Monday, May 5, 2014

A to Z blogging challenge reflection

This is my second year doing the A to Z blogging challenge. I did California destinations last year but this year it was a way to get a start on the other side of my family history. 

I am not really a blogger. Last year was my first attempt at maintaining some sort of schedule. I am also a lazy blogger but I did sign up to receive posts from the blogs I enjoyed so I can continue to read those. 

I was one of MJ's minions. It made me read blogs I would have otherwise overlooked. I do have a suggestion for next year though. I think all the blogs should have some sort of identification. Mine is clearly family history but there were many I didn't find until later that were topics I was really interested in. 

I scheduled most of my posts. That made it so much easier and I was free to spend more time reading others. If I do it again next year, I will follow the same schedule. 

I am glad the challenge is over because at the end of the month, our lives got dramatically busy. At least I was able to finish the month although I wan't able to read or comment on the last few days. I will go back and catch up when I have some breathing room.  

Thanks to the people who read my posts and left comments. They were appreciated. A big thanks to the other bloggers who enriched my life with their posts. I laughed and learned. 


  1. I thought I was busy! You researched, posted, AND served as one of the helpers who made this thing run like clockwork: Congratulations!

  2. So glad to have reconnected with you again this year for the challenge. I really enjoyed your Family History posts and photos. Thanks for the many links to other family history blogs. Thanks for including me on your Blog List. I'm looking forward to more of your posts.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  3. I wish I could schedule my posts. My blog is on and there doesn't seem to be a way to schedule posts. Maybe I'll try blogger next time or bloodspot. I'm looking forward to reading some of your other posts now that I have time! Congratulations!

  4. Hi, Ann,

    I didn't know that you were one of the assistants for the A to Z challenge. Thank you for the work you did on the challenge. I appreciate you dropping by almost daily to read my posts and leave a comment. Your posts have inspired me to put in writing the memories that I have of relatives and extended family. :-)

  5. I enjoyed finding your blog and reading your posts. I wish there was a "family history" category. I did chose history. I also scheduled a lot of my posts this year. I finally figured out how :D

  6. Good idea to have a family history section. Thank you for being one of the minions-this is so much appreciated. Hope you can take a breather in amongst the busy-ness of everything.
    Another 'Susan' commenting!
    Garden of Eden Blog

  7. Hi, Ann,

    I came by tonight to let you know that I've nominated you for a Liebster Award. You can get the details on this page of the blog. :-)
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  8. You were such a great AZTech, and I really don't know why you don't consider yourself a blogger. You blog amazingly well! I truly enjoy visiting your blogs. Busy is as busy does. I hear you on that score. So much to do, so much to do. Yes, we really do just keep moving forward...and then we blog :) Wishing you only the best as always, Ann :)

  9. Congratulations on completing the challenge, and well done for managing it whilst juggling your minion duties as well. :-)