I thoroughly enjoyed doing the A-Z Blogging Challenge last April. There were well over 1000 participants last year, and it looks like there will be even more this year. I found some great writers to follow, and I look forward to finding more this year.
I'm glad to see that many of the writers I found through last year's Challenge are back for more. Some of the best writing in the blogosphere happens during A-Z, and I can't wait to see what my favorite writers come up with this year. There's still time to get in on the fun, just click the big ol' badge and get yourself signed up.
I signed up a while ago, and my plan was to get a head start, have a bunch of posts ready to go. So far I've written A and B, with plans to write a bunch of posts this week. I'm sort of torn about the whole getting ahead of the game thing. Last year I wrote each post the day before, and the pressure of having a deadline seemed to work. Looking back, there were only a couple of posts that feel half-assed, and I'm proud of the whole thing as a body of work.
I thought about having a theme last year, but eventually decided to pick random topics. My first thought this year was to do a movie theme, but after much deliberation, I'm going random again. I'm sure movies will factor heavily, but in a random way. ifyouknowwhatimsayin.
There was a video challenge to create a buzz for this year's A-Z, and this is the winning entry from Rachel Morgan. If you haven't signed up already, watch this and catch the spirit.