Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wrap Up - A to Z Challenge

Keeping this short for 2 reasons: because it's a blog hop, so lots of reading to do, and because I've suddenly got something wrong with my hand, which may curtail writing/typing for a while. Having it explored and possibly something done Wednesday, so if I'm not posting this week, sorry - especially to new followers. I'll do what I can, and I will at least be able to read your blogs, even if I don't comment much.

The A to Z Challenge:

pushed me to my limits - and so I surprised myself
introduced me to new bloggers
garnered me new followers
exposed me to new forms of writing and poetry
was a great way to get feedback and critiques of my work

the only negatives were a small amount of stress at not being able to visit as many
blogs as I wanted to, although if the linky lists remain I will get to more soon, and

being pressed for time, a few pieces were posted in rough draft form and needed substantial revisions.
Thank you to those who took the time to comment, and also to those who pointed out errors and such. it's always appreciated!

And to the hosts, thank you. It's astounding how much time and effort you all put into visiting blogs, encouraging and inspiring everyone, as well as writing your own daily posts. Awesome job!

I leave you with this; without my first few followers, who stuck with me, and without the challenge, I might have quit blogging before I'd really begun. So you can all give yourselves a pat on the back for having touched a stranger's life in a wonderful way.

See you around the blogosphere.   Lisa x


  1. Wouldn't want you to quit!
    I was trying to figure out what I was doing when the first Challenge began last year, and it made such a difference. Glad you signed up and enjoyed the ride! And yes, the list will stay up at my blog for at least a month.

  2. Hope your hand heals soon. Congratulations on completing the challenge:-)

  3. Hi...congrats for completing the challenge..!

  4. Very strange ..something is wrong with my hand also. Doctor tomorrow. My daughter thinks it is carpal tunnel from typing so much...hope not.
    Good luck to you...
    I wanted to quit before I got started blogging too. I am so thankful I stuck with it and have read, learned and made so many friends. I have actually met some in real life and that is very cool!

  5. Time got pretty slim as the challenge progressed but you made it through and so congratulations to you!

    I hope your hand gets better :)

    The Madlab Post

  6. I'm with you. When I'm pushed to the limit, I'm sometimes at my most creative. And that's what it seemed like this past month. I may have to start imposing strict deadlines on myself for my novel, to see what comes of it.

    But congrats on making it through the Challenge, and I wish you the best of luck with your hand. Perhaps its timing is a blessing: you can get a much needed respite for a week or so, and then return with renewed vigor.

  7. We've talked, so you know I'm sending out good thoughts for a speedy hand recovery.

    One thing, and nothing with you, but the AtoZ people followed you? I don't think they ever came to my site. Honestly, I was only doing this for what came out of it and the support I got from people like you.

  8. I sure hope that hand gets fixed right on up because I have truly enjoyed your posts. No way do I want you to give up, here take my hand :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  9. hope your hand feels better soon. congrats on makeing it through the challenge

  10. Hello lovely - I hope your hand is better soon - I agree with your comments about the challenge, and I have to say, thank goodness you didn't disappear on us, you are an absolute 'must read!'

    Love and congratulations on completing the challenge

  11. Congratulations on completing the challenge. Hope your hand heals up soon!

  12. I AM SO GLAD you didn't quit. This is one of the most amazing communities. So much support and advise. You will love it more and more!

    Congrats on finishing the challenge and I hope your hand feels better soon.

  13. Congrats to you for completing the challenge. I do hope your hand is okay :)

    So nice to meet you through the hop :)

    Cheers :)

  14. Hope your hand problems improve real soon.

    I wish I could have had more time, but don't we all. Thanks for being a part of this Challenge and glad to hear that it was a mostly positive experience. Congratulations for making it through to the end.

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

  15. Congrats on finishing! I didn't get to everyone either, 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