlaw13@live.com
    Http://fictiontoolbox.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping by, Melissa. Planning posts in advance helps to visit more blogs like you mentioned.

      I shall be hopping over to your blog right away :)

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  6. Congrats on completing the A to Z Challenge! Looking forward to next year! See you on the Road Trip!

    Mary www.JingleJangleJungle.net

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  7. Hello there.
    Congratulations on completing your first challenge! I didn't get to visit your blog during the crazy month of April so I'm popping over today from the Road Trip/Reflections linky.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

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