Tuesday 20 March 2012

A - Z April 2012 Challenge - Get on Board!

I decided to take part in the April AtoZ Challenge again this year, it feels like only yesterday that I completed the last post in April 2011 and I thoroughly enjoyed it, met some really great individuals through their blogs and felt that I had grown somewhat from the experience.  See my post reflections.

As a newbie you should definitely check out the Sommer's hints and tips for preparing and pace yourself, writing as much before hand as you can to give you the opportunity to visit as many blogs as possible.  As you can see there are over 1100 people taking part and you will connect with some very inspiring individual, it was an online feast!   All you have to do is add your name to the list!

Think out of the box as to what you will write about, maybe choose something that your interested in.  Over the next week I will be sharing my topic and try to get myself physically as well as mentally prepared for the challenge

You will definitely have an amazing amount of fun taking part and you might even surprise yourself in the process.  Check out the FAQs page.  You can go see some of the participants and check out their pages and their advice.  I definitely recommend that you step out of the boat and dip your feet in, you will definitely come out the other end with a different perspective on things!  Sign up below and start thinking about what you might blog about!

Stay Blessed and be a blessing!  Amanda

Some more useful information.....

2012 A to Z Challenge Sign Up List
The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenges to post the 
letter of the alphabet every day during the month of April, with Sundays off 
for good behavior. Since April 1 falls on a Sunday, that will be the day we 
start with A. Whether you go with a theme or freestyle, your post must match 
the letter of the alphabet for that day. Add your name to the list, grab the badge 
, and when the Challenge begins, start by visiting the blog immediately after 
your own. Set a goal – we recommend five blogs a day, more if you are able. 

For more information and to stay on top of developments, we recommend you 
follow the A to Z Challenge Blog and the hosts: Arlee Bird at Tossing it Out, 
Alex J. Cavanaugh, Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs, Jenny Pearson at
 Pearson Report, Matthew McNish at The QQQE, Tina Downey at Life is Good,
Jeremy Hawkins at Retro-Zombie, DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude, Shannon
Lawrence at The Warrior Muse, Elizabeth Mueller,Damyanti Biswas at Amlokiblogs, 
Karen Gowen at Coming Down the Mountain, and Konstanz Silverbow at
No Thought 2 Small. We also have a Facebook page,, email address 
2012azinfo@gmail.com, and the Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge. 

This is a great opportunity to discipline yourself, grow as a blogger, and make 
new friends – come join us! 

Please enter code carefully so that it is accurate.  If you enter your link incorrectly please 
notify us so we can correct it.  You can find our emails in the CONTACT US tab on the 
A to Z Blog.  If you do not plan to participate in the Challenge during April or your purpose 
is to lure visitors to an advertising site, please do not enter a link as it will be removed


  1. I can't do the challenge - too many deadlines to meet.

  2. Hi Amanda .. glad you've joined .. it'll be fun - as many as last year ... with some new faces - enjoy and see you there .. cheers Hilary

    PS - hope you're going to follow the advice .. take the word verification off?!!

  3. Peaches, thats a shame, maybe next time, hope you meet your deadlines and are immensely blessed in the process!

    Hilary, looking forward to it, and reading some of your inspiring posts in the process. Thanks for the reminder:)

  4. Amanda I am looking forward to you being part of the journey!
    YOUR posts will be beautiful; I love all your inspiring photos and quotes~

  5. Amanda,
    I tagged you! You can play or not~
    It is for fun...so no worries!

  6. Hey Ella, great to see you, bless you for your encouragement, looking forward to reading your inspiring poems and insights!!

  7. Hi, Amanda, I finally decided on what I'm going to write about for the challenge. Just need to take your advice and get started some time before April. Nice to 'meet' you.

  8. Joy, thank you for you visit and that you will be writing about different aspects of Jamaica. Looking forward to reading your posts. It's been a while since I was there, will bring back memories!


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